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PIGSKIN (CH), COILCRY (CH)
WE LOST (CH), WHAT THE HELL (CH)
Rock City, Uster, Canton Zurich,
Switzerland – 04.06.2011
and Photos by Dominic Latscha
Metal legends never die.
is a city and capital of the district Uster in the Swiss Canton of
Zurich with more than 32’000 residents. Usually, Rock music and Metal
Fans wouldn’t check out this place, but the Rock City venue is
responsible why they visit this place for ages.
was a great billing with the Swiss Bands Pigskin,
Coilcry and War We Lost from Swiss Canton Basel-City and What the Hell. Nothing should go wrong with such kick ass bands and
you only had to pay CHF 15.00! That’s a real bargain and even on a
were the right reasons for a visit in the Rock City. Other locations
must be visited too, even when you have to drive more than one hour.
doors opened on 8 o’clock PM and the Swiss Band What
the Hell from the Swiss Canton of Schaffhausen opened with their
track “My Relief”. About eight metal heads showed up, but the guys
didn’t act insecure and singer Seeli did their best to rock the crowd.
The style of What the Hell
reminded me a little bit of Pantera and this kind of music is the proof
that real metal legends never die. But they are no rip off and I really
appreciated their performance.
I was really excited. War We Lost
from Basel did not play shows for a longer time, because they had to
find a bass player. Finally, the found the right person in Pablo and a
demo was recorded recently in a studio. It was their first show at the
Rock City and the crowd loved their powerful mix between Metalcore,
Death Metal combined with a shot of Modern Metal. Singer Stefan Flückiger
left the stage several times to get in touch with the front row. Even a
new working title called “June” was played for the first time! There
was nothing wrong and standing ovations followed.
were the next band. Well, they did not play shows in other Swiss areas (except
Swiss cantons Aargau, Appenzell-Ausserrhoden, Bern and Zurich). But
singer Alex Büche and his band mates made the crowd happy with their
music. Now, there were more people in the Rock City, I guess about 20
and they nodded with their heads during the whole show. The Flash Metal
music got accepted by the fans and singer Alex encouraged some guys and
women from Zurich area to check out Basel again. Despite the fact they
did not win the Swiss National Soccer Championship (because the Soccer
Club Basel City defeated Soccer Club Zurich).
the headliner Pigskin stepped
on the stage on 11:30 PM. This band from Canton of Schwyz is nationwide
known in Switzerland and their shows in Germany show strong live
performance skills. A great performance was shown, but most fans left
the club to hang up outside during this powerful live show. That was not
fair at all, because Pigskin
convinced the metal heads inside. Personal for me, it was one of
their best shows.
I’m sure you might be curious about the reason why there weren’t many metal fans. Well, there were several other metal events in the area of Zurich at the same time!
written by Dominic Latscha - June 2011
Dominic Latscha is reviewer for gryphonmetal.ch since 2010
He is based in Switzerland.
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