Venue: Blender Theater at Gramercy (New York, NY)
Opener: Alestorm, Belphegor, Kivimetsan Druidi, Vreid
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
First we had the “Paganfest USA” which would be followed by the “Pagan Knights” and these events were successful in bringing the Celtic, Viking, and Folk Metal bands all together for our entertainment. They worked well in bringing us groups that would not have truly be able to do touring in this part of the world if they had come alone and as result gave the Metal legions some rousing experiences. Tonight’s agenda would present the fans with the “Heathen Fest” and I had hoped that this would be as entertaining as those other events had been over the past year and a half. The great thing was that it would compile some of the bands seen on those other tours and add to the mix a couple of new ones for good measure. Headlining the show would be Eluveitie who I had not seen since the first Pagan Fest in 2008. They returned as a headliner later in the year but were doing so on the same night as Amorphis had happened to be playing and since their span of time between visits had been so lengthy I decided that I would have to pass on the Folk Metal rockers that time. Lucky for all who happened to go to Amorphis, Eluveitie would not wait for a couple of years to come and visit us again. Direct support would come from Belphegor and kicking off the show would be Kivimetsan Druidi, Vreid and Alestorm. From beginning to end this all seemed interesting so we got inside nice and early to be sure to absorb all the bands in full. Here is what happened if you by any chance missed out.
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