Black Messiah Article

02.08.2013 Black Messiah

Wacken Open Air XXIV

Wacken (Germany)

(Pentax K-5 with Sigma AF 70-200mm 2.8 EX DC APO HSM II)

Driven by the heat I decided to flee into the tent after the Romanian (Saarland) evangelists of Powerwolf. There the sun was not that burning onto your head but an oppressive heat was there too althoug they tried to ventilate. Anyhow I tried to persevere as the German pagan metal heads of Black Messiah entered the stage. With lots of fur and dressed into vestments they tried to enthuse the crowd in front of the stage. It may be due to the high temperatures that this did not went very well. At least during "Söldnerschwein" the atmosphere got a little higher.
As I physically was getting more and more troubles due to the temperatures I decided to return to my tent in the middle of the gig to calm down a little bit in the shadow and to wait for the highlights of the evening.


  • Der Ring Mit Dem Kreuz
  • Windloni
  • Sauflied
  • Moskau
  • Söldnerschwein

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