By: Assia Date: 21 April 2019 DNA Lunge, San Fransisco, USA
Last month, I had the very honorable privilege to attend Kalmah’s first ever North American tour titled Heroes to us. Although this review is a bit overdue, it’s also right on time with their release of a live filmed ditty in Montreal. Joined by Vreid and Empyrean Throne, this proved to be one of the most fun shows I’ve been too. For starters, the DNA Lounge in SF is one of my favorite venues in the greater bay area. It is intimate, dual leveled with a full bar at each and a great sound to boot. It was a nice bonus to a highly anticipated event, not to mention great pizza from the same ownership next door.
20 January 2019Metro Operahouse OaklandBy: AssiaRating: 8.9 To be honest, I recently kinda fell out of love with Ensiferum. Perhaps to my detriment, because Two Paths just screams OG Ensiferum in many aspects once you really listen to it. The albums prior, which I shall not mention, left more to …Continue reading →
Arkona & Korpiklaani, House of Blues, Dallas USA; 21st November 2018 By: Jano After spending several minutes trying to claim my ticket at the box office, I was very excited to finally get to see Korpiklaani live. While it did turn out to be a relatively short night and in …Continue reading →
24th November 2017, Irish Pub Home, Eibergen, The Netherlands By: Michel A Friday night, 200 kilometers from the sea, our home is looted by a bunch of American Pirates. You don’t want to miss that sight for sure. For a change I don’t have to drive for hours to visit …Continue reading →
By: Jeff 3 & 4 November 2017 Pocono Plaza Inn, Stroudsburg, USA First of all this will be heavily biased….. let’s get that out of the way right up front. The 3rd installment of the Pocono Folk Metal Festival took place November 3rd and 4th in good ol’ Stroudsburg, PA …Continue reading →
Date: 7 October 2017 Location: Iduna, Drachten, The Netherlands Photography: WietskE Photography 26 September 1345 The Battle of Warns, a day of great importance to the Frisian people. 7 October the day of the release of Baldrs Draumars new album, their first acoustic one ‘Fan Fryslâns Ferline’. Another memorable day …Continue reading →
Date: 28 September 2017Venue: Luxor Live, Arnhem (NL) With a somewhat small tour though Europe, Ensiferum present their new album Two Paths. My colleague Jeff is right in stating that this album will bring the band new fans, where some of the old fans might struggle to like the increase …Continue reading →
Mead instead of Speed
Don’t we all love the romance of the middle-ages? No, not the dark middle-ages, not the plague, hunger, the cruelties. But the fun time of it, heroic warriors, food which is fresh, friendly music with flutes and bagpipes and drums, relaxed times around a campfire, no speed… and lots of mead.
Saturday and Sundag 16th and 17th of September it was time again for the wonderful medieval fantasy spectacle MPS (Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectatulum) in Borken, Germany.
After a week of storm and lots of rain the encampments settle in Borken again. This festival has become huge over the years and is travelling throughout whole Germany. This friendly festival is for everybody, with friendly prices for the slightly older people, so they can show their young hearts. And low prices for the young ones, so they can show they are fierce warriors and lovely princesses.
The festival is blessed with nice weather this weekend, the sun is shining on both days and there is almost no rain, just a few drops. So, nothing can hold us back to dive in.
While a large group of people from the encampment make a tour across the whole area, we start with the gig of….
By: Rein Morgarten, Nightland, Misanthropia Arnhem, Willemeen, 01-09-2017 As the band explained earlier, Morgarten is the name of a historical battle in Switzerland. It’s also a folk metal band from that country. Exactly a year after having seen the band in Zwolle, Morgarten is back in Holland. This time in …Continue reading →