The Utrecht based black metallers Grafjammer are back. They already have a demo (Smeerenburgh , 2012) and a full-length (Koud gemaakt, 2015) on their name, with the second coming: ‘Schalm & Schabauw’ (to be released on the 10th of February). If you think you will get screeching horror sounds from the grave read no further […]
The Dutch extreme metal band Bleeding Gods has been making a name for itself with the deadly force of an avalanche. Even though the group is not a newcomer to the national stages and some of its members are veterans in the Dutch metal scene (guitarist Ramon Ploeg, ex-Houwitser), the intensity with which label Nuclear […]
When a band has an exclusive show in The Netherlands, often you would expect this to happen in a city like Amsterdam. Lacuna Coil chose the Eastern parts of The Netherlands instead and had their only Dutch show in Hengelo. As support they brought Aeverium and Cellar Darling.. Read the report here!
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 […]