Start 20:30 / End 21:00
They said 20:30 and 20:30 was. Four german guys playing a good mix of Stoner, Hard Rock and Blues. Really a proper opening band to warm up this -5°C cold evening. Zodiac has nice songs that deserve to be listened! Some of them are blues oriented, other just furious ride and other songs play hard with the 70′s like the long last one. Maybe we’ll see Zodiac again here in Berlin as headliner in some years!
Lonely Kamel (8/10)
Start 21:15 / End 22:00
Again four guys but from Norway this time. Don’t ask me how but even if they have seen max +10°C grad in their life, they can ship you in the middle of the desert with only sand and rocks around you, some cactus, sweated clothes and 45°C grad burning your poor brain. The Lonely Kamel´s “fat” Stoner winds you and let you headbang ´till your neck bleeds. 100 time better live than on album but maybe it depends from the genre: Stoner and Lonely Kamel must be experienced live. The Kamel will not be lonely anymore if they keep going on this way!!!
The Sword (7/ 10)
Start 22:30 / End 23:45
Other four guys (is the number 4 the mystical one in the Stoner world?) but coming from Texas. If you think the Sword are the one that brings you to the desert, you’re wrong: they ship you directly to the outer space with their space Stoner! The Sword played songs picking them from all albums, preferring the last
one as usual. Their music is really great but I was a bit disappointed at the end: I think there was sort of a problem with the voice, sometimes too weak and distant, sometimes too confused between the other instruments. I hope to have soon the possibility to see the Sword live and to appreciate them completely.
One thing to say: Magnet Club elected fucking Stoner venue in Berlin according to the last months gigs!
Venue: Magnet Club
Price: 24,90 € at Koka36
Setlist: The Sword