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Report: Madrid Invasion Fest @ Madrid

Report: Madrid Invasion Fest @ Madrid

Black Matter Productions organized a two-day festival called Madrid Invasion Fest. Here is our photo report of the event! Day #1 The first band to take the stage was Painstorm, a death metal act playing “at home” as they’re from Madrid. Opening is never easy, but Painstorm showed that they mean business and someone has [...]

October 9, 2022 Filipe Gomes Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Madrid Invasion Fest @ Madrid

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. [metaslider id=”29225″] Later Divide And Dissolve provided a different kind of ambience. The instrumental music [...]

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)

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: 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

Photo Report: Laurus Nobilis 2019 (Day #4)

Photo Report: Laurus Nobilis 2019 (Day #4)

Once again, Laurus Nobilis Festival took place in Louro, Famalicão from July 25th to the 28th 2019. Unfortunately, we were only able to attend to some of the shows on the last day of the festival, so without further due, here it is! Simbiose [metaslider id=”31479″] Sugiru [metaslider id=”31452″] Analepsy [metaslider id=”31427″] Soilwork [metaslider id=”31405″] [...]

August 3, 2019 Filipe Gomes Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Photo Report: Laurus Nobilis 2019 (Day #4)

Copenhell 2019 – Ten Years In Hell – part 2

Copenhell 2019 – Ten Years In Hell – part 2

DAY 3: Day number three was opened by Matt Heafy and Trivium on the main stage, and the chaos around it. The inflow of crowd surfers during their show was the highest until that moment at Copenhell. Trivium delivered a high-quality performance as they always do. Matt is an amazing performer, he has this ease [...]

July 22, 2019 Kasper Pasinski Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Copenhell 2019 – Ten Years In Hell – part 2

Copenhell 2019 – Ten Years In Hell – part 1

Copenhell 2019 – Ten Years In Hell – part 1

Occurring for ten years— the second part of June in Copenhagen equals the biggest metal event in Denmark: Copenhell. The 10th edition of this metal event took place as always, in Copenhagen’s Refshaleøn. Counting with tens of thousands of fans invading the place eager to listen to some good music. DAY 1: The whole event [...]

July 22, 2019 Kasper Pasinski Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Copenhell 2019 – Ten Years In Hell – part 1

Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2019

Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2019

Another year has passed, and once again thanks to the organizer’s collaboration, we were given access to this very unique festival, in which various musical cultures (although the predominant is Gothic) coexist in a healthy way. Here is our report! [...]

June 28, 2019 João Osório Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Wave Gotik Treffen 2019

Report: Heart Sound Festival 2019

Report: Heart Sound Festival 2019

April 6, 2019, Sucy-En-Brie (near Paris), France In a small city called Sucy-En-Brie near Paris, a very special event took place on April 6th, 2019. A festival called HEART SOUND gathered seven bands and about 600 visitors to celebrate some special gigs and to collect money to donate it to “Ensemble contre les Leucémies”, a [...]

April 16, 2019 Uta Arnold Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Heart Sound Festival 2019

Report: Prognosis Fest 2019

Report: Prognosis Fest 2019

PROGNOSIS festival took place in  Eindhoven (Netherlands) on the 22nd – 23rd, 2019 The organizers of the “Prognosis” festival were once again aiming high. They invited and succeeded to gather the ‘crème-de-la-crème’ of the prog metal scene, mixing it with some other genres. Visitors from all over Europe travelled to see bands such as LEPROUS [...]

April 4, 2019 Uta Arnold Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Prognosis Fest 2019

Report: Under The Doom fest 2018

Report: Under The Doom fest 2018

Under The Doom 2018: A summary of all our failures For the unaware, Under The Doom is a two-day festival dedicated to the darkest trends within metal: doom metal, black metal, avantgarde, gothic, ambient and post-metal join hands to form a chain that, year after year, has been reinforced with names of ever-increasing caliber. Held [...]

December 22, 2018 João Correia Festivals, Reports Comments Off on Report: Under The Doom fest 2018