Dong Open Air

17-18-19 July Neukirchen-Vluyn

by Jeanny Petrocchi

Last weekend we were at the Moshmore Hill for Dong Open Air.
When we arrived we were told that we can take a shuttle to the hill. After 2 hours waiting, we decided to climb the hill and carrying our backpack and cameras. We were very exhausted and almost dehydrated because it was 35 degrees. Therefore, because of these circumstances we’ve missed a few bands on Thursday. Besides the shuttle service, everything was well organized. It’s a cozy festival were you can eat well, and drink delicious Desperados. Because of two days of excessive warmth, the volunteers were spraying everyone with water to freshen up. There were firemen and Red cross volunteers at the premises to intervene in case of an accident or injuries.
Click HERE for a full photo report of the performing bands:
Thursday: MOTORJESUS and GRAVE DIGGER.
Friday: SKILTRON, THE SCALDING, KATALEPSY, GRAILKNIGHTS, MILKING THE GOATMACHINE, ANNIHILATOR.
There was a great after show on Friday from PAPPE OF DESTINY. They performed a great Rammstein playback show and ofcourse combined with fireworks.
Saturday: THE CRIMSON GHOSTS, MAAT, CONTRADICTION, NEGATOR, SATAN, HAIL OF BULLETS and ARCH ENEMY.
After the show we spoke to our colleagues from the press and several Arch enemy fans to hear what they think of the new singer Alissa White-Gluz. Well of the 30 people we have talked with, only 1 guy said that he was blown away. The other opinions were ‘’She’s ok. But she’s not Angela Gossow’’.
Personally I think she did a very good job. With time she will feel more comfortable on stage and dealing with a huge fan club will be a piece of cake for her. Vocals and stage presence were really great. It’s not easy to even or top a great female singer such as Angela Gossow. We think she will be soon there delivering as much as energy as the former singer of Arch Enemy but in her OWN way, no doubt about it. It’s just the beginning!
Last but not least a very special thanks for the entire crew of Dong Open air! Up to next year!

BAROEG OPEN AIR

Saturday, September 20, 2014: Baroeg Open Air
Festivalterrein Zuiderpark, Rotterdam (NL)

Free Metal Festival

Flyer Baroeg Open Air

– Main Stage:
Bolt Thrower (UK old school death)
Clan Of Xymox (NL gothic / wave)
Amenra (BE sludge)
De Raggende Manne (NL rock / punk)
Elle Bandita (NL rock / alternative)
Naam (US stoner / psychedelic rock)
Black-Bone (NL classic rock / hardrock)

– Electronic Stage:

The DJ Producer (UK Crossbreed)
The Hard Way (NL breakcore / drum ‘n bass)
Memmaker (DK cyber / EBM)
This Morn’ Omina (BE tribal industrial)
FFF (NL breakcore / jungle – Popunie Live)
Ambassador 21 (BY digital hardcore)

-Talent Stage:
Ecocide (NL old school death)
Illusionless (NL progressive / groove metal, winnaar Metal Battle)
Thin Pillow (NL psychedelic 60’s / 70’s rock, Metropool regio)

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Checkout Metalpho’s report afterwards, with photo’s by Chérie and Jeanny !

Metal op Nijmeegse Vierdaagse Feesten

Op zaterdag 12 juli 2014 zijn de fameuze Vierdaagse Feesten in Nijmegen begonnen en ze trapten deze avond meteen goed af met een portie metal.
Tussen alle activiteiten zijn er wat weinig metal concerten

Through the Struggle

Through the Struggle


Metalphoto maakte foto’s van de volgend bands op podium Voerweg, Valkhofpark Nijmegen.:
19 – 19:30 uur: Through the struggle
Through The Struggle is de winnaar van de Roos van Nijmegen 2014. Na in 2010 begonnen te zijn als hardcoreband hebben ze het roer wat omgegooid en zijn ze naar een meer dynamisch en melodische sound gegroeid.

21:30 – 22:30: Monomyth:
Monomyth uit Den Haag laveert met het grootste gemak tussen psychedelische rock, spacerock, krautrock en stonerrock. (Foto’s volgen nog)
23:15 – 00:15: Pro-Pain
Het New Yorkse Pro-Pain werd begin jaren negentig opgericht en laten sindsdien overal een verpletterende indruk achter met hun unieke, ongehoord strakke en energieke mix van hardcore met metal. (Foto’s volgen nog)

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Dokk’em Open Air 2014 Metal Festival

Dragon Girls

Dragon Girls

Dokk’em Open Air 20 & 21 June 2014 Again this year we went to Dokkum, located in the county of Friesland, The Netherlands, for a two days festival of the Dokk’em Open Air Metal Festival. The festival and camping were jam packed with metalheads. They all came to see an incredible line up with a wide range of variety of metal that DOA had to offer this year again.

Besides music for all ears, there were special fire acts by the sexy Dragon Girls and funny but very entertaining music of “De boodschappers van het algemene nut” which means “The messengers of the public benefit”.

On the 2nd day, unfortunately TROLL had to cancel and in a short time the organization of DOA managed to replace them with a Dutch black metal band called Cirith Gorgor.
Other bands on this day were Nocturnus AD, M.O.D., Freedom Call, Mayan, Arkona, Napalm Death, Gamma Ray, Death DTA and Metal Church.

Big thanks go to the entire organization of DOA and last but not least the volunteers which makes this festival possible. Up to next year!

Click here for the full photo report of the performing bands Carach Angren, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Vicious Rumors and Annihilator on Day One and Cirith Gorgor, Nocturnus AD, M.O.D., Freedom Call, Mayan, Arkona, Napalm Death, Gamma Ray, Death DTA and Metal Church and their enthusiastic audience.

Audience Dokk'em Open Air

Audience Dokk’em Open Air


Photography by Jeanny Petrocchi, Metalphoto

Kings of Black Metal Festival 2014

Alsfeld, DE, April 5, 2014 by Chérie

_FAL2860Burning Stage Concerts had once more created a Black Metal event that attracted fans from all over Europe, to the charming medieval city of Alsfeld. Nobody else than BM legends Mayhem were headlining this 2-day festival. But many more illustrious bands, from all over the world, were on stage that were just as exciting to see and hear.

Where in the world can one leisurely hang out in the city center, enjoying great music by famous underground bands, zipping beer with one’s peers in the public parking lot, smoking, getting drunk and stoned, fall asleep on the pavement, under the guidance of caring paramedics and in the security of private guards and kind policemen in surveillance vehicles?

No, this is not a fairy tale … this is Alsfeld in 2014. Check out the full photo report of Kings of Black Metal! Continue reading