5. November 2011 05:49
It's getting colder outside so we've been keeping the flame alive. In other words, there has been quite some activity in the Holy Lamb camp. What we've got here is a new logo (the round thing on the right) and a whole new set of promo pictures taken by our long-time friend Muffin.
That's not all, though. We've been invited to perform at The Skys official CD release and birthday party in Vilnius on 11 November (the New York Club is the venue for that). Apart from The Skys and ourselves, the other acts include Appleseed from Poland, Bliuzoholikai from Lithuania, and Il Castello di Atlante from Italy. The next day, 12 November, Holy Lamb and The Skys will travel to Rīga where the two bands will be joined by Latvian fellows Toms Londons at Nabaklab, a nice club in the old town. The Rīga show will be a double celebration of 'Baltic prog' as The Skys will be presenting their new album, Colours of the Desert, to the Rīga crowd and Holy Lamb will light 20 candles on the band's birthday cake!
See you soon...........
27. February 2011 00:16
Damn right! We had a couple of fantastic gigs with local band Busy Bee (see photos here) and Palindrome from Austria (pictures taken by Ludwig Illo are up on his own website) in the months of March and April 2011.
On March 12, we joined Latvian rockers Busy Bee at the Students' club of Latvian Academy of Music. We were invited as special guests to bring a "proggy" edge to the hosting band's and their frontman Flame's birthday party. For Holy Lamb, this was the first live performance to feature lead guitarist Ansis Markauss who joined the band last autumn. Our former drummer Jānis Burmeisters helped us out on this occasion since our current skinsman Toms was unable to make it due to a business commitment. To see a selection of pics from this gig, click on the link above or the photo below.
The Nabaklab gig (April 9) saw Holy Lamb's first ever live appearance with newcomer Toms Circenis on drums. We opened for the mighty Palindrome from Vienna. They did an excellent show at last year's Baltic Prog Fest and it's really great that they decided to come back to the Baltics again. Those interested may check out their profile on MySpace. As regards Holy Lamb's live set, we did a couple of numbers: 'Winterlude', an instrumental track with a fantastic outro section composed by our guitarist Quizz, and 'iINTHESKY' (sorry, we'd done this one in Liepāja last summer, but still new to Rigans).