Tonight marked an evening with a first love. No, not a reunion with a handsome, long-haired metal man, but a visit to a show of one of the bands in my ‘metal start-up package’. Stepping into metal, Dutch symphonic metallers Epica have functioned as a guide of sorts. Now – an X amount of years […]
Sunday is the new Saturday, a friend told me a short while ago. He seems to be right, as we end up at a concert every Sunday afternoon. Today the gates of our local venue Willemeen in Arnhem opened for the devastating package of Archgoat, Bölzer, Svartidauði and Eggs of Gomorrh.. Read it all here!
Fast forwarding a few years and we’re Party San Open Air 2017, August. Forecast wasn’t so nice, with rain showers for a few days, but what’s good about the new location is that even if it does rain (and at a certain point it was kiiiiiinda heavy raining), it doesn’t get as muddy as others […]
It has barely been half a year since Rotting Christ visited the Netherlands and we were at a sold out concert only a few miles from where we were today, watching them again. But since Rotting Christ is highly ranked when it comes to the Metal-Exposure crew’s favourite bands, we didn’t mind at all and […]
I was the first of the Metal Exposure crew to arrive at the Ragnarök festival, having driven down from Berlin the day before and spent an hour or two hiking around the local landscape, wheezing and sweating like the pathetic flatlander that I am. I was careful not to overdo it, though, because I wanted […]
For the second time within a short period, Dream Theater has arrived in The Netherlands. Initially, this second show of the 25th Images, Words and Beyond tour, would happen in Amsterdam. Because of logistical reasons, the show had to be moved to the venue 013 in Tilburg, the same venue they attended a couple of […]
During their “The Last Tour”, Sabaton is promoting their latest album, “The Last Stand”. With a bigger stage show than ever, and with special guests joining their tour, this was bound to a spectacle to behold. We were not the only ones to think so, because the show was sold out and people were gathered […]
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 […]
During the weekend of 2 and 3 December, the Into Darkness Festival opened its gates for black metal enthusiasts. Located in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden, the event took place for the third time. With a fine selection of bands covering the whole spectrum of blackened metal, it promised to be a good day.. Read […]
It has been over twenty years since “Imaginations on the Other Side” has been released. That’s why Blind Guardian is making a tour devoted to this album. During a two hour show, the entire album was played. Right from the beginning, people were enthusiastic and the atmosphere livid.. Read our report here!