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Zodiac (7/10)
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!

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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!!!
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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!
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Venue: Magnet Club
Price: 24,90 € at Koka36
Setlist: The Sword

Berlin, 15.01.13

Spiders (7/10)
Start 21:00 / End 21:35
Hard Rock Hard Rock Hard Rock! Powerful drums, good riffs and a nice rocking frontgirl to warm up the already almost full venue. Surprise of the evening!

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Graveyard (7/10)
Start 22:15 / End 23:30
Average public age pretty high for a not-that-old band: their sound affected by Hard Rock, Blues and sometimes Stoner derivation should have made this possible. One of the best concert venue in Berlin: big enough to assure a good acustic and view but not so small to make you feel like in the Ring Bahn at 8:00 o’clock. 1 hour and 15 min of great music from great musicians. Really nice the cameos from Spiders members and the final jam session. Nothing to complain indeed. I just think they would be much better if they would increase that nasty and dirty attitude typical of this genre. They are too clean, too perfect. It could have been an higher score…

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Price: 27,40 € by Koka36
Location: Columbia club (C-club)
Setlist: Graveyard

Berlin, 19.12.12

Occvlta (5/10)
Start: 21:05 / End: 21:45
Nice esoteric atmosphere created by candles on the stage. What is missing is the typical Black Metal evil. They aren’t poser but they need to improve this side. Better the faster songs compared to the mid-tempo ones. Big margin of improvement.

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Kadavar (8/10)
Start: 22:10 / End 23:15
Are they original? Not at all. But fuck you they are an incredible time machine to the 70’s! Riffs and attitude stolen from The Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, add some Stoner and the mix is done. You leave the concert with the desire to have that long beard too! A kick in your ass to catapult you 40 years back.

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Price:      10,50 €  http://www.koka36.de/

Location:  Magnet Club      http://www.magnet-club.de/

Setlist: http://www.setlist.fm/search?query=kadavar

Berlin, 13.12.12