M’era Luna Festival, 11.-12. August 2018, Hildesheim, Germany – Review

M’era Luna Festival, 11.-12. August 2018, Hildesheim, Germany – Review

  Day 1 M’era Luna 2018 took place on the Hildesheim airfield, south of Hanover. Festival revellers were blessed with pleasant, sunny, but not too hot weather, a contrast from the previous year’s mud-fest. The festival attracts well over 20,000 revellers to a strong line-up of bands, with a side medieval market, fashion shows and workshops, clothing and music merchants, and a good mix of food and drink outlets. Many will camp at the site…

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XIV. AMPHI FESTIVAL 2018, 28. & 29.07.2018 – COLOGNE | TANZBRUNNEN – Review

XIV. AMPHI FESTIVAL 2018, 28. & 29.07.2018 – COLOGNE | TANZBRUNNEN – Review

  Amphi Festival has for many years been one of the main European festivals for the gothic scene. This year Tanzbrunnen in Cologne was “dark” again, although the line up suggested some brighter moments as well. The conditions for the festival were perfect. Even though we missed the warm up party the day before we were eager to head to the Main stage on the first day. We came in time to see The Creepshow….

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Ministry @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, July 21st, 2018 – review

Ministry @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, July 21st, 2018 – review

  On July 21st we went to O2 Forum in Kentish Town where Ministry promoted their current album AmeriKKKant. After the opening act left the stage, the crew started preparing the stage for the main event, placing two white balloon chickens with Trump-like tops and crossed swastika signs on the front corners of the stage, thus setting the tone of the evening. Although shows from bands with long careers generally attract middle-aged crowds, which also…

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Israel Nash: Guildford acoustic show at St Mary’s church on 16 June

Israel Nash: Guildford acoustic show at St Mary’s church on 16 June

  Israel Nash visited UK this June to perform in Oxford and Guildford. This amazingly talented artist from Texas mixes folk and psychedelic rock to create striking and impressive musical and spiritual journeys. There were around hundred visitors who gathered on 16 June at St Mary’s church in Guildford to hear some of the new songs from his upcoming Lifted album. However, Israel Nash didn’t neglect to please the audience with his older material. It…

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E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL 2018, Oberhausen Turbinenhalle, Germany, 17. March, 2018

E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL 2018, Oberhausen Turbinenhalle, Germany, 17. March, 2018

  The 8th edition of E-tropolis Festival in Oberhausen was an absolute success! The festival was sold out for the first time, which means 4500 fans enjoyed an incredible day at Turbinenhalle. JÄGER 90 opened the festival on the main stage and announced a day of outstanding celebration. The visitors could enjoy the shows of Forced to Mode, Eisfabrik, a very popular electro-pop act Chrom and always amazingly great show of Aesthetic Perfection and Nachtmahr….

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The Stranglers “The Definitive Tour”: Guildford show performance – review

The Stranglers “The Definitive Tour”: Guildford show performance – review

  On 26 March I had the opportunity to see The Stranglers live for the second time in my life. I chose to see them in Guildford again, the town where it all started for this legendary British punk rock band. I was rather impressed by the performance of the scene’s veterans a few years ago and I wondered if they would exceed my expectations this time. The supporting act, to the utmost joy of…

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Erasure “World Be Gone” 2018 tour: Guildford performance at G Live on 20 February

Erasure “World Be Gone” 2018 tour: Guildford performance at G Live on 20 February

  Anyone who’s seen Erasure live wants to see them more than once. Their devoted fans already know this. Even if you’ve seen the live footage only, you will feel a great desire to see the iconic duo in action. My second Erasure live experience was exactly what I had hoped for. The supporting act was Bright Light Bright Light, an electronic pop project of Rod Thomas. Rod already achieved great success and had famous…

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Drab Majesty London show review

Drab Majesty London show review

  On 12 February Moth Club hosted one of the most intriguing young acts I could have possibly wished to see, Drab Majesty. I arrived in time to see the supporting act Dune Messiah. I knew nothing about the band, apart from the fact they came from Denmark. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by the trio. The band is undoubtedly indebted to the neo-folk music expression and has been inspired by the genre. Although…

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Fields of the Nephilim, Sketetal Family and Salvation @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, 22nd December 2018 – review

Fields of the Nephilim, Sketetal Family and Salvation @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London,  22nd December 2018 – review

  For the past few years post-apocalyptic gothic cowboys, Fields of the Nephilim have celebrated the shortest day with their fans, by putting on a ‘Saturnalia’ show to London. For the Winter solstice of 2017 they were joined by fellow 80’s gothic acts Salvation, and Skeletal Family, at O2 Forum in Kentish Town. Despite have been interested in gothic rock for 20 years, Salvation are a band I could not remember hearing about before they…

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