Fleshgod Apocalypse/Hate @ Зал Ожидания

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On 24 May, 2016 two amazing bands performed at “Зал Ожидания” – Fleshgod Apocalypse (symphonic/technical death metal, Italy) and Hate (blackened death metal, Poland). Support – Blackthorn (all-female symphonic metal, Moscow).






Sadist @ Зал Ожидания

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On 15 May, 2016 Sadist, progressive/technical death metal band from Italy, performed at “Зал Ожидания”, Saint-Petersburg. The show was part of the “Hyaena Biting The East” tour, in support for their latest album “Hyaena”, released in 2015. Support: Thy Disease (Poland), Pokerface, Stalwart.







Xandria @ Зал Ожидания

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On 14 May, 2016 Xandria, german female-fronted symphonic metal band, visited Saint-Petersburg once again, presenting new tracks from their EP “Fire & Ashes”, that was released in mid-2015. Local support – Silvercast.





Decapitated @ Зал Ожидания

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On 7 May, 2016 Decapitated, technical death metal band from Poland, performed at “Зал Ожидания”, Saint-Petersburg. They already played in Russia in 2007, but that tour ended with a tragic accident when a band’s tour bus collided with a truck near russian-belarus border. As a result Vitek, band’s drummer and one of the founding members, died and vocalist Covan was seriously injured and slipped into a coma. Later, after period of disbandment, Decapitated reformed with new musicians and released two more studio albums. This tour was dedicated to the second one, called “Blood Mantra”. Support – God Syndrome, Narada.






Abbath @ Зал Ожидания

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Abbath, black metal band formed by former Immortal frontman Olve Eikemo (Abbath Doom Occulta), recently performed in Saint-Petersburg for the first time. The concert took place on 30 April, 2016 at “Зал Ожидания”. Support – Khaos Labyrinth, melodic black metal band from Moscow. The tour was supposed to be in February, but was rescheduled due to illness.





Nile @ Зал Ожидания

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Nile, American technical death metal band, played at “Зал Ожидания”, Saint-Petersburg, on 19 April, 2016. That was supposed to be a festival, also with Belphegor and Melechesh, but Melechesh was unable to play because of Ashmedi’s hand injury, and Belphegor performance was cancelled due to activity of religious extremists. Support – Pyre.





Crossfaith @ Зал Ожидания

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On 3 April, 2016 japanese post-hardcore/electronic band Crossfaith returned to Saint-Petersburg with their new album Xeno, released in the end of 2015. The concert once again took place at Зал Ожидания. Support – Wake Up Call, rock band from Italy.





Samael @ Зал Ожидания

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Samael is an industrial metal band formed in 1987 in Sion, Switzerland. Initially they were a black metal band, but from mid 1990s they began to change their style and include more electronic sounds into their music.
Almost three and half year have passed since Samael last toured Russia. They haven’t released any new records since that time, but that doesn’t mean that they came empty handed. This time the band played a special set dedicated to anniversary of their classic record “Ceremony of Opposites”. It was the first record where Samael showed signs of interest in industrial music, a direction that they would take on future records.
The concert in Saint-Petersburg took place on 17 March, 2016 at Зал Ожидания. The first part of the set entirely consisted of songs from “Ceremony of Opposites”. They there slightly different from studio version of course, since the band stopped using live drums long ago and switched to electronic drum machine. Second part of the set included the band’s more recent, industrial tracks.




Eskimo Callboy @ Зал Ожидания

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It was 2012 when Eskimo Callboy (german electronicore band) visited Russia for the first time. On 12 March, 2016 they once again returned and played a concert at Зал Ожидания. It was actually their fifth show in Saint-Petersburg, since they kept coming back every year.