Late as usual, I bring you the review of the debut album of Ulsect, released on the 12th of May 2017. If you haven’t heard of them by now, you are definitely on the wrong train. With (ex-) members of Dodecahedron and Textures, this is not just another death metal band. These seasoned travellers in […]
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 […]
By Sam I think the zeitgeist is starting to get to me. Ever since I first began listening to metal, doom has been a genre I’ve avoided – not because I dislike the music, per se, but because I’m already such a lethargic person that the mere thought of sludgy, down-tempo riffs and hyper-distorted guitars […]
Dutch viking metal band Slechtvalk are back with their fifth studio album Where Wandering Shadows and Mists Collide. The bands last record came out in 2010, A Forlorn Throne. Being the one reviewed it and remembering to like it, yours truly figured to also take on this new effort by the Christian metal formation.. Read […]
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!
After the overwhelming success of the first edition of Epic Metal Fest in 2015, Dutch symphonic metal band Epica decided to make it into an annual festival. And what better occasion than the release of their latest album, The Holographic Principle, for a party?.. In contrary to last year’s edition, this time Epic Metal Fest […]
Ashpyx delivered an album that is as solid as a tank. The sound is incredibly thick and hazy, but it fits the battlefield atmosphere on the record. The ferocious, raunchy riffs will make the heart of any death metal fan skip a beat and the unique hoarse vocals will pleasantly ring in their ears like […]
Dutch symphonic metal formation Epica are pushing new boundaries with their upcoming studio album The Holographic Principle (THP). While the group has been focusing science as a theme with the most recent records, this new effort takes the six piece beyond that.. Find out why!
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 […]