Week In Retrospect - Sunday 31. October

Posted by AP on 01/11/10

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In other news, the Halloweekend nudged us into November, which looks to turn out as one of the finest periods in Danish gig history. Already this week Copenhagen alone will welcome heavy metal legends U.F.O. (Monday), post-hardcore heroes Hawthorne Heights and We Are The Ocean (Wednesday), hyped up noise rock outfit Health (Wednesday), Springsteen revivalists The Gaslight Anthem (Thursday), Finnish prog metallers Amorphis plus special Israeli guests Orphaned Land (Friday), hardcore/thrash hybrid Black Breath (Friday), and Australian hard rock quartet Airbourne accompanied by Enforcer and Black Spiders (Sunday). We will be covering as many of these as we can.

November overview (highlights):

01.11 - U.F.O. + B-Joe at The Rock, Copenhagen

03.11 - Hawthorne Heights + We Are The Ocean at BETA, Copenhagen

03.11 - Health at Loppen, Copenhagen

04.11 - The Gaslight Anthem at Lille Vega, Copenhagen

05.11 - Amorphis + Orphaned Land at Amager Bio, Copenhagen

05.11 - Black Breath + Undergang at Stengade, Copenhagen

07.11 - Airbourne + Enforcer + Black Spiders at Store Vega, Copenhagen

10.11 - Coliseum + Bison b.c. + Kvelertak at BETA, Copenhagen

11.11 - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly at Rust, Copenhagen

11.11 - The National + Phosphorescent at KB Hallen, Copenhagen

14.11 - Monster Magnet at Loppen, Copenhagen

16.11 - Stone Sour + Hellyeah at Store Vega, Copenhagen

18.11 - Avenged Sevenfold at Store Vega, Copenhagen

18.11 - DevilDriver + 36 Crazyfists at Train, Århus

19.11 - Kellermensch + Alcoholic Faith Mission at Lille Vega, Copenhagen

19.11 - Volbeat + Entombed + The Kandidate at Forum, Copenhagen

20.11 - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Den Grå Hal, Copenhagen

20.11 - Taste of Chaos feat. Disturbed + Papa Roach + Buckcherry + Halestorm at KB Hallen, Copenhagen

20.11 - Threat Signal + Raunchy + Sybreed at The Rock, Copenhagen

21.11 - Sum 41 + The Black Pacific + Riverboat Gamblers + Veara at Amager Bio, Copenhagen

23.11 - Helmet + LaFaro at Lille Vega, Copenhagen

23.11 - Attack! Attack! + Destine at Loppen, Copenhagen

24.11 - Swingin' Utters + The 20 Belows at Loppen, Copenhagen

25.11 - Melissa auf der Maur at Lille Vega, Copenhagen

26.11 - Burning Love at Lades Kælder, Copenhagen

27.11 - Deftones + Coheed And Cambria at KB Hallen, Copenhagen

29.11 - Job For A Cowboy + Annotations Of An Autopsy + Trigger The Bloodshed at Lille Vega, Copenhagen

30.11 - And So I Watch You From Afar at Loppen, Copenhagen

Those criticizing the lack of high profile concerts in Denmark, you were saying? Most of these concerts will also be covered by our staff, and you can of course expect the usual gig coverage from our UK based scribes as well. In addition, we've got the annual Aalborg Metal Festival going down this weekend; we've got the Rock for Charity tour featuring Silence Of September, A Road To Damascus and a host of other bands starting; and we've got a huge selection of local gigs happening in cities across the country. Keep an eye on the constantly updated Danish gig guide found under the Notes tab on our Facebook page, or use this direct link to get to it. Use it.

Album Of The Week:

Weapon - From The Devil's Tomb


The Swellers

Live Reviews:

Stream City @ Rust, Copenhagen

Sabaton @ Electric Ballroom, London

Album Reviews (Ordered by date of submission):

Cephalic Carnage - Misled By Certainty [7½]

Kickhunter - All In [7]

Ghost Robot Ninja Bear - Ghost Robot Ninja Bear EP [7]

Titus Tommy Gunn - La Peneratica Svavolya [7½]

To Kill - Antarctica [8]

Last Call Chernobyl - Drowning Beneath The Sound Of Change [5]

Unearthly Trance - V [7]

Dead At The Scene - Sharktopus [7]

Terakai - The Last Stand EP [7½]

Cecilia::Eyes - Here Dead We Lie [7½]

The Sonnets - Western Harbour Blues [6]

The Tragedy Of Mariam - The Tragedy Of Mariam EP [6]

Boris Smile - Rockets EP [7½]

Museum Mouth - Tears In My Beers [8]

Weapon - From The Devil's Tomb [8½]

Long Division - Calm Before [7]

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