Show review and photography: Karina Diane Parker Published: October 10, 2013
Firing up the audience was Coldsteel, a band that has been around for a couple decades in the New York underground scene. After disbanding for almost 16 years, they have returned to promote their new America Idle EP. The band reunited with three original members, Troy Norr on vocals, Joe Shavel on guitar, and Hal Aponte on drums, along with new comers Eddie Campbell on guitar and Doug O’Dell on bass. This band played a solid set showing that old school Trash Metal is not dead!
Now it was time for the legendary Helloween to take the stage. The big Power Metal band from Germany, recently released a new album Straight Out of Hell, and covered most of the new material in their set. Additonally Helloween also covered some of their old material; warming up with “Eagle Fly Free” and closing out with “I Want Out”. Their set was energy filled with crazy mosh pits and body surfing. One of the main highlights of Helloween’s set was Daniel Löble`s drum solo which was flawless and out of this world amazing! After almost 30 years of rocking the stage, Helloween still manages to put on a great show.
With some of the best sound and lighting I have ever seen from a concert production, this was one hell of a show. Having fans young and old singing along with every Helloween song, and seeing all the energy from both the crowd and the band, this show is definitely on my favorites list.