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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 »

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Sabaton, Alestorm and Bloodboud

013 Tilburg 11th of March 2016 By: Michael Some bands are easily suited for their own headliner shows and it’s quite a treat when those bands decide to perform together. Tonight we More »

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“The secret of Enslaved is moronically easy.”

Reflecting on 25 years of Enslaved with Ivar Bjørnson. By Laetitia This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of Norway’s leading extreme metal bands Enslaved. Metal-Exposure talked with founder and guitarist More »

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Behemoth, Abbath + support

06-02-2016 Tivoli Utrecht, Netherlands Four flags and four undead riders bringing death and black destruction to a town near you! With a line-up of Inquisition, Entombed A.D., Abbath and Behemoth not going More »

obscura

Obscura: “All those religions are worth nothing more than a bottle of Coca Cola”

By Laetitia As reviewers have been raving about the new Obscura album Akróasis, it was a good moment for Metal-Exposure to have a chat with mastermind Steffen Kummerer. Beneath the abstract layers More »

The magic of Midgardsblot: interview with organiser Runa Luna

As an e-zine crew we have become professional festival attendees. Everyone has their favourite: from Party San to Wacken Open Air, but what we encountered in Horten, Norway last year during the Midgardsblot festival, was quite a different and extraordinary experience altogether. Organiser Runa Luna calls it ‘the magic of Midgardsblot’, but what is this magic exactly and what will this year’s edition look like? Read on and find out!

Report: Dokk’em Open Air 2016

Dokk’em Open Air – my favorite and only true (as in: with camping and proper atmosphere) open air festival in the Netherlands. Last year we had a blast, so I was anticipating much the same. Though the lineup this year was less interesting to me personally, the promise of some proper Frysian partying and muddified-metal beers made not going not much of an option
Read full report here!

Baptism stream ‘Buried with Him’

The Finnish black metallers Baptism are about to release another plague upon humankind in the form of the record ‘V: The Devil’s Fire’ (out July 22nd, 2016). Be prepared for more punishing riffs, supplemented with misanthropic vocals of singer Lord. S. and a classic Swedish black metal vibe as you can hear on this premiere of the song Buried with Him! Pre-order the record here and check out Season of Mist!

 

Preview: Prophecy Fest 2016

It doesn’t get more underground than…well…a cavern, really. How befitting that the exciting and rather new (this is the second edition) Prophecy Fest should take place in the “Balver Höhle”. A cave where, (according to legend) the mystical and malicious blacksmith Wieland had his forge.

With a very wide yet critically selected range in music – ambient, pagan, black, doom to name a few – the festival offers a selection of bands which should appeal to the people whose interests go further than most if not all big names. If you are only interested in watching yet another overly choreographed Behemoth show or hear more of Johan Hegg’s same jokes, this festival may not appeal however :) .

Prophecy Fest is for those who prefer spiritual, intellectual and challenging music like Les Discrets, Vemod, Hekate and Sol Invictus, to name just a few. If the best known bands on the billing are Secrets of the Moon and Helrunar, you know that this is going to be underground!

Some of the performances will be exclusive shows also, aforementioned Helrunar will be performing their only show in Germany after almost three years of absence; Alcest will be performing their album ‘Écailles De Lune’ in its entirety ..and so much more! Did I mention the art exhibition by Fursy Teyssier (Les Discrets) and the special ceremony by Hekate? If this got your attention, take a look at the Prophecy Fest website or at the Facebook page – the more you learn about the festival, the more it will make you want to go there and to get your tickets! We sure are looking forward to our time in the Balver Höhle and hope to see you there as well!

Report: Fortarock 2016

FortaRock has become a must go-to festival for many Dutch metal and rock fans, as the festival always manages to get varied line-up, which features classic bands such as Megadeth and Disturbed, the trending, such as Babymetal and Gojira, the young such as EVRA and Avatar and the dark ones, like Dark Funeral and Abbath. We made our way to Nijmegen for not one, but two days of metal in the scorching sun.. Read the report!