Amsterdam Metalfest

Another succesful edition of a sold out Amsterdam Metalfest took place last weekend at the Melkweg venue located at the heart of the Dutch capitol Amsterdam. Under the metallized tunes and growling vocals of the bands that performed that evening the audience did what they knew best. They took their most daring and extreme attempt to slam dance and to create a small wall of death.

Head shot of the singer of Dutch metal band Carach Angren on stage

Carach Angren

Click HERE to see our photoreport of the following bands: HERDER, GOD DETHRONED, CARACH ANGREN and DECAPITATED.

The next edition of A.M.F. will be on October 15th. Bands will be anounced later on their facebook page.

DARK RISE – UNGOD TOUR in BAROEG

Morgoth - Incantation - Dark Rise European Tour Poster 2016

Morgoth – Incantation – Dark Rise European Tour Poster 2016

Op 18 april a.s. is er een gaaf bruut death metal concert in BAROEG Rotterdam (NL). Headliners zijn het Duitse Morgoth en Incantation uit de USA. Daarnaast spelen het Zwitserse Dark Rise en Omophagia en het Italiaanse Methedras. Deze Zwitserse en Italiaanse metallers zijn voor de meesten in Nederland nog onbekend. Maar dat zal voor Dark Rise zeker niet lang meer duren. Dit reeds 16 jaar oude kwintet uit Lausanne, heeft inmiddels 5 langspelers op zijn naam staan. Onlangs, 18 maart 2016, werd de CD Fear, Hate and Corruption uitgebracht. Voor de promotie van deze CD is deze tour bedoeld. Metalphoto heeft het schijfje beluisterd en is helemaal weg van hun stijl, die old school Death metal mengt met hardcore invloeden en punk en trash beats. Vooral het eerste nummer van de CD: Do or Die ligt superlekker in het gehoor. Het vierde nummer “Cold” munt uit in vingervlugge gitaarriffs en strakke beats. In het daarop volgende “Blinded” komt de band helemaal goed op stoom, met een super swingende sound, vette gitaarsolo’s en lekker snel drumwerk. De CD moet het verder vooral hebben van de consequent-brute sfeer die overtuigend wordt neergezet. Ook de lyrics zijn serieus aandacht waard. De CD hoes inlay met de loodzware, maatschappijkritische, teksten is HIER TE DOWNLOADEN.
De CD Fear, Hate and Corruption omvat tien nummers, duurt 47 minuten en is geproduceerd in de Parlour Studio in Engeland, onder leiding van producer Russ Russell bekend van Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Evile e.v.a. Hij is uitgebracht onder het label Punishing records uit Lausanne, CH.

De volledige CD is op YouTube te beluisteren:

en HIER te bestellen.

Cannibal Corpse 10 augustus in Baroeg!

Death Metal is het meest populaire metal genre in Nederland, waar elke recht geaarde metalhead weet wat Cannibal Corpse is. De meest brute Death Metal band van de Verenigde Staten komt dan ook met de regelmaat van de klok even over om acte de presence te geven voor hun fans in de lage landen. De langharige stoere mannen uit Buffalo (NY) toeren weliswaar het liefst door hun eigen continent – wat te merken is aan de geweldige, relaxte, sfeer tijdens hun optredens daar- maar zijn niet te beroerd om pakweg, om het andere jaar, hun opwachting te maken op het grootste metalfeest ter wereld, Wacken Open Air.

Op W:O:A spelen zij a.s. zaterdag, 1 augustus, om 20.30 uur op het Party Stage. In de nasleep van dit spektakel doet de band ook nog even Baroeg aan. Iets waar we zeer dankbaar voor zijn, want niet iedereen die dat wilde kon dit jaar in het Noordduitse Mekka van de Metal terecht: de ruim 100.000 tickets waren al binnen een paar uur uitverkocht.

Cannibal Corpse bracht vorig jaar hun 13e studioalbum uit: “A Skeletal Domain” een geweldig album in de strakke eigen stijl die we al bijna 30 jaar van CC kennen.


In het najaar toeren ze door Noord Amerika, samen met de Poolse black metal band Behemoth. Europa staat voorlopig niet meer op hun programma dus pak je kans NU om CC nog dit jaar live te zien!
Met in het voorprogramma het ook niet te versmaden Carnifex uit San Diego (CA), treedt CC op in Baroeg, aan de Spinozaweg 300 te 3076 ET Rotterdam, op maandagavond 10 augustus a.s. waar de deuren om 19 uur open gaan.

De fotoreportage verschijnt t.z.t. uiteraard op Metalphoto!
BAROEG

Marcel Coenen & Friends

Marcel Coenen & Friends live at ATAK, Enschede

by Jeanny Petrocchi

The 10th edition of the ‘’Twents Guitar Festival’’ took place in Enschede, last May. For 4 days the town of Enschede was filled with various guitar sounds of different artists. The Venue Atak joined this festival by organizing a cozy concert with Marcel Coenen & Friends.

Marcel Coenen & friends is a band formed with the dutch guitarist Marcel Coenen as the frontman.

