The Year starts well with fantastic Rock
Avalanche, Ryte, Grimms Eye, Lurch, Kobudai
2023 – A Roadtrip To Outta Space Odyssey, Arena Wien – Kleine Halle, Austria 20230120
Now the season really gets going. Releases come e.g. from Henrik Huber and Seether, Yunger returns to Unders, Phal:Angst do their album presentation at rhiz, and after the Lemmy Tribute, it is not ‚1 day at the Arena‘ but one sold out evening. Because RTOS has put together a fantastic local line-up, while the artwork comes from Dr. Knoche.
Band one of five is a fish named Kobudai. They deliver a pure and straight Rock’n’Roll show as usual. No fancy stuff, just the essence of fast and heavy rolling music. The set includes songs like „Fever“ and their first single „Sailing Off“. With Lurch, they have played before at the very place in summer. They start gently and with vocals, before it gets mainly instrumental, with the grim bass letting the floor and walls up to the ceiling quake. In April, they will be guests at Echoes Of Erebos together with likes of Mars Red Sky.
Apropos grim, up next is not Grim Justice but Grimms Eye. Their Hardcore Sludge mix reminds of Black Flag or Mondo Generator and opens the pit. Their direct and honest appearance leaves no stone resting upon the other. With Ryte returns the guitarist of Kobudai. Their show is hypnotic on the one and full of energy on the other hand, like back at the Heavy Psych Sounds Fest. Meanwhile, the snow has started to fall outside, putting a silent white blanket over the area.
Fifth and last live act is Avalanche with another blasting performance and intensive sound. Apart from the side project Raw Ethics, they were featured on Weedian’s „Trip To Austria“, and in April, they will share the stage with Onkel Gusta at Venster99. After all those great gigs again underlining the high level of the local music scene, the night continues with DJ Yellow King or at Lewendi for those who wish to change sound. And the RTOS poster announces more events like this with Parasol Caravan, The Black Angels, The Raw Stuff, Kadavar, Rotor and more..