Jun 14

Amsterdam Metalfest 2018 Melkweg (Amsterdam, NL 19/05/18)

 


Amsterdam Metalfest was an interesting experience as the festival is hosted at a club a few minutes from the city center so thinking about metal and Amsterdam within the same context was quite new and exciting. The line up was composed by Fleshgod Apocalypse, Obscura, The Charm The Fury,  Hideous Divinity, For I Am King, and One Godless, so it was a pretty heavy night.  Continue reading

May 22

Residentie Orkest feat. Anneke van Giersbergen (013 Poppodium, Tilburg 18/05/18)


When you think about Anneke Van Giersbergen, you relation her work with The Gathering, her collaborations with Devin Townsend, Moonspell, Amorphis, etc. or even her work with The Gentle Storm, Vuur or her solo albums, but a symphonic live show?  

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Apr 26

Epica 1000 show at 013 poppodium (Tilburg, NL 4/14/18)

 

Dutch symphonic metal giants, Epica, celebrated their 1000 show where everything began over 15 years ago for them,  at Tilburg’s infamous 013 poppodium with a sold-out show that also included Lacuna Coil, Myrkur, MaYaN, Oceans of Slumber and Nightmare.  

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Apr 11

Therion / Imperial Age / Null Positive at 013 Poppodium (Tilburg, NL 07/04/18)

As part of one of Therion’s longest tour to date, the Swedish symphonic band decided to close their European tour at 013 Poppodium last Saturday, April 7th. Along with them were Russian’s new sensation Imperial Age and German new combers Null Positive. 

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Feb 21

Arch Enemy/ Wintersun/Tribulation/Jinjer at 013 Poppodium (Tilburg, NL 01/28/18)

Since the Arch Enemy show was announced to hit 013 Poppodium in Tilburg, NL, we knew it was going to be huge and pretty much one of the biggest shows on this tour leg. Not only because 013 Poppodium holds over 3000 people, but because of the line up that Arch Enemy was bringing with them. Wintersun, Tribulation and the new rising sensation Jinjer

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Jan 24

Gloryhammer & Civil War at Dynamo Metal (Eindhoven, NL 01/22/18)

Many years after their debut Gloryhammer has become an international power metal phenomenon as they have conquered festivals and clubs around Europe and around the world. What started as a side project from Alestorm‘s main man, Chris Bowes, it has become a whole power metal cult that has reached the highest cheesiest power metal level ever. 

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Nov 21

Anna, Ivo & Merlin of Cellar Darling discussed their new album and their current European tour

With less than a year and a half after their official formation as a band, but with the experience of several years of shared work as musicians and friends, Cellar Darling‘s first album ‘This Is The Sound’ saw the light of day last June, and from there on this band has been constantly on the road. Continue reading

Nov 16

Lacuna Coil, Cellar Darling & Sin Heresy at Dom Omladine Beograda (Belgrade, Serbia 11/13/17)

Once again the Serbian metal scene gathered to witness for the very first time the visit of one of the most iconic gothic metal bands in Europe, it’s almost unbelievable that after near two decades of existence Lacuna Coil visited Belgrade for the very first time until 2017. The reason why until now they are able to play in Serbia still puzzles me, but regardless of that, the show and the reception from the crowd was massive and positive.   Continue reading

Nov 08

Anathema & Alcest at Dom Omladine Beograda (Belgrade, Serbia 10/23/17)

Patience seems to be a virtue that the metal scene in Serbia has learned to master through recent years as tours quite often don’t visit this part of the Balkans. With that being said, the Anathema and Alcest tour was received with excitement and enthusiasm when the tour stopped at Dom Omladine in the center of Belgrade last October 23rd.  Continue reading

Aug 30

Living Leyendas – Leyendas del Rock Festival Day 2 (Villena, Spain 08/10/17)

Like other festivals around Europe, Leyendas del Rock doesn’t kick off early in the morning every day, it does start until 4 pm every day. So you have all day to recover from the day before, or you can go out and check out the town and see what is special about this Southern Spanish city,  Continue reading

Aug 17

The Rise of Leyendas – Leyendas Del Rock festival Day 1 (Villena, Spain 08/09/17)

After an almost 9-hour road trip from Santiago De Compostela to Villena, crossing beautiful Spain from north to South, I was ready to experience my first ever Leyendas del Rock and my first Spanish metal festival experience. I wanted to visit Leyendas because they had the strongest Spanish metal line up I have ever seen, and if you like me, grew up in Spanish metal, you will know that except for 1 or 2 bands, Spanish metal bands never tour the US. So Leyendas was the perfect opportunity to see them all in one place.  Continue reading