2012-08-11 - Skogsröjet Festival 2012, Rejmyre

August 11th, 2012


Skogsröjet Festival 2012 Sweden UnisonicAnother festival for Unisonic, this time in Rejmyre, Sweden. This festival took place on August 10th and 11th. Unisonic played on 11th.

The festival published this statement about Unisonic:

"Today, we go straight to the point and wish happy holidays to present UNISONIC to Skogsröjet 2012th.

Michael Kiske (Helloween), Kai Hansen (Halloween and Gamma Ray), Dennis Ward, Kosta Zafiriou (Pink Cream 69) and Mandy Meyer (Zurich) together form UNISONIC. In early April released their debut album and this summer, more specifically, in August, visit the Skogsröjet! Welcome UNISONIC!

2009 was the year when UNISONIC was formed, then as a quartet without guitarist Kai Hansen. Today the band consists of Michael Kiske of Helloween, Kai Hansen from Helloween and Gamma Ray, Dennis Ward, Kosta Zafiriou of Pink Cream 69, and Mandy Meyer from Zurich.

The band made their first mark on Masters of Rock and Sweden Rock Festival 2010. Both gigs were special, especially for Michael Kiske who were eager to once again start a proper band

"No matter how good you are as a solo artist, a real band generation rates so much more energy and gave me a good reason to live performances again after 17 years. I'm thrilled to be variable to play live with UNISONIC! "
It was during the mega-project Avantasias world tour as the magic of Michael and Kai Hansen arose, which resulted in the Kai joined the band.
UNISONIC is now highly relevant to their self-titled debut album coming in April 2012th In the spring of waiting tour in South America and Asia. Thereafter the band summer festivals around Europe and visit including Skogsröjet.

A new band with a unique sound-UNISONIC."

More information in the Festival official site.


Skogsröjet takes place in Rejmyre, which is a few mil outside Norrköping.

The nearest major town where the trains are Norrköping. From there you take bus 410, the Finspång and get off in Vist Inge and change to bus 416th On sj.se you can search directly from your hometown to Rejmyre!

Running Time

Unisonic at 19:15 - 20:15

Meet & Greet at: 21:15


Unisonic setlist at Skogsröjet Festival 2012

01. Intro: The Ride of the Valkyries
02. Unisonic
03. Never Too Late
04. King For A Day
05. I've Tried
06. My Sanctuary
07. March Of Time (Guitar solos)
08. Over The Rainbow
09. Star Rider
10. Souls Alive
11. We Rise

12. I Want Out

Comments of fans

Cornelia Anderson commented: "The highlights of Skogsrojet festival 2012 yesterda was Supercharger and Unisonic." Jenny said: "Already at home. Skogsrojet was fine. Unisonic was the best, also with Engel and Mr. Cooper was ok." Alvening Aka commented: "Otherwise, it's pretty damn awesome to hear the March Of Time with Unisonic. The song is sung by Kiske. A good weekend at Skogsrojet festival, thanks to Mr. Cooper, Unisonic, Testament, Anvil..." Patrick said: "You ROCKED Skogsröjet tonight!!! I’m sad I missed You at 9.15! Kai, I hope You like The mirrored pilot sunglasses that I threw Up on stage. Don’t lose them! Kiske, You rocked even harder than when You sang with Avantasia last time I saw You!!! GREAT show!!! Thanks a million!" Magnus Löfgren said: "Great show! Michael sang amazing!". Matte Rosengren commented: "After the weekend at Skogsröjet in Norrköping, I have found a new favorite band, Unisonic, listen on enjoy."

Unisonic full show at Skogsröjet Festival 2012


Two versions of 07. 'March Of Time' (video on the left side is incomplete):

08. 'Over The Rainbow' (video on the left side is incomplete):

11. 'We Rise':

Here are two videos of 12. 'I Want Out'' (the video on the right side has a little piece of Kiske covering Elvis Presley 'Release Me'):

Press stuff

Review by Joyzine.se webzine, here! The Swedish webzine Rocknytt.net review here. Nkpgbynight.se photo album here! Crankitup.se review with some pictures here. Markus Gunnarsson photo album with nice pictures here.