“Gazpacho were formed in Oslo in 1996 by childhood friends Jon-Arne Vilbo and Thomas Andersen along with Jan-Henrik Ohme (later joined by Mikael Krømer, Lars Erik Asp and Kristian Torp) and released their debut album ‘Bravo’ in 2003. Signing to Kscope in 2010, the band released their sixth album Missa Atropos followed by the acclaimed March of Ghosts in 2012 and in 2014 the band released their album ‘Demon’ to worldwide critical acclaim. ‘Night Of The Demon‘, is Gazpacho’s first live CD and DVD release filmed when the band embarked upon the ‘Demon‘ album tour in spring 2014. The band were aware that many countries were missing out on the tour and many fans across the world would be unable to attend so they brought in Dutch filmmaker Jon Vis to film their show in April at Boerderij in Zoetmeer in Holland. ‘Night Of The Demon’ captures the band as they are on stage and showcases band’s raw and honest performance that will appeal to anyone with a taste for inventive and different music. The show saw Gazpacho playing songs from across their catalogue including track s from ‘Tick Tock’, ‘Night’, ‘Missa Atropos’, 2005’s ‘Firebird’, ‘March Of Ghosts’ and the majority of the songs from their recent 2014 album ‘Demon. The audio CD features 9 tracks coming in at an impressive 80 minutes whilst the DVD features the full performance of 14 tracks and will be packaged as a 2 disc CD/DVD digipack with 24 page colour booklet.”
Besides being perfectly designed and packaged, Night Of The Demon is a glorious example of the band’s ability to make their songs sound even better in their live rendition. Especially considering that compared to their previous live CD ‘London’, this tour saw them performing live 9/10 of their latest album Demon, which is technically much more challenging than the older tunes. As a result, whoever was lucky enough to see this tour – and we were, read our live review here – had the chance to witness a great show. Who wasn’t that lucky, can now enjoy both visually and musically Gazpacho’s immense talent thanks to this little jewel, which will be followed by the release this summer of their brand new album ‘Molok‘ followed by a tour that will also land in London in November. And the 18.30-minute track Death Room will be played fully live for the first time ever. A challenge worth seen.
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