My Top 9 albums of 2018

How many times can you possibly listen to the same album over and over again? 2018 was an amazing year for new music. My three most favourite bands released new music, I basically had no choice but to put them in the top 3 spots on the list. But even apart from those, there were … Continue reading My Top 9 albums of 2018

Wacken Open Air 2018

Wacken Open Air 2018

"Wacken? Never ever again!!!" That's what I said after I had been to Wacken for the first time last year, because I totally hated it for various reasons (that you can read about here). I stuck to my resolution through every amazing band announcement... until they announced Ghost. I'm weak when it comes to Ghost, … Continue reading Wacken Open Air 2018

Tommy Karevik, Charlotte Wessels, Kamelot 2018

Kamelot (+Delain, Battle Beast) – The Shadow Tour North America (Silver Spring, New York City, Clifton Park)

I've been following various bands across Europe for many years now and have visited many different countries this way, most of them more than once. By doing so, I was never able to bring up the financial means to travel to another continent, since I spent every cent on European roads. At some point, I … Continue reading Kamelot (+Delain, Battle Beast) – The Shadow Tour North America (Silver Spring, New York City, Clifton Park)

Per Nilsson of Scar Symmetry, Jord Otto of Vuur, Will Graney of Damnation Angels, Brent Hinds of Mastodon

A weekend in London (Scar Symmetry, Vuur, Damnation Angels, Mastodon) 

A diary for one of the better weekends of this year, concert venue hopping included! The planning London or Utrecht? That was the only question for me when Scar Symmetry (melodic death / modern / progressive metal from Sweden) announced their co-headliner shows with Vuur (progressive metal from the Netherlands). Because I hadn't seen them … Continue reading A weekend in London (Scar Symmetry, Vuur, Damnation Angels, Mastodon) 

Simone Simons, Epica, The Dutch Principle, Zwolle, Haarlem, Nijmegen 2017

Epica / MaYaN – The Dutch Principle (Hedon Zwolle, Patronaat Haarlem, Doornroosje Nijmegen)

Epica are another one of those bands that I just can't get enough of. Earlier this year I celebrated my 20th Epica show, but as if that would stop me from going to see them again... three days in the Netherlands, easy to reach by car and short distances between the cities given the small … Continue reading Epica / MaYaN – The Dutch Principle (Hedon Zwolle, Patronaat Haarlem, Doornroosje Nijmegen)