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Concerts

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: 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

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: Alter Bridge + Shinedown + The Raven Age @ Altice Arena

Report: Alter Bridge + Shinedown + The Raven Age @ Altice Arena

The 6th of December started early for a small group of people already forming a line at the entrance of Sala Tejo (Altice Arena), in Lisbon, as they sought to secure a place on the first row of the gig that day. The memories of a sold-out show back in 2017 only made the expectations [...]

December 16, 2019 Joana Oliveira Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Alter Bridge + Shinedown + The Raven Age @ Altice Arena

Report: Leprous + The Ocean + Port Noir @ Batschkapp, Frankfurt

Report: Leprous + The Ocean + Port Noir @ Batschkapp, Frankfurt

This tour contains an interesting line-up because the opening band PORT NOIR has a solid fan base that they brought along to the gigs, even though they were “just support act”. A wide range of people who came for Port Noir had never seen Leprous live and vice versa. The chances were good that both [...]

November 12, 2019 Uta Arnold Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Leprous + The Ocean + Port Noir @ Batschkapp, Frankfurt

Report: Moonspell + Rotting Christ + Silver Dust @ Porto

Report: Moonspell + Rotting Christ + Silver Dust @ Porto

An unsuspected and common rainy day, like so many in the autumnal season, would give place to a night to remember in Porto. It was around 6:30 PM and there was already a line forming at the entrance of the Hard Club venue. There could be distinguished at least three different languages, as some faithful [...]

November 11, 2019 Joana Oliveira Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Moonspell + Rotting Christ + Silver Dust @ Porto

Report: Mgla + Martwa Aura + Above Aurora @ RCA Club

Report: Mgla + Martwa Aura + Above Aurora @ RCA Club

The fierce winds that Lisbon faced during the day didn’t affect the excitement and expectation that followers and fans of MGLA had to see the most recent cult brought by their new album “Age Of Excuse”. Judging by the amount of headbangers standing outside the venue, if the concert wasn’t sold out the day before, [...]

September 26, 2019 Ricardo Branco Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Mgla + Martwa Aura + Above Aurora @ RCA Club

Report: Once Upon the End + Rest in Furia @ Le Flow, Paris

Report: Once Upon the End + Rest in Furia @ Le Flow, Paris

On March 23th, the houseboat “Le Flow” in Paris was housing the second round of the “Emergenza Festival”. The concept is to give garage bands the possibility to get on great stages (though with short sets) through a contest with several rounds. This night was a heavy one with four of eight bands being Rock/Metal [...]

May 22, 2019 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Once Upon the End + Rest in Furia @ Le Flow, Paris

Report: Soen + Ghost Iris + Wheel @ Hard Club

Report: Soen + Ghost Iris + Wheel @ Hard Club

Soen is promoting their new album ”Lotus” with an European tour. With them are traveling the bands Wheel and Ghost Iris, as openers of the shows. On 30th of March, the tour passed by Hard Club in Porto, Portugal, for an amazing show. Wheel – a Finnish prog rock band – had the task of [...]

April 10, 2019 Filipe Gomes Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Soen + Ghost Iris + Wheel @ Hard Club

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