Our Solemn Hour
A few weeks ago Lapis Lazuli performed in a music competition called Emergenza. Sadly we didn’t advance to the next round, but it was a great experience and we gave it our all. I will post videos from our performance as soon as we are done editing them.
This past weekend we competed again. The competition is called Wacken Metal Battle and the performing bands compete for a place at Wacken Open Air, one of the largest metal festivals in the world. This year they had chosen 16 bands, out of 180 applicants, to compete… and we were one of them! The premiminary rounds are held in four cities around Sweden; Stockholm, Gothenburg, Falun and Östersund, and four bands compete in each city. One winner is chosen from each preliminary round and the winners then face each other to compete for the place at Wacken.
We performed in Östersund and we went up against Summoned Tide, Offensive Ground and Myrah. We gave everything we had for 20 minutes and had a blast on stage, but sadly it wasn’t enough and Summoned Tide emerged as victors. But it was a great experience and we are really proud to have been chosen to compete at all, that means we -do- have what it takes… and we will definitely be back next year! Below are some pictures of our preparations for Wacken Metal Battle as well as some from the show itself. Enjoy!