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HAIL! - Dante's Highlight, Helsinki - 08.06.2010
It doesn’t get more metal than HAIL!
Check out our previous HAIL report from 2009 right here
The all-star metal wonder-band HAIL! invaded the city of Helsinki once again. It has been a little less than a year since their previous visit and this time they came with two concerts – one at Dante’s Highlight (08.06) and another one at Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere (12.06). During the Eurasian tour of 2010 the band’s lineup is different from the one we saw before. Paul Bostaph from Testament took over the drums and James Lomenzo (ex-Megadeth) replaced previously announced Paul Gray (Slipknot) on bass-guitar due to the sudden death of the latter few days before the start of the tour. Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (ex-Judas Priest) and Andreas Kisser (Sepultura) are just as amazing as they were the first time we met them.
This band is like a clenched fist – the hardest you can get. If you want to convert an outsider to heavy music – bring them to a HAIL! concert. Their shows are an embodiment of what the metal underworld is all about – the milestones of metal history all in one gig. Hell, even your parents might like it!
The guest star at the Helsinki show was the legendary Santa Claus of Finnish metal – Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot, etc.) who performed the cover of Black Sabbath’s “Neon Knights” (you can see a video below). The Finnish version of this song – “Pelon Lait” was a hit-single from one of Marco’s endless side projects - a Black Sabbath cover band Sappattivuosi, which performs Sabbath’s songs in Finnish.
There’s no point in trying to put HAIL’s performance in words, besides, we’ve done that already. This time we’ll show you some videos made at Dante’s Highlight. No professional equipment was used here, not even close, and Youtube did its best to spoil the picture. But hey, metal never comes wrapped in pink fur with ribbons for your pleasure!
Enjoy and stay heavy!
P.S. If you’re a guy wearing spandex, you might wanna skip this ;)
Report: Tanja Caciur
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