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Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018

Veröffentlicht am 15. März 2018 von Markus W. in Magnum, Gebr de Nobel, Live, Tour, Hardrock, Melodic Rock, Classic Rock, Rock

Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
British rock pioneers Magnum are a regular guest on Markus' Heavy Music Blog. Several CD reviews have been posted as well as some live reports of which the latest one dates back to May 2016 when the legendary band played a show at Waterfront in Norwich, England.
 
Almost to date two years later Magnum hit the road again, starting in Bristol, UK. After having toured on the island, Magnum crossed over to the mainland for many more shows. The first stop was in Leiden and it was the first time that Bob Catley, Tony Clarkin and Co. played the Gebr. de Nobel. 
 
Talking about the line-up, there has been some changes compared with two years ago. Drummer Harry James isn't on board anymore and the same goes for Mark Stanway who left Magnum in 2016. Rick Benton and Lee Morris filled the gap, both having been part of Magnum's latest epos "Lost on the Road to Eternity".
 
As it was in 2016 in Zoetermeer, NL also this time Magnum kicked-off the evening directly without having an opening act with them. "When We Were Younger" was the first song on the setlist and referred back to the "Princess Alice and the Broken Arrow" album from 2007 while the main contribution to the setlist came from the latest exquisite longplayer "Lost on the Road to Eternity" of which four songs have been played. 
 
The great thing with Magnum, as it was also with Saxon a few days ago, is the fact that old and new songs build a seamless concert experience. Each of the tunes, regardless of which era of the band, is equally good. There is no 'we have to get through the new songs before enjoying the old classics'. Each of the sixteen songs played that night was a gift for fans that found their way to Gebr. de Nobel. 
 
No doubt, classics like "Les Morts Dasant" and "On a Storytellers Night" are a 'must' and fans can't get enough of it. Also „All England’s Eye“ was highly appreciated. However, there are new tracks that have the potential for reaching an equal status over time. "Peaches and Cream" from the latest album and also "Crazy Old Mothers" are brilliant melodic rockers that shine on a studio record as bright as during a live show. To see Magnum on stage is always a great experience that you shouldn't miss while being a fan of melodic hardrock that comes with big melodies and Clarkin's rocking guitar.
 
Time was flying that night and far to early the first notes of "When the World Comes Down" filled the room. The song, taken from the "Vigilante" album, was a well-chosen closer, rounding of another Magnum concert with hopefully many more to come.
 
By the way, the band is still on tour and you can find the dates further down below of this live report.
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018

Setlist:

  1. When We Were Young
  2. Sacred Blood "Divine" Lies
  3. Lost on the Road to Eternity
  4. Crazy Old Mothers
  5. Without Love
  6. Your Dreams Won't Die
  7. Peaches and Cream
  8. How Far Jerusalem
  9. Les Morts Dansant
  10. Show Me Your Hands
  11. Twelve Men Wise and Just
  12. All England's Eye
  13. Vigilante
  14. Don't Wake the Lion (Too Old to Die Young)
  15. The Spirit (Encore)
  16. When the World Comes Down (Encore)

 

Location: Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, The Netherlands

Date: March 14th, 2018

Live Report MAGNUM, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 14.03.2018
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Live report PAIN OF SALVATION / PORT NOIR, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 15.04.2017

Veröffentlicht am 16. April 2017 von Markus W. in Pain Of Salvation, Port Noir, News, Live Review, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Gebr De Nobel

Swedish metal Easter part one – that’s how the header for this years metallic Easter time could look like. Gebr De Nobel in Leiden hosts two shows with Swedish/Finish bands. Before Gothenburg’s melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity will hit the stage on Monday it was a prog metal package that enchanted the audience on Saturday night. Prog metal band Pain Of Salvation is on tour through Europe, promoting their newest longplayer “In the Passing Light of Day” and stopped for three shows in 'tulip country'. Together with their support act Port Noir, a band from the greater Stockholm area, the main act ignited a metal fireworks that included all facets progressive metal music could include.

The band that was supposed to break the first ground was Port Noir. Already before the show started, it was a photo in the middle of the stage that created some question marks in people’s minds – at least with the ones not knowing the background. The photo showed a portrait of Port Noir’s former live bassist Kalle Ojala who passed away a month ago and it was the photo that made him present during this show.

With such a heavy burden Port Noir hit the road and after having seen the concert I can report that it was more than worth the effort. The trio nailed down a show that was very well received by the audience. I’m not sure how many fans came for the opener, but Port Noir took everybody’s heart by storm. That the Swedes have great songs in their backpack is something we know already from the latest studio longplayer “Any Way the Wind Carries”. It was more the energy the guys unleashed that was impressive. It almost felt like they wanted to get out of this sadness mode of the last weeks by playing each of the tunes so heavy and loud. At the end of their 40 minutes set the trio received a more than warm applause from an adrenalized crowd.

Live report PAIN OF SALVATION / PORT NOIR, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 15.04.2017
Live report PAIN OF SALVATION / PORT NOIR, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 15.04.2017
Live report PAIN OF SALVATION / PORT NOIR, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 15.04.2017

That means that fans were prepared for the main act and after a short break Pain Of Salvation filled the room with the first notes. “Full Throttle Tribe” from the latest album was a perfect entry point for a two-hour show that was highly entertaining. As not expected differently it was the “In the Passing Light of Day” album that built the core of this show including all highlights of the latest longplayer. Enriched by some earlier tacks from “Remedy Lane” and the two “Road Salt” records, the set showcased pretty much all the periods of Daniel Gildenlöw and band. Each of the twelve songs that have been played that night were real highlights, also showing the development of the band over time. While all of the tunes being a 100% Pain Of Salvation, it has been the newer tracks that showed a level of intensity that was (and is) simply jaw dropping.

It wasn’t that much talking that night and it was the music that was the main point of interest. However, the moments Gildenlöw used for talking to the fans were special too. With a twinkle in the eye he mentioned the sadness of an Easter day like this with Jesus dying that day, followed by another, more serious moment of sadness when the frontman talked about the recent drop of the ‘Mother of all bombs’ and one thing was crystal clear: Pain Of Salvation fans are no Donald Trump supporters.

Time was flying and the show came closer to an end. Normally a band plays two to three songs as the encore. In Pain Of Salvation's case it was one track, but that one had a length of 15 minutes. Gildenlöw announce the closer as a song that everybody should experience in its entirety by though away all the mobile phones and just listen to a terrific version of  “In the Passing Light of Day”, a song that was true grand finale of a show that featured the full spectrum of what progressive metal music stands for. The show included heavy, sometimes almost brutal riffs, moving emotional moment and fragile sequences in which you could have heard a pin drop.

I can't imagine anybody leaving this how with unmet expectations. These 120 minutes belong to the best ones spend in concerts so far in 2017.

 

Live report PAIN OF SALVATION / PORT NOIR, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 15.04.2017
Live report PAIN OF SALVATION / PORT NOIR, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 15.04.2017
Live report PAIN OF SALVATION / PORT NOIR, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 15.04.2017
Live report PAIN OF SALVATION / PORT NOIR, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 15.04.2017
Live report PAIN OF SALVATION / PORT NOIR, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 15.04.2017

Setlist:

  1. Full Throttle Tribe
  2. Reasons
  3. Meaningless
  4. Linoleum
  5. A Trace of Blood
  6. Rope Ends
  7. Beyond the Pale
  8. Ashes
  9. Silent Gold
  10. On a Tuesday
  11. The Physics of Gridlock
  12. The Passing Light of Day (Encore)

 

Location: Gebr. De Nobel, Leiden, The Netherlands

Date: April 15th, 2017

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