The annual Joe Rowan memorial concert was organized again by the Hungarian Hammerskins, just like in every year’s October since 2005. The gig took place in the nord-west area of the country, in the small town Sopron. Four bands got invited to play, Worst Nightmare, Verszerzödes and Vegitelet from Hungary, and an Italian Hammerskin band Bullets.
After Bullets came Verszerzödes. More people gathered to the front of the stage and finally we could see some pogo too. The guys had one of their best show in the last months I think so. They also played the Nordic Thunder anthem ’Change Of Scenery’, but before the song Geri had few words in memory of Joe Rowan, and asked the attendances to remember with one minute silence to our fallen marthyr.
As much isn’t the best to be the first band at a gig, is just same to be the last one. But the guys from Vegitelet didn’t care about this, and made a powerful gig. This band is quiet new in the Hungarian scene, but the guitarist we could already seen before in bands like Nimrod and Hunor, and their drummer plays in Hunor too. I could describe their style as hard RAC, with a few influence of hardcore. Hopefully we don’t have to wait so long to their debut CD.
I could tell, that it was a really good event and worthy of Joe’s memory. Well organized, good atmosphere and without any problems or fights. Comrades attended from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Slovakia and of course from Hungary. Hammer Joe you are forever in our hearts, see you in Valhalla!