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Report: Mayhem + Dragged Into Sunlight + The Ominous Circle @ LAV

Report: Mayhem + Dragged Into Sunlight + The Ominous Circle @ LAV

Norwegian Mayhem set foot on Portuguese soil in April early this year as headliners of the SWR Barroselas Metalfest. Six months later, they were back, but this time in a closed dedicated venue, not in a festival format. After a few minutes in line, we were able to witness the first concert: The Portuguese The [...]

November 4, 2017 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Mayhem + Dragged Into Sunlight + The Ominous Circle @ LAV

Report: Virus & Grave Pleasures in Kuudes Linja, Helsinki

Report: Virus & Grave Pleasures in Kuudes Linja, Helsinki

Some bands are a rare treat to witness live, and the Norwegian post-metal giants Virus (not to be confused with at least 20+ other groups sharing the same name) is definitely one of them. Alongside with Grave Pleasures, the group warmed up Blowup That Gramophone’s Helsinki-based Blowup (Vol. 3) festival extravaganza, which brings experimental and [...]

October 27, 2017 Elsa Marques Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Virus & Grave Pleasures in Kuudes Linja, Helsinki

Report: Skyforger + Air Raid + Gwydion + Evil Killer + Salduie @ RCA Club, Lisbon

Report: Skyforger + Air Raid + Gwydion + Evil Killer + Salduie @ RCA Club, Lisbon

On the 14th of October, RCA club venue hosted five bands that integrate different metal scenes. An enthusiastic pack of people gathered around the stage, expecting to experience a great night of heavy metal. This can be defined not only by the bands delivering good performances but also by a crowd providing feedback to the [...]

October 25, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Skyforger + Air Raid + Gwydion + Evil Killer + Salduie @ RCA Club, Lisbon

Report: Blood Red Throne + Pestifer + Corpsia @ Cave 45

Report: Blood Red Throne + Pestifer + Corpsia @ Cave 45

Norwegian Death Metal beasts Blood Red Throne have made an Iberian tour in the past month, playing 5 dates in Spain and 1 in Portugal. This tour happened to promote their latest record “Union of Flesh and Machine” and to early celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band. The Portuguese date took place at Cave [...]

October 17, 2017 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Blood Red Throne + Pestifer + Corpsia @ Cave 45

Report: Boris @ Nosturi, Helsinki

Report: Boris @ Nosturi, Helsinki

Boris, the legendary Japanese three-piece sonic entity, is celebrating its 25th anniversary by making a thank-you record to fans and bringing it to life with an extensive world tour, which ended its European portion on a Friday night in Helsinki, after an intense showcase of doom and gloom. Even though the group has reached a very [...]

September 5, 2017 Elsa Marques Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Boris @ Nosturi, Helsinki

Report: Mastodon + Black Peaks @ Sala Tejo, Meo Arena

Report: Mastodon + Black Peaks @ Sala Tejo, Meo Arena

More than four years without visiting Portuguese soil, Mastodon came back with many promising stories full of metal in their luggage. Even though “Emperor of Sand” is cleaner, at a production level, it is still a journey back to their roots, no doubt. When the album is brought to a live event it becomes a [...]

July 1, 2017 Vasco Baptista Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Mastodon + Black Peaks @ Sala Tejo, Meo Arena

Report: Asphyx + The Ominous Circle + Besta @ RCA

Report: Asphyx + The Ominous Circle + Besta @ RCA

Once again, RCA hosted a beastly Vagos Metal Fest warm-up last May 27 in Portugal. This time around, Amazing Events invited the Dutch death metal band Asphyx, which was supported by the Portuguese The Ominous Circle and Besta. Portuguese grindsters Besta took the stage in front of an almost empty room, something that didn’t compromise [...]

