Christmas Metal Symphony played today (2013/12/14) their second show from the new tour at Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad, Sweden. On December, 18th they will play at Bochum, Germany.
The Christmas Metal Symphony band is formed by: Magnum Opus Rockestra, musical director by Joost Van Den Broek (ex-After Forever), Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged): Guitarist, Abel Cañizales (Labirintho): Guitarist, Johan Van Stratum (Stream Of Passion): Bass, Jeffrey Revet (Stream Of Passion): Keyboardist, Koen Herfst (Epica):Drums.
And the Vocalists for the first shows are: Michael Kiske, Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Udo Dirkscheider (ex-Accept) and Floor Jansen (Nightwish).
Hammerfall vocalist Joacim Cans will join in the tour later.
Setlist Christmas Metal Symphony in Kristianstad:
01. Instrumental Intro
02. More Than Meets The Eyes (Testament) – Chuck Billy
03. Souls Of Black (Testament) – Chuck Billy
04. March Of Time (Helloween) – Michael Kiske
05. Longing (Helloween/PIDW) – Michael Kiske
06. I Want Out (Helloween) – Michael Kiske
07. They Want War (UDO) – UDO
08. I’m A Rebel (Accept) – UDO
09. Metal Heart (Accept) – UDO
10. Orchestra interlude
11. Practice What You Preach (Testament) – Chuck Billy
12. My Pledge Of Allegiance (After Forever) – Floor Jansen
13. Alone (Heart) – Floor Jansen
14. Nemo (Nightwish) – Floor Jansen
15. Heaven And Hell (Black Sabbath) – Joey Belladona
16. Anti-Social (Anthrax) – Joey Belladona
17. Madhouse (Anthrax) – Joey Belladona
18. Here I Go Again (Whitesnake) – Joey Belladona
19. Highway To Hell (AC/DC) – Joey Belladona
20. Phantom Of The Opera (Nightwish) – Floor Jansen
21. Silent Night – Kiske & Udo & Floor & Chuck
Brigitte commented about the show: “Today was the second show and it seems that this concert hall was a little bit too big for this event. The audiences was a little calmer than yesterday and the sound had the same problems like yesterday. It was often too loud and the orchestra was hardly hearable.
It also had some improvements and Kiske seemed to be in a little better shape than yesterday and I could not detect any little mistake. He also interacted a little more with the audience. After the end of the Kiske songs, the audience started with Kiske, Kiske callings and it seemed he was the one that most of the guys had been waiting for.
There was also a minor change in the set-list and Joey sang alone ‘Highway to Hell’ as his 4th song. The finishing track of ‘Silent Night’ also seemed to work quite a little bit better today.”
Video ‘March of Time’:
Video ‘Silent Night’ with UDO, Michael Kiske, Chuck Billy and Floor Jansen