RockHard festival 2006

Posted at 2006-06-06

I spend the Pentecost weekend (ie, friday til monday) at RockHard festival and it was a very nice first festival in this year's season.

I wasn't that impressed by the billing the first time, but it turned out very well :D

Best bands 2006 were probably Legion of the Damned, Bolt Thrower, Edguy.

I only read about how awesome Legion of the Damned are before but didn't know any of their material and was very pleasantly surprised :D I definitely gotta get their album :)

Because Celtic Frost had to cancel their gig, Bolt Thrower played for a longer time than usual, which was absolutely kick ass.

Bolt Thrower set list (unsorted):

  1. At First Light
  2. The Killchain
  3. Those Once Loyal
  4. Anti Tank (Dead Armour)
  5. Salvo
  6. When Cannons Fade
  7. ... For Victory
  8. Mercenary
  9. No Guts No Glory
  10. War Master

The only song I would have loved to hear live is Tank Mk1, but even without that song they had an absolutely awesome set. They also played an intro that I didn't recognize, and one older song I didn't know either.

Edguy's gig fucking rocked my socks off. Their last two albums aren't that good IMO, but their set list was AMAZING:

  1. Lavatory Love Machine
  2. Fucking With Fire
  3. Fairytale
  4. Vain Glory Opera
  5. Out Of Control
  6. Mandrake
  7. Sacrifice
  8. Save Me
  9. Superheroes

Save Me was very superfluous, but you gotta love the VGO songs they chose. The crowd also went insane, it was just awesome :)

The bad thing about the festival is that you cannot park your car next to the tent, so we had to take all of our stuff for a 20 minute walk from the parking lot to the camp ground :(

All in all, it was a cool first festival this year, and I'm sooo looking forward to Wacken and UFTG \o/