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Tristania LIVE @Lyon

  • Category: Concerts & Events
  • Published: January 10 2014
  • By Émilie Garcin
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Live-report: Tristania @Lyon France(10/11/2013)


Tristania are currently on tour with Dark Tranquility to promote their latest album Darkest White, and came to Lyon for the first time on November 11, 2013. I had the opportunity to see them three times in 2011 during the Out of the Dark Tour, but it's always a pleasure to see them playing in your hometown, in particular when a new release is out.


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Metanoia Gothic Symphony - Rio de Janeiro

Metanoia Gothic Symphony Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)


When in Rio de Janeiro for work, I thought it might be interesting to look for a Metal concert to experience the Brazilian way. And a (nice) adventure it became. The metal scene in Rio (and in Brazil) is quite small and my "work" friends over there were not that familiar in the scene. So requesting upfront for options didn’t bring any suggestions. When in Rio I did some searches on the web. There I found a Facebook link to Metanoia Gothic Symphony. When checking on the bands, they appeared to be all three female fronted. A match too good to be true. OK, taking into account the FB likes they were definitely local bands. Anyway, I could start my adventure. As you might know, Rio has some less safe areas. When asking some information about the location of the event at work, almost all people I asked started to look very worried. My Brazilian friend (organizing the conference/workshop I was attending) said it was better not to go. My experiences with metal heads are very positive until now, why should it be different over here. So it contacted Joab Farias, who had created the FB event. He confirmed that it was close to a less safe area (Favela) but when you would act carefully it should be safe. With the hotel I arranged a reliable taxi driver that would bring me, guide me in and pick me up and bring me back. With that plan, my friends were less worried but still recommended that I not go. But I’m happy I did.



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MFVF XI - High Water Mark

MFVF 11 – Music Review
Wieze, Belgium October 18 – 20


We covered some of the acts that performed at MFVF XI in another article that looked at some of the newer names. In this article, we’ll take a look at the rest, there were a total of, well, depends on how you count them. There were actually 12 groups performing on Saturday, 10 on Sunday with Liv Kristine opening the event on Friday evening followed by individual performances by the Eve’s Apples girls in small groups. So, in this article the Sonic Cathedral staff will talk about the rest of the performers.


Clementine & Laura (Pictured) 

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Female Metal Show @Toulouse

  • Category: Concerts & Events
  • Published: December 11 2013
  • By Émilie Garcin
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Female Metal Show @Toulouse, FR


This year was the second edition of the Female Metal Show in Toulouse that gathered five female fronted Metal bands, all coming from different parts of France. I rarely go to Toulouse, but after that night, I definitely had no regrets about traveling so far for it.

Femme Metal Show


The opening band of that night was a Melodic Metal band from Toulouse called Theopsya. Created in 2006, they released one EP called Tales of an Angel in 2011, and are currently working on their first album. I didn’t know them at all before that night, so this was a totally new discovery (many people in the audience already knew them, since most of them were from the same place as them).


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