the Darkness settles over the venue, the Royal Arena, and the men and women in Slayer t-shirts stimler together in the queue, where the sound of the metal grate from the excited fans' phones.
For many of them it's probably a last goodbye to metalbandet Slayer, who on Monday evening rounds Denmark on their afskedsturné in Europe.
- This is the kind of music I love. I flew from the UNITED states on Saturday, arrived at Berlin on Sunday and took a night bus to Copenhagen. Just for this concert, says the u.s. Kai Dambach to Ekstra Bladet.
He stands absolutely in the front of the queue, and he should without doubt be at the front for the concert, when Slayer goes on after all three venue: Obituary, Anthrax and Lamb of god.
- I'm a huge fan, so it is sad that this is their last tour. But it is also why I have done so much for to see them. I just had to see Slayer one last time, says the 27-year-old Kai.
It will be the fifth time, he must head-banging to Slayer live.
Kai Dambach love Slayer, and he is more than ready to to fire of some energy and make mosh-pits during the concert, how to make a big circle of people, where within the circle and bump into each other. Photo: Anthon Unger
Kai is far from the only one who has traveled far to see the Slayer.
the 26-year-old Stogge Dahlqvist is taken from Sweden to Copenhagen to see the legendary band. Like Kai Dambach will it also be his fifth time, he must enter and experience the band. He is not the less curious of the reason.
- I'm so excited! I have listened to Slayer since I was born. It was the first music that sounded in my ear.
- It is sad to say goodbye, but they are ’old as fuck’. It is as if it is my four fathers, I must say goodbye to. But they will live on in the lp’s and cd’s, say Stogge.
It is now some experienced gentlemen, who must fill the Royal Arena. They have played in almost 37 years and released 12 studio albums.
Several of the expectant fans, Extra Magazine speaks with in the queue, I've heard Slayer for as long as they can remember.
the 20-year-old Jan Andersen, who is taken from Sønderborg to experience the band, however, has not always listened to Slayer. He riles himself over, he does not have to grown them something more.
Jan Andersen west is loaded with marks from the metal bands he likes. So he can show others what kind of music he likes. Photo: Anthon Unger
- I'm really sorry that I only have been allowed to experience them once before today. And that other time will probably be the last time, is damn sad, he says.
Despite the mandatory vest with stitched-on brands from various heavy metal bands are Jan Andersen has not grown up with the Slayer.
- I have not always listened to metal. But I began as a 12-year-old to explore it. Slayer was one of the first bands I got to know them. It makes it just even more sad, he says.
A sad mood now is not it, that characterizes the queue, although it may for many of the fans is the last time, they must tonse to the Slayer.
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While the Slayer hits have titles such as 'Raining Blood', 'South Of Heaven' and 'Angel Of Death', is the crowd of Slayer fans that are waiting with christmas lights in the eyes, far from a bunch of bloddrikkende satanists.
Extra Magazine confronted them with a few stereotypes about metalheads.
the 23-year-old Tibor Bodis has grown up with the Slayer, and he admires them for having defined the genre of thresh metal. Photo: Anthon Unger.
- you Need to burn a church down on the way home from the concert?
- No, I just think, I stop past the Burger King. Going home, doing homework and get some sleep. I've never actually burned something down, say 23-year-old Tibor Bodis, who travelled from Sweden to see the band, he uninterrupted as a child was listening to on his cd player.
the 26-year-old Stogge Dahlqvist is completely ready to show its most metallede posing, as he poses up for photo. Photo: Anthon Unger
Stogge Dahlqvist, who daily works as a school teacher, laughing out loud, as Ekstra Bladet asks for his interior design at home in Sweden:
- if you Have a little devil-altar at home?
- No, but I actually lives next to a cemetery. So maybe I must worship the devil a bit there after the concert. Maybe I go there and scream ’go to hell’ or something like that. Ha, ha, ha! Not. If it is to go for a walk with the dog is what people think metalhoveder do, I do it much, says the Stogge Dahlqvist.
the 24-year-old Sebastian Bugge and 21-year-old Mikkel Brandt is not the biggest Slayer fans, says the even. But they should definitely not miss the Slayers farvelkoncert. Photo: Anthon Unger
Sebastian Bugge and Mikkel Brandt bought tickets to afskedskoncerten seven months in advance. When the anticipation of pleasure has been so long, how should the energy so released?
- When you are going home from the concert, sacrifice you just saw a goat on the road?
- No, however not. A goat is a little hard to get. But I would probably not do it anyway. I don't know how to do. I'm actually not, I generally do something that is particularly typical metal-like. Metalhoveder are just normal people, says Sebastian Bugge.
There is also not much devil in his friend Mikkel Brandt.
- you Are generally very angry, since you listen to metal?
- No, I'm actually a very calm and quiet and positive person. I just think metal sounds great and has a good energy. It is actually quite de-stressing. To get the internal aggressions out, and then you can be happy afterwards. I think, in fact, I'm so happy, because I listen to metal, he says.