Let us skip the formalities. We both know it’s been a while since there has been any sort of articulate, wordy post on Have You Scene That. We’re a fickle sort of beast. It seems that once we actually build up some sort of steam, we realise there are other things to do with our lives instead of care about you miserable metal bastards. Normally this realisation ends with us turning over and hibernating for another 2 or 3 months. Will that happen this time? Who knows…but yeh, probably.
Anyway, to business!
Dubai Rock Festival, not to be confused with the old and pretty outstanding Dubai Desert Rock Festival, has finally confirmed the final act for the festival which takes place on 12th April, 2013.
By now I’m guessing you would have heard that Yngwie Malmsteen is the headliner of the festival, so there isn’t a whole lot to say about that except for ‘coolio’. While I’ve never really gotten into Malmsteen it seems like a mad ballin’ choice for the festival and it certainly adds some meat to lineup (that isn’t me poking fun at Yngwie being fat…promise).
You’re definitely in for a show from Malmsteen as he’s been around for years now, and the current line up of his ‘band’ features Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens who is pretty well known, and talented in his own right. You probably know him best as the vocalist who was voted out of Iced Earth by the fans. #sadtimes #yolo
Anyway, here is Yngwie Malsteen playing a bit but also throwing his guitar around like one of Black Veil Bride douches .
The rest of the line-up seems pretty legit, to be fair, what with Dark Tranquility bringing their awesome melo-death riffery;
Myrath adding a bit of soulful Arabic taste to what seems to be a more Western flavoured metal affair;
a bit off progressive metal is found with the likes of local band, Anuryzm. Note - Doesn’t the bass at the beginning of this song make you slappada air bass?
and then we have Nightmare from France who are power metal and make me sad in a way that only power metal truly can.
Last but not least…well actually probably least…The Sanity Days are playing. Now I’m not to sure what to think about this. Featuring Onslaught’s one time singer Steve Grimmett, TSD play…Onlaught songs…but only songs off of ‘In Search Of Sanity’, the one album Grimmett appeared on.
While I personally think ‘In Search Of Sanity’ is a fantastic album and that Grimmett is, in all fairness, an accomplished vocalist from the NWOBHM days, I don’t think they’re up to par. With the current touring Onslaught, which is a bit of a shame.
Here is a picture of Steve Grimmett’s face as all i could find of TSD, to link, were terrible sounding live videos.