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Preview: VOA Heavy Rock Festival 2019

Preview: VOA Heavy Rock Festival 2019

VOA Fest is back and is celebrating 10 years! After one year of hiatus, one of the most important heavy festivals in Portugal will be returning with a colossal band roster on July 4th – 5th. Day #1 Featuring a 2-day format once again, on the first day (July 4) all the maggots will get [...]

June 18, 2019 Filipe Gomes Previews Comments Off on Preview: VOA Heavy Rock Festival 2019

Preview: Metallica @ Estádio do Restelo

Preview: Metallica @ Estádio do Restelo

After having visited the Altice Arena in February last year, legendary Metallica resume the World Wired Tour in May. The date in Portugal at the Restelo Stadium on May 1 is the first show. The tour ends on August 25th at the Palastzelt Maimarktgelände in Mannheim, Germany. Special guests Ghost and Bokassa will be the [...]

April 24, 2019 Filipe Gomes Previews Comments Off on Preview: Metallica @ Estádio do Restelo

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: Dying Fetus + Psycroptic + Beyond Creation + Disentomb @ LAV

Preview: Dying Fetus + Psycroptic + Beyond Creation + Disentomb @ LAV

North American band Dying Fetus will be returning to Portugal on the next November 12th. This show is part of the tour promoting their brand new album “Wrong One To Fuck With”, released last June 23rd, via Relapse Records. Supporting this tour are Australian Psycroptic, Canadian Beyond Creation and Brutal Death Metal Disentomb, also coming from Australia. [...]

November 2, 2017 Filipe Gomes Previews Comments Off on Preview: Dying Fetus + Psycroptic + Beyond Creation + Disentomb @ LAV

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

Preview: Mastodon @ Meo Arena, Lisbon

Preview: Mastodon @ Meo Arena, Lisbon

Sala Tejo of Meo Arena, in Lisbon. Ticket’s cost is 28€ and can be purchased at Worten, Fnac, El Corte Inglês, Unkind, Blueticket and Masqueticket (Spain) It’s been five years since the American band Mastodon don’t play in Portugal. Between that time, the quartet from Atlanta, Georgia have released two new albums, 2014’s ”Once More ‘Round [...]

June 8, 2017 Zé Serôdio Previews Comments Off on Preview: Mastodon @ Meo Arena, Lisbon

Preview: Slayer @ Coliseu Lisbon June 5th

Preview: Slayer @ Coliseu Lisbon June 5th

The concert will take place at Coliseu de Lisboa on June 5th. Tickets cost €32. Slayer, the mighty Thrash Metal legends are back in Portugal right after playing in Spain at the Primavera Sound festival on June 1st. The band is currently still promoting their latest album “Repentless”, released in 2015. It took 6 years [...]

May 28, 2017 Filipe Gomes Previews Comments Off on Preview: Slayer @ Coliseu Lisbon June 5th

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

VOA Fest announces eleven bands and 2nd stage

VOA Fest announces eleven bands and 2nd stage

VOA – Heavy Rock Festival will once again return to the Quinta de Marialva Urban Park, in Corroios. The event will take place on August 4, 5 and 6, and the 2017 edition has several new features in their billing. Among the main events in VOA Fest, for the first time and to enjoy the [...]

May 10, 2017 Rita Limede News Comments Off on VOA Fest announces eleven bands and 2nd stage

Dream Theater at Porto Coliseu today

Dream Theater at Porto Coliseu today

DREAM THEATER “Images, Words and Beyond 25th Anniversary tour” will visit Portugal today (April 30) at the Porto Coliseu. Doors will open at 20h30 and show will start at 21h30. After the unwelcome «The Astonishing» album, and a missing spot in its promoting tour, the galactic team of rock and prog metal finally returns to Portugal. [...]

April 30, 2017 Vasco Baptista Previews Comments Off on Dream Theater at Porto Coliseu today

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

Preview: Blues Pills in Portugal

Preview: Blues Pills in Portugal

BLUES PILLS will be visiting Portugal on March 24th at Música ao Vivo Lisboa and March 25th at Hard Club (Porto) BLUES PILLS presents a mixture of blues and rock, characterised with retro fuzzing guitars and melodic female vocals. BLUES PILLS are currently one of the biggest sensations amongst the 60’s and 70’s revival bands. They [...]

March 9, 2017 Elsa Marques Previews Comments Off on Preview: Blues Pills in Portugal

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

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

Four years after Sonata Arctica first performed at the Vagos Open Air festival, the wolf-affine band returns to Portugal in its own name to present their last work “The Ninth Hour”. The album was released in October of 2016 by Nuclear Blast Records, whears we saw the band returning to their origins with melodic, slow and [...]

March 1, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon Previews Comments Off on Preview: Sonata Arctica + Triosphere + Striker @ Lisboa Ao Vivo

VOA Fest announces new names

VOA Fest announces new names

VOA Heavy Rock Festival has added 5 bands to their billing of this year’s edition. Finnish cello metal Apocalyptica (who are celebrating 20 years of ”Plays Metallica by Four Cellos”), Dutch symphonic metal Epica (who are promoting their latest release ( The Holographic Principle), American mathcore band The Dillinger Escape Plan (who are giving their farewell tour), [...]

March 1, 2017 Zé Serôdio News Comments Off on VOA Fest announces new names