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Avatar: “The clown is just as real as the person who is sitting in front of you”

By Laetitia Swedish melodic death metal formation Avatar released its fifth studio album, Hail The Apocalypse earlier this year. Metal-Exposure caught up with vocalist Johannes Eckerström about darkness, art, the clown make-up, More »

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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 »

Report: Avatar, The Defiled and Eldrimner

Ever since the release of their fifth studio album, the Swedish melodic metallers from Avatar have been touring. This winter, the band started touring Europe with Eldrimner and The Defiled. Metal-Exposure visited the show in Amsterdam and did an interview with vocalist Johannes Eckerström, which you can read here.. Read the report!

Avatar: “The clown is just as real as the person who is sitting in front of you”

Swedish melodic death metal formation Avatar released its fifth studio album, Hail The Apocalypse earlier this year. Metal-Exposure caught up with vocalist Johannes Eckerström about darkness, art, the clown make-up, writing for the new album and Spinal Tap moments when the band played in Amsterdam. “Where I am now, artistically, I offer very little hope. I want to dig deeper and see what is beyond that”.. Read all!

Report: Epica and Dragonforce

In support of the band’s latest release, The Quantum Enigma, the Dutch symphonic metal formation Epica has been touring Europe with special guest Dragonforce. The first leg of the tour is finished, but in the new year, the second leg of the tour will start. Epica ends the first leg of the tour in their home country, where the band performs for a sold-out venue, the new TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.. Read all!

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!