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.
The Texan legend of power/speed metal paid once again a visit to our country and without any exception to the rule, they took absolutely no prisoners! Helstar is on tour for the promotion of the excellent “Vampiro” album that gained rave reviews from all over the world. The truth is that it was a close call as the band almost didn’t make it to the venue because they missed their flight and they arrived exactly when the second support act was finishing its set!
It’s not a big secret that Fates Warning has a really special bond with the Greek audience and each time the American band decides to pay a visit to our country for a concert, it’s an ideal chance for every music fan to witness one of the best progressive bands…ever! Add to the equation that Fates Warning had recently released a superb studio album called “Theories of Flight” and you realize why it was a no-brainer to catch yet another show by the guys!
It’s really great to have the chance to witness for the very first time on Greek soil bands that have carved their own unique path in the business and have left their permanent stamp on the melodic rock genre. Dare is such an exemplar case; a band that focuses in the last few years on the Irish folk-rock sound although their first couple of records are considered classics among the hard rock fans around the world. More than 200 people found their way on The Crow Club and the night had all the potential of remaining permanently on our minds…and as it turned out, that was the case indeed!