It was interesting to see the band display the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the video screen, as well as messages of peace and love. Clearly, Stratovarious are a positive band who are not afraid to share their beliefs of the unity of mankind. Read the band's tour diary to hear them more about what life is like on the road, etc.
Andre the Giant
Some of the tracks played in the two-hour set included Father Time, Will The Sun Rise ?, Destiny, Black Diamond, Against The Wind, Twilight Symphony, Forever, Hunting High And Low.
Into Eternity's Rob Doherty and Troy Bleich
Dream Quest, a Canadian power metal band, opened the show. Obviously influenced by European power metal, they were actually enjoyable. Their guitarist sounds like he's listended by a lot of Helloween. I purchased their 2004 CD "The Release" and it's solid melodic European power metal with only the vocals being weak. Regina, Saskatchewan's Into Eternity were up next, and this five piece band have a lot going for them. Their lead singer is augmented by two singing guitarists. At point in their set, they encouraged the crowd to sing by doing their best "Cookie Monster" impression. These guys don't take themselves too seriously, but have their the power and finese to go places and a charasmatic lead singer in Stu Block.
Into Eternity's Stu Block