Then the first headliner went on stage: The Finn of AMORPHIS. The gig was well timed the new album was just published by Nuclear Blast and the band had the chance to perform a lot of new songs live for the frist time. Sixty minutes full of a cross-section of their previous work so everybody had a very good time. The second headliner late arived on stage. The metal heroes of RAGE with singer Peavy come with special stage property to Abtsgmünd and apologized for their less gigs in Southern Germany.
You had to be convinced of the trio whether you are fan or not espacially the exceptional drummer Mike Terrane (he titled himself a machine). Their song “Straight To Hell” can be hear in theatres in the real successful movie “Der Schuh des Manitou” so they had to play it. As the last act PAUL DI’ANNO & THE KILLERS came and gave their best again. Due to the delay it was already 2am as they went on stage but it was worth it the people celebrated his appearance. A dignified end of a special day.
It was not easy for the bands who stated at friday midday. Just 12am most of the visitors celebrated the day befroe and the sun was shining isn’t that true Heavy Metal feeling, is it? KARKADAN entered the stage really brave and as the first band they got the privilege of a soundcheck, they had to put a call for their singer because he still sat on a banana breakfast. Then they punctually started at 12am with their Black Heavy Metal and blowed those people who already crowled out of their tents the sleep out of their ears (including a burning microphone stand out of bones). In spire of the ungodly hour the local died-in-the-wool musicians of FATERED tempted a bit more people to the stage. Probably the people get out of their sleeping bags because of the band did not played live for a long time. Despite some technicl problems and their long absence the band had a real successful gig.