Concert: Madrugada

I put this video on YouTube quite quickly after the concert, but I’ve had some issues with korp.no and kinda forgot to share it here. Hopefully my site issues has been resolved now, I will do a QC later.

Madrugada had a reunion tour celebrating the fantastic album that is Industrial Silence (1999). On December 7th 2019 it was their first of four concerts in Oslo, and it was awesome.

Madrugada was and has always been a great live band, where the music is the main thing. They certainly played around with some lighting and Sivert Høyem is wearing his discoball-jacket, but the music is their true strong point. We’re all missing Robert Burås of course, but Cato Thomassen is a brilliant guitarist and is filling the big shoes after Robert masterfully. I also saw him with Madrugada when they played at Oslo Spektrum in 2008, so I know he is capable and then some.

As for this video, it’s the first song of the concert, Vocal, and unfortunately the audio is a bit messed up. Still, it’s a long one, and the audio is quite okay and sometimes pretty good even… so I decided to upload it.

Ihsahn – Stridig (2019)

Ihsahn (of Emperor) just dropped this little gold nugget of a song. I was late checking out his solo works, but it’s all awesome, despite being very different from Emperor.

I’ve seen Emperor live once, and Ihsahn a couple of times and both are extremely good and professional in a live setting.

Oh – and the man really know how to play his guitar! The guitar playing is actually crazy good. 😀

Concert: Muse

Muse plays alternative rock music made for huge stadiums and arenas, and the show itself is beyond awesome: Animations, lightning, lasers, and plenty of other things to keep your senses occupied. They played 25 songs and the concert lasted for about 2 hours, but it felt more like 30 minutes.

This time I went to Copenhagen, Denmark to see them and get some other stuff done. The concert was fantastic, and everything else was really great too. Good times! 🙂

For this video I had recorded both Supermassive Black Hole and The 2nd Law: Unsustainable (an instrumental song). Both spectacular tracks in their own way, and very different at the same time. I decided to include both in my YouTube video, because I like them both.

Check out everything Muse at Muse.mu, and support the band by buying their music and merch from their Muse.mu Store.

The setlist for the entire concert can be seen here on Setlist.fm.

I saw Muse in Oslo, Norway in 2016 too, and here’s a collection of clips from that concert:

Leprous – Below (2019)

More music! Leprous is one of my top favourite bands, and they keep on evolving their music. Below is their first single from the next album, and they made a pretty cool video to go with it as well.

The song is beyond awesome, and I’m already ready for the album, Pitfalls, which will be released on October 25th.

I will see them live in Oslo in November as well, and that’s seriously gonna be sweeeeet.