As someone wiser already mentioned, Easter is no longer the time to painstakingly pretend to have fun while spending time with the in-laws or searching for hidden Easter eggs. No, it’s time for the blackened and unfaithful to travel to Munich and join in celebrating the Dark Easter Meeting, enjoy some guitar tunes (by Paradise […]
The times when bank holidays were reserved for family are over. More and more festivals are being organized in this specific weekend, which makes our tradition to be out and about on a festival during Easter both more difficult and easier, given the choices. A bit on a time constraint, powered by (delicious) burgers, overpriced […]
It’s been a while since I ventured into the dark, cluttered depths of my inbox, in search of new music to hear and review. Among all the music gathering dust, my eye recently fell upon the English black/pagan metal band Ildra (it’s not really known if the band is active anymore), who released its first […]
I first got to know Purest of Pain when they won the Dutch Wacken Metal Battle in 2014. We as metal-exposure got to follow them during the festival and report about their experiences. Even though already existing since 2008, back then they only had released their EP Obscurity and their single Momentum. Now in 2018 […]
Three days of staying alive as undercover black metal fans during Netherlands Deathfest? Bring it on. Beside the master acts of Suffocation, Grave, At the Gates there was enough dark material to bleaken horizon, with the likes of Kjeld, Merrimack and Dragged into Sunlight. Oh, and did I mention Emperor?.. Read our full report here!
Necrophobic isn’t exactly an unknown name in the extreme metal scene. They’ve been around since the end of the 80s, and successfully amassed a large crowd of devoted fans. On a more personal note, I haven’t always followed Necrophobic’s releases not because they weren’t good enough, but because at a certain point it was hard […]
There are few bands out there, that are as dark & dissonant as the extreme metal band Nightmarer. The group first hits the extreme metal underground with their first EP Chasm in early 2016 and shook it to the core with dissonance, devastating heaviness and majestic walls of sound. 2018 will mark the release of […]
It seems to become a common phrase in my recent album reviews; line-up changes. The same goes for Leaves’ Eyes and this one is a biggie. Former singer Liv Kristine has left the band and has been replaced by Elina Siirala. Naturally this leaves an impact on the sound of the band. Of course, a […]
Coming under heavy recommendation from our German writers & friends who have been attending since 2014, the Dark Troll Festival is one we’ve never had the priviledge (yet) of experiencing. Not due the lack of will, or the line-up, just a matter of time and choices. However, that’s about to change. Dark Troll Festival – […]
On a regular Sunday, a not so regular event happened. The folk metal clans of Korpiklaani, Heidevolk, Arkona and Trollfest have been traveling through Europe and today the happy caravan made a stop in the venue Melkweg, Amsterdam. Read the full report here!