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 →
After having released their new album ‘Walk the Sky’ a few weeks ago Alternative Metal band Alter Bridge embarked on a European tour with one stop in The Netherlands. The AFAS Live arena hosted the band for a sold-out show with fans that had to makes choices. Either watch Ajax Amsterdam playing in the Champions... Continue Reading →
After having focused on Dirkschneider for a much longer period than originally expected German Metal pioneer Udo Dirkschneider pays much more attention again on U.D.O. One and a half years ago the iconic singer and band released with ‘Steelfactory’ a new album. Before Dirkschneider and band mates start their 'steel production' Amalgama does its best... Continue Reading →
It’s a grey and rainy day in December that welcomes Thrash Metal veterans Sacred Reich in The Netherlands. Despite or even for this very reason a lot of Dutch Metal fans found their way to Leiden, looking forward to an evening with music that challenges everyone’s neck muscles. Next to Sacred Reich it is no... Continue Reading →
If I counted right it's the fifth time I can witness a Delain show and it's the first time for me, seeing them on stage outside The Netherlands. Was it always 'home-game shows' so far I joined the last times, it's this December night that brings me to Gruenspan in Hamburg. The great location in... Continue Reading →
As so often in life it’s about making choices. On a Sunday night with Devin Townsend playing in Tilburg and Eluveitie and Lacuna Coil having a stop at TivoliVredenburg it’s not easy to decide where to go to. After some weighting MHMB is present in Utrecht, witnessing a pretty diverse tour package that covers everything... Continue Reading →
Swedish Opeth released a few weeks ago with 'In Cauda Venenum' a true masterpiece. Now Mikael Åkerfeldt and band mates embarked on a tour, performing a sold-out show at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. It's the Grote Zaal (the biggest room) being the scenery for a concert that doesn't not solely impresses with music, songs and musical... Continue Reading →
In the meantime A Pale Horse Named Death is a constant factor in the fields of Goth Metal. The band is the brainchild of Life Of Agony drummer Sal Abruscato. He puts the drums ticks aside for A Pale Horse Named Death and instead picks up the mic and the guitar pick. Together with his... Continue Reading →
A couple of week before starting 'The Sound of Scars'-tour, Life Of Agony asked local bands to apply for the opening slot for each of the German shows. The ‚winner‘ for Hamburg is Blast Bomb, a band with a sound that fits in a great fashion into the Hardcore/Metal context of this night. Some hard... Continue Reading →