1 p.m. (MS) SUBCONCIOUS
Murphy… The band that went on main stage at 1 p.m. sharp weren’t Dutch and definitely not VOLBEAT, but SUBCONCIOUS from Stuttgart. The four guys were lucky enough being asked to replace REGICIDE. Their style of music is somewhere between MESHUGGAH, DEATH and ATHEIST and far far away from REGICIDE and VOLBEAT, but the metal audience didn’t mind as SUBCONCIOUS blasted their music full throttle into everyone’s ears. Especially the bass player Rainer Humpers knew how to work his 6-string guitar, played their songs at best rate and surprised everybody at times, for example with his tappings in “Reflections”. Also, drummer Konrad Ponto didn’t restrain himself from playing his parts at his best: doublebass-kit with for hanging and two standtoms and around 32 cymbals. A very nice beginning for day number one.