Back to the Beach – Amphi Festival 2016 – review

Back to the Beach – Amphi Festival 2016 – review

  After a quick escape to the Lanxess Arena in Cologne last year Amphi Festival returned to the beach of the Rhine. It certainly saved this festival and made it a great one again. The Staatenhaus (we remember the ceiling came off under heavy Feindflug fire in 2009) was closed but instead of this ugly and too hot building the organizers booked a ship and named it Orbit Stage, which was definitely the coolest place…

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Infest Festival 26-28 August 2016, Bradford, UK

Infest Festival 26-28 August 2016, Bradford, UK

  This year Infest invites you to enjoy 3 days of great music. Besides great veterans such as Leaether Strip, Velvet Acid Christ, Atari Teenage Riot and Pop Will Eat Itself there are indeed very interesting names here such as: 3 Teeth, Dead When I Found Her, Grausame Töchter, Displacer, Monica Jeffries, RRoyce, Vigilante, Me The Tiger, Hysteresis, Massive Ego, Tapewyrm, Johnny Normal. FRIDAY – 26th AUGUST Curfew @ 03:00 POP WILL EAT ITSELF DEAD…

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EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY – Brussels, AB (08/06/2016)

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY – Brussels, AB (08/06/2016)

Yes, it’s definitely true: music fans are strange creatures. While most people look for a place under the sun in mid-July, music fanatics opt to enter a pitch black venue and give themselves away to a noise carpet that perfectly indicates the border between heaven and hell. An ideal description, even if we say it ourselves. Sometimes it seems as if God knocks on your shoulder, while a few seconds later it feels like Satan…

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25th Wave-Gotik-Treffen: May 13th to 16th, 2016. review

25th Wave-Gotik-Treffen: May 13th to 16th, 2016. review

  One more year, one more WGT splendid experience behind us! But the memories are still fresh and vibrant in our minds. This year WGT started with a special treat on May the 12th with a grand opening party at AbenteuerReich Belantis – an amusement park in the south of Leipzig, which we sadly missed due to our indeed long travel from London by car, and kids, don’t try this at home! 😉 We arrived…

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PSYCHIC TV – Brussels, Recyclart (21/05/16)

PSYCHIC TV – Brussels, Recyclart (21/05/16)

It will be quite difficult to find one venue in Brussels that looks more underground than the Recyclart, it is very dark in there and the interior immediately makes you think of the 80s. An ideal place to see one of the most legendary bands from that period: Psychic TV. First Aikula played. You never heard of them before, you say? Mind you, neither did we! Their debut album Jate did well in homeland Slovenia…

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MANIC STREET PREACHERS (Brussels, AB- 01/05/2016)

MANIC STREET PREACHERS (Brussels, AB- 01/05/2016)

When you have the CD in your hands, you can hardly understand it , but it is twenty years ago that Manic Street Preachers released Everything Must Go. Life is just a flash, and you’re barely able to fully enjoy the beauty of it. Partly out of nostalgia , and probably also partly from financial gain , the glam rockers from Wales decided to perform their fourth album that made them stars in the British…

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XII. Amphi Festival 2016

XII. Amphi Festival 2016

  Amphi Festival announced its return to Tanzbrunnen Cologne. Despite the MS RheinEnergie, being recently added as an extra venue, the total capacity for Amphi Festival 2016 has been reduced by one fourth from 16.000 to 12.000 visitors! As consequence festival tickets are now limited even stronger than ever. Numerous musical highlights (like Editors, Project Pitchfork, Covenant, Blutengel, Tarja …), merchants, DJs and of course the wonderful Tanzbrunnen ambience again promise relaxed open-air atmosphere along…

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THE ARCH – Brussels, The Backpacker Bar (29/04/2016) (CONCERT REVIEW)

THE ARCH – Brussels, The Backpacker Bar (29/04/2016) (CONCERT REVIEW)

The Arch is popular, but not necessary in its own country. This band was formed in 1986, worked with the famous Belgian producer Ludo Camberlin and the rest is like a small success story, at least abroad. The releases (from The Messier Album to In Sofa ) got The Arch to various European venues. Last year, we got an impression of Fates at BIMFest, but last Friday, the entire CD was presented (a collaboration between…

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ChameleonsVox live at O2 Academy, Oxford, UK, 1/5/2016

ChameleonsVox live at O2 Academy, Oxford, UK, 1/5/2016

Just a week apart from their Kortrijk gig in Belgium, I really wanted to see ChameleonsVox again, this time in UK and with no camera, so I can enjoy the experience to the fullest. I arrived pretty early and took a stroll on the streets of Oxford, but hey, who did I find there at 5 pm? Mark was already at the venue doors and not to disturb that kind man, I just passed him…

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Waveteef Festival III, 8.-9. April 2016, Antwerp

Waveteef Festival III, 8.-9. April 2016, Antwerp

In an interview with Dark Entries, Waveteef organizer Mat Zwart said that the alternative scene will die if you don’t give new upcoming bands a chance. It’s nice to see legendary names on a stage, but the music scene also needs new blood in order to attract a young audience. For us, thse are just a few words on paper, but it’s a hellish job for organizers to accomplish it. Waveteef is a festival that…

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