Rotting Christ is a band that is constantly growing bigger. A lot of work, recordings and endless touring gave them wide recognition amongst the metal fans. As a result, their headline shows in Athens are not as frequent as one might think. Their last one was in November of 2013. As it was expected, the first day was sold out with the second one being a special show.
It took FM more than 30 years to make their virgin trip down to Greece for a show but rest assured that the wait not only was officially over but it was worth every second of it! Needless to say that the show was expected to be hotter than hell as it was officially sold out a couple of days earlier and the fans had packed the venue from early on to witness one of the best hard rock bands that ever emerged from Great Britain.
I have been following Blues Pills from the beginning. In their first appearance in Athens, I was there. A brief but emotional and hot concert had taken place. After many performances and with a new album in their luggage, "Lady in Gold" 2016, they got on the road again and this time our country was included in the tour. My first thought was that Piraeus Academy will not fill up and the second that only the people that love them, will enjoy them again. But what does the band offer nowadays? Are they still the young blues rock band that took our minds with the homonymous debut or do they simply promote their more commercial new work? The truth lies somewhere in the middle.
The hottest band in the world nowadays, from the younger generation of course, is none other than Sabaton. The Swedish outfit has managed to create a buzz and gather under its wings a huge fan base all around the world. Even the mighty Accept has decided that it would be a good business move to be the special guest on the current European tour of Sabaton. I guess that says it all, right? So, let’s see how the show was on that rainy night in Athens…
From the day that this concert was announced, I was really curious about what we would see on that Friday night. It didn’t take long to decide that I had to bet there even thought I didn’t know the band’s music. Some promo clips from YouTube were enough in order to go check it out.