Nekrogoblikon – Stench (2011)


By: Nick
Score: 8/10

We experience more and more there are band form other countries, less traditional folk-metalcountries, meaning all not Northern Europe countries, are give folk-metal a try. Nekrogoblikon is such a band, inhabiting California, USA. Something which began as a side-project, rapidly grew in a six-piece band. Like the bands name says, they like ‘Goblins’. Read More

Baroeg Open Air

Baroeg open Air
Zuiderpark, Rotterdam
24 September 2011
By: Nick

Korpiklaani's nieuwe violist

Korpiklaani’s nieuwe violist

On a late summer day when the sun shows her best side it was time for Baroeg Open Air. A free festival which reached its 4th edition. In a nice big park, where you can comfortably lie down, fair prices and above all a varied line-up it promises to be a successful day! There’s even given some thought to folk-metalfans. Korpiklaani had the honour to finish this festival. You now before they begin to play: this is going to be a big party! Read More

Elf Fantasy Fair Arcen (2011)


Elf Fantasy Fair, Arcen
Kasteeltuinen, Arcen
17 en 18 September 2011
By: Colin
Photography: Michael Oosterink

Year after year a successful fair in Haarzuilens, it’s already the third time Arcen also. A festival which is on my list for years, but there are always circumstances forcing me to alter my plans. I put on my kilt and cape and it’s time to leave. After some strange looks in the train, and getting annoyed by the public transport, we finally arrive in Venlo, to ask ourselves: ‘when is the shuttle bus coming’. After a while it arrives and we and all the other ‘weirdo’s’ get in. Read More

Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum, Borken (2011)


Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum 2011
Borken, Germany
19 September 2011
By: Michel

A special day for, for the first time where doing two reviews at the same day. One reviewer is on the Elf Fantasy Fair today, and I’m attending the MPS, an event which is on my wish-list for year.
At last to the MPS, and I can tell you one thing already, next year I’m present again. And this is something that shouldn’t be hard. Read More

Summerbreeze 2011

Summerbreeze 2011
Dinkelsbühl (DE)
18-20 Augustus 2011
By: Nick

Summer Breeze is one of many metal festivals in Germany. With only 20,000 men remains a small-scale festival, not as massive as for instance another German Wacken. Here too metalheads from all over Europe gathered for three days of beer, party and metal! The festival itself is very well organized. With just four stages to oversee everything and overlap little. Also fell that here very much there until 5 o’clock every day, mostly local, and very small bands were. And, although some bands sound was very bad, there was plenty to see and do. Below is a short summary of the folk-metal bands that played at the festival. Read More