February 21, 2018 we gave us off to Estonia from our rural town in the heart of Sweden. The weather was a typical mid-winter Scandinavian bone chilling cold. We packed up our “Tour Bus” a Renault station wagon and drove off twords Stockholm, where we would catch the ferry to Estonia. See all tourdates here
When we came to the port in Stockholm, we drove the Methane-mobile (which would become our cramped halfway house on wheels) on to the ship and found our room. The Baltic Sea was cold and full of ice that previous ships have broken, and like many times before we found ourselves on the 24 hour party boat on our way to metal clubs in a new country.
After a little celebrating on the boat we arrived in Tallinn around 10 AM, loaded our tired asses in to the car and drove off to meet up with our friends StoneSoul. We had played with StoneSoul before in Finland last year and have kept contact with DC and the guys ever since.
DC HARI (StoneSoul with Tim and Jimi (Methane)
Then off to the first gig : Tartu, Estonia @ Underground. Where we would later meet up with our tour mates in INTACT. Undergound is a small basement club with a real “underground” feeling, setting the stage for a great 3 day tour.
Day 2: Valga, Estonia @ Rockiklubi. We woke up feeling like we deserved for partying with the bands and our new friends we met in Tartu, and made our way to Valga. Valga is a city divided by the borders of Estonia and Latvia. Rockiklubi had a feeling of being a squat, it was BYOB and spray paint on the walls. But an awesome crowd made for an awesome gig.
Day 3: Tallinn, Estonia @ Club Rockstar’s. Our last night was in INTACT’s home town and capitol of Estonia. THe 24th of February, the night we played, was also Estonia’s 100 year celebration. The city was in party mode. Rockstar’s looks and feels like a medievil dungeon which is fitting for the world’s most preserved medievil city Tallinn, built by the Tuetonic Knights and listed on UNESCO World Heritage preservation list.
Tallin was not good by just “see you again soon”. This March Intact will be here in Sweden playing a gig in Ludvika and and a show with METHANE in Mora at Lilla Helfvetet on 24 March. Its been a year since we played in Mora and can’t wait to come up again. We hope to see everyone come out supporting metal music and discover Intact’s heavy grooves, unique sound and great stage show, Presented by KILLAHEAD. INTACT on Facebook
INTACT Live at Rockiklubi Valga, Estonia
Thank you everyone involved! Untill next time!
Next month, April METHANE will be starting a new leg of our Signed In Blood tour, supporting our friends in Swedish EYES WIDE OPEN ! We will be kicking off in Gävle on 14, April at Rack N Roll before floating over to Finland 19 April (Lahti) 20 April(Vantaa) then meeting our good friends in Edge of Ever in Hamburg. See you in the pit \m/
Live photos by :SIIM NEERUT