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 →
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: Michel When you’re walking throught the cold winterevening, snow cracking under your shoes, starlight shining on your face. Then you’re perfectly in the mood for a ‘Eisheilige Nacht’. Subway to Sally has once again prepared a warm winter tour for us and for the fourth time in a row …Continue reading →
By: Michel Photography: Feenstaub Entertainment Schloss Broich, Mullheim a/d Ruhr, Germany The Castle ‘Schloss Broich’ is invaded by a large crowd, is it going to fall? Yes, it is, Schloss Broich is falling in the hands of Folk! Don’t worry this will be no harm at all. It’s given back …Continue reading →
By: Colin and Nick Photography by: Toni B. Gunner – www.mondkringel-photography.de It has become some sort of tradition, the last weekend of June is, as every year, reserved for the best festival of the summer. Somewhere in a small town just passed Hamburg. As every year this small festival forms …Continue reading →
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 …Continue reading →
The 24th edition of the biggest metal-festival in the world and of course we are joining in this year as well. Tuesday we travel towards the Mekka of Metal to stay one week in the holy lands of Wacken Open Air.
And once more, it’s going to be a good year with big names and a lot of folk-metal.
While the official start of Wacken was on Thursday, each year the party already starts on Wednesday with 3 or more folk-metalbands which will take care of the pre-party. Fejd, with their quirky mix of traditional folk and metal-elements, played as the first band, and immediately created a great atmosphere. While the bass was put way to hard in the mix, luckily the traditional instruments could be heard quite fine. With a setlist to dream about, with an ideal mix between old and new songs, and with Offerök and Yggdrasil, this band was a really fine start of the day!
Score: 8/10 (Colin)