Gavin Spearhead's Blog

Headbangers Ball Tour 2022, Fluor, Amersfoort, 23 November 2022

Another postponed tour finally took place. The Headbangers Ball Tour – named after the TV show of the 80s and 90s – brought four thrash metal bands on the road from that time period. Although only about 10 shows long, the tour kicked off in Amersfoort of all places. The opening band was Artillery. By […]

Dutch Doom Day (Day 1), Saturday 5 November 2022, Baroeg Rotterdam

This year was already the 20th installment of the Dutch doom metal festival Dutch Doom Day. For me the first day was the only really interesting day. So I only went to the Saturday. The Sunday incidentally had three gigs I more or less wanted to go to, but from the line-up of DDD only […]

Consolation @ De Flux, Zaandam, 14 October 2022

The Dutch cult act Consolation had been defunct for over 20 years, before ultimately reforming this year, much like their companion band Nembrionic. They played the Stonehenge festival this summer, but this was the first club gig that they did in more or less their hometown Zaandam. The venue is located on a dreary industrial […]

Suffocation @ Patronaat, Haarlem, 15 August 2022

Another tour that postponed several times, but finally the mighty Suffocation was touring again in Europe, visiting many summer festivals and adding some club gigs into it as well. They brought three support bands. The opening band was Frontierer from Scotland. I hadn’t heard of them, they are not on metal archives. Well, I don’t […]

Netherlands Death Fest V, Effenaar, Eindhoven, 29 April – 1 May 2022,

When the lineup NDF V got announced, I immediately bought tickets for the whole weekend, as that line-up was the most amazing I could imagine with many bands I wanted to see but never had. Then the Wuhan cough happened, and the fest got postponed a year. And another. Some bands already dropped off the […]

Volgende pagina »