Last week Ukrainian metal band JINJER hit Q-Factory Amsterdam.  In the 9 years of their existence JINJER released 4 full length albums. Early 2019 they released an EP ‘Micro’  followed by full album ‘Macro’ in October 2019. Here some shots … Continue reading


SONATA ARCTICA, from Kemi, Finland has been touring Europe with their Acoustic Adventures tour the past couple of weeks. Tonight they finish the tour at Bochum. Formed in the second half of the nineties SONATA ARCTICA have released 10 full-length … Continue reading


This month WITHERFALL from California is accompanying the Finnish SONATA ARCTICA through Europe on their Acoustic Adventures tour. WITHERFALL’s set is acoustic too, reason for Joseph Michael to start their show at Patronaat Haarlem on 20 March by asking the … Continue reading

MOTORPSYCHO at Podium Victorie Alkmaar

Last Wednesday MOTORPSYCHO visited Podium Victorie Alkmaar. The Trondheim (Norway) based band was formed back in the late 80s and has always been very productive. After release of their first album ‘Lobotomizer’ in 1991 they have produced some 20 more … Continue reading


After celebrating successes with The Gathering, then starting off her own bands Agua de Annique and The Gentle Storm and participating in many projects with a.o. Devin Townsend and Arjan Lucassen’s Ayreon the Dutch singer/guitarist Anneke van Giersbergen has started … Continue reading


As you can see on the tourposter Florida-based metal band Trivium had not planned to do a show in NL during this European tour, the tour was scheduled to start on 11 March 2018 in Cologne. However, one NL show … Continue reading

Power Trip

On 10 March I saw Power Trip from Dallas, Texas at Patronaat Haarlem. The band was formed in 2008 and produced several EPs and 2 full-length albums, latest of which ‘Nightmare Logic’ was released in February 2017. A couple of … Continue reading

Venom Prison

Opener of the first show of Trivium’s European tour at Patronaat Haarlem were Venom Prison, death metal / hardcore from the UK. Their full-length album ‘Animus’ was released with Prosthetic Records in October 2016. Venom Prison are: Larissa Stupar (vocals), … Continue reading

ENTHRONED in Poppodium P60

ENTHRONED, black metal veterans from Grembergen, Belgium, was founded in 1993. Over the years they have produced 10 full albums, the latest of which ‘Sovereigns’ was released on 15 April 2014 with Agonia Records. They are currently on an extensive … Continue reading