Marcel Coenen

Marcel Coenen


Marcel is certainly not a stranger in the guitar world, he’s one of the best Dutch rock/metal guitar players, with fans all over the world. His art is inspired by guitar gods such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, James Petrucci, James Hetfield and Allan Holdsworth.
The audience has enjoyed a great performance from great covers to special suprises such as the Dutch National Anthem in a Coenen Jacket.’’

Check out our photo report of the concert of Marcel Coenen @ ATAK here !

Swedish Death Metal band Entrails at Metropool

Hengelo, April 3rd 2015

by Jeanny Petrocchi

Last weekend the Swedish band ENTRAILS was in The Netherlands for three shows. We went to this great venue in Hengelo where Dutch and German fans enjoyed of a Crushing old school death metal evening!

Check out our photoreport here.

Horror, Grave and Rotten Death were on the menu that day with titles such as “Eaten by the dead” and ‘’Blood red”. Crushing riffs, growling vocals and thunderous rumbling of the drums were the fundamental elements that contributed to a spectacular performance of these veterans in death metal.

Swedish Death metal band Entrails on stage at Metropool, Hengelo

Entrails


Entrails brought two supporting acts: FROM EARTH, a brutal modern Dutch metal band from Limburg. Another Dutch support act was VILLAINY from Nederweert.
This band also gavean impressive show. Three Dutch guys playing trash metal with a little bit of death and a doomy touch.

Great news for the fans; the metallers of Entrails have finished recording their new album “Obliteration” and will be released on the 15th of May. Check out the first single ‘’Beyond the flesh’’. We have a great expectation of this album. Not only because this album is mixed by the mix-meister Dan Swanö, but also because these talented Swedish musicians always deliver!

Danko Jones at Metropool (NL)

Hengelo, March 28, 2015 by Jeanny Petrocchi

Danko Jones

Danko Jones

Please checkout our photo report through this link !

Danko Jones performed on Saturday March 28 at the Metropool venue at Hengelo. They should have had a gig at Amsterdam a week ago but that has been cancelled due to Danko’s health problem. The Amsterdam gig will take place on th 22nd of May. Danko Jones will also perform later this year at Bospop in Weert, The Netherlands and at Europe’s biggest metal festival Wacken Open Air. Check out the Danko Jones website for more tour dates in Canada and Europe.

Terrorizer concert

Bloodgod, Teethgrinder Terrorizer in DBs, Utrecht (NL), August 7, 2014

by: Jeanny Petrocchi, Metalphoto

We went to Utrecht at the DBs venue to be part of a sold out show of Terrorizer with opening act of Bloodgod and Teethgrinder.
Bloodgod, never heard of them before, but Gosh they were great and funny. We hope to see more of this Dutch death metal band from Utrecht. Teethgrinder were having some difficulties with the drumkit, but they’ve have managed to bring a quick solution so they can entertain the audience with their songs.

Terrorizer in DBs

Terrorizer in DBs

And then it was the turn for Terrorizer to make their appearance on stage. Besides the photographers, everyone were having fun slamming into each other on the mighty tunes of this legendary grindcore band. Founding legendary drummer Pete Sandoval (ex-morbid angel) performed together with the guitarist Lee Harrison (Monstrosity) and Sam Molina on bass and vocals.

Check out the photo’s of Jeanny Petrocchi of this concerthere.

Sargeist & Nightbringer – Photos of Disciples Tour

Photo’s of the Disciples of the Void Tour of the Black Metal bands Sargeist (FIN) & Nightbringer (USA) (2014) taken by Metalphoto in Willemeen, Arnhem (March 23 2014) are now on line!

Nightbringer (USA) live at Willemeen.

Nightbringer (USA) live at Willemeen.

This fine Underground Show was the first multi-national export product of the German organizer Drohende Schatten, who specializes in this genre. A venue packed with true lovers of Black Metal had come from all over The Netherlands to watch and listen to a selection of quite esoteric bands: Irkallian Oracle (Sweden), Sargeist (Finland), Pseudogod (Russian Federation), Nightbringer (USA).
Irkallian Oracle, was here for the first time and impressed with their psychedelic Black Metal, dressed in monkshoods and playing on a dark, red lighted stage. We present an atmospheric impression of two beloved underground bands: Sargeist and Nightbringer, who both are convincingly true to the old roots of BM.

If you like these pictures you may also like Chants of Evil, Metalphoto’s book on Black Metal, which is still available from our Metalphoto shop and from Amazon !

Nightbringer (Usa), Sargeist (Fin), Pseudogod (Rus) + Irkallian Oracle (Swe)

Disciples of the Void Tour

Disciples of the Void Tour

Today, Sunday March 23 in WILLEMEEN, Arnheim (NL): an international array of Black Metal bands: Nightbringer (Usa), Sargeist (Fin), Pseudogod (Rus) + Irkallian Oracle (Swe), in the Disciples of the Void Tour.

Nightbringer

Nightbringer

Timeschedule:
18:00h Irkallian Oracle
19:15h Pseudogod
20:30h Sargeist
21:45h Nightbringer

Checkout Metalphoto’s report next week!!