Vagos Open Air 2013 – Interlude

On the second day of the festival, the crowd really started enjoying themselves… During the performance of the Greek black metal band Rotting Christ we had the first crowd surfers, which everyone, surfers, band and crowd alike, really joined in with. Of course, of all of the photographers in the pit one of the crowdContinue reading “Vagos Open Air 2013 – Interlude”

Vagos Open Air 2013 – Iced Earth

The first band of the evening was the American power metal band, Iced Earth. This was their first visit to Portugal for a long time, and they seemed to be enjoying their visit to Vagos Open Air immensely. With a hugely enjoyable set, Iced Earth performed two encores and left the crowd wanting even more.Continue reading “Vagos Open Air 2013 – Iced Earth”

Vagos Open Air 2013 – Rotting Christ

The rather unusually named Rotting Christ, an extreme black metal band from Greece, took to the stage at Vagos. Fronted by Sakis Tolis, on guitar and vocals, Rotting Christ were magnificaent, delivering a frenetic set which the crowd enjoyed immensely, setting up the festival for the evening performances. Setlist: The Forest of N’Gai, Athanati Este, Kata ton Demona Eautou, King ofContinue reading “Vagos Open Air 2013 – Rotting Christ”

Vagos Open Air 2013 – Tarantula

Keeping up the arachnid theme, Web were followed by the veteran Portuguese Heavy Metal band, Tarantula. One of the first heavy metal bands in Portugal, Tarantula, fronted by Jorge Marques, provided a powerhouse performance. Setlist: Spiral of Fear, Afterlife, Dark Age, The Nature of Sin, You Can Always Touch the Sky, Changes Coming, Face the Mirror

Vagos Open Air 2013 – Web

Day two of Vagos Open Air kicked off in style with the Portuguese Thrash Metal band Web. Setlist: Life Aggression, Mortal Soul, Awake, (In)Sanity, Beautiful Obsession, If Only There Was Light

Vagos Open Air 2013 – Evergrey

Keeping up the Scandanavian influence, Moonsorrow were followed by the Swedish progressive metal band, Evergrey. With an epic 14 song setlist, Evergrey haunted the audiencee. Sadly, I had to leave before the end of Evergrey’s performance, so missed the last few tracks, and also the bands Sonata Arctica and Lacuna Coil. Setlist: When the Walls GoContinue reading “Vagos Open Air 2013 – Evergrey”

Vagos Open Air 2013 – Moonsorrow

After Bizarra Locomotiva at Vagos Open Air came Moonsorrow, a pagan metal band from Finland. According to Wikipedia, the band ‘incorporates elements of black metal and folk metal in their sound’, and call their music “epic heathen metal”. They certainly got the approval of the crowd, and gave a rousing performance. We even saw some Finnish flags being waved. Setlist: Unohduksen lapsi, Köyliönjärven Jäällä, Taistelu Pohjolasta, Sankaritarina, Kuolleiden Maa

Vagos Open Air 2013 – Bizarra Locomotiva

The second band of the first day at Vagos Open Air were Bizarra Locomotiva, an industrial metal band from Portugal. Fronted by vocalist Rui Sidónio, and accompanied by Miguel Fonseca on guitar, Alpha on keyboards and Rui Berton on drums, Bizarra Locomotiva took the festival to a whole new level. Set List: A Procissão dos Édipos, Egodescentralizado, Desgraçado De Bordo, Gatos Do Asfalto, Engodo, O Anjo Exilado (guestContinue reading “Vagos Open Air 2013 – Bizarra Locomotiva”

Vagos Open Air 2013 – Secret Lie

Last weekend (09-10 August), Vagos hosted the annual Metal Festival, Vagos Open Air. With a strong line up, as ever, the festival opened with the Portuguese band Secret Lie. Including adaptations from Vivaldi, and a sneak listen of a song from their new album, Secret Lie got Vagos Open Air 2013 off to a buzzingContinue reading “Vagos Open Air 2013 – Secret Lie”

Vagos Open Air 2013 – Interlude

On the second day of the festival, the crowd really started enjoying themselves … . During the performance of the Greek black metal band Rotting Christ we had the first crowd surfers, with the surfers, band and crowd alike really joining in on the fun. Of course, of all of the photographers in the pitContinue reading “Vagos Open Air 2013 – Interlude”