Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Engel - Feed The Weak
Today we break the pattern again and check out what happened last week when Engel opened up for Arch Enemy at Tyrol, Stockholm.
It was a really enjoyable day on Tyrol and a really nice visit by Engel as well as the good friend Steve Drennan. Were we talking about everything between heaven and earth. However, the focus was on the construction of the Arch Enemy stage set that in the end was really neat, more about Arch Enemy tomorrow when Thetania talks about the gig. Rosenhill who was the winner of Arch Enemy local support act contest opened up the evening at Tyrol, it was actually quite ok.
A fairly common sight nowadays is that vacancies musicians go out and tour with other bands as a technician, this time it was, "Mas (Masmiseim)" bassist from Samael who was lighting technician for Arch Enemy and Engel. A really cool guy and he had either ADHD or something else, as he was like a Duracell rabbit :)
Then it was time for Engel to show where the cabinet should stand and they did in earnest, the whole band looked incredibly tagged and were really tight, not surprising when one has been on the road with Pain (A report on Pain's gig will be in next week). That Niclas Engelin not playing live did´nt really matter cos Marcus Sunesson does a great job live. Engel really turn on the audience and warms them up properly before it is time for the main act. The final word to Engel, You did an exquisite performance!
Engel is a melodic death metal/industrial band with alternative Influences from Gothenburg, Sweden. They are Currently signed to Frenchtown label Season of Mist. The band shared the stage with Still Remains, and toured around Europe with Amon Amarth and Dimmu Borgir. They were also part of Paradise Lost's "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" tour, along with Katatonia and Samael. Last tour they did before Arch Enemy was with Pain.
Former bass player Michael Håkansson left the band on August 14, 2008 to pursue other opportunities. Steve Drennan (Amon Amarth) took over playing bass during November 2008. During 2010, the band replaced their drummer, Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen with Jimmy Olausson, who also plays drums for Marionette
At the moment Engel putting together album number three, scheduled to be released in spring next year, hoping that it is not causes trouble for themselves as it did last time with that release.
During this gig, I actually had "Big Mama" with me so today I can offer you some decent pictures.
Here are some photos:
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Current Line Up:
Magnus "Mangan" Klavborn – vocals (2002–present)
Niclas Engelin – guitar (2002–present)
Marcus Sunesson – guitar (2002–present)
Steve Drennan – bass guitar (2008–present)
Jimmy Olausson – drums (2010–present)
Todays tune "Feed The Weak" is taken from the second album "Threnody"
This is the final Engel release with Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen on drums.
Threnody was finished by the end of 2008, but due to issues with their former label, SPV GmbH, the release of the album was delayed.
Engel - Feed The Weak @ House of Metal, Umeå, Sweden 5/3 2011
Check this out! Alex, who recently won the competition they had, got on stage with the guys! Congratulations!
Engel - In Splendour @ Tyrol, Stockholm, Sweden 9/11 2011 feat. Alex
Until Eternity Ends
Trial & Error
Six Feet Deep
Sense The Fire
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