The small town Rijssen was once the home of a small and nice metal festival called Elsrock. After the festival was cancelled and the local venue Lucky did not book as much metal as before, it seemed that metal had vanished from Rijssen. In an attempt to revive that spirit, the venue Lucky organized Lucky […]
Once in a while, bands stray from their regular path of just making music. We all know the Dutch symphonic metal formation Epica has proved to be able to pull off a big production with their latest dvd release, Retrospect. The same venue, the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, was the stage for their first ever festival: […]
The Netherlands counts two official languages: Dutch and Frysian. Known for it’s Elfstedentocht both on ice skates and bike, the province of Friesland also offers a lot in term of metal. Besides the festivals Dokk’m Open Air, Into the Grave they have their own black metal event: Into Darkness.. Read all!
Autumn may be upon us, but some of refuse to accept the downward spiral of the suns’ rythm. Set in the deep and darkened forests of Oisterwijk (near Tilburg, NL) a special three day festival of black metal of various forms was organized, as part of the larger Incubate 2015 festival. The venue is called […]
Photo: Jarle Hovda Moe www.jarlehm.com I don’t think there’s one metalhead, worldwide, who doesn’t regard Norway as one of the metal capitals worldwide. Much of the extreme musics’ history, owes a major debt to the Norwegian scene, that during the years has produced a really big pile of now world-famous names. It’s not a metal […]
In an otherwise peaceful and rather quiet part in the upper North Western reaches of the Netherlands, a killer line-up indoor festival was held on Saturday the 12th of September. With a billing consisting of Impaled Nazarene, Thulcandra, Saille and some local talent, Dystopia, Doghouse Gallows and Ancient Monstrosity, most extreme tastes were covered. Besides […]
We have seen some warm editions of the Party San festival, we have seen some muddy editions of the Party San festival (last year Schlotheim anyone? ;) ) however, as extreme hot as this year, I don’t think we have experienced that before. While temperatures rose up until almost 40 degrees, a lot of metal […]
A sold out and potentially the wettest single day festival of the Dutch summer, your Metal Exposure crew went out to face the elements and report on the 2015 edition of this local but infamous death/thrash underground festival. Well, elements to blame, half a festival.. Read all!
A metal festival which sells tickets for 6,66, as well as having it located on an area which used to be a cemetary, sounds good right? Into the Grave 2015 was sold out, so a lot of people agreed.. Read all!
On the seventh of August, a diverse line up was present at Cityrock Leeuwarden. I was a little bit too late to see the first band, “Red Vultures”, but did see Stream of Passion start in front of a small crowd. The music sounded well balanced and seemed to improve as time went by.. Read […]