Ultima Ratio 2008

ultima ratio

Location: Turbinehalle, Oberhausen (DE)
1 November 2008
By: Michel

A great (folk) metal festival in an old factory in Oberhausen, fast and easily accessible from the Netherlands, only an hour across the border at Arnhem. A fantastic filled stage these days, which makes a trip across the border very worthwhile. The whole festival is suspended from the new DVD of Turisas, which is shown in between the bands, on large screens next to the stage. A wonderful line-up, so we could not pass. Read More

Fortarock 2008


De Affaire, Nijmegen (NL)
13 July 2008
By: Michel

See Finntroll for free and get Heidevolk and Myrkvar as a bonus, this is something to die for. In Nijmegen this is one of the many concerts during the annual vierdaagsefeesten. We simply had to be there.

Myrkvar had to open this free festival. They played a nice gig, although this is not my favourite style, the band did well Read More

Paganfest 2008


Venue: Funbox Amalie, Essen [de]
Date: 05-04-2008
By: Colin

Ein automobile, zwei automobile, drei automobile. Enough drunks, even for we got in, but it wasn’t allowed to take the booze with you inside, and this caused an enormous mess. A river of beer, wodka and what else. When we made it inside the venue, there was a nice crowd already, we waited and waited, but no band was entering the stage. Read More

Turisas (2008)


Doornroosje, Nijmegen
16 March 2008By: Michel

The first folk-metalband which I ever got to see live was Heidevolk. They share the stage with Turisas, reason enough for me to drive to Nijmegen. The band is packed on a very small stage, but this doesn’t bother them, they deliver, and in a perfect way. A very good performance, everything sounds the way it should. You can hear every word they’re singing, the guitars are fine, and they there is this violin… perfect. What a pity they have to make place for Norther after they have played all their known songs and a few new ones. Read More