23:00 - Apothecary Some guy near at the front of the stage was texting or some shit on his phone and Erik grabbed it from him and threw it in between songs. If that had been me I would've had a hard time not jumping onstage and beating his ass
The Napalm Records crew is happy to announce that Van Canto has joined its ranks. The German vocal acrobats signed a worldwide deal with the Austrian label and are currently working with Charlie Bauernfeind on their new album at the Blind Guardian Studios. The full-length will hit the streets in 2010. Fans may look forward to sweeping songs clad in the unique Van Canto sound. In addition, the band's first two albums ("A Storm To Come" and "Hero") will be released at the same time as their yet untitled new work.
Since 2006 Van Canto has been the scene's breath of fresh air, as they perform all of their songs a cappella with drums being the only other instrument at play. In this manner, the band can create unique and intriguing songs such as "The Mission" or "Speed Of Light", as well as reinterpretations of classic metal songs like "Battery", "Kings Of Metal", and "Fear Of The Dark". Furthermore, Van Canto is a veteran of the stage, having performed at various live encounters, e.g., Magic Circle Festival, and Wacken Open Air, to name but a few. An ever growing fanbase is living proof that innovation and tradition do not have to negate each other, but can instead give new impulses to a somewhat stalemate scene.