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

CAPSIZE shakes up Amstelveen

CAPSIZE are a post hardcore band from San Diego CA, USA, founded in 2009. This year they released their second album ‘A Reintroduction: The Essence Of All That Surrounds Me’ with Equal Vision Records. I saw them support BEING AS … Continue reading

CASEY at P60 Amstelveen

CASEY, an Alternative Metal band from South Wales, UK, was founded in December 2014. Earlier this year they released their first album ‘Love Is Not Enough’ through Hassle Records. In November 2017 they supported Being As A Ocean at P60 … Continue reading

Peter Pan Speedrock (January 2016)

On 15 January, at the start of their last year, PETER PAN SPEEDROCK hit dB’s in Utrecht. Peter Pan Speedrock announced on 26 November 2015 that after 20 years they would call it a day in 2016. In the meantime … Continue reading

SOEN (October 2015)

SOEN was announced in 2010 as the co-operation between former Opeth drummer Martin Lopez, ex-Death, Testament and Sadus bassist Steve DiGiorgio, Willowtree vocalist Joel Ekelöf and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis. They released 2 albums so far, Cognitive (2012) and Tellurian (2014), … Continue reading

Monomyth (Paaspop Schijndel, April 2015)

The MONOMYTH show at Paaspop Schijndel 2015 was one with very low lights, loads of smoke and very heavy bass. Their style is stoner / kraut. MONOMYTH are Peter van der Meer (keys), Sander Evers (drums), Selwyn Slop (bass), Thomas van … Continue reading

Ghost Brigade (Patronaat Haarlem, February 2015)

GHOST BRIGADE from Jyväskylä, Finland was founded in 2005. Style is described as Melodic Death / Doom Metal, Depressive Rock, Post-Metal, whatever. Band members are Manne Ikonen (vocals), Tommi Kiviniemi (guitar), Wille Naukkarinen (guitar), Joni Saalamo (bass), Joni Vanhanen (keys) … Continue reading