sabato 9 giugno 2018

Rock Fest day 3 : Marilyn Manson, Megadeth, Amorphis & more

The third day of the festival opens its gates at 14:00. The crowd is getting bigger and bigger, this going to be an awsome day packed full with living legends of rock scene.
While on the Perkele Stage and Kivi stage were taking turns names such as The Holy, Mokoma, Maj Karma and many more, on the Radio Rock Stage the impressive scenographies already waiting were whispering of a dream-like line-up for every die-hard rock fan.¨

Photo Credit : Rockfest 2018, Julius Konttinen

The Adept from sweden had the hard task to welcome the audience and they proved themselves fit for it. Once their performance is over the stage starts its endless transformations.
An almost psychedelic scenography introduce us to Amorphis. At 18:00 the finnish death metal band shakes the Rock Fest plain to the core. They are dark, loud, their music hit you in the stomach, litterally. The guys sure have a drum 'n' bass to kill.
When the Amorphis are over, Reckless Love on the Kivi stage and Phil Campbell&the bastard sons on the Perkele one fill the air with their powerful tunes while once more the Rock Stage is filled with technical staff over busy getting ready for a new set to kick-in.
 And at 20:30 Megadeth arrive.

Photo Credit : Rockfest 2018,  Niki Soukkio

Photo Credit : Rockfest 2018,  Niki Soukkio

It's so heart warming to see nowadays middle-aged fans still in awe in front of their musical idols along with younger generations who can see the worth of those who paved the path for their favourite music in a time when it was much less socially accepted.
Dave Mustain is an amazing entertainer with a super fast guitar. The guys on stage looks like they have a lot of fun themselves and the people can feel it. It's like a huge open-air party with thousands of friends bouncing and singing and having the time of their life.
Again the long sub-arctic summer day is toward its end and the sun finally sets soon under the horizon. You can't have darkness in this period of the year but the more dim light suits much better to the dark lord of metal. The next on the Radio Rock stage will be Marilyn Manson himself.

Personally this was the set I was mostly awaiting considering I never had the chance so far to see Manson live. My expectations haven't been betrayed for sure.
At 23:00 everything is ready. The area is filled, hardly any room to move your feet. And here he is on stage. Dressed in black, with the usual white make-up and a voice to shake the world's foundations.
Manson it's not only a singer. He is an icon, a top-class performer, a dark entertainer. No compromises for sure, he is the way he is. This is the new shit, Sweet Dreams, Beautiful People... I'm just naming a few songs in no specific order. Each one a gem. He might be a controversial artist, but his performance was one of the best I have ever seen.

Photo Credit : Rockfest 2018,  Julius Konttinen

Photo Credit : Rockfest 2018,  Niki Soukkio

...The beautiful people, the beautiful people
It's all relative to the size of your steeple
You can't see the forest for the trees
You can't smell your own shit on your knees
There's no time to discriminate
Hate every motherfucker
That's in your way
Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful or something free?
Hey, you, are you trying to be mean?
If you live with apes man, it's hard to be clean...
(The beautiful People)

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