Wuthering Heights

ProgPower Scandinavia 2008

Text: Tobias Nilsson Photo: Lunah Lauridsen

The third band to play for us at the ProgPower festival was Wuthering Heights from Denmark. They were the first band not to have a backdrop, but instead Teddy Møller bore one of the most disgustingly beautiful basses I've seen.

Here we clearly began to move into a heavier and harder area of the prog-scene than what the earlier bands had shown us, but at the same time Wuthering Heights displayed a so far unequalled amount of humour in their approach and performance.
Maybe because of this, or maybe because the band originates from this country (possibly even a combination) the crowd finally warmed up and dared approach the stage. More arms were raised and there was generally more life in the audience at this point of the evening.

"The drummer wants more guitars in his monitor."
- Nils Patrik Johansson (vocals)
"And I want more Jägermeister!"
- Teddy Møller (bass)

The band was clearly comfortable on stage, even though it had been 3½ years since they last played live together. They also had all their rockstar moves in order; Martin Arendal (guitar) threw plectrums to the audience like there was no tomorrow, and Andreas Lindahl (keyboard) had a little intermission completed with a dance ready between songs, just to keep the show going.
And it worked; it was the most entertaining show of the evening in my opinion, and this even though I didn't know their music beforehand!
They were also the first band to say thanks and give a bow as their set was over; a good way to end any show.


Gather Ye Wild
Demon Desire
Faith - Apathy Divine Part I
The Nevershining Stones
Longing For The Woods Part I : The Wild Children
Longing For The Woods Part II : The Ring Of Fire
Bad Hobbits Die Hard
The Raven
Hunter In The Dark
Memory Within A Memory

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