2 August 2013

The Cruxshadows LIVE!!!

Yesterday was one of the most amazing concerts I have ever been to!!! I am still excited and happy, I had so many emotions inside that I just don't know where to start describing everything!

First off, there was a support act, a German band called Schwarzbund. They were everything but my taste, but I've linked their facebook so you can check them out for yourself.
So anyway, shortly after the concert began! There weren't too many people, so I had no difficulty slipping to the second row ;)
And then from inside the crowd [as always, hence I've watched a few live videos on youtube to be prepared] came Rogue from inside the crowd. In a second I'm like turning around to see him pass right in front of me, climbing on stage. I was ssooooo excited!!!!

The show was great!!! Everything sounded exactly like in the recording, Rogue's voice was beautiful, the violins sounded amazing and the dancers were like fairies! I also liked their drummer, she was kickass!

 At some point after the 3rd or 4th song, Rogue climbed up the light balk things. I was really anticipating that, it was funny and great! I just love that he climbs, walks through the audience, points and sings to every one in the crowd. His way on stage was very personal and touchy, I think I never felt such a feeling in any concert before!

At one point Rogue appeared in the middle of the audience standing on a chair. That was awesome! Meanwhile the dancers were doing some very artistic choreography. I must say that this is the first time I see a concert that involves dancers, and I've noticed that it adds so much to the performance!
The dancing were beautiful and not too complicated, and it accompanied the music perfectly. It also tells a lot about a band when you see on stage people who don't necessarily make the music, but play a role in the whole act as well. It is very uniting and again personal.

They played all of my favorite songs, Quicksilver, Winterborn, Sophia, Immortal and as an encore, Merylin My Bitterness, which was amaziiinnnggg!!! I sang and jumped all evening, and even the songs I didn't know I could sing after hearing the chorus one time.
And then, while playing Merylin, I found myself on stage. Yes yes, Rogue just began pulling people from the crowd on stage, and while I reached his hand and tried to get on the stage [failing, of course] he jumped off the stage and just lifted me on it!!! Ahh I was so excited :P
There were like 20 people on stage at some point, and we all danced and jumped and it was so lovely and made me so happy!!! When the concert ended Rogue hugged each person that he brought up on stage. It was an amazing experience, even that one hug made me so happy inside!

I think I have never been in such a positive concert. I liked each song, the words filled me with hope and made me smile, the atmosphere was great, even magical!

So all you out there in Europe, go and see The Cruxshadows!! This was my first time ever seeing them live, and it was even better than I had expected!! I highly recommend this amazing experience with such lovely people! I am still smiling the entire day :)

Fun Fact: when I was like 16 I've discovered  The Cruxshadows for the first time. I used to watch the video clip for Winterborn numerous times, and to imagine myself being among the crowd watching Rogue climb up the light balk things, just like in that music video. The concert felt like I was there. Like I was back in time.

N. Finsternis


  1. Oh, you are so lucky! :) It sounds like it was absolutely wonderful!
    Winterborn was the first song I ever heard by them, and Quicksilver is one of my favourites, as well.

    The fact that Rogue hugged everyone makes me happy just reading it. ♥

    1. Yes it was absolutely amazing!!! I used to watch the video clip of Winterborn so many times when I was younger, and I imagined myself attending a festival one day with goth music and other goths :)

  2. GREAT! I Love Crüxshadows so much! A great Band!!! And so funny...

  3. Ah, I'm so jealous! I would so much love to see Crüxshadows and Rogue live. Maybe they come to Finland one day...

    1. I hope they will, I think they are touring all the time :)

  4. Ah, I'm so glad it was everything you hoped for! I just went to see The Damned for the second time and it was a similar experience, so I know how you feel. :)

    1. Cool, I wonder how the Damned sound today!

  5. They are amazing, I've seen them live in Athens,Milan,Berlin and Ingolstadt. Yes,the best part of all concerts was Rogues' hug at the end, he cares so much for the fans.
    Also,I'm not sure you realised,the drummer is Jessica, Rogue's wife and yes, she's amazing too!

    1. Ah yes you're right, it is Jessica!! I somehow assumed she was his dancer and wasn't at the concert ^^'''
      it's great you had a chance to see them a few times, must be fun each time :))