Auteur: gavinspearhead

Haunting the Castle V, 17 February 2024, Anthisnes, Belgium

A festival hosted in a 17th century castle in Belgium, near Liege, sounds like something special just for starters. When they invite a couple of bands that rarely play live, it is gonna be even more special. Previous episodes of this festival didn’t have a line-up as cool as this one to travel to Wallonia […]

Drachten Death Fest 2024, 10 February 2024, Induna, Drachten

I think this was the third instalment of this festival that I went to, even though it is not that close by it is often worth the drive. This year had a longer bill that the previous years as they opted to use too halls for gigs. Unfortunately there were two cancellations shortly announced before […]

Officium Triste, Baroeg Rotterdam, 17 November 2023

Under the flag of Dutch Doom Day presets, local doom legends Officium Triste organised a gig; pretty much their annual gig in the Baroeg. They arranged two additional bands. The just-as-local Facade fast the first to hit the stage. Classified as doom / death but they have some more progressive elements in there as well […]

Paradise Lost, Primordial @ Tivoli, Utrecht, 15 October 2023

Under the name Ultima Ratio Fest four bands went on a European tour for two weeks, which ended in Utrecht, The Netherlands. They played at the same day Europe was headlining a gig in the same venue. So quite some rockers and metalheads in the building. Last time I saw Paradise Lost was in the […]

From Dusk Till Doom Festival, Centre Culturel Engis, Belgium, 7 October 2023

This was the 5th instalment of the Belgian doom metal festival From Dusk Till Doom in ten years time. I had not attended the previous four editions, as they have been over a 3 hour drive. For this edition they had – or so I understood – invited the 7 best acts from the previous […]

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