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Powerwolf live at Poppodium 013, Tilburg, Netherlands

Posted in Gig, Live, Metal with tags , , , , , , , on 6th December 2019 by mickbirchy

Artist: Powerwolf

Support Act: Gloryhammer

Venue: Poppodium 013, Tilburg, Netherlands

10 November 2019

It’s weird that I had never done a gig in the Netherlands until now. I have always wanted to go there for a metal gig as it seems that the metal scene is far more vibrant and fertile there than it is here in the UK. Well, I got my chance as I was going to the Netherlands on holiday and it just so happens that while I was over there, Powerwolf were playing Tilburg. So I got my ticket and got myself to the venue. It was a weird feeling in the queue, in the UK Powerwolf don’t play venues that are even half of this size. I had a feeling that this was going to be a very special night. The crowd was packed, the drinks were flowing and the atmosphere was abuzz with excitement.

Opening up the proceedings was the commanding and ever-entertaining sci-fi, fantasy metallers Gloryhammer. This is my fifth time watching them live and they never fail to impress. I love their music and their on-stage antics. They are just the best mixture of power, intensity, comedy and power all in one great package. They came on stage to a ravenous ovation from the crowd and they went straight into a set of power metal goodness. Their set was filled with a decent mix of their new and old material giving newcomers a good taste of what the band is all about and gives the fans exactly what they were looking form. I have to admit that I love that they come on stage to Tom Jones’ “Delilah”. The crowd sang it so loud and it was a good way to warm up the crowd before getting on stage. The live production was excellent from where I was standing, the instrumentation was excellent with Thomas Winkler’s vocals shining. Their stage antics are goofy and fun, it’s all to get the crowd involved and it worked. The audience was having a right old time with them and Gloryhammer more than did their job in getting people ready for the main event.

After a brief intermission, it was time for the mighty Powerwolf to take the stage. A massive banner cloaked the stage as the tension built to the start of the show. Once that banner came down it was time for the show to begin. And what a show it was. Pyro and heavy metal have always been a great combination. The stage was ablaze with fire for the songs “Fire and Forgive” & “Amen and Attack” and the crowd was ravenous for the music. Screaming the lyrics back to the band and just screaming in general. The music was so well performed by the band and the stage presentation was simply breathtaking. As the show progressed and the band hit their stride more and more, the crowd just got louder. The setlist comprised mostly of the newer material from the album Sacrament of Sin and it was so nice to hear these songs effortlessly blend into the rest of their material. Giving the whole set a real timeless feel and also a really nice flow to the evening. If there is one thing that is for certain, it that Falk Maria Schlegel & Attila Dorn are two of the best showmen in the industry. Their charisma and stage presence was second to none. They engaged the crowd at every opportunity and took the audience for a ride, all the way through the night.

A chorus of cheers echoed through the venue as Powerwolf was welcomed back on stage one more time for the encore. They were just as energetic at the end of the night as they were at the start. They close out the show with “Sanctified With Dynamite”, “Coleus Sanctus” & “Werewolves of Armenia”. A loud and rawkus way to end the energetic night. This was simply fantastic. An excellent night all around. The support act was awesome and a fantastic headliner to boot. I have to say not a bad night for my first gig in the Netherlands. 

Mick Birchall

 

40 Watt Sun announce new album plans

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 29th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

40 Watt Sun have confirmed that writing for their next album – which will be the follow-up to their 2011 release The Inside Room – is now complete and that they have begun recording this month. Recording will take place in Wales throughout the spring and summer, and will be once again self-produced by the band. 40 Watt Sun have played a handful of intimate shows over the past six months, showcasing tracks that will appear on the new album, as well as playing older favourites. Vocalist and guitarist, Patrick Walker, commented:

The tracks for this album have been written over the course of the past twelve months. Though a natural progression from the last record, this time the music is more texturally varied and I’ve tried to allow an even greater spontaneity to the songwriting.

