Three days of staying alive as undercover black metal fans during Netherlands Deathfest? Bring it on. Beside the master acts of Suffocation, Grave, At the Gates there was enough dark material to bleaken horizon, with the likes of Kjeld, Merrimack and Dragged into Sunlight. Oh, and did I mention Emperor?.. Read our full report here!
Necrophobic isn’t exactly an unknown name in the extreme metal scene. They’ve been around since the end of the 80s, and successfully amassed a large crowd of devoted fans. On a more personal note, I haven’t always followed Necrophobic’s releases not because they weren’t good enough, but because at a certain point it was hard […]
There are few bands out there, that are as dark & dissonant as the extreme metal band Nightmarer. The group first hits the extreme metal underground with their first EP Chasm in early 2016 and shook it to the core with dissonance, devastating heaviness and majestic walls of sound. 2018 will mark the release of […]
It seems to become a common phrase in my recent album reviews; line-up changes. The same goes for Leaves’ Eyes and this one is a biggie. Former singer Liv Kristine has left the band and has been replaced by Elina Siirala. Naturally this leaves an impact on the sound of the band. Of course, a […]
Coming under heavy recommendation from our German writers & friends who have been attending since 2014, the Dark Troll Festival is one we’ve never had the priviledge (yet) of experiencing. Not due the lack of will, or the line-up, just a matter of time and choices. However, that’s about to change. Dark Troll Festival – […]
On a regular Sunday, a not so regular event happened. The folk metal clans of Korpiklaani, Heidevolk, Arkona and Trollfest have been traveling through Europe and today the happy caravan made a stop in the venue Melkweg, Amsterdam. Read the full report here!
In the small town of Lichtenfels, situated in North Bayern (Germany), the Apocalypse as we know it will take place. This April actually. Like every year, again and again, as it has been doing for the last 15 years. You know of what I speak, right? No, you do not? Then it’s about time for […]
Well, hell isn’t it about time? Time for a full day of loud music, loud people and (some) loud beer drinking? To properly kick-start 2018? Well, lo and behold! The Gods brought us Black, Doom and some Death-on-a- Roll to Rijssen, much to the joy of those in need (yours truly among them). This year, […]
February is the biggest bummer of a month in northern Europe. The Christmas markets have long since closed, all the pretty sparkly lights are gone, and you know it’s going to be at least another month or two before the days start to feel any longer or warmer. Everything is gray and slushy and miserable; […]