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Report: Roadburn 2022 (Day 4)

Report: Roadburn 2022 (Day 4)

As always the last day of a festival feels somewhat bittersweet. It has this greatness of having seen (and waiting to see) some amazing performances, and the blues coming with the realization that everything will come to an end in a mere few hours. Everyone will have to get back to their daily lives and [...]

June 26, 2022 Elsa Marques Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Roadburn 2022 (Day 4)

Report: Roadburn 2022 (Day 3)

Report: Roadburn 2022 (Day 3)

The third day began with Midwife, the slow melodies and velvety voice helping to gently transition into festival mood while watching the artist plays her guitar and sing attached to a phone handset mic that gives this distinct vocal sound. Later Divide And Dissolve provided a different kind of ambience. The instrumental music created by [...]

June 26, 2022 Elsa Marques Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Roadburn 2022 (Day 3)

Report: Roadburn 2022 (Day 2)

Report: Roadburn 2022 (Day 2)

Friday’s expectations were mostly directed towards this year’s curators’ band GGGOLDDD and their performance of “This Shame Should Not Be Mine”. For the first time in front of a live audience after the incredibly emotional, goose-bump inducing show at last year’s Roadburn Redux (I am not gonna lie, I have watched that performance 4 times [...]

June 25, 2022 Elsa Marques Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Roadburn 2022 (Day 2)

Report: Roadburn 2022 (Day 1)

Report: Roadburn 2022 (Day 1)

Being a first-time roadburner I had only heard the stories and overwhelmingly positive feedback from fellow music enthusiasts who have been there previously. So when I finally had the occasion to reserve time in Spring to set out towards the Netherlands and be on my way to Tilburg, I left home with quite high expectations [...]

June 25, 2022 Elsa Marques Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Roadburn 2022 (Day 1)

Report: Moonspell @ Teatro José Lúcio da Silva, Leiria

Report: Moonspell @ Teatro José Lúcio da Silva, Leiria

The Teatro José Lúcio da Silva in Leiria received another great night of metal. After the visit of Gaerea a few months ago, it was now time for Moonspell to visit the peaceful city. Celebrating 30 years of a solid career, full of metamorphosis and success, Moonspell showed why after 3 decades they are still [...]

March 21, 2022 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Moonspell @ Teatro José Lúcio da Silva, Leiria

Report: Artillery + Alpha Warhead + ThrashWall @ RCA Club

Report: Artillery + Alpha Warhead + ThrashWall @ RCA Club

On a rainy Thursday night, Lisbon hosted a night of pure Thrash Metal with bands that rocked the audience from start to finish. To celebrate 40 years of career, the band Artillery presented in Lisbon, at RCA Club, the ‘Turn Up The Race Iberian Tour 2022’. As openers, Portuguese bands Alpha Warhead and ThrashWall warmed [...]

March 13, 2022 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Artillery + Alpha Warhead + ThrashWall @ RCA Club

Report: Sollust + Congruity @ Associação Neverlate

Report: Sollust + Congruity @ Associação Neverlate

Not even the cold of the mountains that is felt in Covilhã (Portugal) stopped the metalheads from getting together at Neverlate for another concert. After almost two years without playing, on the 20th of November, the Portuguese bands Sollust and Congruity got together to bring another night of heavy metal to town. The evening began [...]

February 22, 2022 Lara Brito Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Sollust + Congruity @ Associação Neverlate

Photo Report: Winds and Woods meet Metal @ Leipzig

Photo Report: Winds and Woods meet Metal @ Leipzig

On the 27th and 28th of August, the “Winds and woods meet Metal” festival took place in Leipzig. It was two days dedicated to metal music – with an emphasis on folk metal on the first day, and symphonic metal on the second. The event occurred in the mythical Hellraiser venue, a renowned place in [...]

September 13, 2021 João Osório Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Photo Report: Winds and Woods meet Metal @ Leipzig

Report: Gaerea + Dallian + Lord of Confusion @ Leiria

Report: Gaerea + Dallian + Lord of Confusion @ Leiria

The pandemic has taken a toll on us all. The cultural sector has seen countless shows and other activities getting canceled. Hopefully, the overall scenario seems to be taking a turn for the better. So it was an enormous delight to finally witness a concert again after such a long hiatus. Portuguese enigmatic black metal [...]

June 7, 2021 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Gaerea + Dallian + Lord of Confusion @ Leiria

Report: Leprous + Klone + Maraton @ Hard Club, Porto

Report: Leprous + Klone + Maraton @ Hard Club, Porto

The Norwegians Leprous have been a growing phenomenon for many years, sustained by their excellent music, electrifying concerts and a friendly attitude. They have also long been considered one of the most important flag-bearers of the progressive aspect of metal in fusion with rock. Extremely productive since the release of their debut album “Tall Poppy [...]

March 5, 2020 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Leprous + Klone + Maraton @ Hard Club, Porto

Report: Destruction + Legion of the Damned + Suicidal Angels + Final Breath @ Felsenkeller, Leipzig

Report: Destruction + Legion of the Damned + Suicidal Angels + Final Breath @ Felsenkeller, Leipzig

The day after Napalm Death played in Leipzig and the same day that Lindemann (with Peter Tägtgren and Till Lindemann) were also playing in town, the Thrash Alliance 2020 took place in Felsenkeller. The metal community was divided but those who were in the venue were the true enthusiasts of good old thrash metal. The [...]

March 1, 2020 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Destruction + Legion of the Damned + Suicidal Angels + Final Breath @ Felsenkeller, Leipzig

Report: Dir En Grey @ Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin

Report: Dir En Grey @ Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin

The Japanese quintet returns to Europe less than two years after their previous tour for a series of hard-hitting shows very much focused on the present. Even though Dir En Grey promised to come back after their late 2018 tour, few would expect to see them in Europe again so soon. To be fair, their [...]

February 22, 2020 Daniel Sampaio Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Dir En Grey @ Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin

Report: Alcest + Birds in Row + Kaelan Mikla @ Täubchenthal, Leipzig

Report: Alcest + Birds in Row + Kaelan Mikla @ Täubchenthal, Leipzig

Alcest + Birds in Row + Kaelan Mikla – 12.02.2020 –  Täubchenthal On February 12th, the public that went to Täubchenthal, in Leipzig, attended a concert with three bands of very diverse styles. At first, one could consider that three different bands might turn off people’s interest in the event, but the exact opposite happened. And whoever went to [...]

February 18, 2020 João Osório Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Alcest + Birds in Row + Kaelan Mikla @ Täubchenthal, Leipzig

Report: Mangualde Hardmetal fest 2020

Report: Mangualde Hardmetal fest 2020

Last January 11th, the oldest metal festival in Portugal took place once again the town of Mangualde. Organized by Rocha Produções, this festival is an authentic annual tradition, propelled by the great comradeship within the metal community as well as its taste for bringing bands that have never set foot in Portugal before or haven’t [...]

January 23, 2020 Filipe Gomes Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Mangualde Hardmetal fest 2020