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The Italian folk rock band Spiritual Front from Rome returned to Greece after a few years, this time promoting their new album "Amour Braque". The opening act was the new darkwave band Grey Gallows from the town of Patra.
 
This was Grey Gallows second live appearance. The duo took to the stage of club Death Disco around 10:00pm and presented a 45 minute set, with Konstantin (vocals / keys) and Dionisis (Guitar / bass / keys). Their songs where all from their debut album "Tears" that was just released on cassette and digitally by Peruvian InClub Records. They started with "The Only One", "In The Mercy Of God" and their digital single "Autumn Leaf". A good mixture of melodic darkwave with goth elements backed by Konstantin’s deep vocal. The continued with "Fading", "Grey Gallow" and "Ice" before they launched into their cover of "Alice", the Sisters Of Mercy classic. They ended their set with one of their more melodic electro tracks "Under The Grey Sky".



After a short break the stage was set for Spiritual Front with "Mama Roma", the 1962 movie by Pier Paolo Pasolini, already being projected on the video wall. The trio with frontman Simone "Hellvis" Salvatori (vocals and acoustic guitar), Andrea Freda (drums) and Riccardo Galati (guitars) stepped up on stage around 11:00pm an kicked off with some of their known songs such as "Cold Love (In A Cold Coffin) " and "Darkroom Friendship" from the 2010 album "Rotten Roma Casino", "I Walk The (Dead)Line" the great "Jesus Died In Las Vegas", "Hey Boy" and "Tenderness Through Violence". Simone is a very talented frontman. Talkative with the crowd, very expressive, swaying his acoustic guitar all around. The band as a whole really played out the part with their folk rock, americana and tango elements.



On "Slave" Simone Salvatori climaxed the song ending up playing guitar on his knees. Whereas on "Bastard Angel", another of the many tracks played from their 2006 album "Armageddon Gigolo", Simone stepped down from the stage and continued playing amongst the crowd. They ended their set with "Children of the Black Light" from their latest album where at the end all three members of the band banged away on drums finishing in a very impressive way.

Review & photos: Nick Drivas



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On Saturday, 15th of September, Death Disco had its live debut for the new season. Heading the bill were the German post-punk band Bleib Modern. The opening act was Mazoha a Greek artist from Thessaloniki.
 
Mazoha, a one man show, stepped onto the stage first. Jimmy Polioudis the singer and guitar player really took us by surprise. He also has another project called Vagina Lips. As Mazoha he was playing live for the first time at Death Disco. He showcased a nice dynamic set of songs filled with frenzy guitar. Mostly punky style with some My Bloody Valentine moments. I really liked two of his songs that had really emotional vocals, "Θύμισε Μου Να Μην Σκοτωθώ" (Remind me not to get killed) and "Τούβλα" (Bricks) taken from his first digital album "The Weight Of Existence".





The German post-punk band Bleib Modern were up next. This was the second time the band was playing live at Death Disco. They are currently on their Autumn Tour of Europe and had just performed in some other cities here in Greece. The Berlin and Munich based post-punk / cold wave band had gained many friends here from their first visit. The 5-piece band took their place on the stage and started their set of moody dark post-punk.

They opened with the track "Nothing" from their third album "Antagonism" released in 2017. Followed by tracks such as "Mindless", "Glass" and "Winter Mood" 
(from their debut album "All Is Fair In Love And War"), "Blackened Soul" and one of their most known melodic songs "I Don’t Like You" (from their second album "Vale Of Tears"), "Leave Me" and "Blue Avowal" to name a few . As a band on stage they seem to sink deep in their playing, all synchronized, building a solid moody sound, with the voice of Philipp Läufer looming over it all making the whole atmosphere very bleak. It’s not that easy nowadays to enjoy a guitar-based band especially one that has 3 guitarists! The crowd seemed to get into their brooding groove and enjoyed every minute of it. They closed their set with two new songs (
''Brian B-Goth'' and ''Ballade'') leaving the stage cheered on by the pleasured crowd.



Review & photos: Nick Drivas


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