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


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

MY BABY – Prehistoric Rythm Tour

On 2 December MY BABY played a sold out Patronaat at the end of their Prehistoric Rythm Tour. First time I saw them was in April 2015 at Paaspop Festival’s tiny Jack Daniels Stage. Was impressed then, and was impressed … Continue reading

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club

The biography of Denver-based Slim Cessna’s Auto Club starts with the statement that “There comes a moment in every Slim Cessna’s Auto Club show when you realize you’re seeing something you’ll never see anywhere else”. That exactly describes my experience … Continue reading

ORANGE GOBLIN, a live beast

“You have seen ORANGE f*in’ GOBLIN, thank you and good night”, famous last words of Ben Ward at the end of an ORANGE GOBLIN show. Stoner / doom metal band ORANGE GOBLIN, founded in 1995 in London UK, have 8 … Continue reading


DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT is a British extreme metal band founded in 2006. They combine influences from black metal, death metal, doom metal and grindcore and have released 2 albums so far, ‘Hatred for Mankind’ in 2006 and ‘Widowmaker’ in 2012. I … Continue reading