Live Gig AZ - Mülheim on the Ruhr

Ceremony with Sabertooth Zombie and Death Is Not Glamerous

Pukkelpop Festival 2011 - 18.08.2011 - Hasselt, Belgien(Oct/10/2010) Mülheim isn’t a metropole like Cologne, Hamburg or Munich. I know that. I live here and not many known bands come and play their shows in Mülheim. German indie-rockers TOMTE played here last year and even the post-hardcore-legends of AT THE DRIVE-IN played the AZ before their breakthrough and split. But tonight the american hardcore-band CEREMONY are in town and presenting the songs off their new record „Rohnert Park“, which is way more punk rock and inspired by 70’s and psychedelic rock than the band ever sounded before. The first band I watch, the concert starts 90 minutes too late and I didn’t watch the first band ANT because I was home again, is the norwegian DEATH IS NOT GLAMEROUS. Their hardcore has a lot of marks of BAD RELIGION in it. It’s fast and filled with melody. Their singer is running and jumping across the small stage and screaming as hard as possible. During the breaks he’s gasping hardly for breath. There are more and more people in front of the stage while DEATH IS NOT GLAMEROUS play their set with a lot of energy and passion. It’s a real good show and they remain today’s best support.

Unterwegs in - © sumnersgraphicsinc - Fotolia.comAfter only 25 minutes break (before DEATH IS NOT GLAMEROUS it was 30 minutes!) SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE are up next. It seems like the crowd of the sold out AZ doesn’t know the band. DEATH IS NOT GLAMEROUS had more people right in front of the stage waiting for their show. The sound of SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE is filled with quotations of the 70’s and BLACK SABBATH combinded with the power of raw hardcore. But somehow it doesn’t click and most people are just standing around. 30 minutes later it’s finally time for CEREMONY, one of today’s hardcore’s most dangerous bands. But with their most recent record „Rohnert Park“ they said goodbye to the TRASH TALK-hardcore of their first works and opened their sound to more punk rock, psychedelic and 70’s feeling. But people seem to enjoy it as their start to move during tonight’s opener ‚Sick’. The kids mosh and sing-along to old and new stuff as well. CEREMONYs older tracks are much more aggressive so everyone is giving their best to stand the heart in the hall. After 30 minutes CEREMONY finish one of the best hardcore shows of 2010.

Text by © by Sebastian Berning