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Posts tagged dark tranquillity

Happy birthday, Mikael Stanne!

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Dark Tranquillity @ 2018 Roskilde Festival

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One of my favorite humans on the planet.

Favorite albums of 2020

In no particular order:

Puscifer – Existential Reckoning

Mora Prokaza – By Chance

Myrkur – Folkesange

…And Oceans – Cosmic World Mother

Oranssi Pazuzu’s Jun-His @ 2017 Roskilde Festival

Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin Kynsi

Warbringer – Weapons of Tomorrow

Carcass – Despicable EP

Sylent Storm – The Fire Never Dies

Vader – Solitude in Madness

Green Carnation – Leaves of Yesteryear

Uada – Djinn

Enslaved ‎– Utgard

Troy Sanders of Mastodon

Mastodon – Medium Rarities

Auðn – Vökudraumsins Fangi

Deftones – Ohms

Finntroll – Vredesvävd

Sodom – Genesis XIX

Redwood Hill – Ender

Dark Tranquillity @ 2019 Gefle Metal Festival

Dark Tranquillity – Moment

Afsky – Ofte Jeg Drømmer Mig Død

Death Angel – Under Pressure EP

And a few from 2019 that I wasn’t familiar enough with to make the 2019 list

Cloak – The Burning Dawn

Heilung @ 2019 Copenhell

Heilung – Futha

Possessed – Revelations of Oblivion

Exulansis ‎– Sequestered Sympathy

Happy birthday, Mikael Stanne!

Dark Tranquillity @ 2019 Gefle Metal Festival

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2020 Roskilde Festival Preview

Foo Fighters @ 2017 Roskilde Festival


Foo Fighters on the Orange Stage in 2017

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Although the Roskilde Festival is not a “metal festival”, and is slowly moving away from being a rock festival, there is always just enough to keep people like me interested. The 2020 rendition will feature bands such as Faith No More, Deftones, Amenra, High On Fire, Nyredolk, Old Man Gloom, Elder, Youth Code, Gabestok, Eyes, Employed to Serve, Helms Alee, The Night Flight Orchestra, Oozing Wound, Bersærk, Heathe, Conjurer, Svalbard, and ORM (who has a new EP coming out tomorrow).

Nergal

Behemoth on the Arena Stage in 2019

Bring along your daughter (as I did in 2018), and she can enjoy the likes of Taylor Swift, Anderson Paak, and Mura Masa. Just don’t ask me to name a single song from any of those artists as I can’t do it.

Fork in the road

The stage lighting at Roskilde Festival is second to none. Unlike most metal festivals, that typically have two nearly identical stages right next to each other with similar lighting and vibe, the five main stages at Roskilde are very different, each with their own unique atmosphere.

Anthrax @ 2017 Roskilde Festival

Anthrax on the Arena Stage in 2017

Because it’s not a metal festival, there are opportunities to get more up close and personal with bands you love since there are probably about 100,000 people at the festival who will not be going to see the band you want to see.

The Wonders At Your Feet

Dark Tranquillity on Pavilion Stage in 2018

Full festival tickets are still available here for about US$320, or single day tickets are about US$160. The tickets usually sell out. Last year Roskilde Festival sold out in early May.

Metal Monday

Dark Tranquillity @ 2018 Roskilde Festival

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Just 54 days until I see these Swedes again. Can’t wait! I haven’t seen them live in Sweden for 11 years.

Dark Tranquillity @ 2018 Roskilde Festival

Dark Tranquillity @ 2018 Roskilde Festival

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This night, at 2018 Roskilde Festival, was one of the best of my life. I love Dark Tranquillity (who I have now seen in three different countries!). They were fabulous, as was Clutch before them and Nine Inch Nails after them.

I met a guy during their set who said something about knowing the band, yada, yada, yada. Anyway, during NIN the same guy appeared with Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity to introduce him to me. I probably said a bunch of stupid stuff at this point (it being long after midnight). After every song I turned around to see Mikael still standing there with a smile on his face during the NIN set. I may have hugged him a dozen times and told him that I loved him. Nobody really knows what happened at this point. It was a lovely evening.

♥