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View Full Version : Hanzel und Gretyl -- Towson, MD -- February 15th, 2013


tenchimyo
02-20-2013, 12:21 PM
Full review w/ a ton of pix (http://heavymetalcowboysteve.blogspot.com/2013/02/hanzel-und-gretyl-deathmaschine-recher.html)

Went to see Hanzel und Gretyl at Recher Theater. It was sparsely populated- horrible turnout, maybe 80 people?

Deathmaschine was the opener we caught, they started off slow, but kicked into full gear after a few songs. Sounded fine to me, picked up their EP ($5).
Nice opener to start with. For the Ministry cover they had fans help them on vox, brought to the stage. They also had quite possibly the best drum solo I've seen. and I hate drum solos. But something about this one was INTERESTING, as all members were drumming.

Hanzel und Gretyl were on next and had their 2 person stage show, with outrageous costumes- Hanzel in spiked helmet, skull half mask, leather shorts reminiscent of lederhosen, leather vest w/ beer bandolier, and flying V guitar that screamed Scorpions.
http://25.media.tumblr.com/07c3526771575273da92f7cb3884d221/tumblr_midb14Nk8n1r6ou8zo7_r1_1280.jpg


It was just them up there on stage, with some sort of sequencer/ electronic device that controlled the samples/drum /electronic /sample tracks. The Rock n Roll Experience guy alleged that there were parts that seemed to indicate that even more was piped in than expected. I can't confirm nor deny that, but it seemed like they were playing.

Great show despite the thin crowd. Nice and loud, ridiculous, and some drunk guy drank out of another audience member's boot (for 'Das Boot'), and then Hanzel drank from some tall industrial pleather boot. Later, the drunk guy got more drunk and was hauled off and ejected from the venue. One of the few times I've seen someone discarded from the venue (and I've seen a LOT of shows).



Setlists (approximate as I couldn't remember or didn't know some H +G stuff, got setlist from Deathmaschine themselves)

Deathmaschine (9:05 -9:35)


Name in Vain
Leech
All these dead
Riot
Burning Inside (Ministry Cover)
All I can do is laugh ( Drums solo)
The Human Condition




Hanzel Und Gretyl (9:50-11:10)


(Unknown)
(Unknown)
Holy Shiza
(Unknown)
Das Boot
Der Furor
(Unknown)
(German chant)
Bavarian Bierhaus Blood
(Unknown) (from uber alles I think maybe Komm Zu Uns?)
Disko Fire SheissMessiah
Third Reich From the Sun
More German Than German
(Unknown)
Ich Bin Uber Alles
Hail to the Darkside
(Unknown) ( from uber alles I think)
SS Deathstar Supergalatik
I'm Movin' To Deutschland
Fukken Über Death Party

John The Drummer
02-20-2013, 01:34 PM
I hate drum solos

I stopped reading at this point :finger2:

Derelict
02-20-2013, 01:38 PM
Saw these guys open for prong about 100 years ago, they had a full band then.

Bloodcurse
02-20-2013, 09:22 PM
Always a good time!!! Did they have you guys do "das boot"?

Bloodcurse
02-20-2013, 09:23 PM
(German chant)


Was probably "Overture" from Über Alles

Bloodcurse
02-20-2013, 09:24 PM
Saw these guys open for prong about 100 years ago, they had a full band then.

Yeah I saw them a few years ago, and they at least had a drummer then.

kalfitegrdan
02-21-2013, 06:01 AM
These guys are so insanely fun live! I wish I would have caught them this last December instead of getting too drunk and oversleeping. I caught them headlining a couple years ago and it was a blast.

I could definitely see them phoning in some of the live sound. Kaiser drinks a ridiculous amount on stage. I've never seen someone drink that much on stage (except for maybe the vocalist from Primordial who killed like half a bottle of whiskey).

They didn't have a drummer when I saw them at the end of 2010.

dcmetal108
02-21-2013, 08:59 AM
These guys are so insanely fun live! I wish I would have caught them this last December instead of getting too drunk and oversleeping. I caught them headlining a couple years ago and it was a blast.

I could definitely see them phoning in some of the live sound. Kaiser drinks a ridiculous amount on stage. I've never seen someone drink that much on stage (except for maybe the vocalist from Primordial who killed like half a bottle of whiskey).

They didn't have a drummer when I saw them at the end of 2010.

See Terror. Scott drank a entire jumbo bottle of vodka during their like 35 minute set.

tenchimyo
02-21-2013, 09:21 AM
I stopped reading at this point :finger2:
Haters gon Hate. I think an attention holding drum solo is hard to do.

tenchimyo
02-21-2013, 09:21 AM
I could definitely see them phoning in some of the live sound.

Interesting- I dunno what to really say, cause it was kinda like lip synching ish