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On stage: Demon

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Demon, Seven Witches & Iron Fire
- 10th April 2006 - Essen (D), Zeche Carl -<

On a Monday night usually not so many people go to concerts, but the ones who were there enjoyed every minute. Others missed a great evening.
Opening act should be the Italian Megadeth cover band Axtra, but later we found out that they haven't played. No idea what was the reason for it, but through this change of schedule I missed most of the Iron Fire set which I really regret. But well...
The band played very tight and they did their best to move the people, but it seems that most didn't know the band and so it was a hard task. Singer Martin Steene did a superb job and finally made the people singalong Thunderstorm. Unfortunately this was the last track of them. Hope I get another chance to see the Danish.
After a short break Jack Frost and the new Seven Witches entered the stage. The quaret opened up with GP Fix of their latest release Amped. During the first song the band showed that they can't keep up with all the previous line-ups easily. With the second song - Metal Messiah - former Hades singer Alan Tecchio had to proof that he can sing the old songs. And so time was flying while the Americans presented Xiled To Infinity And One, Passage To The Other Side, the R.E.M. track It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) and after some more Seven Witches tracks - sorry, can't read my notes - they ended the set with some more cover versions. This time mainman Jack Frost chose Judas Priest's Grinder and Victim Of Changes. Great show, hope that they come back for some more shows later this year.
Most came to see Demon and I can only agree, coz it's helluva fun to see them live. It's amazing how singer Dave Hill and his pales rock the house more then 20 years of Demon. They started off with Night Of The Demon - a classic! And they presented one classic after another! The fans were singing along while the band delivered a good show, especially singer Dave Hill and bassist Andy Dale were joking, posing and just had a good time. During their travel through time they presented songs like The Unexpected Guest, The Plague, Don't Break The Circle, Rememberance Day, Wonderland, Blackheath, Hurrican, The Spell, Fever In The City, The Link and from their latest album Better The Devil You Know the track Standing On The Edge. Time was flying. It was pure fun to see them live and I wish I had more chances to see them on tour. Perhaps not the perfect tour package, but finally everybody had fun and that's what it's about, right?
I hope to see them all live again and perhaps next time more people will come to see these bands. Thanks for a great night!

Claudia Ehrhardt

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