Metal lovers will enjoy another spectacular concert on May 16 at the Sant Jordi Club inBarcelona. The phenomenal line-up includes Judas Priest, Blind Guardian and U.D.O.
The headlining band is Judas Priest, who has already given several great performances inBarcelona. They are now returning with their Epitaph tour that began last year. This tour, as the title implies, will be the last given by this legendary heavy metal band. It may be the last opportunity to hear the voice of Rob Halford, which is one of the most popular and distinctive in the world of metal.
The setlist for the concert includes the most successful songs from their nearly forty year history. Among other noteworthy ones are “Never satisfied” (Rocka Rolla, 1974) from the first album that initially launched them into stardom, or the mythical “Starbreaker” (Sin After Sin, 1977) or the equally impressive “Breaking the Law” (British Steel, 1980), which was for many the most popular of the band’s career. And not to forget, some of the later hits like “Judas Rising (Angel of Retribution, 2005) or “Dawn of Creation/Prophecy” (Nostradamus, 2008) will be included.
This time Judas Priest will be accompanied by the famous German band Blind Guardian, which has basically maintained the same formation since it was created in the 80s. It’s only missing the drummer Tomen Stauch, who left the band in 2005 and was replaced by Frederik Ehmke, who is now firmly a part of the group.
Blind Guardian is known for being a group that combines fast melodic rhythms, sometimes accompanied by acoustic guitar or even bagpipes. Many of their songs are inspired by the books of J.R.R. Tolkien such as “The Lord of the Rings” and they almost performed for the movie. They have also been inspired by the works of Stephen King, the book “The Silmarillion”, which inspired a complete album. -
Through their directness to the audience, Blind Guardian rewards us with songs like “Mirror, Mirror”, “Sacred Worlds” or the highly-praised “The Bard’s Song”.
The third band of the lineup, the German band U.D.O., was created by the vocalist of Accept Udo Diskschneider in 1987, who has worked alternately with his own group and Accept throughout his career.
This singer, who has one of the most unique voices in heavy metal, will delight us with their songs such as “Rev-Raptor”, “Break the Rules” and songs from Accept like “Metal Heart” or the song which is considered his best, “Balls to the Wall”. He has also worked on several collaborations with other bands, including working with the Finnish band Lordi on “Hard Rock Halleluja”, which won the Eurovision award in 2006.
Diskschneider has also worked on the tribute to Judas Priest, with whom he has an excellent relationship.
This concert has every incentive for heavy metal fans to make an extra effort to attend.
For more information about tickets to the concert: http://www.nvivo.es/conciertos/Judas+Priest-Barcelona#tickets
Remember that you can reserve apartments in Barcelona to enjoy this concert in comfort while you visit this magnificent city.