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Interview with Mark Jansen

15-04-2014 – For the upcoming record, The Quantum Enigma (TQE), Epica has tried to modernize its sound. At the same time TQE is a classical Epica record with grand choirs, heavy guitars More »

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Delain – The Human Contradiction Kick-Off show

Hedon, Zwolle (NL) 21-03-2014 By Michael Just before the release of Delain‘s next studio album, they decided to give a big kick off party for “The Human Contradiction” with some surprise special More »

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Interview with Merel Bechtold

Picture by Tim Tronckoe At the beginning of February, 22-year old Merel Bechtold was announced as the new, permanent guitar player of MaYaN, the symphonic death metal formation around Mark Jansen (Epica). More »

Interview with Mark Jansen (Epica)

15-04-2014 – For the upcoming record, The Quantum Enigma (TQE), Epica has tried to modernize its sound. At the same time TQE is a classical Epica record with grand choirs, heavy guitars and contemplations about life. So, to about learn the ins and outs of TQE, Metal-Exposure had a chat with founder and guitarist Mark Jansen about refreshing Epica’s sound, living in the heart and his bucket list.. Read all!

Delain – The Human Contradiction Kickoff show

21-03-14 - Just before the release of Delain‘s next studio album, they decided to give a big kick off party for “The Human Contradiction” with some surprise special guests. When we arrived at the venue, about two and an half hours before the doors would open, there already were some fans in front of the venue. That many people were already gathering outside, wanting to get inside as soon as possibe and conquer a spot near the front of the stage. Read all!

Endstille, Ondskapt & Koldbrann

27/03/14 – Vera, Groningen (NL) – What do you do when the month has been uncommonly warm, there are little lambs gambolling around everywhere and you feel like your soul is just not as black as it used to be, like in winter? Yes, find a black metal concert. Luckily for yours truly this was arranged easily as the venue Vera had an evening planned with a bunch of soul defiling black metal bands: Koldbrann, Ondskapt and Endstille.. Read all!

Preview: Rock Hard Festival 2014

It is time to get nostalgic.
The past year, metal-exposure has grown immensely compared to the years before and is still growing hard. Looking back down the road, I remember very well my first mile-stone; officially visiting a festival while representing metal-exposure. By now it shouldn’t be a surprise that this festival was the one and only Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen (namely 2008). Read the entire preview

Interview with Merel Bechtold

At the beginning of February, 22-year old Merel Bechtold was announced as the new, permanent guitar player of MaYaN, the symphonic death metal formation around Mark Jansen (Epica). So, it’s time to get to know this new face in MaYaN a little bit better!

The first instrument Merel Bechtold ever played was not a guitar, but a piano. After some years, she quit. “I don’t really know why I started playing the piano in the first place.. Read all!