On one warm Friday evening, I took off work
early and headed to the city not to simply escape the heat and indulge in the
delectable culinary offerings but to primarily see one of my favorite bands.
This particular trip was especially anxious with an interview confirmed with
headliners, Arkona, but more on that later.
From the moment I woke up on Saturday 24th August, the omens were good for the inaugural Månegarm Open Air festival, held in the headliner’s hometown of Norrtälje in Sweden and with a lineup featuring a veritable who’s who of Swedish Folk Metal. The sun was shining on an unseasonably warm day and …Continue reading →
10 + 11 August 2019, Telgte, Germany MPS, Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum or for the non German speaking people Medieval Fantasy Spectacle has settled down in the lovely village of Telgte in Germany. This event has become huge over the years, but many places are taken of the schedule due to …Continue reading →
Pumpehauset, Copenhagen, Denmark31 May – 1 June 2019By: Assia What is a semi American metalhead to do for their first Scandinavian holiday but to attend a festival in one of the most eclectic cities in the world? Udgårdsfest 2019 seeks to prolong itself as a two-day festival celebrating Viking-pagan-folk-metal music …Continue reading →
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 →