Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SA:On the Road:Festivals ’14:Sotkamon Syke

Saturday 19.7.2014-Sotkamon Syke, Sotkamo, Finland
Since Sotkamo is pretty much in the middle of Finland (and the middle of nowhere, sorry folks) our means to get there this weekend was a nice vanride. Since the only dude coming from the north with a valid C-license was Punky, he won the designated driver position ;-) We’re playing Oulu next weekend so we can take our gear with us tomorrow when we leave. I won’t go into the logistics of our live setup at this moment (actually I won’t probably ever do that here) but there’s a fair amount of arranging to do in order to have our instruments and what have you’s at the right place at the right time.
Anyways we’ve played this festival once before and it was fun so I think this will be as well.A nice afternoon drive of a tad over 300km…and we were at the site. A quick dinner, some rest at the hotel and to the backstage.Lots of friends from other bands etc so it was nice to hang out for awhile. The show itself went very well and afterwards we enjoyed Sabaton from the balcony of the hotel, whilst going to the sauna in between.A truly enjoyable evening.

Sunday 20.7.2014-Travel Day
Up in the morning and more or less straight to the van and back home. I slept for the most part of the ride since the previous evening was a bit hard. Now we only have 3 more show this summe before it’s time to head out to America. Next Friday is Q-stock so until then….more Ecliptica recordings, we should start mixing any day now so once again we’re in a hurry…well that’s how it goes.




  1. Oh my God, you guys were awesome in Sotkamo! I loved hearing the new songs, and I couldn't believe my luck when you started playing Paid in Full and then In the Dark, my two faves :) I kept my promise btw and was in the front row :) We had so much fun. Perfect gig, perfect weather, PERFECT EVENING. Thank you <3

  2. you're doing a lot of stuff at the same time, but as you said, that's how it goes... :-)