40 Watt Sun will also be playing the following events in April:

10th April – Roadburn Festival, Het Patronaat – Tilburg, NL
11th April – Doom Over Leipzig – Leipzig, DE
12th April – Decadence Club – Ghent, BE

40 Watt Sun online:

http://40wattsun.com/
http://facebook.com/40wattsun
http://soundcloud.com/40wattsun
http://twitter.com/40WattSun

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Nothing confirm European debut at Roadburn Festival

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 7th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Continuing on from the release of their debut album, Guilty Of Everything, earlier this week, Philadelphia four piece Nothing have confirmed their debut European performance at the legendary Roadburn Festival in Holland. The festival will be hosted in Tilburg, Holland next month.

Guilty of Everything has been gaining recognition and acclaim in both the US and Europe, with OOR magazine in the Netherlands hailing the record as “…the album My Bloody Valentine should have written,” whilst Rock-A-Rolla in the UK describe it as “a remarkably dense and heavy yet gentle and elegant shoegazey dream pop opus“. Roadburn.com said that the album was “a winning mix of ethereal, aurorean shoegaze coupled with infectious riffs and hooks” – making the festival the ideal platform for their European debut.

Nothing will be joining an eclectic mix of artists at Roadburn, ranging from Candlemass through to Loop. They will be playing alongside fellow Relapse Records artists; -(16)-, ASG, Indian, Inter Arma, Locrian, Lord Dying, Windhand, and True Widow. Nothing will perform on Thursday 10th April at Het Patronaat. Roadburn Festival takes place 10th – 13th April at the 013 venue and Patronaat in Tilburg, Netherlands. The festival is sold out, however tickets to the Afterburner event on 13th April are still available. More information can be found at this location.

Nothing online:

http://bandofnothing.com
http://facebook.com/BANDOFNOTHING
http://twitter.com/BandofNOTHING
http://instagram.com/bandofnothing
http://wearenothing.bandcamp.com

 

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True Widow announce European tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 7th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Following their successful tour with Kurt Vile in November and December, True Widow have confirmed a string of headline dates throughout Europe for April 2014. The “stonegaze” trio who hail from Texas have already been announced to play the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg on 10th April and with these new dates, fans will see the band hit the UK and mainland Europe for a grand total of three weeks. The band comments:

The December tour was more about us getting out to see some new places with our buddy Kurt and his sonic death squad of Violators. The April tour is for our friends and fans!

Tour dates are as follow:

Apr 04 Kortrijk, BE        De Kreun
Apr 05 Milton Keynes, UK    Craufurd Arms
Apr 06 Glasgow, UK        Broadcast
Apr 07 Leeds, UK        Brudenell Social Club
Apr 08 Liverpool, UK        The Shipping Forecast
Apr 09 London, UK        O2 Academy 2 Islington
Apr 10 Tilburg, NL        Roadburn festival
Apr 12 Karlsruhe, DE        Dude fest
Apr 13 Bochum, DE        Bahnhof Langendreer
Apr 14 Copenhagen, DK        KB18
Apr 15 Hamburg, DE        Hafenklang
Apr 16 Berlin, DE        Privat club
Apr 17 Dresden, DE        Beatpol
Apr 18 Budapest, HU        GMK
Apr 19 Zagreb, HR        Mochvara
Apr 20 Linz, AT            Kapu
Apr 22 Lausanne, CH        Le Romandie
Apr 23 Clermont Ferrand, FR    Raymond Bar
Apr 24 Nantes, FR        Le Pole Universitaire
Apr 26 Antwerp, BE        Trix w/ Blues Pills, Pontiak

True Widow released their latest album, Circumambulation, via Relapse Records in July 2013. The album of hypnotic, heavy-but-melodic shoegaze was recorded at The Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas with the band reuniting with producer Matt Pence (Yuck, Jay Farrar). At the time of recording, singer/guitar player DH Phillips commented:

I’ve always considered us a simple band but these songs seem even more boiled down, I’d say the pace is a little different as well. Things are a bit more upbeat.

Circumambulation can be ordered via the Relapse Webstore at this location or downloaded via iTunes at this location. The entire album is available to stream for free via the True Widow Bandcamp page.

