ROTTING CHRIST have announced a massive string of European shows from spring to autumn 2017, which will cover sixteen different countries. The band comments: “Friends, we are proud to be able to present our latest album ‘Rituals’ once more to you. Your support and enthusiasm is what keeps us going. We are extremely excited and […]
While others may already have been gearing themselves up for Christmas, we celebrated one last weekend of demonic darkness at De Mortem et Diabolum, a two-day indoor black metal manifestation at the Postbahnhof Club in Berlin. This festival concluded what has been a year of some intense head-banging-while-reporting for yours truly, unfortunately with a slight […]
Beyond The Gates has pretty much everything I look for in a festival, and so, once more I found myself changing aircrafts (Damn you, Finnair!) that were late, on my way to the wet and rain-filled soil of Bergen, second largest city in Norway and a personal favourite.. Read all!
This month, the new record The Holographic Principle of the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica will hit the stores. During the press day of the band in Amsterdam, we sat down with vocalist and guitarist Mark Jansen and Simone Simons to talk about recording the album, different realities and the band’s journey into science.. Read […]
A Metal-Exposure Guide to surviving your post festival depression! As the festival seasons draws to an end – it´s time to face the dreaded aftermath of a summer full of drinking, head banging and shouting “SLAYER!!” more or less randomly. So if you´ve been hit by those post-festival blues, like us, what can you do […]
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 […]
Summer 2012, an afternoon in August. Upon wandering around between better known bands, I heard the last three songs of by then to me unknown Be’lakor. Amidst the Summerbreezian fields tortured by a blazing sun, I was captured and gripped by their mix of progressive yet groovy death metal. Tempo shifts, guitar solos, melodies: everything […]
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 […]
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. […]
Lacuna Coil has always been a band on the move, trying to find new directions in their music. Before releasing their latest album, Delirium, they were forced to, by some band membera leaving the band. Of the original line-up, Cristina Scabbia, Andrea Ferro and bassist Marco Coti Zelati remain.. Read all!