Tuesday 23rd July 2019,
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Preview: Orphaned Land @ Portugal

Preview: Orphaned Land @ Portugal

The middle eastern band Orphaned Land is going to return to Portugal for two shows. They are currently promoting their most recent – and critically acclaimed – record “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”. The two shows of the band in Portuguese soil will take place on the 17th and 18th of April – in Porto [...]

April 15, 2019 Rita Limede Previews Comments Off on Preview: Orphaned Land @ Portugal

Report: SepticFlesh + Krisiun + Diabolical + Xaon @ Hard Club

Report: SepticFlesh + Krisiun + Diabolical + Xaon @ Hard Club

In the cool Oporto night of the 15th of March, the fires of an unholy communion were lit at Hard Club, as another extravaganza of amazing metal bands – SepticFlesh, Krisiun, Diabolical and Xaon – stormed the stage for the delight of their Lusitanian crowd. The first act was Xaon, a melodic death metal band [...]

April 8, 2019 Ricardo Pereira Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: SepticFlesh + Krisiun + Diabolical + Xaon @ Hard Club

Preview: Soen @ Hard Club / RCA Club

Preview: Soen @ Hard Club / RCA Club

Swedish prog rock act Soen will return to Portugal to play live at 30 and 31 of March, at Hard Club (Porto) and RCA Club (Lisbon) respectively. Danish progressive metalcore Ghost Iris and Finnish prog rock band Wheel will be the opening acts. Tickets and schedule: 21:00 – Open doors 21:30 – Concerts beginning 23:00 [...]

March 26, 2019 Filipe Gomes Previews Comments Off on Preview: Soen @ Hard Club / RCA Club

Preview: Beyond Creation + Gorod + Entheos + Brought By Pain @ Hard Club

Preview: Beyond Creation + Gorod + Entheos + Brought By Pain @ Hard Club

On the next November 15th, Canadian tech-death metal pillars Beyond Creation will return to Portugal! One of the freshest and most modern acts in the recent years, Beyond Creation have released 3 very solid full-length albums: “The Aura” (2011), “Earthborn Evolution” (2014) and the most recent “Algorythm” (2018), showing a strong career path. The band [...]

November 7, 2018 Filipe Gomes Previews Comments Off on Preview: Beyond Creation + Gorod + Entheos + Brought By Pain @ Hard Club

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: 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

Preview: Batushka – ‘End Of Litourgiya’ European Pilgrimage in Portugal

Preview: Batushka  – ‘End Of Litourgiya’ European Pilgrimage in Portugal

All things, good and bad, inevitably meet their demise. As such, Batushka will storm Europe this autumn with the purpose of bringing the End Of Litourgiya to the faithless masses one last time. This tour, presents itself as the end of the promotion cycle for Litourgiya (2015). This is the band’s extremely successful debut record, [...]

September 9, 2018 Rita Limede Previews Comments Off on Preview: Batushka – ‘End Of Litourgiya’ European Pilgrimage in Portugal

Preview: Epica + Vuur + Myrath @ Portugal

Preview: Epica + Vuur + Myrath @ Portugal

After a very convincing performance at VOA 2017 past August, Epica will be returning to Portugal before the end of the year. This time, the band comes to perform as headlining act on a double date, where the legion of followers will be able to see Simone Simons and Co more closely, on the stages [...]

November 7, 2017 Filipe Gomes Previews Comments Off on Preview: Epica + Vuur + Myrath @ Portugal

Preview: Soen @ Hard Club & RCA Club

Preview: Soen @ Hard Club & RCA Club

Swedish prog rock act Soen will return to Portugal to play live at 20 and 21 of October, in Hard Club (Porto) and RCA Club (Lisbon) respectively. Norwegian prog metal band Madder Mortem will be the opening act, and (Porto concert only) Portuguese Heavenwood will also play. Schedule: Open Doors: 20h Heavenwood: 21h Madder Mortem: [...]

October 6, 2017 Zé Serôdio Previews Comments Off on Preview: Soen @ Hard Club & RCA Club

Preview: HIM + Kandia @ Hard Club, Porto – 17.06.2017

Preview: HIM + Kandia @ Hard Club, Porto – 17.06.2017

After an absence of eleven years from playing concerts in Portugal, hailing from Finland, the so-called love metal pioneers HIM, are back to Portugal. This unique show will take place at Hard Club, Porto, on next June 17th. For sure it will be a special and emotional concert, but sadly, the last one, as the band has recently [...]

May 22, 2017 Filipe Gomes Previews Comments Off on Preview: HIM + Kandia @ Hard Club, Porto – 17.06.2017

Report: Gojira + Equaleft @ Hard Club

Report: Gojira + Equaleft @ Hard Club

Check out our report of the awesome Gojira show that took place at Hard Club, Porto, last July 7th. Opening band: Equaleft Special thanks: Prime Artists [...]

July 11, 2016 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Gojira + Equaleft @ Hard Club

Report: Ghost + Dead Soul @ Hard Club

Report: Ghost + Dead Soul @ Hard Club

The past weekend saw the debut show of one of the most groundbreaking bands that emerged in the recent past: Ghost. Hate them or love them, the fact is that they have settled their presence in the nowadays music scene by releasing excellent quality albums, filled with catchy songs and charming melodies that you can’t [...]

December 2, 2015 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Ghost + Dead Soul @ Hard Club

SWALLOW THE SUN to play two dates in Portugal

SWALLOW THE SUN to play two dates in Portugal

The finnish group SWALLOW THE SUN is set to play two shows in Portugal, on the 2nd of December, in Lisbon – RCA Club, and on the 3rd, in Porto – Hard Club. The band will be accompanied by fellow finnish group Wolfheart and the italian progressive metal band Adimiron. SWALLOW THE SUN haven’t played [...]

November 30, 2015 Rita Limede News Comments Off on SWALLOW THE SUN to play two dates in Portugal

Report: Epica + Dragonforce + Dagoba @ Hard Club

Report: Epica + Dragonforce + Dagoba @ Hard Club

Sunday isn’t anyone’s favorite day to attend a concert, but it’s a disadvantage of tours, you have to be flexible… The first band was DAGOBA, a french groovy band in charge of starting the hostilities. Apparently not very known to the Portuguese audience, a conclusion taken based on both the amount of people and reaction [...]

December 17, 2014 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Epica + Dragonforce + Dagoba @ Hard Club