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beyondtheblack
09-15-2011, 11:46 AM
KEEP OF KALESSIN:
01. Kolossus
02. The Awakening
03. Judgement
04. Dragon Iconography
05. Dark as Moonless Night
06. The Dragontower
07. Ascendant

MELECHESH:
01. Illumination: The Face of Shamash
02. Sacred Geometry
03. Ladders to Sumeria
04. Grand Gathas of Baal Sin
05. Triangular Tattvic Fire
06. Ghouls of Nineveh
07. Rebirth of the Nemesis

SAMAEL:
01. Luxferre
02. Rain
03. Baphomet's Throne
04. Of War
05. Slavocracy
06. Reign of Light
07. Into the Pentagram
08. Flagellation
09. Western Ground
10. Soul Invictus
11. Shining Kingdom
12. In the Deep
13. The Truth Is Marching On
14. Infra Galaxia
Encore:
15. Ceremony of Opposites
16. Antigod
17. My Saviour

christopher
09-15-2011, 12:02 PM
Oh boy, someone is bout to get pissy about the format :lol:

mankvill
09-15-2011, 12:16 PM
Meh, it's okay. Just remember to keep the title headliner band only -- Location -- date!

Pretty good for a newb. ;)

But yeah, this tour would be awesome! Kind of surprising Melechesh is opening for Samael. Is Samael really that big in Europe?

ShatteredFlame
09-15-2011, 12:28 PM
Meh, it's okay. Just remember to keep the title headliner band only -- Location -- date!

Pretty good for a newb. ;)

But yeah, this tour would be awesome! Kind of surprising Melechesh is opening for Samael. Is Samael really that big in Europe?

Samael has been around way longer and have way more material and I'm pretty sure a stronger following. I don't even think Melechesh were that known until the last 2 albums.

mankvill
09-15-2011, 12:29 PM
Hmm. I guess so.

beyondtheblack
09-15-2011, 12:40 PM
I don't know what to say about how big Samael are in Europe... Speaking of my country, there were 500 attending last time in 2009; this time, there were only 200. However, the situation is like this pretty much everywhere - reports are, attendance is between 100 and 200, with even some shows being canceled. Crowds in Poland are still rather big, however.

I don't see anything strange about Melechesh supporting - both bands have Oriental influences, with Melechesh of course being entirely Oriental. They did an amazing, intricately musical performance - despite the circumstances here - the show being moved to a despicable small venue, which cut off Samael's visuals entirely...
To the band's (Samael's) credit, it has to be said that they are superbly professional, and the low attendances do not affect their spirit, either. Utterly delightful, mixing with the crowds, chatting until the early hours in the morning.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2184233939106.2114469.1644734853

So, is Samael even remotely popular in the USA?

isaiaskorn
09-15-2011, 01:38 PM
One of the Best Samael sets Ive seen in along time!
New record is pretty solid!
One of the best bands of all time for sure.:rocker:

HackedUpForBBQ
09-15-2011, 01:48 PM
Damn I'd love to see Samael someday, pretty killer set

John The Drummer
09-15-2011, 01:49 PM
HOLY SHITE! This must come to America :O

mankvill
09-15-2011, 01:51 PM
So, is Samael even remotely popular in the USA?

I guess kind of? They opened for Carcass on their reunion tour (not direct support though)

beyondtheblack
09-15-2011, 01:58 PM
Here are some good quality youtube uploads from last night in Ljubljana, Slovenia:

SAMAEL
Western Ground
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHXhBIkl3Yw
In The Deep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kpYi-toGgc
My Saviour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URjtQ19X8G0
Of War
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvliYvkpXEk
Infra Galaxia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaKKKz12HFo

I'm extremely happy with the new album, and upset nobody has uploaded The Truth Is Marching On, my highlight!
P.S. KILLER set, for sure!!

MELECHESH
Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPvUsWGxh9s&feature=related
Melechesh - Ghouls Of Nineveh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW6xL_ESrWc&feature=share
Triangular Tattvic Fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbMEwaWEd1s

Awesome new record, as well!

beyondtheblack
09-15-2011, 02:06 PM
I guess kind of? They opened for Carcass on their reunion tour (not direct support though)

Every black-metal-related act but Cradle Of Filth and Dimmu Borgir seem to "kind of" popular there, from what I hear...even Satyricon.:)
But as I mentioned, situation is bad everywhere now.

mankvill
09-15-2011, 02:07 PM
Every black-metal-related act but Cradle Of Filth and Dimmu Borgir seem to "kind of" popular there, from what I hear...even Satyricon.:)
But as I mentioned, situation is bad everywhere now.

Dimmu Borgir and Cradle of Filth are huge here.

beyondtheblack
09-15-2011, 02:09 PM
Moonspell are getting big here, of which I'm very glad...especially in comparison with the aforementioned, kh kh :)

sarsip
09-15-2011, 05:06 PM
Samael, Strapping Young Lad, and Cathedral toured together in 2005(?). I am getting too old to remember many things. Seriously killer show!!

Derelict
09-16-2011, 07:36 AM
Samael, Strapping Young Lad, and Cathedral toured together in 2005(?). I am getting too old to remember many things. Seriously killer show!!

Samael and Dimmu coheadlined here in 1999, first US tour for both. I've seen Samael headline a couple US tours, always with very poor attendance.

beyondtheblack
09-16-2011, 07:48 AM
Samael and Dimmu coheadlined here in 1999, first US tour for both. I've seen Samael headline a couple US tours, always with very poor attendance.

Even Satyricon could not break the US market, although they tried hard. Not even commenting the quality of the bands...
Apparently, the manager of Samael and Moonspell has recently stated that he would avoid Eastern Europe in future touring. Even though I've been attending many shows in Western Europe, and situation is not much different: 300-400 people, even less...

Greeting for all: THE TRUTH IS MARCHING ON live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK7WR0dU6Ec

tenchimyo
09-16-2011, 08:03 AM
sounds cool- I missed them when they came to the US(!) years ago. I don't think they are that popular here... but um I enjoy them

christopher
09-16-2011, 08:35 AM
I guess kind of? They opened for Carcass on their reunion tour (not direct support though)

I remember that. They played pretty early at the show I went to, but there were some big bands that played after them, Exodus, Suffocation and Repulsion. Not sure if there was anyone else between Repulsion and Samael.

DigMySpanky
09-23-2011, 09:31 PM
I get excited when we get good overseas metal bands in the States. I had the time of my life at Rotting Christ/Melechesh/Hate. All three bands played tight, there were no shitty tour-whore openers fucking up the show, all the bands drank with us after, and the set lists were fucking killer.

Then I see this tour and remember we ain't shit!