Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Paradiso + infereno aka The High Priestess vs. The Devil.

The evening was set. The apocalyptic rain storm and gail force winds set the scene for the rising of The High Priestess and Devil to collaborate in one of this years most interesting acts to battle it out on The Assembly platform.

K.O.B.U.S. (SAMA awarding winning Metal band) and none other than Inge Beckmann (lead singer of the former band Lark, also a SAMA award winner for Best Alternative Act) got together to collaborate for the Paradiso+infereno gig. This gig was a SA music fans fantasy, even if one doesn’t like metal, Inge is hot! The ethereal high notes and ground shattering bass notes that culminate and release from Miss Beckmann’s throat will raise the hairs on the back of your neck whilst the beastly demonic thrash-metal sounds of K.O.B.U.S. create a perfect juxtaposition yet equilibrium of harmonious and sinfully sensual sounds.

The crowd change at Assembly was a big change from the usual Nu Rave, skinny jean, Tommy takkie kids to what one could call “kids from the dark side”. Yes offense.

The change was needed. The gig was a breath of fresh yet alternative air to the usual indie-kid scene in Cape Town.

The black apparel and spikes were out with force on Saturday night along with some top SA performances and original sound. Let’s keep the collaborations coming. Support SA music kids.


Post by Kate Roux

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