Rating: 7.5/10 Little Devil Tilburg All beer is gone. At least according to Viatora’s motto ‘we won’t stop until the beer is op’ (we won’t stop until all beer is gone). Thus all good things end, just like the career of band Viatora, originating from Limburg. To celebrate their goodbye, …Continue reading →
On an ordinary Thursday evening it was time for Viatora to finally release their EP ‘Mede, Kruid & Mensenvleesch’. Especially for this occasion, not 1, but 2 release parties were scheduled, one being in the cozy little Irish pub Shamrock. Without a support act Viatora started around 10 o’clock. As …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 2012 Label: Independent Another new Dutch folk-metalband Viatora is releasing an first EP. This one has a nice Dutch title, Mede, Kruid & Mensenvlees (Mead, Herbs & Human flesh). After an Intro we get the track Scars, which sounds very nice with a good female and male …Continue reading →
Viatora Viatora had to get on stage as an opener of the festival, but there were only a handful of people. A pity, because they performed very well. Enthusiastic, fanatic, inspired they played their catchy folk-metaltunes. It sounded good. A pity there were only a few people, otherwise this could …Continue reading →
I must admit I had never heard of Viatora. After searching on Google I found out why. They live in Maastricht and that’s quite a distance. I took the opportunity to listen to their songs and they turned out to sound very nice. Which is good news, because they’ve almost finished the recordings of their first EP. It’s time Folk-metal.nl speaks to them.
Location De Baroeg, Rotterdam Date: 3-3-2012 Photography: Dorien
Into the Forest This festival has his debut last year, and is back again for another night of folk-metal. Into the Forest has four Dutch bands lined up for us, all of them responsible for a great evening.
Viatora The Limburgian band Viatora kicked off these evening with a nice act of fierce traditional folk-metal. The beginning of the act was not very smooth, which was also due to the bad sound. The first two songs didn’t made any impression, and the band was a little lost at the stage. This changed during their set. At about the third song the sound improved, Viatora had decided it should be a party. Although the sound remained bad until the end of the show (the vocals and flutes by Thijs couldn’t hardly be heard), their songs came out rather well. Viator has clearly excellent songwriter skills, because their songs sound all very catchy! It was good to see, they reached the whole audience with their enthusiasm, the audience became so to, a nice achievement for the first band of the evening. Top of the bill! Score: 4/5
Location: Hall of Fame, Tilburg (NL) 4 November 2011 My good friend and folk-metal.nl colleague Nick asked me to take a look when he has a gig with his band in Tilburg, together with another nice Dutch Folk-metal act. It’s quite a trip, but of course, I’ll be there. Shade …Continue reading →