Therion: Last Travels & Shows

October 18 – Travel Day to Belgium

Lobby Call at 6:30 am.

I got about 2,5 hours sleep ! Then the next trip to Belgium and the Metal Female Voices Festival.
First flight to Moscow. From there to Helsinki, and then the last flight to Brussels, Belgium.

Christian Vidal was so tired at Moscow airport that he fell asleep there on the floor looking like he was dead ! 😀

Christian Vidal sleeping like a dead at Moscow Airport !

We reached the hotel in Aalst by 8 pm and I went straight to bed !

All together this evening, night and the next morning I think I got like 14 hours of sleep ! Guess I needed it !

October 19 – Wieze, Belgium

We could just relax and take it easy the whole day. It felt great ! Sami & I shared room.

At 04:30 pm we went to the venue to prepare and have a photosession and a signingsession.
Paolo Vallerga was there selling his Therion boardgame and some other merchandise.
Our friends Andrea and Sara Pensalfine were also there with their parents.

Arkona, who also were playing there were missing their stage-clothes from the flight to Belgium ! They got lost somewhere on the way….. Must have felt really shitty for them to go out on stage without their outfits that are so important in combination with their music !

Our show started really good and the sound in my in-ears was great, but the audience seemed a bit laid back. But that didn´t really matter to me. As I´ve mentioned before: “We are just spoiled”.
We just carried on for 3 songs and then Masha from Arkona came on stage to join us for ”Typhon” as usual.
But when her part came she couldn´t be heard…..Either it was something wrong with the microphone or something from the monitor desk…. (?) The crew tried everything they could but you couldn´t hear her at all through the whole song…..
After that, when Masha walked off stage, the whole monitor system broke down….. All of a sudden all I could hear was Christians guitar – f*ckin´LOUD !! We had to stop for about 10 minutes while Thomas & Christian worked hard to keep things going with some guitar & vocal jam ! Then we continued to play and tried to communicate with Anton, our monitor guy, to get a playable sound. But it was hard. It didn´t sound very good anymore…..but we did our best to keep the good spirit up.
Due to this technical problem we had to cut 2 songs from the set-list…..Time was running out……
Afterwards, the audience seemed satisfied. And from their point of view I guess everything was ok in the end.
Unfortunately for us… didn´t feel very good…….

Live at Metal Female Voices Festival, Wieze, Belgium

We went back to the hotel. The whole lobby was crowded by members of other bands and artists that also lived there.
The others settled up for party.
Since I don´t drink anymore I mostly feel like I can´t handle all the noise and drunk people, so I went up to my room and just took it easy, checked my e-mails, wrote for my blogg and then went to bed.

October 19

Breakfast with Sami, Linnéa and Havok.
They told me some crazy stories about what happened last night – but that´s all cencored here ! 😀
My whole blog is actually very much about censorship ! 😀
I have my duty of confidentiality 😉

Linnéa in the hotel corridor at the hotel in Aaalst, Belgium after the MFVF with something you don´t really wanna see out there ! 😀

So…..this was it ! – The end of this tour !

Flight home directly from Brussels to Stockholm !

We had a great time !

Hope to get out there soon again !

  • Thanks everyone !



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