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Dong Open Air 2015

16/18-07-2015 Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany Report by: Rosa & Tabitha Pictures by Ingrid (and a guest appearance from Tabitha and Rosa) Sometimes you need a fresh perspective on things, be it on life, music More »

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Dokk’em Open Air 2015

19-20/06/2015 Dokkum, Friesland (NL) Report: Laetitia (L) & Ingrid (I). Pictures: Laetitia. You might have been to Hellfest or Graspop and paid quite a sum for your ticket and your beer, you More »

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Rock Hard Festival 2015

Rock Hard Festival 2015 22-24 May 2015 Amphitheather, Gelsenkirchen, Germany Report by: Tabitha Pictures by: Ingrid It´s time to rock hard! This 2015, your Metal-Exposure crew went back to the Amphitheater in More »

Dong Open Air 2015

Sometimes you need a fresh perspective on things, be it on life, music or whether you should really have another beer. When it comes to festivals, a new set of eyes can point out things that veterans don’t even recognise anymore. Therefore this year, Metal Exposure brought Dong-newbie Rosa along to the famous hilltop-festival to do some reporting. Her musical preferences create a different appreciation of the bands on Dong, but the verdict of the festival was unchanged, and, in fact, confirmed! Dong is the best festival in the Ruhrgebiet and here you can read why!

Midgardsblot: “We tried to program the festival by thinking like Vikings”

New festivals are sprouting like mushrooms all over Europe. Yet Midgardsblot in Norway has a very special touch. The festival will be held in the park of Borre, where the mighty rulers of the Norwegian Vikings lived, feasted, and were laid to rest. Metal-Exposure spoke with main organiser Runa Strindin about how the festival came into being, taking back symbols, Viking women, family and Norwegian prices.. Read all!

Preview: Party San Open Air 2015

Near the end of the festival season, a legion of black-, death- and thrash metal fans gather around on an airstrip near Schlotheim for Party San Open Air annually. We are all welcomed at the entrance by a big sign that says “Welcome to Hell”. When we arrive on the airstrip, we’re appointed on the field next to it where to park our car and built our tent. It’s very well organized here so everyone is able to leave if necessary. The campsite filled up quite quick during the day. But because there are only approximately 8,000 people at this festival, it’s not a race to arrive there as early as possible for a decent spot at the campsite.

This is how our review from last year started, and this is the feeling we can’t wait for to relive again. Because everyone of you who has been to Party San knows it!
For many years your crew has visited Party San, and we’re always looking forward to coming back

With great headliners as Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse and Samael, a sore neck at the end of the week is guaranteed again this year!
But not only the headliners are great, as always, the entire Party San line up is totally brutal. Mayhem, My Dying Bride, Primordial, Bloodbath, Asphyx and lots and lots more will make sure you have the time of your life.

If you don’t have your ticket yet, go visit The Official Party San Website and get it.

If you want to get an impression from previous years read our:

Party San 2014 review
Party San 2013 review

Dokk’em Open Air 2015


You might have been to Hellfest or Graspop and paid quite a sum for your ticket and your beer, you might have lost sight of your friends (how are you ever going to find them again?) or eyed a fancy looking metal maiden or man, but lost that face in the crowd. So, how about attending a festival with just one stage, an equally good line-up and a chance of finding your friends or that crush again? That’s what we did when we visited Dokkem Open Air! Read about that here!

Rock Hard Festival 2015


It´s time to rock hard! This 2015, your Metal-Exposure crew went back to the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen to attend the 13th edition of the Rock Hard Festival. This year the festival was sold out, so obviously the other festival in Gelsenkirchen “Rock im Revier” didn´t influence ticket sales. Which makes sense, as Rock Hard has a loyal fan base..and who can blame them, with the amazing location, pleasant vibes and awesome party? Rock im Revier however, didn´t turn out to do so well – at times, it was very quiet there and some of the major bands only had a couple of hundred visitors. But that’s a different story!
Read the report here!