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Black Sabbath @ 2016 Copenhell

Black Sabbath @ Copenhell

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At the last minute, Black Sabbath said “no” to pit photography. Initially I was a bit pissed, but it worked out for the best as I got a great spot, nearly dead center in front of the mixing booth so everything sounded perfect. In addition, the crowd around me was great. Had I shot from the pit for the first three songs, I probably would have had a horrible location for the rest.

What a fine show it was! My final time seeing Black Sabbath live, after seeing Ozzy (and Dio) solo in the 80s and Black Sabbath in the 90s and 00s.

Hollywood Vampires @ Britt tomorrow

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Alice Cooper @ 2016 Copenhell

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The Hollywood Vampires are playing at Britt Festivals on 7/23/16. I will miss the show as I’m still in Denmark, but I did get to catch part of the show at Copenhell a few weeks ago. Alice Cooper did a portion of the set as part of his own. I thought it was excellent.

August Burns Red @ Copenhell

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August Burns Red @ 2016 Copenhell

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King Diamond @ Copenhell (part 1)

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“I Command You To Scream…”

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Fun King Diamond Story #1 (of 4 or 5)…

Once upon a time, I had just turned 15 years old. I was laying on my bed late on a Friday night listening to the radio. I don’t remember the station, but it could have been KSJO, KRQR, or KOME. Back in the day these stations would play decent music in the San Francisco Bay Area. You could hear Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, or Judas Priest during the day. However, you had to tune in late at night, especially on weekends, if you wanted to hear the latest and greatest in heavy metal–maybe Iron Maiden or something newly released.

Such was the case one night in November of 1983. The DJ put Mercyful Fate’s 11+ minute “Satan’s Fall” on. I had never heard anything like this before. I got goosebumps. Luckily I had my tape recorder going so I was able to listen to it again and again before finally buying the CD in 1986. Anyway, the DJ said something about this band being from Copenhagen, Denmark. Never in a million, billion years did I ever imagine that I would be standing at this guy’s feet in Copenhagen 33 years later taking this photo.

Uli Jon Roth @ 2016 Metal Magic Festival

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Uli Jon Roth @ 2016 Metal Magic Festival

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As mentioned previously, the Scorpions didn’t work for me at Copenhell. Uli Jon Roth, on the other hand, did. While the Scorpions no longer play their better songs (mostly written by Roth), Uli played nothing but early Scorpions (and a couple Hendrix covers) on this evening. I wouldn’t have minded some Electric Sun tunes as well, but I’m not going to complain.

The setlist was:
All Night Long
Longing for Fire
The Sails of Charon
Sun in My Hand
We’ll Burn the Sky
In Trance
Rainbow Dream Prelude
Fly to the Rainbow
I’ve Got to Be Free
Dark Lady
All Along the Watchtower
Little Wing
Catch Your Train
Pictured Life

“We’ll Burn the Sky” followed by “In Trance” was particularly amazing in my mind.

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Uli Jon Roth Band doing “Scorpions Revisited”

Dio wrote a song about this

Copenhagen reflections during blue hour

Today’s photo was taken three days before Ronnie James Dio’s birthday earlier this week.

“No sign of the morning coming
You’ve been left on your own…”

Today I’m in Prague for the first time ever.


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