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    Posted: December 30 2009 at 16:57
So I may be going to see them in Paris in February, is anyone else coming?

Here are the full tour dates:


eb 1 2010 8:00P
Parkteatret Oslo
Feb 3 2010 8:00P
Brew House Gothenburg
Feb 4 2010 8:00P
Kulturbolaget Malmö
Feb 5 2010 8:00P
Pumpehuset Copenhagen
Feb 6 2010 8:00P
Voxhall Århus
Feb 8 2010 8:00P
Volksbühne Berlin
Feb 10 2010 8:00P
Scala London
Feb 11 2010 8:00P
La Cigale Paris
Feb 12 2010 8:00P
013 Tilburg
Feb 15 2010 8:00P
Théâtre de l’Alhambra Geneva
Feb 16 2010 8:00P
Ebullition Bulle
Feb 18 2010 8:00P
Teatro Espace Torino
Feb 19 2010 8:00P
Teatro Rasi Ravenna
Feb 20 2010 8:00P
A38 Budapest
Feb 21 2010 8:00P
Palac Akropolis Prague
Feb 22 2010 8:00P
Studio Krakow
Feb 23 2010 8:00P
Arena Vienna
Feb 26 2010 8:00P
Nosturi Helsinki
Feb 27 2010 8:00P
Nosturi Helsinki

It's an exclusively European tour. I'm surprised they have fans in Ravenna Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2009 at 17:00
The prices are OK, the show in Paris is just bellow 30 euros/person.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 30 2009 at 17:00
So lucky. I'd trade my BTBAM tickets for those in a heartbeat. Have fun!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2010 at 16:17
Here's a review of a recent show in London: http://www.avantgarde-metal.com/content/stories2.php?id=129
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2010 at 16:55
Make them come to America!! Please!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2010 at 17:45
Originally posted by harmonium.ro

Here's a review of a recent show in London: http://www.avantgarde-metal.com/content/stories2.php?id=129


Ugh, that only makes me wanna see them more. Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2010 at 17:47
I will probably consider going to see the wolf in Paris. Hopefully they will not forget to play some true black metal besides their electronico-avant-gardish porridge. I am curious to see if the same people I met at Behemoth's performance will attend this concert.



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"Magma was the very first gothic rock band" (Didier Lockwood)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2010 at 12:57
Seeing them in Gothenburg, Sweden Tomorrow.... I'm bursting with excitement! Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2010 at 12:59
Please come back with a review, I'm seeing them next week and I'm very curious Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2010 at 17:20
Hmmm... Maybe I should go see them in Kraków... But it's on Monday! Ouch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2010 at 15:29
Originally posted by harmonium.ro

Please come back with a review, I'm seeing them next week and I'm very curious Big smile


So? Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2010 at 11:03
oh, sorry, I forgot all about it!Tongue

The concert was simply amazing!

The crowd was small, about a hundred people, so the feeling was really intimate, and the venue helped the intimate feeling. The set consisted of songs from most of their releases from William Blake and forward, but they didn't play any Black Metal songs, which was fine with me. Most of the people in audience seemed to be there to hear the black metal stuff though, and they started shouting for them to play "Wolf and Hatred", but Garm just looked at one of them and said "that was another band, buddy"LOL

The concert experience was abit different from what i'm used to, since they had few conventional instruments, just a couple of keyboards, computers, a large Gong, a drumkit, one big awesome-sounding drum that Garm played and one guy switched between playing bass and playing guitar. And indeed the focus was not really on the band, but on the big videoscreen behind them where they showed images of various things, including  african animals and images of the holocaust. These images where really effective and helped make the songs feel more intense.

The only complaint i Have is that the concert was a bit short, about an hour and a half... But since it was so intense, I doubt if I could have taken anymore!

I even got the meet the band afterwards! they were really friendly and humble and seemed very happy to discuss their music with their fans... and they revealed that they are trying to get a new album out this year or the next!Clap

You don't want to miss it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2010 at 11:45
Thanks mate, well, it seems like I've made the right decision! Star I can barely wait for February 11.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2010 at 12:15
No problem, make sure you tell me what you thougt of it when it's over Smile

Edited by Stars Die - February 05 2010 at 12:16
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2010 at 06:41
I was with Alex at yesterday's concert. It was great but due to delays in start (the band began only at 9 pm) the show was shortened to one hour. Also worth mentioning the opening act, void ov voices (samples here : http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=134580) which is a one-man band (Mayhem's frontman) who processes his voice (mainly low-pitched, but also throat singing !) on dark ambient samples.
Now about Ulver : they associate the music with videos (sometimes very harsh like the burying of concentration camps victims or a man in his bath with a razor blade). The sound was a bit saturated at times, but the music really stood out. Experimental music, ambient and rock were melted to produce something original and not usual. One can regret that they didn't play any encore.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2010 at 07:55
Not being really a fan of Ulver, just looking for a great concert experience, I was disappointed. It wasn't the band's fault, though, as they were very late because of the weather conditions. There was no proper sound check so the sound was awful, but there were moments when the music played was able to compensate. Therefore I can't say it was bad, it just was far from my expectations. Except for some disturbing images (hardcore sex, cutting wrists, genocide images, Nazi rallies) which went fine along with the music, the visuals were also mediocre.

I was surprised to see six guys on stage as I was expecting a trio. Also, I've heard all their post-1998 albums at least once but I can't place any of the pieces they played. What I can say is that though the last two albums were pretty ambient, the pieces sounded very metal.

In conclusion, Ulver plays a very fragile music which can provide either a wonderful experience and a mediocre one, depending on the circumstances. I'd say go see them, but not during winter. Tongue

PS: The best part of yesterdays was of course meeting Lucas, a great companion of the humorous kind Star


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Originally posted by harmonium.ro


PS: The best part of yesterdays was of course meeting Lucas, a great companion of the humorous kind Star
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2010 at 12:10
i saw them at pumpehuset in copenhagen. since i also saw the maihaugsalen show in lillehammer, it was pretty disappointing that they had almost the exact same setlist and visuals. if it was part of the tour, i would understand. but that was back in may so... a pretty big gap. anyway it was still pretty cool and too short.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2010 at 16:07
Well, just bought my ticket today. Now I have to take two days off from work 'cos Kraków (where the gig will take place) is some 300 km from Warsaw where I live. Fortunately my younger brother lives there so I don't have to worry about a place to sleep.
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