Van Canto Article

09.10.2010 Van Canto

Philipshalle, Düsseldorf (Germany)

(Panasonic DMC-TZ7)

The third time that I was able to watch Van Canto live and in my point of view the best gig up to now. It seemed that the six were obviously having fun and so it was to the audience. As quite as it was during Steelwing, so lively it got whilst the really great performed tracks like "Wishmaster" or "Rebellion". Most were singing along loudly and also during the brakes for drinking (yes, vocalists need to drink a lot on stage ;-) ) it was not really getting quite. Sly swirled like a hurricane across the stage and also the other guys (and the girl not to forget) were really in high spirits.
It was also the first time that I witnessed that a support act already got requests for an encore. Unfortunately due to the tight schedule that was not possible as the stage had to be prepared for the headliner of the evening.
For me it was somehow bitter that I had to leave my DSLR at the wardrobe as due to the bad lights I was missing it heavily. Actually I only had garbage on my SD card of Van Canto from picture point of view of which I tried to at least create something and so it ended up in a black and white series.


  • Lost Forever
  • Wishmaster
  • To Sing A Metal Song
  • Rebellion
  • The Mission / Master Of Puppets
  • Fear Of The Dark