“time to wipe away all that we became…”
A few minutes after midnight the time had come to watch the headliners of the day. It wasn’t the first time NIGHTRAGE played in Volos town but this was the first time in such a big place (which seemed a bit empty though because only big commercial bands can pack places like this).
Marios Iliopoulos (leader of the band and the only founding member) is a down-to-earth guy, he was in the festival area from the start talking to fans. He was on the left of the stage focused on his guitar while the band kicked off with “so far away” from “Insidious” (2011), one of the last albums I have heard by the band to be honest as I lost track of them for some reason, but that was a mistake by my side because all the new tracks seemed to be on the same catchy path I liked from them. Having said that, the band tried to pick up songs from different eras and they managed to satisfy their fans that really got excited with them and you could easily notice that because on almost every song you could see small mosh pits here and there along with the flares. Ronnie Nyman was super energetic without losing a breath on vocals, while Marios was really good on guitar offering us the melodeath style that Nightrage is known for. Nice show in general with only one complain, that they only played for about an hour.
® text/photos/video: Konstantinos Mindcrimek Vlachos