70000 TONS OF METAL 2024 - Day 4: You're Not Getting Tired, Are You?
February 7, 2024, 3 weeks ago
Maybe it's the finality of it all (the 4th and last day), or maybe just the confluence of scheduling, but definitely took in the most acts today. On the pool deck, Lords Of The Lost got people moving, early morning. Stopped in for a few snaps of Fleshcrawl, to accommodate Metal Tim's interview. A second dose of Einherjer, this time, in bright sunlight, as they played a ‘90s Viking metal set. The day offers a belly flop contest as well as jam, but opted for Waltari instead.
A bit of Swedish power metal from Dynazty and then some dwarf metal (complete with cosplay fan, wielding inflatable pick axes!) from Wind Rose. The final day is historically "dress-up" time, although a few extended it into Wednesday as well. Odd, seeing the cadaverous Fleshgod Apocalypse on the pool deck, but it did make for better quality photos. Another round with the Halo effect (watch for Tim's chat with Mikael Stanne). Sodom's second act was a run-through of Agent Orange, plus a couple extras.
Great hanging out with Frank Blackfire and Tom Angelripper in the casino bar, afterwards. As the night wore on, running out of options, so a peek at Inhuman Condition (including some cool cover tunes), before photographing Epica, then putting the camera away, even though Angra were upstairs, on the pool deck, filming a DVD.
Watch for a more detailed report on the floating, four-day festival, to be posted soon.