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Rhombus live in Greece – 28th of September 2013

16 Jan

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(by Fondas SumerSon)

Rhombus & Opened Paradise live in Athens-Greece !!

Saturday September 28th @ Death Disco
Sunday September 29th @ Ghost House

This was one of my best GOTH weekends ever…. Rhombus LIVE IN GREECE at last and nothing better than Opened Paradise together as a special guest !!!
First of all I want to thank Ashes From Azrael team for making it happen and for organizing these 2 successful gigs !

I am a very big fan of Rhombus and I was trying for many years to get them in contact with the Greek gig organizers in order to book them to play here…. I know that this TRAD GOTH kind of sound they have appeals more to the older guys (the youngsters prefer more metal or industrial stuff) so the organizers didn’t want to take the risk and bring them to play here…… Well not all of them…. Manos & George had the balls to give it a try…. And it turned out so successful !! They booked them to play in Athens 2 times in a row. One at Death Disco (28th of September) and the next day at GHOST HOUSE (29th of September).

Let’s start with one of my favorite Greek goth rock acts that i am addicted to their music for many years. the mighty Opened Paradise!! Their performance exceeded our expectations. The guys conquered the stage for about an hour and they performed their occult tunes in a perfect way ! They captured the audience and all people enjoyed it very much. They played songs from both of their releases plus a brilliant cover version of GARDEN OF DELIGHT‘s classic “Opened Paradise”. The new guitarist fits perfect in the band. Elias drumming was excellent, Kostas and Alex amazing….. and of course Periklis. He is the absolute frontman for a band like this. A big THANK YOU to the guys for dedicating my favourite Opened Paradise song (Prayers for the Damned) to me.
I am so glad that these guys are back and can’t wait to see them on stage again soon….

Their exact setlist:

Intro
Dancing with Shadows
Hopes on Crystal
Closer
Deep Waters
Ximbalba
Terra Incognita
Senseless
Distnant Walks Through Shifting Light
Omega
Prayers for the Damned
Opened Paradise (Garden of Delight cover)

After a small break, Rhombus came on stage! I was so delighted that i was going to see them live after so many efforts that i made through the years. Their sound was brilliant. Very strong and clear. Both Ian & Rob were playing the “Goths riffs” that we all loved so much, in a perfect way. Mya‘s vocals outstanding and Edward was just an excellent frontman besides a brilliant bass player. He was jocking all the time and he had a very good communication with the audience. They were on stage for about an hour and 15 min and they played all of their hits from all of their albums dedicating “love you till closing time” to me and Maria. We were jupming and singing during all of their show and we enjoyed it so much. btw the after show party was great too and we turned up home so drunk but yet with a big smile on our faces !

Their exact setlist:

Fallout
One Day More
Lightning Strikes Twice
Staying Under
Leave you to Burn
Love you till Closing Time
Here be Dragons
Remembrance Day
Lifeline
New Temperance
What you Wanted
Almost Everything
Anywhere
Timeless and Elegant
—————————
Open the Sky
Into the Rain

The next day the guys decided that since they would be in Greece for one more day, they could play live again… but without any money or anything. They wanted to play just for friends and for having fun…. The Rhombus “make a better party” way !! So Ghost House was the place this time with FREE ENTRANCE ! Of cource there were about 20 people there since the next day was a “working day”, but everyone who chose to be there instead of resting at his sofa, enjoyed it more than last night’s gig (including me). The guys played some different songs from yesterday show, including one of my all time favorites “You only want me when you’re drunk” which they dedicated to Maria and me. This time they played a bigger set of one hour and 30 min and I was jumping all around in almost every song !
What a lovely night grin emoticon !!

Their exact setlist:

Opened the Sky
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Staying Under
Remembrance Day
Shove it Up Sideways
Lightning Strikes Twice
Leave you to Burn
Love you till Closing Time
Here be Dragons
New Temperance
What you Wanted
One Day More
Almost Everything
Anywhere
————————-
Fallout
You Only Want me When you’re Drunk
Into the Rain
Celebrate
Timeless and Elegant

btw you can watch the whole concert right here :

…. and the encore Here:

Until the next time…. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU TILL CLOSING TIME guys !!
Cheers and LONG LIVE RHOMBUS !!!

 
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