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Pia Krah
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10.06.2014


Beastfest

|| Trivium || Suicide Silence || Miss May I || Memphis May Fire || Crossfaith || Thy Art Is Murder || Coldrain || Huntress || Battlecross ||

Markthalle, Hamburg

It is Tuesday after a long and hot Pentecost weekend, and the heat did not cool down until now. Metal-heads, who could not get enough of making party or who got still enough power for this event, floated into the Markthalle in Hamburg. This day, for the very first time, the BEASTFEST took place, the warm-up festival and little brother of the Elbriot festival taking place on 16th August. The concerts were alternately in the two rooms of the Markthalle. The beginning was at the MarX, the smaller of the two halls. The only sure about the time table was that the headliner TRIVIUM would play as the last band. Everything else was top secret and no one should know before on which stage which band was playing at which time.

At time on 5 o’clock, HUNTRESS opened the festival. They were the only band with a woman as front singer of all present bands. Founded in 2009, Jill Janus (vocals), Blake Meahl (lead guitar), Anthony Crocamo (lead guitar), Ian Alden (bass) and Carl Wierzbicky (drums) from Los Angeles released their first long-player in 2012. In 2010, they put only an EP on the market. Now, they were presenting songs out of their second album ‘Starbound Beast’. Their genre can be described as pure Heavy Metal. Very melodic vocals harmonize with dominant guitar sounds, a sound that was also the cleanest on this evening. Through the low distance between stage and auditorium, Janus often bend down to the fans, but did not leave her stage. As a beautiful eye catcher but with sometimes very strange facial expressions, she lured the people to the front of the stage. But as Janus denotes herself as a modern witch, I can say nothing converse. The MarX was not completely filled during HUNTRESS, but many of their fans, even from Berlin and much further away, fought their place in the first rows to rock along. With only a playing time of half an hour, nevertheless HUNTRESS made a good start and warmed the crowed perfectly up for the next ...

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