The look of the set is reminiscent of a steam punk feel with metal, lights and steam in view. The design is finished with heads from latest album ‘Hydra’ surrounding the large video screen behind the band. It was only a few years ago that the band were playing venues with a maximum capacity of say 5,000 people. Tonight we are looking at around a crowd of 10,000 or more.
Magnum started as a covers act gradually creating its own material and carving a niche for itself with spanking and highly energetic, yet melodic pomp rock songs. The excellent songwriting skills of guitarist Tony Clarkin and characteristic vocal stylings of Bob Catley granted the band with the cult status for their very special mix of AOR and Hard Rock
As soon as they began playing, crowd surfers began to rain on security, there was no one song that didn’t include a mosh pit
Productionswise it’s all really good – like I said: it kicks ass. Speaking about the band members two performances are really outstanding and that is the strong vocal performance by Michael Starr and the virtuoso guitar-work from Satchel.
The Geoff Tate version of Queensryche keeps plucking away
There are times when certain shows can leave the audience wondering if the support / headline acts performed in the wrong order. Tonight however Royal Hunt hit the stage every bit the consummate professionals and raise the bar on every level
It feels that Leaves’ Eyes with this latest release have really found their calling and the live arena showcases how the band has grown with each album
To many of the audience watching the part of the set where he invites two audience members onstage to create music was a particular highlight. Though I was aware that this was a standard and not a spontaneous act, it did appear entertaining.
ohh but it gets better Dio manages to incorporate some bits from “The Temple of the King” into one hell of a performance. I don’t care how many times I hear “Heaven and Hell”, it gives it goosebumps every time I hear Ronnie raise his bear crushing voice into the sky.