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GETAWAY ROCK FESTIVAL part II

Posted in Live Photography, Live Shows, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2011 by Tallee Savage

HammerFall from Gothenburg, Sweden, rockin’ out at the Getaway Rock Festival. In support of the new album “Infected” the band has supported quite a few festival throughout the summer and has announced a European tour. Unfortunately no photos of the drummer, Anders. The stage was to high. He is by the way one of funniest persons to hang out with… totally wild.


Joacim Cans of HammerFall


Oscar Dronjak  (HammerFall)


Pontus Norgren & Joacim Cans

GRAVEYARD & MARDUK

Rikard Edlund is on fiiiiire… or so it seems. Good picture, bad picture? Well… I thought it was cool.
Graveyard was formed in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2006 and have released two albums. Graveyard (2007) and Hisingen Blues (2011) I only saw three songs of this Psychedelic, blues rockin’ band and then I had to run off to the next stage and take photos. And this was one of the things that really sucked on this festival. Bands overlapping each other and starting at the same time. Hm… If the band is good and amusing, I for one likes to stay and see at least half the concert.

Same procedure with Black Metal band Marduk. Only saw the few songs that I was allowed to take photos in the photo pit. Singer Mortuus looks like cave man or indian… pretty cool!

I have seen them quite a few times and they certainly are an entertaining band to watch. Never a dull moment really. Kick-ass sleaze rock’n’roll. Great band and nice fellows aswell. Kicked off with the song Sadistic Girls and took off with the smashing hit single “We Don’t celebrate Sundays anymore”.


My mouth on Adde’s drum kit he he he he cool  \m/

Can you have a better time than hanging out with good friends, fabulous music and a nice cold beer?


My sister Amanda, Mats, Lotta and Jompa.


Martin Forsman, Anna Karlsson, Mats Levén & Lotta Fischer-Levén.


My hubby Matt enjoying his beer.

A little bit of Kreator. Trash metal band from Essen, Germany. The band is currently working on new material for a thirteenth studio album, which is due for release in 2012. Can’t tell you much about the gig… had to run with my camera to another stage.


Dudes from Blowsight.

Alice is Alice!

Always a pleasure to see him and his band. Although I did miss my friend Keri Kelli on the guitar on stage with him : (

Hanging out with Sanna Stenvall. Beautiful voice on Bandit radio.
You folks in Sweden do tune in every day, right?

The NEVERDIES were the winners of radio competition “Bandit Unsigned 2010” and landed themselves a contract with Warner Music. They are hitting the stages here and there.

A late congratulations are in order!

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OPETH – Twentieth annivesary

Posted in Live Shows, Personal with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2010 by Tallee Savage

Opeth logo

Undoubtably awesomely great show, this was! OPETH – easily one of the most respected and revered groups on the metal scene. One might say that I am biased here, as the guitarist, Fredrik Åkesson, is a very close friend of mine.  But my reaction and admiration was wholehearted, and a sold out Cirkus Arena seemed to agree.

Opeth Live in Cirkus Arena, Stockholm

Photo by Christer Lorichs

Opeth @ Cirkus Arena, Stockholm

This was the first of six very exclusive shows across the globe. The band offered two sets. The first featuring their breakthrough epic album “Blackwater Park” in its entirety. No conversation or introduction between songs. Just the album straight through. Fans were lyrical and literally blown away by this. After a 10 minute break came the second set with mixed material from the band’s extensive catalogue. Opeth took the crowd on quite a journey with all their strong and dynamic songs in shift. Containing progressive influences and the finesse of folk, blues rock, jazz and acoustic instrumentation with a touch of Death Metal, that only Opeth can do. They set out in several different musical directions. Very impressive to find one self exited to see what’s in store in the next turn of a, not so unusual, ten minutes long song. Beautiful acoustic guitar interludes shifting to raw growling parts. Instrumentally top quality the whole way.

Opeth thanks audience in Cirkus Arena in Stockholm

Visually a very beautiful show. I would’ve just been content by seeing the best logo in the world (their “O” logotype”) as a backdrop. But they had a beautiful movie running with different moods of nature, the ocean, trees, wind etc. This together with the awesome lightning was icing on the cake. Cred to who ever did the lightning.

Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth at the Cirkus Arena in Stockholm

1) Fredrik Åkesson shredding away. (Photo: Christer Lorichs)
2) Giving Fredrik a little kiss for a performance well done. (Photo: Ulf Magnusson)
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Backstage after the show, it struck me that; The band members don’t seem to have big egos. Fame has not changed them or made them stuck up. Very down to earth and sometimes even a bit shy. Some of Michael’s remarks on stage. – “I am so nervous”, – “I hope it sounds Ok”? – “We are not very good looking dudes, still people come out to see us”. Like I said, very down to earth. Makes you love them even more : ) I left the arena with a smile on my face. A very fulfilling and satisfying evening and a special memory to store.

All live photography by Christer Lorichs. More of his work here >>

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Opeth band members

Opeth was formed back in 1990. With quite a few constellations. Michael has remained the driving force. But this is the line-up since 2007.

More about OPETH here>>

Opeth discography
Orchid (1995), Morningrise (1996), My Arms, Your Hearse (1998), Still Life (1999), Blackwater Park (2001), Deliverance (2002), Damnation (2003), Ghost Reveries (2005), Watershed (2008)

These are the dates and venues as follows:
March 30 – Cirkus – Stockholm, Sweden
April 1 – Lichtburg – Essen, Germany
April 3 – Bataclan – Paris, France
April 5 – Royal Albert Hall – London, UK
April 7 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
April 9 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

Watch this video – “Burden” – It is so beautiful.

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