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Happy birthday, Messiah Marcolin!

Amon Amarth @ 2017 Gefle Metal Festival with Messiah Marcolin of Candlemass

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Having been a fan of Candlemass since the late 1980s, I was a bit disappointed to see them for the first time (at Copenhell in 2017) without Messiah Marcolin. I know, Messiah wasn’t the lead singer on their most famous album, but he still was Candlemass in my mind. A few weeks later I was shocked to finally get to see Messiah, as a one-off surprise with Amon Amarth at Gefle Metal Festival. They performed Hel off of “Deceiver of the Gods”.

The magic didn’t stop there. A couple days later I was offered a ride to Stockholm by Johan Hegg’s former girlfriend, and a couple years later I stood next to Johan during Dark Tranquillity’s set at Gefle Metal Festival.

There will be no Gefle Metal Festival for me in 2020 as the days conflict with the Metal Magic Festival.

Happy birthday, Ozzy!

Black Sabbath @ Copenhell

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Happy Halloween

Nekrodelirium

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One of my favorite things as a kid was listening to the radio on the night of Halloween while going through my recently acquired candy stash. Instead of hearing The Eagles or Boston for the millionth time, the stations would feature “scarier” tracks on Halloween evening. For instance, I can remember on the Halloween, just a week after my 14th birthday, hearing “The Number of the Beast” on the radio for the first time. That song remains a favorite, 37 years later, and Halloween continues to be my favorite holiday.

Copenhell 2020 band announcement

Magic Bands

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Copenhell dropped 15 names for next year’s festival today. Bands I’m excited to see include:
Vreid
ORM (pictured above)
Emperor
Judas Priest
Mercyful Fate
Destruction

Bands I’ll be skipping include:
Jinjer
Korn
Disturbed

The last time I saw Judas Priest was in 2009. That was K.K. Downing’s last show with Priest at Loud Park Japan. Sadly, with Glenn Tipton’s health issues, that leaves zero real Judas Priest guitarists in the band.

2020 copenhell bands running order schedule

2020 Copenhell lineup

Happy birthday, Al Jourgensen!

al jourgensen copenhell ministry

Al Jourgensen of Ministry @ 2017 Copenhell

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Metal Monday

Morten Stützer of Artillery @ 2016 Copenhell

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Morten Stützer of Artillery @ 2016 Copenhell

Morten died last week at the age of 57. By Inheritance was one of my favorite albums of 1990. Khomaniac is an amazing track.

Back in 2008 I had no idea Artillery were from Copenhagen when I was in Copenhagen and saw fliers for their shows at The Rock. Unfortunately, they played before I got there (and again after I left before The Rock closed their doors in 2011). I so wanted to see them. They almost played in Southern Oregon at Club 66 in 2014, but I finally did get to see them at Copenhell.

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