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Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum 20 + 21 September Park Probsting, Borken, Germany When the mist vanishes the encampment of our allies appears at the borders of the Bocholter AA, ‘home at last’ I think and I’m heading towards the bridge to get reunited with this friendly army. It’s time to let this modern times behind at the side of the river and step into the Middle-ages at the other side. And when you’re prepared to take this final step, you’re charmed with the nice Irish folk-sound of Rapalje. The MPS has grow a little this year in Borken, they are no … Read More
By: Nick Photography by: Toni B. Gunner – www.mondkringel-photography.de For many, many years people were telling me about Rockharz, and how I just had to go there. A festival with an average size (+/- 20.000 people) and a good, diverse line-up every year. There was enough to enjoy for fans of folk and paganmetal, with bands like Korpiklaani and Heidevolk, and In Extremo as the headliner of the festival. With a forecast of terrible weather we left, and with a terrible sunburn we returned. The review of the festival can be found below.
Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum Locaton: Weeze Airport, Germany 18 – 22 June 2014 The MPS spectacle is saying farewell to Weeze. When you visit the MPS only there, it seems odd, a lot of people, a lot of fun, why quit? But the answer to this is an easy, visit one of the other MPS festivals and you’ll notice the Middle Ages and the airport are not the most suitable combination.
All For One! This year 20 years ago, the MPS started in Borken, Germany. Now, 20 years later, this spectacle has grown to a big event in a lot of places throughout whole Germany during the summer-season and a few events during the winter. During this weekends a large area is filled with ‘Heerlager’ (a beautiful German word meaning encampments). A a lot of places where knights and other warriors can display their skills. Juggler’s performing all kind of acts, with fire, swords etc.
By: Nick Score: 7/10 Release: 16-8-2013 Label: Napalm Records Saltatio Mortis is a band which is always busy. Not so long ago the single ‘Wachstum über alles’ was released, and now the new full-length is a fact. Each 2 years, Saltatio releases a new studioalbum, and ‘Das Schwarze Einmaleins’ is the 9th. You always know what to expect of Saltatio Mortis. Typical German ‘Mittelalterrock’, like we used to know from bands like Subway to Sally and In Extremo.
By: Nick Score: 8/10 Release: 12-7-2013 Label: Napalm Records Because we still need to wait a little less than two months before the release of Saltatio Mortis new album ‘Das schwarze Einmaleins’, Saltatio Mortis releases some nice stuff to keep us busy ‘till that time. As we’re used from the German band, they don’t release just something, they made it into something special. I must admit,, I was a little afraid when I played this single for the first time. 5 versions of ‘Wachstum über alles’,
By: Michel Photography: Feenstaub Entertainment 27-4-2013 Weeze, Germany After a drive to airport Weeze in Germany, you leave your car and modern life behind at the parking lot and walk into medieval times. When you enter the are, you can see the campfire burning, watch the knights, craftsmen and the beautiful ladies dressed in nice royalty dresses or in simple but just as beautiful simple civilian clothes. You hear ‘Die Streuner’ with their fiddles and lutes and smell the fresh baked bread. All your senses are drowned in medieval times. When you turn around you can see your car at … Read More
By: Nick Score: 7/10 Release: 5-4-2013 Label: Napalm Records Saltatio Mortis can be named directly with the largest bands in the German folk-rock scene like Subway to Sally and In Extremo. Besides the regular studioalbums they release a live-album called ‘Manufactum’ from time to time. Right now it was time for part 3.
By: Michel 15 and 16 september 2012 the Medieval event MPS (Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum) was near the German/Dutch border once again in Borken. And in my opinion everybody who is a little interested in Medieval times should visit this. And because of the very nice weather, everybody else should too.
Schloss Broich 16-17 August 2012 By: Colin Photography: Feenstaub Entertainment As every year we make our journey to castle Broich, where on the innerplace the amazing Burgfolk is held. This year there was no folkmetal, so we came here for the large amount of folkrock bands, who came to show us what they’ve got.