Moonspell’s Road to Extinction Tour

Metropool, Hengelo, March 31, 2016

By Jeanny Petrocchi

Moonspell’s ROAD TO EXTINCTION TOUR started last month. Thursday March 31, was the day that Moonspell hit the Dutch turf once more. This Portuguese band performaned succesfully at the Metropool venue in Hengelo. It was quite an outstanding show with smoke, fog and foam and last but not least the output of these talented musicians.

The band went on stage with ‘Breathe’ and then followed by ‘Extinct’, both songs from their latest album EXTINCT. Several songs of their very first album WOLFHEART were also on the setlist. This album was a huge succes 20 years ag, for the then unknown band. The subsequent album IRRELIGIOUS got the band a large fan base in Europe. Songs of these two albums were the highlights of the evening. Songs as ‘Opium’, ‘Awake’, ‘Raven Claws’ and ‘Full moon madness’ could not be left out.

Stage shot of the Portugese black metal band Moonspell, headbanging whilst playing music.Moonspell’s Road to Extinction Tour

The scenery was suitably bathed in red light during the song of ‘Vampiria’. Fernando Ribeiro appeared on stage with a long red velvet cape. People had come to hear the old Moonspel land they’ve got a glimpse of it. Especially during the songs ‘Alma Mater’ and ‘Opium’ the audience went totally crazy.

The concert ended with the classic ‘Full moon Madness’. For those who couldn’t make it to Metropool and Baroeg, Moonspell will be performing again at Dokk’em Open Air this year.

Obrigado Moonspell for a dazzling show. See ya´ll at Dokk’em Open Air!

Setlist Moonspell: Breathe, Extinct, Night Eternal, Opium, Awake, Domina, Last of us, Ruin & Misery, Raven claws, Malignia, En nome do Medo, Vampiria, Ataegina, Alma Mater, Everything Invaded, The future is dark, Full moon madness.

Click HERE to see the full photo report of this dazzling show !!

Dong Open Air – Metal Festival Germany

Neukirchen (DE) July 16 – 18, 2015
By Jeanny Petrocchi, Metalphoto

‘’Party all night Dong” – with this motto almost 3000 metalfans from all over Germany and The Netherlands attended this festival which took place in Neukirchen – Vluyn near Krefeld on the top of the Dongberg (Halde, Northern Germany). The audience came this year to celebrate the festival’s 15th anniversary. For the metalfans from the region, Dong Open Air is the highlight of the year. The festival on the Mushmore Mountain in Neuerkirchen-Vluyn is an underground festival which was launched in 2001. This year as usual great headliners and co-headliners participated at this event such as Debauchery, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gamma Ray, Kissin’ Dynamite, Eluveitie, Fiddler’s Green, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Carcass and other impressive acts of bands like Insanity, the mexicans of War Kabinett, Excrementory Grindfuckers, The Prosecution, Wulfpack, the frenchmen of Acyl, Wizard and so on…..

Go to our photoreport by clicking on this link.

Miseo

Miseo


The Germans defintely know how to party all night dong! From Thursday afternoon until late Saturday night hours, Neuenkirchen transformed into a camping city with great music, lots of König bier and Desperados and of course lots of fun. You can also enjoy the spectacular view at Dong and even take a bier or two at the Sky Lounge to make new friends or just to hang out with your mates. It has been our second year at this festival, and for sure we will be there again in 2016 to be Donginized.

Stonehenge Metal Festival 2015 – gone with the wind

Steenwijk (NL), July 25, 2015
by Jeanny Petrocchi, Metalphoto

One of the coziest festivals in The Netherlands, STONEHENGE, unfortunately, went up into smoke. After a year of preparations, the worst summer storm ever in Dutch history brought it, cruelly, to a premature end. The organizers had to cancel the festival for safety reasons. Also other festivals and carnival activities in other places in the Netherlands were cancelled. Some of the bands got stuck on the road because of the storm, other bands didn’t want to perform anymore because it was too risky. Fortunately most people responded positively on the decision that has been made. But others seemed not to understand the priorities of the organization to promptly cancel this event. Lots of metalheads went home dissapointed, several people went to the city of Stonehenge to grab a bite and others went to the after party at Cafe de Zwetser to enjoy Resistance, Player and Nervosa. We sincerely hope that the financial damage that Stonehenge has suffered can be settled and that we can celebrate another edition of Stonehenge next year. We wish the organziation much strength and wisdom.

Hirax

Hirax


Meanwhile enjoy our photoreport of Smothered, Wrath, Sabiendas, Inquisitor, Dictated, Fleshless, Hirax, Diabolical, Ingested and Cytotoxin by clicking here.
As you can see: it was fun while it lasted!