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Rocktopia TV Double Feature: Gotthard (In Close-Up) & Royal Hunt - Live At Firefest 2012!

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After an extended break, we’re back to give you a glorious double-feature presenting two glorious performances from last year’s Firefest show.

 The melodic rock world reacted in horror at the tragic and untimely death of Gotthard frontman Steve Lee just over three years ago, and many questioned the wisdom of the band continuing as the guys took their time looking for a replacement. Just over a year later, in November 2011, Nic Maeder was officially announced as the new vocalist, and the following year the band released ‘Firebirth’. Firefest 2012 was one of the first live shows with the new vocalist, and everyone knew it was going to be a very emotional moment. However, I don’t think that the guys were expecting such acclaim from the renowned Firefest crowd after delivering a stellar performance, and as the audience took up the refrain from ‘Lift You Up’ after the band had left the stage, several of the guys were in tears. Now you can relive that magical night, exclusively right here on Rocktopia TV!


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 Many AOR fans were surprised by the inclusion of progressive/symphonic Danish band Royal Hunt for Firefest, but really, they fit in superbly, adding that little twist to the usual AOR flavouring. Founded by keyboard maestro Andre Andersen back in 1989, the music certainly has keyboards to the fore, and in the mid 90s with American vocalist DC Cooper, the band released the highly successful albums ‘Moving Target’ and ‘Paradox’ before Cooper was replaced by John West, who in return was replaced by Mark Boals. However, in 2011 DC Cooper was welcomed back into the band, and this Firefest show from 2012 showed exactly what the band could deliver. Royal Hunt mad a LOT of new fans that night - see why in this exclusive full-show video from Rocktopia TV. (In fact, DC Cooper enjoyed himself so much at Firefest, he requested to come back the following year to act as compère, just to soak up the atmosphere once more).


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 More shows coming soon, including some highlights from this year’s awesome sold-out Firefest! 


Watch the shows:

Gotthard - Live At Firefest 2012*
Royal Hunt - Live At Firefest 2012*

Rocktopia TV
has already shown you the following FULL and 'In-Close Up' shows ...

W.E.T. - Live At Firefest 2011*
Gotthard - Live At Firefest 3*
Danger Danger - Live At Firefest 2012*
House of Lords - Live At Firefest 2*.
Robin Beck - Live At Firefest 2012*
Unruly Child - Live At Firefest 2011*
Dare - Live at The Gods 2001*
H.e.a.t. - Live At Firefest V*
Alien - Live At Firefest 2011*
Coney Hatch - Live At Firefest 2011*
Johnny Lima - Live At Firefest 2012*
XYZ - Live At Firefest 2012*
Stage Dolls - Live At Firefest 2012*
Tyketto - Live At Firefest 2012*
Steve Augeri - Live At Firefest 2011*
Danger Danger - Live At Firefest 2012 (Alternative Close-Up Version)*
Ten - Live At Firefest 2012*
Lillian Axe - Live At Firefest 2012*

... as well as "Best Of" videos from various pro-shot Firefest DVDs (each 'best-of' video has a running time of at least 40 minutes!):

Mitch Malloy - 'Live From Rock City' - The Concert Film*
Valentine - 'Live At Firefest IV' - The Concert Film*
FM - 'Back In The Saddle' - The Concert Film*

Like the pro-shot concert films? The FULL videos are avalaible as downloads for only £ 1.99 each! Click HERE to visit the Rocktopia Download Store.

But baby ... you ain't seen NOTHING yet!


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A NEW FULL SHOW EVERY WEEK!


Over the next few months we'll be letting you see selected concerts on a weekly basis:

Classics from the old Gods days - remember that unbelievable show from Two Fires, where Kevin Chalfant, Jim Peterik and Keally Keagy blew us away with the best of Two Fires, The Storm, Night Ranger and Survivor?  Add to that concerts from Wig Wam, Honeymoon Suite, FM, Firehouse and many more, and you KNOW there's only one place to get your fix of the best live AOR and melodic rock. Rocktopia TV!

*One has to be a registered member (click here to register your free account) to access the Firefest & Gods bootleg video section.

Please discuss what other FULL Firefest shows you want to see on Rocktopia.TV!


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(photos by Marty Moffatt) 

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