June 17, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon Concerts Comments Off on Report: Asphyx + The Ominous Circle + Besta @ RCA

Report: Kampfar + Morte Incandescente + Pestifer @ RCA Club Lisboa

Report: Kampfar + Morte Incandescente + Pestifer @ RCA Club Lisboa

For the first time ever in Portugal, one of the most underground and underrated black metal bands from Norway, Kampfar, made a triumphant debut in Portugal. Kampfar gave a great performance showing the audience how black metal should sound. As support bands for this event two bands from Portugal were invited: Pestifer and Morte Incandescente. [...]

April 24, 2017 Elsa Marques Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Kampfar + Morte Incandescente + Pestifer @ RCA Club Lisboa

Report: Nocturnal Depression + Psychonaut 4 + Humanart (SMSF warmup) @ Cave 45

Report: Nocturnal Depression + Psychonaut 4 + Humanart (SMSF warmup) @ Cave 45

Santa Maria Summer Fest (SMSF) is an extreme music festival located in Beja, Southern Portugal. It’s been happening since 2010. To promote this year’s edition, a ”warm-up” event took place at Cave 45, Porto with the bands Humanart, Psychonaut 4 and Nocturnal Depression. Portuguese black metallers Humanart opened the evening with only a few people on [...]

April 17, 2017 Zé Serôdio Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Nocturnal Depression + Psychonaut 4 + Humanart (SMSF warmup) @ Cave 45

Report: Grimlet’s ”Theia” Presentation @ D.R.A.C.

Report: Grimlet’s ”Theia” Presentation @ D.R.A.C.

The past March 25th, was the day when Grimlet released their third album ”Theia: Aesthetics Of A Lie”.  In order to celebrate such event, they had a special release party, in their hometown Figueira da Foz. To support them on that night of gigs,  they invited the bands Trepid Elucidation, In Vein and Infraktor. To warm up [...]

April 7, 2017 Zé Serôdio Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Grimlet’s ”Theia” Presentation @ D.R.A.C.

Report: Wolfheart + Eternal Storm @ RCA Club, Lisbon

Report: Wolfheart + Eternal Storm @ RCA Club, Lisbon

After the debut opening for Swallow the Sun last year, Wolfheart have returned to Portugal for a show as headliners, bringing with them the new album “Tyhjyys”. Under a rainy night, the crowd started gathering around the venue to witness, a fantastic performance by the wolves from Finland. Before them, we had Eternal Storm, from [...]

March 30, 2017 Sandra Nunes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Wolfheart + Eternal Storm @ RCA Club, Lisbon

Report: Sonata Arctica + Striker + Triosphere @ Lisboa Ao Vivo

Report: Sonata Arctica + Striker + Triosphere @ Lisboa Ao Vivo

Last Tuesday, March 7th, Lisbon hosted a great Power metal show: Sonata Arctica + Striker + Triosphere. It took place in the new venue Lisboa ao Vivo. Around 300 people welcomed the three bands. Each one of them with their own style while sharing something in common: their passion and devotion. A detail which made [...]

March 21, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Sonata Arctica + Striker + Triosphere @ Lisboa Ao Vivo

Report: Galena IV – KarbonSoul + Invoke + Eterna Saudade

Report: Galena IV – KarbonSoul + Invoke + Eterna Saudade

The first Galena of 2017 was dressed in black and with a veil of nostalgia. Eterna Saudade started the evening with its environmental rock combined with dark folk influences sound, creating a cosy romantic ambience in the venue. Sadly, the audience remained apathetic, even with the dancer Cris Aysel complementing the band’s show with her [...]

March 19, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Galena IV – KarbonSoul + Invoke + Eterna Saudade

Report: Battle Beast + Majesty + Gyze + Fantasy Opus

Report: Battle Beast + Majesty + Gyze + Fantasy Opus

Battle Beast together with  Majesty, Gyze and Fantasy Opus were on stage on March  12th, 2017 at the RCA Club Lisboa venue. These four heavy metal bands played on a Sunday evening, closing that weekend. Two of these band played for the first time in Portugal, the Finnish Battle Beast and the Japanese Gyze. This [...]

March 16, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Battle Beast + Majesty + Gyze + Fantasy Opus