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Nikolas Schreck WGT 2017 Concert Reviewed By Der schwarze Planet

 

Nikolas Schreck performing at WGT 2017 on 2 June 2017. Photo by Shan Dark, Der schwarze Planet.
Nikolas Schreck and his band (Heathen Rae on drums, Ohnesorg on bass, FTDrop on Keyboards) performing at WGT 2017 on 2 June 2017. Photo by Shan Dark, Der schwarze Planet.

To read original German article, please see  http://der-schwarze-planet.de/mein-schreckliches-wgt-2017/

Nikolas and his band's performance one month ago today was singled out as one of the ''Best Concerts at WGT 2017'' by Shan Dark of DER SCHWARZE PLANET in her article ''Mein SCHRECKliches WGT 2017''. For those who don't read German, we translated some excerpts into English for you:  

''On Friday, a long-awaited concert: Nikolas Schreck, the former founder and singer of the band Radio Werewolf (1984-92). I stumbled over Radio Werewolf's genius piece "Buried Alive" about 10 years ago and then got stuck on the band. In 2015, Zeena Schreck had already performed at the WGT with a "Tantric Ritual Performance" ... Now, then, Nikolas Schreck. I really did not expect to see him or Radio Werewolf songs live on stage. It was like a resurrection! I THANK the WGT Organizing Team for booking him. Nikolas Schreck joked onstage that he thought after the booking at the WGT, the abbreviation stood for "World Golfing Tournament". Somehow I like Nikolas's humor! Nikolas Schreck, a Buddhist since the end of the 1990s, stood barefoot on the stage in an I-do-not-what-to-call-it Buddhist (?) robe. It was a refreshingly different appearance. Just like the concert, which covered a musically very wide range from old Radio Werewolf pieces (very Goth!) to orientally influenced and ritually atmospheric pieces to a song which seems to me almost a Harlem Blues accompanied on the electric piano. Along with, Nikolas's magic gestures, it was simply never boring to watch him. And I think that every one of his gestures, every pointed finger or hand position was deliberate … It's very unusual and honestly said also somewhat creepy how in this manner he ''attracts'' the audience, drawing them in to his spell. Mr. Schreck is a phenomenon with strong charisma that one must somehow be up to. Some songs were from the upcoming album, on which the Nikolas Schreck band is currently working. Nikolas has three very good musicians at the start, I was particularly impressed by Drummer & Percussionist Heathen Rae - really very cool performance! Last but not least: I thank Nikolas for the performance of "Buried Alive" live - it made my day! This old piece was so authentic, with gothic-theatrical gestures as it was done at the time. ... I am glad that no modified, "modernized" version was played, but everything just as I know and love.  It was a terrific concert - it touched me and made me happy. In its manner and style incomparable with everything else on the WGT 2017 and one of my highlights of this WGT. ... I hope very much that he will be back at WGT with his band soon.''
To read full Report in German