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Satyricon, Vredehammer, Oslo Faenskap

04/04/2015 Doornroosje, Nijmegen (NL) By Laetitia – Pictures by Ingrid The Norwegian metal legend Satyricon embarked on an European tour in April, 2015. The kick off show took place in Nijmegen, the More »

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Paganfest Tilburg 2015

Paganfest XL 013 Tilburg The Netherlands 22nd of March 2015   Normally I’m not a morning person, unless it’s for a good cause. This Sunday it was, since Paganfest would start early mid More »

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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 »

Melechesh, Keep of Kalessin and supports

Wednesday May 6th brought a mixture of not-so-run-of-the mill bands to the locales of Arnhem, the Netherlands. Hailing from Israel but living (somewhat branded and exiled) elsewhere: Melechesh headlined the evenings’ quintet, together with the Norwegian (elite?) melodic black metal constellation Keep of Kalessin. Supporting acts Tribulation, a progressive black metal (rock?) from Sweden along with the Italians of Embryo and Slovenian Cvinger.. Read all!

Heidevolk: “From now on, just bass and dubstep”

Dutch folk band Heidevolk recently released their latest record Velua. Two of their long time members, Mark (vocals) and Raemon (guitars) have decided to leave the band, after twelve years of playing. Will Heidevolk continue playing dubstep or sing only in English from now on? Read all about it in the interview with Lars Nachtbraecker (vocals) and Rowan Roodbaert (bass), taken at their ‘straalschijfontketenfestijn’ and farewell party for Raemon and Mark, held on May 2nd in the Luxor Live, Arnhem.. Read all!

Interview with Wintersun

March 22, 2015 – Bassist Jukka Koskinen and guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari – We had a chance to speak to two members of Wintersun in Tilburg The Netherlands during the Paganfest XL tour. Even though Teemu had to give a guitar lesson, we are glad that they found the time to speak to us.. Read all!

Preview: Dokk’em Open Air

When talking about Dutch metal fests, most people instantly mention the legendary (and no longer active) Dynamo Open Air, Waldrock (also gone), Fortarock or none at all. However, there are more smaller festivals that are worth discovering here. One of them is Dokk’em Open Air, held in Dokkem, Friesland. Metal fans who have been here before do not have to be convinced: the festival always presents a solid line-up and the atmosphere is amiable!

This year the festival celebrates its tenth anniversary and we’ll be present. The line-up features bands such God Dethroned, My Dying Bride, Kataklsym, Shining, Melechesh, Moonsorrow and many more! We hope to meet you there! For information and tickets, check out the website of Dokk’em Open Air or the Facebook page!

Report: Satyricon, Vredehammer, Oslo Faenskap

The Norwegian metal legend Satyricon embarked on an European tour in April, 2015. The kick off show took place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Upon entering the venue, the crowd was locked out of the hall where the bands would play this evening.. Read all!