Το πρόγραμμα άνοιξαν -στην ώρα τους χωρίς καμία καθυστέρηση- οι Jade Vine, μία μπάντα που έδωσε άλλη έννοια στον όρο support. Με μία πολύ απλή πρόταση : ήταν το πιο ταιριαστό πρελούδιο για τους Anathema (φυσικά και ήταν εφόσον οι ίδιοι οι Anathema τους επέλεξαν). Πόσο τυχαίος να’σαι υπό αυτές τις προϋποθέσεις;Καθόλου,θα απαντούσα εγώ, εφόσον έχεις πλαισίωσει ένα συγκρότημα με άρτιους και ταλαντούχους μουσικούς που σε προϊδεάζουν για το τι σημαίνει ατμοσφαιρικό ροκ.Τραγούδια όπως το ‘Take me Under‘, ‘One Last Time‘ και ‘Nothing I Can Do‘ είναι αντιπροσωπευτικά δείγματα της εξαιρετικής δουλειάς τους. Γεγονός που με σόκαρε σχεδόν, ήταν το βάθος και γενικά όλα τα μήκη και πλάτη φωνής των αδερφών Κωνσταντίνος και Μάριος Μαγδαληνός, ενώ αν δεν απατώμαι,για κάποιο λόγο νομίζω ότι κάπου εκεί στα δεύτερα φωνητικά, άκουσα λίγο από Hansi Kürsch των Blind Guardian.Πείτε με τρελή αλλά οι ψιλές που άκουσα έριξαν το σαγόνι μου στο κάγκελο…το οποίο σαγόνι δεν πρόλαβα να μαζέψω μέχρι το τέλος αυτής της βραδιάς.

The magical night kicked off at 9:30 o’clock -we should say that the timetable was followed punctually) with Mr. Danny Cavanagh coming on the stage in order to introduce us with the opening act of the show. Jade Vine is actually a Greek band, located in London. Their debut album, which was released last January, is titled ‘Nothing Can Hide From Light’ and it was recorded under Danny’s supervision. Danny also co-produced the album, along with the band and Patrick Moore. I have to admit that it was one of the very few times -you can actually count them in the fingers of one hand- that I was really impressed and mind-blown by the performance of an opening act and, trust me, I am not exaggerating. Their sound could be easily described as prog rock, while, in my opinion, they don’t adopt the typical sense of the word in their sound. If I should absolutely have to put a label to their music and sound, I would call them “sweet and melancholic dreamy rock”. They played a 40-minute set, which was based on their debut album, as well as songs such as Last Time (which is the first song that the band has ever written, as they informed us), Say It, Sell It (which has been written and dedicated to the current condition of the music industry), Lost It All and some others as well. Unfortunately, Jade Vine waved goodbye by playing their last song, Lost Control. Judging by the applause in the end of their performance, I was not the only one who “wanted some more,” so I truly hope and wish the band will take it seriously into account and give us the chance to see them again on stage soon!

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Four amazing days,two sold out gigs,and many many many new friends!!!!!
We had a blast in Greece playing in Athens and Thessaloniki with Anathema !!!!A massive thank you to all of our friends in Greece who came down to the live shows,all the crew in both venues, a huge thank you to Anathema for having us!!!! Here is a photo of Jade Vine with Danny,Vincent and Lee from Anathema and our manager in Greece Vicky Margaritidou!!!!

A huge thank you to the brilliant photographers for the great photos of our gigs. Please find below links to their websites, visit them and show them some love! Andreadis Stergios Photography https://www.facebook.com/AndreadisStergios John Metalman https://www.facebook.com/jmetalman Giannis Negris i-jukebox.gr https://www.facebook.com/i.jukebox?fref=ts Jannis Tomtsis https://www.facebook.com/jannis.tomtsis http://www.flickr.com/photos/jannis_tomtsis/ Karolina Tsirogianni Friedrich https://www.facebook.com/stagespotting?ref=ts&fref=ts