Podcast Episode 20: Centuries of Decay

Centuries of Decay, winners of last year’s Wacken Battle of the Bands Canada, join us during their stop in Kelowna. Just what does playing such a large festival feel like and how does it compare to others? We get down to it with the band. Sitting in for his third episode is Lasse from Finland!

Centuries of Decay

This impressive group of guys gives us the low down on what it’s like to embark on their first real tour and visit to Western Canada. They’ve never done it! Hell AFAIK they’ve only played shows in their home area (Toronto, Ontario) and a handful at that. Centuries of Decay sure don’t look the beginnings of a career on stage. In fact the band looks well established and puts on a solid professional performance.

Wacken Open Air (Wacken, Germany) is one of the largest European festival since 1990. I’ve never attended Wacken nor had have I tried or organize a trip. It’s something I hadn’t considered for a few reasons. It can be very expensive to get there from Western Canada. To go literally to the other side of the world. Wouldn’t it be easier to bring something like that to here instead?

Armstrong Metalfest 2019

We have something very similar in our own backyard! Armstrong Metalfest tries to replicate the experience of a European outdoor festival right here in Beautiful British Columbia. I’ve been covering AMF as best as I can with a pre-show podcast episode along with not just one but two experiencing the festival drop-in episodes.

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Photo by Chris Geistlinger

The whole reason for mentioning AMF is that Centuries of Decay played the festival this year. So even more Westerners got to experience the fantastic show that these dudes put on. I ran into them when I first arrived too and got to shake hands and say hello with the guys. They truly are amazing people and if you get a chance to say hello please take it!

The Round Table

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Lasse sitting at the round table.

Oh god the round table!

I got a nice shot above of the round table we have been using for our recordings. It has been working out very well and I am so grateful of Muninn’s Post for allowing us to record so many episodes here.

Lasse left back for Finland the day after this recording (July 7th) and will be dearly missed by myself, my wife and the many people he met during his time in Canada. Cheers Lasse!

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Bands mentioned on this episode

Strapping Young Lad, Gojira, Dark Funeral, Ensalved, Between the Buried and Me, Darkthrone, Tortured Saint,