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Report: Haggard + Sound Storm + Unshine @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

Report: Haggard + Sound Storm + Unshine @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

Last September 22nd symphonic metal pioneers Haggard visited Hellraiser in Leipzig, supported by Sound Storm and Unshine. Punctually at 20:00, Finnish Unshine were the first band to take the stage. They are promoting the new album “Astrala” released early this year via Rockshots Records, so almost the entire setlist was based on this last release. [...]

October 21, 2018 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports 0

Report: Voivod + Nightrage @ Hard Club

Report: Voivod + Nightrage @ Hard Club

One of the most influential bands in the progressive metal scene is without a doubt, Canadian Voivod. During their 35th Anniversary tour they finally made it to the city of Porto for an unforgettable gig. Supporting Voivod came Nightrage, a melodic death metal group originally from Greece, but is now located in Sweden. With a [...]

October 17, 2018 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Voivod + Nightrage @ Hard Club

Report: The Pineapple Thief + LizZard @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Report: The Pineapple Thief + LizZard @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

It was another cold wet night in London, just perfect to get cosy and surrounded by the warmth of strangers at a concert. The Pineapple Thief provided just the opportunity by having the final date of their 2018 tour at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, in what the band had previously described as their biggest [...]

October 11, 2018 Luís Rodrigues Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: The Pineapple Thief + LizZard @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Report: Batushka + Gaerea @ Hard Club, Porto

Report: Batushka + Gaerea @ Hard Club, Porto

The landscape of black metal is morphing into something else entirely. As it happens with all artistic movements and their respective subdivisions, experimentation as a statement of healthy aversion to the status quo has proved itself to be inevitable in inducing the magic of conceptual and artistic evolution. Both Batushka and Gaerea are fine examples [...]

September 28, 2018 Rita Limede Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Batushka + Gaerea @ Hard Club, Porto

Report: Primordial + Basalto + Aura @ Hard Club, Porto

Report: Primordial + Basalto + Aura @ Hard Club, Porto

On the Autumn Equinox eve, the mighty Primordial brought us an unforgettable night of great music. Almost twenty years have passed since they played in Portugal for the first time, and their connection with the country keeps on growing. This was one of the two shows in Portugal, both of them warm up events for this [...]

September 27, 2018 Rita Limede Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Primordial + Basalto + Aura @ Hard Club, Porto

Report: Vodun + Bruxa Maria + The Hyena Kill @ Oslo Hackney, London

Report: Vodun + Bruxa Maria + The Hyena Kill @ Oslo Hackney, London

Vodun made a name for themselves thanks to their unique blend of heavy rock sounds, soul singing and futuristic afro imagery. After teasing their fans with the single for “Spirits Past” and its video, as well as some album artwork and details, the new album “Ascend” has finally been released into the wild and with [...]

September 21, 2018 Luís Rodrigues Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Vodun + Bruxa Maria + The Hyena Kill @ Oslo Hackney, London

Report: Iron Maiden @ Royal Arena, Copenhagen

Report: Iron Maiden @ Royal Arena, Copenhagen

On the hot evening of June 5th the beast came to Denmark to claim the throne of the metal gods again. One of the biggest metal bands in the music history – Iron Maiden – came again to Copenhagen after a few years break to present their biggest hits in the Danish leg of  “The Legacy [...]

July 6, 2018 Rita Limede Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Iron Maiden @ Royal Arena, Copenhagen

Report: Dark Tranquillity + Equilibrium + Miracle Flair @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

Report: Dark Tranquillity + Equilibrium + Miracle Flair @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

The show started with a previously announced half an hour delay. Miracle Flair, a Swiss melodic metal band, was the first to rise onstage. The 7 song set that they played was focused on their second album “Angels Cast Shadows” released back in 2016. With the venue half full, they tried their best, but maybe the [...]

April 23, 2018 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Dark Tranquillity + Equilibrium + Miracle Flair @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

Report: Birds In Row + Coilguns @ The Underworld

Report: Birds In Row + Coilguns @ The Underworld

French band Birds In Row have started touring recently after 6 months without playing live. Coilguns, from Switzerland, however were on the final stops of their European tour. So, for 5 dates both bands played together. One of those dates was the 28th of March at The Underworld, one of London’s most popular spots for [...]

April 3, 2018 Luís Rodrigues Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Birds In Row + Coilguns @ The Underworld

Report: An Evening with Steven Wilson @ VEGA, Copenhagen

Report: An Evening with Steven Wilson @ VEGA, Copenhagen

The first weekend of March started in a melancholic mood in Denmark. Not only because of the outdoor climatic conditions but also due to the fact that king of progressive rock was coming to Copenhagen for the first time in two years. “The most successful musician people have never heard of” – Steven Wilson – [...]

March 22, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: An Evening with Steven Wilson @ VEGA, Copenhagen

Report: The Faceless + The Voynich Code @ Sala Caracol, Madrid

Report: The Faceless + The Voynich Code @ Sala Caracol, Madrid

On a cold February night, Californian tech death masters The Faceless, have finally gotten around to Madrid, to present their most recent work “In Becoming A Ghost”. Accompanying them on this Euro adventure is the Portuguese group The Voynich Code. For the first half of the evening, we had an energetic performance by The Voynich [...]

February 26, 2018 Rita Limede Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: The Faceless + The Voynich Code @ Sala Caracol, Madrid

Report: Cannibal Corpse + The Black Dahlia Murder + No Return @ VEGA, Copenhagen

Report: Cannibal Corpse + The Black Dahlia Murder + No Return @ VEGA, Copenhagen

On the February 10th Cannibal Corpse took over Copenhagen’s Vega and left it with blood marks all over the place. The place was totally packed – show was reported ‘sold out’ in the end of December – which is not surprising, considering the fact that these death metal titans invited the younger death metal superstars [...]

February 15, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Cannibal Corpse + The Black Dahlia Murder + No Return @ VEGA, Copenhagen

Report: Rotting Christ + Carach Angren + Svart Crown @ Hard Club, Porto

Report: Rotting Christ + Carach Angren + Svart Crown @ Hard Club, Porto

On the night of February 9th a portal between our world and many other unearthly and spiritual realms was opened by Ritos Nocturnos. Its location: Hard Club, Porto, at 21:00. This sold out night, was all about music, rituals, specters, frightening growls, mantras and evil spirits. The first moments of this night were immersed in [...]

February 14, 2018 Rita Limede Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Rotting Christ + Carach Angren + Svart Crown @ Hard Club, Porto

Report: Cradle Of Filth + Moonspell @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

Report: Cradle Of Filth + Moonspell @ Hellraiser, Leipzig

In a completely crowded room where tickets were sold out more than two weeks prior, veteran bands Moonspell and Cradle of Filth returned to Leipzig for an amazing and unforgettable night. Moonspell started at exactly 20:00. After a brief intro, frontman Fernando Ribeiro entered the stage holding a lit lantern while first chords of the [...]

February 10, 2018 Rita Limede Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Cradle Of Filth + Moonspell @ Hellraiser, Leipzig