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A day in the studio with Heidevolk

18-11-14 Split Second Sound Studio, Amsterdam (NL) Report by Laetitia and Ingrid Dutch folk metal formation Heidevolk is currently recording their fifth full-length in the studio and the band gave Metal-Exposure the More »

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Equilibrium: “There is a lot of new, positive energy in the band”

04 – 10- 2014 – By Laetitia and Ingrid German folk metal band Equilibrium recently started out on its first headliner tour through Europe, in support of its latest album Erdentempel. Metal-Exposure More »

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Report: A Day with Purest of Pain

Wacken Open Air (Germany) 30-07-2014 By Laetitia en Ingrid Chances are that you’ve heard of the Wacken Metal Battle (MB) and that you are aware of the band representing your country. The More »

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Dokk’em Open Air 2014

Dokkum, The Netherlands 21/06/14 The best festivals are the smallest. The atmosphere is great, the drinks almost payable and they are able to give the fans a line-up that is worth their More »

Countermove: The Power of Love

The holiday season: celebrations, family and friends and those same old Christmas tunes on the radio. Mariah Carey, Band Aid, Wham.. need we say more? The Dutch project Countermove offers you an alternative. Many artists of the Dutch metal scene: musicians of Epica, Nightwish/ReVamp, Delain, Within Temptation, Stream of Passion, Xandria, Textures and many more, have collaborated on a track with the aim to raise money for a chartiy.

The project is linked to 3FM’s Serious Request 2014, a massive Dutch charity event that is organised every year by one of Netherland’s biggest radio stations. The raised funds will go to the Red Cross. From the 8th of December onwards, fans can donate and download the Power of Love (originally performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood) and a video will be released for the song as well.

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A day in the studio with Heidevolk

Dutch folk metal formation Heidevolk is currently recording their fifth full-length in the studio and the band gave Metal-Exposure the opportunity to make a report about the recording process. While heading to the studio in Amsterdam, we pick up drummer Joost “Vellenknotscher” Westdijk. To the question “Do you go there every day?” He replies jokingly: “No, that is bad for my health.” Read the report!

Report: Brainstorm festival


Saturday, the 8th of November 2014 we travelled down the road to Apeldoorn to visit the 7th edition of the Brainstorm festival. Even though this festival exists for quite some years already, it was the first time we attended. Previously this festival was divided over two different days, but this year the organization decided to stick to just one day. We didn’t hear many complaints about this; actually I think it’s not such a bad decision.. Read the report!

Epica: “Not just your girlfriend’s band anymore”

In a week, Dutch symphonic metal formation Epica will start their European tour with special guest Dragonforce and Dagoba. Metal-Exposure interviewed vocalist-guitarist and founder Mark Jansen about Epica’s touring life, the cancellation of the North American tour and the reaction to the band’s latest effort, The Quantum Enigma.. Read all!

Dark Fortress + support


To celebrate and promote their new album Venereal Dawn, Dark Fortress went on a tour through Europe this Fall. They brought support bands Secrets Of The Moon and Schammasch with them. On October 21st, the tour visited Nijmegen for their only Dutch show, and of course we were present..Read here about that!