True Widow online:

http://truewidow.com
http://facebook.com/TrueWidowOfficial
http://twitter.com/truewidow
http://truewidow.tumblr.com

 

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ASG premier Scrappy’s Trip and announce Desertfest date

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 21st November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

ASG, who release their debut album, Blood Drive, via Relapse Records in May earlier this year have unveiled their new video for Scrappy’s Trip. The song is taken from the band’s aforementioned debut album. The video can be viewed below. The video features live performance footage of the North Carolinian quartet’s show at Ziggy’s in their home own of Wilmington.

ASG have been added to the line up for Desertfest which will happen in London between 25th-27th April 2014; the line up also features Church of Misery and Dragged Into Sunlight, with more bands still to be announced. This date is in addition to their already confirmed appearance at Roadburn Festival, which takes place in Tilburg, NL, between 10th -13th April. Label mates Locrian, Inter Arma, Lord Dying, True Widow, Windhand and -(16)- will also be performing at Roadburn.  ASG’s next live outing is 4th December as part of Scion A/V’s ongoing Scion Rock Show series in Los Angeles at The Satellite.  Tickets can be confirmed at this location.

ASG online:

http://facebook.com/asgnation
http://asgnation.bandcamp.com

 

Roadburn Festival 2014 tickets pre-sale and respective party

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 23rd September 2013 by Pieni

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Tickets for Dutch Roadburn Festival will be available from October 11th. In consideration of The Netherlands non-residents, the pre-sale will start at 21:00 CET, which is the most convenient hour for the majority of time zones.

For Dutch and Belgian residents, as local stores will be closed by that time, there’s a chance of purchasing the tickets (2 per person) on that same night, between 19:00 and 20:30, at 013 venue in Tilburg, where a party will be held afterwards with the live performances of Sardonis and New Keepers Of The Water Towers.

Also artistic director/promoter Walter Hoeijmakers will be present, to keep you up-to-date with the latest festival info.

Prices will remain the same as the previous edition’s: 3-day tickets will be available for 165,00 €, 4-day tickets will cost 185,00 € and Afterburner-only tickets will cost 32,50 €. Please note that one-day tickets are not available for the Thursday, Friday or Saturday Roadburn dates. Online buyers can order a maximum of four tickets.

http://www.roadburn.com/roadburn-2014/

https://www.facebook.com/sardonis666

https://www.facebook.com/NewKeepers

Epica announces Dutch album release show

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 12th September 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Dutch symphonic metal titans Epica will be returning to the stage on 30th April next year at 013 in Tilburg, Holland for what can only be described as an intense album release show. After taking a break from the live circuit following the pregnancy of frontwoman Simone Simons, the publication of the band’s upcoming live DVD Retrospect in November via Nuclear Blast and writing and recording the new upcoming album, the Dutch sextet will come back will full momentum and full power; so fans can expect Epica at their best and to put on a memorable show to feature old and new tracks alike.

the band are currently finishing off the pre-production stage of the follow-up to 2012’s Requiem For The Indifferent and shall begin recording in October with former After Forever and current Aryeon keyboardist Joost van den Broek (Stream Of PassionReVamp) as producer.

To make the release show at their native even more special, fans will not only be able to purchase regular tickets, but there will be two exclusive bundles available for this event. The first bundle contains a signed version of the upcoming album and the second larger bundle will consist of a goodie bag, containing a signed copy of the upcoming album, an exclusive T-shirt, Flag, Lanyard, VIP Laminate and a limited edition Poster.

Tickets and bundles will be available for sale this coming Saturday (14th September) at 10am CET (9am GMT) from this location.

There will be a special ‘early bird’ tickets available at reduced price. This offer is valid until 28th September 2013.

On the 8th November Nuclear Blast will release Retrospect as a deluxe hardcover book with 48 pages. Both as a 2DVD/3CD and 2Blu-ray/3CD version.

Epica online:

http://epica.nl
http://facebook.com/epica