Essen Germany Music
German thrash metal icon SODOM will release the lyrics and video for "Sodom and Gomorrah" today, September 25, 2020. German thrashing metallers KREATOR have released their latest album Sodom & GOMORrah, the first time in over a decade.
Last month, KREATOR bassist Frederic Leclercq confirmed to Moshpit Passion Webzine that the band has entered a studio in Essen, Germany, to write, arrange and record a demo for their next album. This summer he gave a workshop on computer music and curated and presented a concert of American electroacoustic music. During the seminar he interviewed another speaker, also a civil servant, who works in Essen and has dealt with graffiti and the hip hop scene in his working life.
Although the bands that performed were very attractive (see programme), it was not successful and the city of Essen did not repeat the songs of the festival. Unfortunately, the small excesses were marked by a disinterest in the music of the other bands, especially electro-acoustic music and hip hop.
We were able to sign a contract with Grugahalle and fly to London and sign a two-year contract for the first time in the history of the festival. We drove from London to Essen, followed the trucks and equipment of the roadies and were engaged for a four-day tour in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United States.
Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson (not mentioned on the poster) and they gave me a spark that I decided to organize a similar festival in the Grugahalle Essen in October 1969. I was able to win the Lord Mayor personally for an International Pop Blues Festival. We had planned to organise a pure music festival and not be used for political purposes as in previous years. The festival's "composers in residence" included such greats as John Coltrane, John Lennon, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones.
We threw new light shows, films and performances on the walls and played so-called psychedelic music. I didn't know any similar bands at the time, but some bands played at the festival, although they couldn't get tickets. Starting with blues - inspired rock and synthesizers - the trio integrated elements of folk, jazz, folk rock, blues, rock'n "roll and jazz.
That was definitely the first highlight of the evening, which left many people exhausted and sweaty in the moshpit. The drummer of the band had to take a long break and vomited twice in a bucket held by the bass player. We had a violent confrontation with a visitor to the stage and the following year the hip hop host shared a stage with the metal band. Hardcore was no longer on the agenda - we went from stage to box, dozens of people swirled around us and celebrated one of our biggest hardcore parties.
Festival director Franz Xaver Ohnesorg said he had great sympathy for Zimerman, one of the star performers.
He described the role of rap music in Essen as a way of distinguishing it from others: "Music is a respect we have for ourselves.
During your stay in the Ruhr area, you should pay a visit to the Aalto Theatre, named after the Finnish architect Alvar A alto, which has asymmetrically curved and flowing lines and has one of the most beautiful and beautiful theatres in Germany. Anyone interested in this production can also find out more on the Essen Music Festival Facebook page.
The Essen campus is located on the Baroque university campus in Werden, which began in the 8th century as a Benedictine monastery and became the aristocratic residence more than a millennium later. The main campus is located in a former industrial area of the city, which is located in the southern Ruhr area. In the mid-19th century, the region supplied the raw materials for industrialization in Europe, which were extracted under adverse conditions in coal mines named after the local river and its tributary, the Rhine.
This was only possible because everyone was excited and decided to go to the WOODSTOCK festival, which had taken place two months earlier. In 1967 I visited cream cheese, the old town of Düsseldorf, and after about a year a completely different professional perspective arose. Due to the circumstances of the time I inherited a small fortune from my father, I decided to settle in Essen with a good friend at the age of 23.
Here is a huge banner, created by Georg Boskamp, on the far right. The festival poster placed me in the middle of the city, right next to the old town hall, in front of all the shops and restaurants.