2013-12-18 - Ruhrkongress, Bochum

Germany
Date: 
December 18th, 2013

Information Christmas Metal Symphony at Ruhrkongress, Bochum, Germany 2013

Christmas Metal Symphony 2013 Bochum GermanyThis is the third show of Christmas Metal Symphony tour live project. The vocalists for 2013 edition are: Michael Kiske, Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Joacim Cans (Hammerfall), Udo Dirkscheider (ex-Accept) and Floor Jansen (Nightwish).

Christmas Metal Symphony band is formed by: Magnum Opus Rockestra, musical director by Joost Van Den Broek (ex-After Forever), Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged): Guitarist, Abel Cañizales (Labirintho): Guitarist, Johan Van Stratum (Stream Of Passion): Bass, Jeffrey Revet (Stream Of Passion): Keyboardist, Koen Herfst (Epica): Drums.

The management site of this project published: "If you are bored of all the Christmas celebrations with your family; we hereby present you the best alternative to escape that reality!  Get your agenda’s out for your personal Christmas Party metalstyle; we are proud to present you CHRISTMAS METAL SYMPHONY…a metalized Christmas tale."

You can buy tickets here.


Setlist Christmas Metal Symphony at Ruhrkongress, Bochum, Germany 2013

01. Overture Classic In Rock - Anthem 702 - Magnus Opus Rockestra

02. More Than Meets The Eyes (Testament) - Chuck Billy
03. Souls Of Black (Testament) - Chuck Billy

04. March Of Time (Helloween) - Michael Kiske
05. Longing (Helloween/PIDW) - Michael Kiske
06. I Want Out (Helloween) - Michael Kiske

07. They Want War (UDO) - UDO
08. I'm A Rebel (Accept) - UDO
09. Metal Heart (Accept) - UDO

10. Intermission - The Odyssey (Symphony X) - Magnus Opus Rockestra

11. Practice What You Preach (Testament) - Chuck Billy

12. My Pledge Of Allegiance (After Forever) - Floor Jansen
13. Alone (Heart)  - Floor Jansen
14. Nemo (Nightwish) - Floor Jansen

15. Hearts On Fire (Hammerfall) - Joacim Cans
16. Last Man Standing (Hammerfall) - Joacim Cans

17. Heaven And Hell (Black Sabbath) - Joey Belladona
18. Anti-Social (Anthrax) - Joey Belladona
19. Madhouse (Anthrax) - Joey Belladona
20. Highway To Hell (AC/DC) - Joey Belladona

21. Phantom Of The Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber) - Floor Jansen & Joacim Cans

22. Silent Night - Kiske & Udo & Floor & Chuck & Cans


Comments about the show

Brigitte of Kiske fanclub commented: "At 20:00 the concert started and the first parts of the show had no changes in the setlist. When Kiske appeared, it was clearly hearable, he had a flu and he even mentioned it himself and that he will try the songwith the help of the audience. And that 'March of Time' is a 'Bitch' today. But also with flu, he sang good, especially 'Longing'. The first change came, when Joacim cans entered to sing 2 Hammerfall songs and he sounded good. He reappeared for 'Phantom of the Opera', to sing this song in a duett. It was very good. The final part of the show was again 'Silent Night' and this time it was much better done, with Orchestra support and also Joacim Cans joining Kiske, Floor, Udo and Chuck."


Videoclips Christmas Metal Symphony in Bochum 2013

04. March Of Time (Helloween) - Michael Kiske

05. Longing (Helloween/PIDW) - Michael Kiske

06. I Want Out (Helloween) - Michael Kiske

22. Silent Night - Kiske & Udo & Floor & Chuck & Cans

Videos of other vocalists

02. More Than Meets The Eyes (Testament) - Chuck Billy

08. I'm A Rebel (Accept) - UDO

09. Metal Heart (Accept) - UDO

10. Intermission - The Odyssey (Symphony X) - Magnus Opus Rockestra

12. My Pledge Of Allegiance (After Forever) - Floor Jansen

14. Nemo (Nightwish) - Floor Jansen

15. Hearts On Fire (Hammerfall) - Joacim Cans

18. Anti-Social (Anthrax) - Joey Belladona

21. Phantom Of The Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber) - Floor Jansen & Joacim Cans

Press and fan stuff about the show

Michael Kiske fanclub uploaded a photo album in their facebook acount, check it here. There is another photo album by lautundinfarbe.de here. Mcsharq.nl did two photo albums, one with stuff from the show here, and other with pictures of pre-show here. Black-Cat photo album here. RockHard.de live report here. Vitanigra.de photo album here. Musikiathek.de photo album here. Live report by Metal-trails.com here. Reflectionofdarkness live report here. Musicalobserver photo album here. Tombstone Webzine live report here and photo album here. Rocknroll-reporter.de photo album here.