Anni De Vil’s Diary (No. 3)
Come inside to read the third instalment of our new blog from Anni De Vil, vocalist with fast-rising Swedish femme-metallers Hysterica. This week: find out why even girls made of heavy metal need soldering irons! Go here to read Anni De Vil’s previous diary entries.
Hi all you girls made of heavy metal – and heavy metal men, of course!
September has been a busy month for Hysterica to say the least. Besides working on our new album we have also been out on the road every weekend. The gigs at Pub Anchor in Stockholm turned out to be quite eventful. During the soundcheck on the first evening Satanica’s bass broke. A cable inside it had become detached and needed to be soldered back. The only problem was that we had no soldering iron and no soldering.
The sound-tech at the Anchor transformed into MacGyver and started to solder using a nail that he heated on the stove and some soldering from our guitarist Bitchie’s tuner. After a while another staff member found a soldering iron, which turned out to be broken.
Meanwhile, the audience was waiting for us to enter the stage. Finally another soldering iron magically appeared from God knows where, and we were able to fix the bass. Once we hit the stage the gig turned out to be one of our best ever and the place was packed both nights.
The weekend after we got in the van and headed to Avesta, a town a couple of hours away from Stockholm. We were laughing and making jokes about what equipment would break down this time. We probably shouldn’t have done that because during the soundcheck a speaker fell down on Bitchie’s pod. It broke half the channels on it so there were some sounds she couldn’t use, but we still managed to get through the gig. A good time was had by both us and the audience.
Last weekend we teamed up with three other bands, Frantic Amber, De Van and Gormathon, and headed to Metal Night in Sävsjö (in the south of Sweden). Since it was my birthday the girls had cooked up a surprise. Halfway to the gig we stopped for lunch with our good friends De Van. They all sang for me, gave me a killer purse and champagne. Later at the gig Satanica had the audience sing for me as well. That’s what I call a birthday celebration.
After having played like rock stars we proceeded to party like rock stars, but that’s another story…
Anni De Vil