Nova Rock: Nostalgia, Hollywood glamour and Inexperienced Day as showmaster

The 90s heroes from Jane’s Habit have been again in Austria after greater than 30 years. Inexperienced Day placed on a sometimes entertaining present on the finish. General, the pageant kick-off confirmed its pleasant climate and musical selection.

  • Video: Excellent begin to Nova Rock

Inexperienced Day offered themselves as headliners on the Blue Stage on Friday night time as a superbly rehearsed (live-amplified) band at a Nova Rock. Billie Joe Armstrong, who nonetheless appears like a youthful rogue on the age of 52, and his colleagues began with “The American Dream Is Killing Me” from the present album “Saviors” after which devoted themselves extensively to the classics “Dookie” and “American Fool”, which have been launched 30 years in the past and 20 years in the past respectively. To mark the anniversary, the previous was carried out nearly in its entirety and the latter in all its glory. Songs akin to “Burnout”, “Know Your Enemy” (with a feminine fan singing on stage) and “Mind Stew” (together with a brief Black Sabbath tribute) from the 1995 album “Insomniac” represented the punky, harsher facet of the US formation within the first act.

Inexperienced Day: Excellent rhythm mixture

Within the second a part of the efficiency, Inexperienced Day paid homage to themselves by celebrating their extra advanced and broader masterpiece “American Fool” with verve. Songs like “Jesus of Suburbia”, “Vacation” or the slower-tempo items “Boulevard Of Damaged Goals” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends” merely do not age. Nor does the vitality of drummer Tré Cool, who set the tone with energy – in excellent rhythm with bassist Mike Dirnt. The hymn-like “Good Riddence (Time Of Your Life)” ended a good efficiency, the sort now we have seen from Inexperienced Day over time – with a altering set record.

Inexperienced Day is not only about music that may be a combination of pop, rock and punk, but additionally a couple of present with columns of fireside and explosions. An (inflatable) airplane just like the one on the “Dookie” album cowl soared over the followers’ heads and dropped “bombs”. Armstrong repeatedly animated the crowds and began the call-and-response. The truth that he takes this to the intense has lengthy been a Inexperienced Day ritual. On the second stage, the Pink Stage, Gloryhammer went a step additional: singer Sozos Michael swung an outsized hammer from which he had snatched a inexperienced ogre. The parody of energy steel clichés attracted a really spectacular and enthusiastic viewers. Sisters of Mercy acted because the bouncers.

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Billy Expertise and the pageant anthem

Billy Expertise carried out at Nova Rock for the record-breaking seventh time: “That is the most important pageant in Austria and it gave us our breakthrough on this nation,” stated guitarist Ian D’Sa. “We’re right here once more and it is nonetheless thrilling.” This additionally utilized to the viewers, who did not let the band down and received the group going proper from the beginning with numbers like “Give up” and “Attempt Honesty.” The catchy “Pink Flag” is taken into account a secret pageant anthem anyway – even a quick energy outage did not matter, they nonetheless jumped and sang.

For the reason that Canadians did not presently have a brand new album to advertise, they performed a flawless hit program, which after all included “Fallen Leaves” as the large spotlight. “I do not like rehearsing this track in any respect,” stated bassist Jon Gallant. “We have performed it so many occasions. However after I’m on stage and really feel the individuals’s response, I really like the track on a regular basis.” In any case, the band is “essentially the most highly effective means of presenting rock’n’roll,” stated Gallant, who added with a wink: “We’ll be again in two years.”

Psychedelic sounds from Jane’s Habit

Followers in Austria needed to wait for much longer for Jane’s Habit: The cult rock band round singer Perry Farrell and guitarist Dave Navarro delivered psychedelic sounds that did not appeal to a big crowd, however have been offered with unbelievable pressure. New materials has already been introduced a number of occasions, however Farrell was reticent about it to the APA. “In the meanwhile it is just some songs. It is all the time about compromises. Being in a band is more durable than a wedding. It is a marriage occasions 4,” grinned the charismatic singer.

Hollywood in Nickelsdorf

He additionally obtained applause from a Hollywood cinema nice: “Matrix” star Keanu Reeves was a visitor at Nova Rock along with his band Dogstar and, along with the efficiency by Jane’s Habit, he additionally took somewhat dip within the crowd, patiently signing autographs and posing for a number of selfies. He additionally minimize an excellent determine as a bassist, though his band’s music is unlikely to be remembered as a pleasing combine between Pearl Jam and U2.

Thrash icon Kerry King took it a lot more durable: The previous Slayer guitarist had come along with his personal venture, which served up songs from the debut “From Hell I Rise” in addition to some classics from his common band. Supported by consultants like Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head), there have been slicing riffs, highly effective drums and pillars of fireside to expertise. On the first live shows, King “felt like a fish out of water,” the 60-year-old stated in an interview with APA. Just one factor was lacking: the chains that King had dangled from his trouser leg for years at each Slayer gig. “I retired them.”

The German post-rockers Lengthy Distance Calling delivered a “distinction program” in accordance with their very own assertion. “We really need darkness and atmospheric gentle, then our music works fully otherwise,” laughed drummer Janosch Rathmer in an interview. “A pageant with a lot of occasion music and punk rock is just not precisely what is straightforward for us.” However the band nonetheless delivered on the Pink Bull Stage, with loads of pleasure in taking part in and songs that have been offered in a means that was each highly effective and atmospheric.

“The whole lot and everybody very relaxed”

There was loads of motion at Sizzling Milk: The British band round singer Hannah Mee and guitarist Jim Shaw have been allowed to open the pageant musically and took the primary stage by storm. Songs from their debut “A Name to the Void”, launched final 12 months, have been met with nice approval, and the combo of pop, punk and various was entertaining. The highway can solely lead up for Sizzling Milk, proper? “You must strategy it with a cheeky perspective,” stated Mee. “I all the time go to the pageant promoters and say to them: ‘Oh, subsequent time we’ll have the headliner slot, proper?’ You simply must exit on a limb.”

General, the primary Nova Rock Day will be thought-about an entire success: In line with the organizers and emergency companies, the journey went largely with out issues: “The whole lot and everybody was very relaxed,” was the transient conclusion. And if you wish to plan forward: the primary acts for 2025 have already been introduced: Slipknot, Electrical Callboy, Wanda and Lorna Shore.


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