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F.U.S.E (SWI), Hellroom Projectors (SWI), Aeon Crypt (GER)
Presented by Rockfact Music Club & IRON-T21
Rockfact Music Club, Münchenstein,  Switzerland – 26.10.2019
When I hear the term "Stoner Rock" I immediately think of musicians from Southern California who smoke marijuana and play this kind of music. Furthermore, one thinks of desert landscapes in the south of the USA and long days in the heat that spreads through the scorching sun. However, you don't have to travel to the USA to attend such concerts. There are also Stoner Rock bands in Switzerland and coincidentally such a concert took place in Münchenstein. Not Southern California, but no less interesting. Special music which is not often heard in our latitudes. Therefore it was time to visit this event.
Aeon Crypt entered the stage on 9:15 PM. The four men from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, played for the first time in Switzerland tonight. "Mothership" opened their set. The heavy blues with rolling borrowings from Stoner and Doom was played with a lot of lifeblood and appealed to the audience. Very varied, but easily accessible music. Frontman Pablo convinced with a good vocal performance behind the mic and guitarist Ecki shone on the guitar. Although they only played with one guitarist today, the sound was still clean and the band breathed the spirit of heavy blues every second during their performance. This created a special atmosphere and for a moment I felt like I was transferred to a place on legendary Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Certain nuances in Aeon Crypt's music reminded me a little of the Memphis blues. An interesting sound carpet, which sounded that evening in the Rockfact Music Club. After 45 minutes their performance ended with the last song "Legions of bugs". The band thanked the organizers for the chance to present themselves live and said goodbye to the audience. A successful live premiere in Switzerland. Hopefully they will return to Switzerland for a concert. Setlist Aeon Crypt Mothership Liquor and Black Metal band Quite long you way Followed a blind man Ashen One Sleepwalker Legion of bugs After an intro Hellroom Projectors from Winterthur played. Keep it low, but keep it real! With classic stoner on maximum heavyness and fuzzy guitars they soon managed to thrill the audience. Fans on stage blew the hair of the band members. It looked very cool and wild at the same time. Singer Harry Hardrock reminded me vocally of Down singer Phil Anselmo (ex-Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Phil Anselmo and the Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) and convinced me with voice and stage presence. The multi-faceted sound was reminiscent of the American rock band Clutch. In contrast to the first band of the evening, the music here was much harder, but so catchy that it was fun for the audience and created a party atmosphere. You just had to move to this music because the rhythm went into the ear canal and didn't let the body stand still. Their years of experience with tours in Germany, France, Italy and appearances at festivals like Stoned from the Underground 2009 or Up In Smoke in Pratteln 2015 came to light tonight. Her performance ended after 50 minutes. What they showed was great and therefore the five guys from Winterthur got a lot of applause from the audience. That's how this kind of music has to sound today! Setlist Hellroom Projectors Intro The Creature Praise the Chord FCW Jupiter’s Landscape Husky Witch Sludge Kyuss Hindenburg Drinking Dreadfull Thunder The headliner F.U.S.E entered the stage on 11:35 PM. After an announcement the lights went out and an intro sounded. "Generation Why" opened the show. Singer Rob convinced with a great vocal performance and stage presence. Guitarist Dominik convinced with guitar solos. Defining their style is difficult. It is a mixture of different styles, origins and influences. You can hear Faith No More, Body Count, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Janes Addiction. And suddenly a metal riff follows the brand Slayer or another influence. And suddenly a metal riff follows the brand Slayer or another influence. Social criticism followed with the song "System" about media that show conflicts, but what is really going on in this world is not shown on television. "Release" told of the apocalypse that follows when mankind is done with this planet. "Stay with me" was played as a ballad and was about relationships that don't end well. After "Crossfire" Rob looked into the audience and saw Shezoo member Michael Starke. It was his birthday and he enjoyed a serenade from the audience. Anywhere" was the last song and Body Count was definitely the influence. This was noticeable in Dominik's arrangements and guitar playing. The band members bowed to the enthusiastic audience and left the stage. Tonight they sounded phenomenal. In this constellation, the band has what it takes to generate excitement.  Setlist F.U.S.E Generation Why Machine Mule Redemption System Shoot the moon Release Stay with me Crossfire Anywhere Thanks go to sound engineer Jerry Ferrat, who provided a great sound and contributed with his commitment to a successful evening. What I didn't like about this evening was the small audience. With the quality of this live evening more spectators should have been present. Bad luck for all absent spectators and luck for all participants of this event. Livereports and Photos by Dominic Latscha