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Seventh Sin @ De Bosuil Weert

Seventh Sin @ De Bosuil Weert (Netherlands)
Saturday 22 February 2014



When you receive an invitation for a CD release show it’s hard to say No. When another already scheduled gig was cancelled I was happy to be able to visit the Seventh Sin CD Presentation of When Reality Ends. The venue was their “home base”, a recently built youth center called de Bosuil (English Owl) in Weert (in the South of the Netherlands). This venue perfectly fit the situation, with a good stage, a size matching the number of visitors and a separate space for drinks and merchandise.


Seventh Sin


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Cradle of Filth + Behemoth @ Poppodium

Cradle of Filth + Behemoth
Poppodium 013 Jupiler zaal Tilburg (Netherlands)


On an ordinary Tuesday quite a number of metal heads gathered at Poppodium 013 to enjoy a mini-festival with co-headliners Cradle of Filth and Behemoth. The published time schedule was correct, although it was said that Cradle of Filth and Behemoth might change sequence. Jupiler, the large stage of 013, was filled very well when the headliners started to play. The start was quite early (doors open at 5pm) on a working day. That was visible in the limited number of visitors for the first band. Anyway it got better over time. The crowd was enthusiastic but a little quiet as Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth) said during his gig. Maybe it’s because of Tuesday, shortly after a weekend and with the new weekend still far away. After his request to make some more noise, the energy improved and with Behemoth it got to a more weekend level.

Cradle of Filth


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Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour 2014

Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour 2014
Live at Irving Plaza, NYC – 2/24/14


No doubt many of us, including myself, have our own qualms about the moniker “hottest chicks in hard rock,” but nevertheless, when the lineup for this year’s version of the aforementioned tour was announced, I couldn’t help but be a little excited. I wasn’t too familiar with the headliner, Sick Puppies, but words cannot express my love for Lacuna Coil, so there was no way I could pass up a chance to see them again. On top of that, I’ve known and even sometimes enjoyed the music of Eyes Set to Kill for years now, and was a fan of the band Cilver as their previous incarnation, MeTalkPretty, for a few years now as well. And then I find out that my favorite NYC-based band Charetta would be opening the show, so there was no way I was going to miss such a promising lineup. And so I dragged a friend up to New York with me for the day to enjoy a night of great music, and enjoy it we did!

Eyes Set to Kill


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MaYaN – CD Release Show

MaYaN – CD Release show @ Tivoli de Helling Utrecht (Netherlands)
Saturday 31 January 2013


It’s always nice and potentially surprising to go to a CD presentation show. The Antagonise show was the second one in two weeks for me, and I reviewed both albums. This made the shows less surprising because I already knew all the new songs. I had the opportunity to listen to the albums beforehand to be able to do the review. However live is something different and the overall experience may change your thoughts and sometimes also your score.

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