Although the album is released as Allen/Olzon it's Swedish guitarist and producer Magnus Karlsson being a driving force behind this release. He was already deeply involved in the first three Allen/Lande albums and returns to the concept with a twist. This time it's Russell Allen and singer Anette Olzon sharing vocals on this new album.... Continue Reading →
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 →
When Finnish sextet Nightwish announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. The band's new and ninth record 'Human. :II: Nature.' will be released on 10th April 2020 and will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on... Continue Reading →
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.
‚Decades‘ was released in 2018 and is a comprehensive summary of Nightwish anthems taken from two decades. What followed next was a world tour with 82 shows in Europe, South America and North America. One of these concerts took place in Buenos Aires on September 30th, being the base for this live release from the... Continue Reading →
Dutch Symphonic Metal powerhouse Within Temptation will tour through Europe in spring 202 with no less than Evanescence being with them on the road. Here are the dates as a reminder with first shows having already just a limited amount of tickets still left. Apr 04: Brussels Palais 12, BelgiumApr 05: Paris Accor Hotel Arena,... 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 →
The 'Black Butterfly' spreads its wings right before Christmas with Leaves' Eye unleashes their new EP, entitled 'Black Butterfly'. Four songs is what this release includes, symphonic tunes with a dark touch. The title track leads off things, a melodic metal songs that carries a lot of bombast. After having been part of the 'Sign... Continue Reading →
(10/10) 'Legacy Of The Dark Lands' is for sure one of the most anticipated releases in 2019. All signs clearly guided into a direction of something great being on its way. Expectations have been sky-high and I can say that expectation are exceeded with this release. 'Legacy Of The Dark Lands' is much more than... Continue Reading →
Dutch symphonic metallers will be on tour through Germany in December. Seven shows in total will be on the list with one of them taken place at Gruenspan in Hamburg on December 1st, 2019.
(*/10) Epica belongs to the genre leaders in Symphonic Metal. Numerous longplayers and a lot of live shows have been the key for a winning streak that’s ongoing since 17 years. One of the milestones, an important one was the release of the ‘Design Your Universe’ album. Almost exactly 10 years ago the sixth record... Continue Reading →