Therapy? are real veterans when it’s about alternative rock coming from Northern Island. It was Andy Cairns and Fyfe Ewing who founded the band in 1989. Michael McKeegan joined the band the same year and a first demo has been recorded. The first tour happened in 1990 and all this indicates that the 30th anniversary... Continue Reading →
Finally it happens, Long Distance Calling start their second part of the ‘Seats and Sounds’-tour. As many other concerts and tours, also this one has been postponed many times. What was planned originally to happen in 2020 starts today and no restriction can stop the band to present songs from their latest studio album ‘How... Continue Reading →
Slowly the live music branch of the music industry gets going again. Shows and tours, announced a while ago, are taking place as we speak and one of these shows is planned at Markthalle, Hamburg. The iconic venue in the Hansestadt welcomes a Nordic metal package, enriched by two German bands as opener. Dark Tranquillity,... Continue Reading →
The last months and years have been tough for the music industry. Pandemic and lockdowns have brought venues, artists and their professional community to their limits. But also fans had to suffer and could only experience their favorite artists 'live' in livestreams. Slowly the fog of the non-concert time seems to lift and the one... Continue Reading →
The wait has been extremely long, and the absence of live shows was one of the big downers over the last months. The longing for heavy music, played live in front of an audience was huge and that’s one of the reasons why the announcement of the ‘Revolt! Goes Planten un Blomen’ was received so... Continue Reading →
Devin Townsend played the last real live show in front of an enthusiastic crowd in March 2020 in Dallas. What came next was the rise of a pandemic, lockdowns and no live music. To still stay connected with fans and bring music to their homes, the iconic musician from Canada performed a live stream concert... Continue Reading →
To leave 2020 behind and start into 2021 with a Destruction live event is certainly one of the best ways to kick-off the coming 12 months. Since nine months lights are off at venues and no music fills the rooms. 2021 is a year that at least brings some hope and until fans and bands... Continue Reading →
British prog metal enthusiasts TesseracT recently announced ‘P O R T A L S’, a cinematic live stream event. Show time is 20.00 CET on December 12th and before the guys start the event, a pre-show provides some interesting details via a Q&A session and some ‘behind the scene’ material, both providing a good impression... Continue Reading →
In normal times, Long Distance Calling should put the last dots on the 'i', preparing for the 'Seats & Sounds' shows, but the pandemic sticked a needle in this endeavor. The tour is postponed to next year, but even COVID-19 can't stop the quartet from playing live. Not only the bands have to suffer these... Continue Reading →
Listening to The Last Internationale on vinyl/CD is a great thing, sure. But seeing them live is another ballgame. To feel the vibe and intensity of a The Last Internationale shows is special, something that fascinates from start to end.
After having played a few shows in the UK, almost a warm-up for the album release show at TivoliVredenburg, Delain returns to The Netherlands for a real homegame experience. The Dutch band, hailing from Utrecht, plays a release show for their newest album ‘Apocalypse & Chill’ which has been revealed a few days ago. Delain,... Continue Reading →
Prior to the tour start Metal pioneers Hammerfall mentioned a bigger production for the 'Dominion'-tour and the guys stick to the promise. Fire, showers of sparks and great stage set-up incl. the drum-kit being on top of a 3 mtr. high podia, that's what fans can look at during a 100 minutes set.
I’m impressed and I haven’t seen an Epica show that has such a tight connection between fans and band. Awesome ... and a benchmark for all the upcoming Epica shows. After nearly 2 hours the fulminant show comes to an end with satisfied Epica fans leaving the Webster Hall with a big smile on their faces.
A Die Happy show in Hamburg on December 30th, that's in the meantime a beloved tradition if you will. The German Alternative Rock band plays in Hamburg at the end of December since many years and a small break in the pattern in 2018 couldn't stop the guys to pick up the tradition where they... Continue Reading →
December 28th is actually a quite sad day for fans of Heavy Metal. The news of Lemmy Kilimster's death spread like wildfire in 2015. The iconic Motörhead frontman is a true pioneers in Heavy Metal and due to the authenticity a legend. That legends never die becomes obvious each year on December 28th. There are... Continue Reading →