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Batushka (K. Drabikowski) streams new album “Панихида”

Batushka (K. Drabikowski) streams new album “Панихида”

The past weeks have been very confusing regarding Batushka. The band’s original lineup suffered a split, resulting in two different versions of Batushka: Derph’s, aka Krzysztof Drabikowski (guitarist) and Bart’s, aka Bartłomiej Krysiuk (singer). While the dispute is in court, both bands have been active and have recently released new music. Krzysztof Drabikowski has came [...]

May 28, 2019 Filipe Gomes News Comments Off on Batushka (K. Drabikowski) streams new album “Панихида”

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

Report: Vagos Metal fest 2017

Report: Vagos Metal fest 2017

Once again, the town of Vagos hosted the anual Vagos Metal Fest, which already became a Meca for metalheads in Portugal. Three days of good concerts, a lot of beer and meeting friends in a relaxed place. Day #1 Tales For The Unspoken received the responsibility of opening the first day of concerts. The band [...]

September 3, 2017 Filipe Gomes Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Vagos Metal fest 2017

Preview: Vagos Metal Fest 2017

Preview: Vagos Metal Fest 2017

Once again the small town of Vagos becomes a real “Metal Meca” to most metalheads in Portugal. The festival takes takes place at Quinta do Ega, Vagos, Aveiro that has been upgraded along the years. Repeating the 3 day format, the festival starts on August 11th and stretches until Sunday the 13th. This special festival [...]

August 7, 2017 Filipe Gomes Previews Comments Off on Preview: Vagos Metal Fest 2017

Vagos Metal Fest announces Soulfly and final bill

Vagos Metal Fest announces Soulfly and final bill

Soulfly is the last headliner announced by the organizers of Vagos Metal Fest. Max Cavalera & co will join Arch Enemy, Hammerfall, Wintersun, Korpiklaani, Powerwolf, Rhapsody Reunion, Therion, Primordial, Whitechapel, Batushka, Metal Church, Chelsea Grin, Havok, Gorguts, Hills Have Eyes, Gama Bomb, Cough, Grunt, And Then She Came, Tales For The Unspoken, Miss Lava, Brutality Will Prevail, [...]

March 9, 2017 Filipe Gomes News Comments Off on Vagos Metal Fest announces Soulfly and final bill

Preview: Turku Saatanalle V

Preview: Turku Saatanalle V

Turku Saatanalle V is once again organised by Metallihelvetti (Metalhell) and will take place at Gong1 venue in Turku (Finland). It can honestly be said that the upcoming weekend (3-4 February) will bring one of the most awaited events from the beginning of 2017 in Turku area. Profanatica and Ajattara will be the headliners of this event full of solid [...]

February 2, 2017 Elsa Marques Previews Comments Off on Preview: Turku Saatanalle V

PREVIEW: STEELFEST 2016

PREVIEW: STEELFEST 2016

Steelfest opens the season of the Open air “summer” festivals in Finland. It will take place in Hyvinkää, a city located around 1h drive north from Helsinki. The festival started already in  2010 on it’s current format and has been gaining the reputation of one of the finnish festivals that presents the most extreme metal [...]

May 2, 2016 Elsa Marques Previews Comments Off on PREVIEW: STEELFEST 2016

BLASTFEST 2017 – First bands of the line up revealed

BLASTFEST 2017 – First bands of the line up revealed

While most of us that attended the festival are still suffering from some kind of post-festival depression, next year edition is already being planned. It seems today was a very busy day at Blastfest office, since they had and announcement spree during this afternoon! More than a dozen bands were confirmed today in the Facebook [...]

March 23, 2016 Elsa Marques News Comments Off on BLASTFEST 2017 – First bands of the line up revealed

2015: The Staff’s Choices – Mütiilator

2015: The Staff’s Choices – Mütiilator

With 2015 coming to its end, its time to choose the best Metal albums of the year. These are the choices of Mütiilator (due to difficulty in chosing a specific order, only the top 3 will be numbered): Leprous – The Congregation 2. Ghost – Meliora   3. Mgła – Exercises In Futility   Shrine [...]

December 29, 2015 Filipe Gomes Tops Comments Off on 2015: The Staff’s Choices – Mütiilator