Wacken Open Air XXIX
(Pentax K-5 with Sigma AF 70-200mm 2.8 EX DC APO HSM II)
From style point of view, it continued somehow different after Die From Sorrow. Phenomy was the winner of the Lebanon contest and there were already some struggles they had been through until finally the curtain in front of the Headbanger Stage rose. First their flight was significantly delayed so that they arrived late on the Wacken Open Air and then directly before their show there were issues with the guitar.
But one could not note them being more nervous during their show due to that. The technical problems were quickly disposed by means of the Die From Sorrow guitarist that provided his guitar. Very nice that even on such an event there is some room for something like that. The music itself can best be described by Thrash Metal but it did not really knock me of my feet what singer Bassam Felfy and the others (Loic El Haddad and Dany Arfan on guitars, Peter Aoun on bass and Rudy Beijani on drums) presented. Yes, it was thrash. Yes, it was not that bad. But it was also not that good that I would say: You absolutely have to listen to that. The few people in front of the stage had a lot of fun and there was also appreciative applause. For the band this really was a huge happening and even with the initial difficulties they obviously enjoyed it.
(Unfortunately not known)
Homepage of the Lebanese band Phenomy.
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Homepage of the Wacken Open Air Festival at Wacken (Germany).