Après-doom (10 november 2010)

We had a good time at Dutch Doom Days IX last weekend. The gig went really well, we had some difficulties with the vocals and there wasn’t any reverb on them but these are minor details. We played a 40-minute set consisting of four songs:

1.       Verlangen

2.       De Zwaarte

3.       Meer Dan Je Ziet

4.       De Zin (die ik verloor)

This was our first gig in a year’s time and the first to have both Ward and Josha providing backing vocals. We could have used a few more rehearsal sessions for that but it’s hard enough already to find time to practise as we all live in different cities. Still, we got much positive feedback from those who were at the concert, so we figure we did a good job. It felt good to be on stage again. We definitely enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to the next show.

The cd sold quite well. We have a ‘Pay-What-You-Want’ policy at shows which allows people to do exactly that. It means no more having to choose between bus fare and cd. You’ll have enough for both. Or the cd plus another beer. But the fact is, people were paying on average the amount we hoped they would pay for our cd, which is not so much a relief as it is reaffirmation of something we already knew: doom fans care about their bands. And we care right back The response we’ve been getting about the album has been very very positive so far and is reflected in the growing number of listeners on last.fm as well as the number of downloads on bandcamp.

I haven’t seen any photos of our gig online yet but our friend Wouter did upload a video of ‘De Zwaarte’ to Youtube, so you can watch that if you weren’t there. We’ll have another video online shortly.

Bye for now and thanks for listening/watching!

Misha

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