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Heaven Shall Burn in Europe

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The hottest heavy metal package came at the en of the year: With HEAVEN SHALL BURN and PARKWAY DRIVE two of the currently most important and most successful bands from the modern metal genre are on parade every night in Europe’s halls. The double headliner package of the Thuringian battleship and the Australian metal core institution was advertised as “Tour of the Year”. To determine one headliner out of these power packs is next to impossible. This is why they went on a big double headliner tour, taking friendly turns in passing each other the positions every night. In the middle of the set, without set change, without sound check, without a breather break, the two bands took turns, thus providing variety and uninterrupted action in the pit! The line-up on this tour was completed by the bands Northlane and Carnifex. The tour started on November 24, 2014 in Stockholm (Sweden) und ended on December 21, 2014 at the Hamburg municipal hall. They played 6 of a total of 22 shows in Germany’s major cities. Black Box Music provided the suitable FOH and monitor equipment for the Europe tour. The equipment used included 02x Digidesign Profile, 01x Soundcraft VI6, 12x L-Acoustics FM 115, 04x L-Acoustics ARCS II, 04x L-Acoustics SB 28, L-Acoustics LA-RAK, Lake LM 44 and radio transmission paths based on Sennheiser and Shure equipment. For the German shows, BBM in addition provided the sound and light technology as well as the complete rigging and trucking. For the PA, 30x L-Acoustics dV-DOSC, 12x L-Acoustics SB 28 and L-Acoustics LA-RAK Amping were used. For the light technology, the following equipment was needed: Martin MAC 700 Profile, Martin MAC 2000 Wash XB, Martin Atomic Strobe with colour changer, 4 – Lite blinders, Strand Fresnel lenses, Unique hazers, MA – dimmers und Flying Pig Road Hog 4. For the rigging, HOF MLT 350 and Eurotruss ST Traversen and engines made by Chainmaster were relied on.

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Fotos: © Christian Thiele