Rock Hard Festival

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Posted by Stephan on August 11, 98 at 02:28:27:

Hi Savafans!
My name is Stephan and I am from Germany. I was one of the lucky ones to be at the Rock Hard Festival.
The Bands?
Murder One
Symphony X
Iced Earth

It was just amazing! Symphony X played their first European show and they were really great. The same goes for the other bands.
They all played between 45 and 60 Minutes. Iced Earth had one of the most powerful drumsounds I've ever heard.
Then the headliner: SAVATAGE.
Incredible! The Intro tape was Prelude to Madness and everybody knew what the first song would be. The opened with Hall of the Mountain King!!!!
I cannot remember the order of the songs but I can say what they played:
Hall of the Mountain King
Jesus saves
Wake of Magellan
Taunting Cobras (!)
Edge of Thorns
Handful of rain
Dead winter dead
The Hourglass
When the crowds are gone (a short version, just Jon and the piano)
Tonight he grins again ( I almost went crazy when Jon announced this song as I think it is the best song on the best Sava album)
Gutter Ballet
They played all these songs in an incredibly short 85 Minutes.
The drumsound was awesome ( really kill(er) drums).
It was one of the best shows I've ever seen from Savatage.
I just feel sorry for all those that could not have been there.
Mentally yours

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