Ragnard Rock Festival 2016

Every now and then, friends of metal-exposure bump into something that gives them a feeling they just háve to write about it, and so every now and then you’ll find an article More »


Prophecy Fest 2016

Report by Tabitha and Wouter – Pictures by Wouter Balver Höhle, Germany After a successful one-day festival in the Balver Cave in Germany, label Prophecy decided to extend the festival to last More »

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Dong Open Air 2016

July 14th-16th 2016 Dong Mountain, Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany Report by: Wouter(W), Ingrid(I) & Tabitha(T) Pictures by: Wouter & Ingrid This year was a special Dong for us – it was Metal-Exposure reporter Ingrid’s More »


Dokk’em Open Air 2016

Dokkum, Friesland, Netherlands June 24 & 25 2016 Review by: Wouter (W), Ingrid (I) & Laetitia (L) Pictures by: Wouter & Ingrid Dokk’em Open Air – my favorite and only true (as More »

Report: Epic Metal Fest 2016

After the overwhelming success of the first edition of Epic Metal Fest in 2015, Dutch symphonic metal band Epica decided to make it into an annual festival. And what better occasion than the release of their latest album, The Holographic Principle, for a party?..

In contrary to last year’s edition, this time Epic Metal Fest was held at the 013 venue in Tilburg. It’s much smaller than the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, so it was to be seen how tight everything would be. And crowded it was!..Read all!

Interview: Sonata Arctica

Sonata Arctica will release their ninth studio album very soon. We already had a listen, and were lucky enough to speak to singer and frontman of the band, Tony Kakko. Read the interview here

Preview: Tarja – The Shadow Shows in Metropool Hengelo

On the 22nd of October, Tarja (former Nightwish) will be performing in Metropool, Hengelo (OV) The Netherlands. For the first time she will bring her show to this venue. During “The Shadow Shows” Tour, Tarja will perform some songs of her recently released album “ The Shadow Self”. Among those might be the latest single, which you can watch here:

The support acts will be Aura and Serenity. Aura is female fronted rock from Romania, where their songs are mostly sung in their native language. Serenity, based in Austria, is a symphonic metal bands with catchy songs. Their recently released album, Codex Atlanticus was well received by press and fans alike. Their songs could be perceived by some as history lessons, regarding the topics they sing about.

Metropool can house eight hundred guests in the Jupiler Stage, where the concert is held. Since the grand reopening right next to the central train station in Hengelo, it has been a favourite spot for bands and fans alike.

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Report: Beyond the Gates 2016

Beyond The Gates has pretty much everything I look for in a festival, and so, once more I found myself changing aircrafts (Damn you, Finnair!) that were late, on my way to the wet and rain-filled soil of Bergen, second largest city in Norway and a personal favourite.. Read all!

Midgardsblot 2016

If you’ve read the 2015 report, you’ll know what Midgardsblot is about; if you haven’t, here’s a short recap: A pagan/black/folk metal festival in Norway, located at ancient Viking (grave) mounds and partially inside of a reconstructed long hall, which not only offers musical shows, but also tours, lectures, a tattoo con, storytelling and games. Sounds interesting? We thought so, and apparently lots of other people from all over the world thought so too, because this year there was a significant increase in ticket sales (maybe due to our report as well, who knows?).. Read all!