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 →
(9/10) I don’t think that I need to introduce Tarja to you. The former Nightwish singer, celebrating big success with the Finnish metallers, is well-known. After having parted way with Nightwish, Tarja started to put a focus on her solo career, being at least as successful as the days with the Finnish Symphonic Metal masters.... Continue Reading →
(8/10) The more bands are busy with image, gimmicks and storytelling the higher is the risk of being distracted from paying attention to their music. In some cases this distraction is planned/welcomed but not in this specific case of Swedish dragon chasers Twilight Force. Three years after the six guys from Falun released ‘Heroes of... Continue Reading →
(9/10) The story of Rhapsody and all its variations is a long one and it's hard to keep track on all the different satellite-bands that were generated from the mothership. What stayed over all these years was the connection of founding member Luca Turilli and singer Fabio Lione. The guys never lost sight of each... Continue Reading →
(7/10) Nightqueen from Genk, Belgium is a new member on El Puerto Records' roster. 'Seduction' is decisive third longplayer of the sextet from the Benelux and features twelve songs that are rooted on Power Metal. Nightqueen is the brainchild of guitarist Rex Zeco who founded the band in the early 2000s. What started as a... Continue Reading →
(10/10) Canadian guitar wizard Devin Townsend is an extremely creative mind. Musical ideas and thoughts manifests themselves in a lot of songs, spread out over many longplayers and it's impossible to put a certain label on Townsend's music. The music is certainly rooted in heavy metal and progressive metal, but Townsend takes things much wider... Continue Reading →