Aug. 28, 2005 - (Presentating their album - Metka)
Then Metka came out:
That's where the feeling of "emptiness of the
hall" completely disappeared! At least 300 people
were present in the room! Musicians slowly appeared
on the stage. The bass player Pavel Voronin (who previously
played in «Citadel») tuned up, keyboardist
Joe walked hither and thither. Eventually they started
with the same name song «Black Label»
(although before there was some instrumental).
People's knowledge of the lyrics amazed me! They
joined in almost on every song! On the first songs
vocals was made very quiet. Again, today «Arctica»
was not the best for the sound...
Then they played a few hits from their debut album
«Stepping through the mirror»: songs «Wind»,
«Death», «Vengeance», then
«Shadows», which on the album was recorded
with backing vocals of Stasiya from «Citadel».
They performed this song live with her. Crowd just
exploded with shouting «Sta-ssya!», when
she appeared on the stage. She sang her part and went
away and Metka continued with the song «Triangular
Dream»! It was a very, very cool! In addition,
they presented their new guitarist, who was to replace
Sergei Tshe (who now plays exclusively in «Citadel»,
not combining his musical activities with Metka).
Also the band presented a new song (I do not remember
the name), but the song just superb! At the very end
they played a cover "Plastic Crow". They
sang something like «Plastic crow, or maybe
a dog, maybe a cow» and tra-la-la ... but a
Also I remembered well another cover, which "Metka"
played just before it: a cover for «Zdes Kuyut
Metall» by Aria - I couldn't be able to stand
on my legs! They played it a special way - a couplet
from Aria song, and the chorus - from «Sad But
True» by Metallica, but only in Russian! Just
Author: Stanislav Pinaevsky (Ramm-Stas)