The tour that's behind Angelseed and Cretura was an adventure of it's kind; an adventure that could be easily presented in a book, or maybe even in a movie. There's too much of it, so we won't go into details. We'll mention only important events that took place during this trip through Central and (partially) Northern Europe.
Objavljeno: 06.05.2016. 16:45
Mjesto: Sisak, Bjelovar, Maribor, Linz, Češke Budejovice, Berlin, Kopenhagen, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark
Lokacija: Skwhat, Klub, Gustaf Pekarna, Burnside, MC Fabrika, Blackland, PH Cafeen
ANGELSEED, Creatura - Europe Tour, 25.03. - 02.04.2016 - galerija
The tour began with two Cretura (Norwegian extreme symphonic metal band) shows in Croatia (Bjelovar and Sisak) and one in Slovenia; in Maribor, to be more precise. There they met with Angelseed and travelled towards Linz together. They played their first shared gig in that Austrian city. Next stop was Vienna, but the concert was cancelled because two domestic bands postponed their appearances. We used a day off for sightseeing of Vienna. Češke Budejovice turned out to be an excellent host. In Berlin there was some kind of technical mix-up so the bands were left without acommodation because of double reservation at the hostel. After the end of the gig with two German bands (Matt and Edge of Ever) Cretura and Angelseed travelled towards Rostock and then by ferry to Copenhagen. Concert organizers and the group called Six String Slaughter were at the high level.
Phenomenal show, top-notch organization and excellent crew marked the best show on the tour. But when everything is fine, something bad has to occur. The van, that was used to drive Cretura members, was stolen in a rather dodgy neighbourhood of Copenhagen. Members of the band found the van literally 300 metres or so from the place where it was stolen, without help from the local police. Missing documents, non-functioning van and financial uncertainty were good enough reasons for Angelseed crew to cancel Norwegian part of the tour. That ended part of the tour on which two bands were together. Cretura then departed to Oslo and few days after that did the last concert on tour in their hometown of Bergen.
The return of Angelseed crew was an adventure that lasted four days. It took that much time to get from Copenhagen to Zagreb. Reasons were picnic in German forest, xenophobic post officers, broken dented belt of the van, waiting for tow truck to arrive from Berlin, relaxing in Prague, breaking of the dented belt again (in Austria), sleeping on Metro parking lot, where some suspicious handover of who knows what took place…
Regardless of series of unbelievable and unfortunate circumstances that befell these two bands and therefore prevented the Norwegian part of the tour, this journey won't stay in negative memory. More than that, it was a great experience; the bands made new friendships, did four gigs, saw half of Europe and strengthened their heavy metal nerves.