Ação Direta, Revolt, S.A.F., Vuur, Absorbed, Born Suspicious, Camp, Visions Of War, Dew-Scented @ Manifesto, Hoorn 08 September
Friday 07.09.2001: arrival at Schiphol, Amsterdam We pick them up around 14.00 at the airport and drive to Rotterdam to crash at the Poortgebouw squat. There we’re welcomed by some of our friends and the guys discover that one of their fave bands Extreme Noise Terror is playing in the Baroeg this night. So we get some fastfood, and check out the gig which has only some 50-70 people. Desecration has some memberproblems and play with drum and guitar only but sound impressive anyway. Extreme Noise Terror play total over-the-top deathmetal with 2 voices. I think the singer is the only one left from the original line-up. The old (hardcore) songs are played really really bad. The metal stuff is brilliant though.
Saturday 08/09/01: We arrive early. Meet with Mike D. the organizer and are amazed at the new clean youthcenter. The stage is huge and the soundsystem is earthshaking. The first 6 days of the tour will be together with Revolt from Groningen. A new and promising metalcore band influenced heavily by Caliban and the Göteborg metalscene. They start off the festival around 17.30. Unfortunately not too many people are present. SAF is catchy bandanatrash. I love the vocals. Vuur is rather boring. The stage is definitely too big for them. Absorbed impresses me totally. For me the best band of the fest. Born Suspicious sound a lot like early DRI, Camp is tight grindcore, Visions Of War is totally disboring with a remarkable stageshow. Ação Direta give their best and it’s always a pleasure to see them live. One of those bands that never bores me. They started playing much faster the last years and some songs stick in your head too easily. Last but not least, Dewscented surprises with great catchy metal. Eventually about 100 people came to the fest. This one was already set 6 months ago. In the meantime other “punks” organized fests all over Holland and we suffer the consequences. Too sad, but it was succesful anyway. Everybody felt satisfied. We stayed at Mike and Melanie’s place.
Organizer: Mike D./Dead Area
Ação Direta (São Paulo, Brasil)
S.A.F. aka Skulls And Flames (The Netherlands)
Absorbed (Hoogeveen, The Netherlands)
Revolt (Groningen, The Netherlands)
Visions Of War (Belgium)
Born Suspicious (Hoogeveen, The Netherlands)
Camp (Den Helder, The Netherlands)
Dew-Scented (Braunschweig, Germany)