Auteur: gavinspearhead

Annihilator, Podium Victorie, Alkmaar, 23 October 2019

Annihilator released a couple of quite good albums around 1990. Thrash metal that was quite technical, especially in the guitar parts. I never followed them much afterwards as they went more into groove metal style. During that time I never got to see them live, I did see them some time ago as a support […]

Metal Experience Fest II, 28 September 2019, Gebr. De Nobel, Leiden.

I must have missed the first edition, last year, because it doesn’t ring any bells. The second edition had an interesting line-up with only Dutch bands on the bill. Due to circumstances I missed the first few bands unfortunately. When I entered the venue Asagraum was playing in the small hall. This is an all-female […]

Acrostichon @ Little Devil, Tilburg, 22 September 2019

Two bands were celebrating this afternoon gig on a warm Sunday in Tilburg. Acrostichon exists 30 for 30 years, although they have been inactive for some time and their latest new material is from the 90s. Their debut album is still one of the best Dutch death metal albums. And Pentacle who also existed for […]

Darken the Moon XI, De Casino, Sintnikolaas, Belgium, 14 September 2019

The eleventh installment of this festival was held once again in the very nice De Casino venue in Sintnikolaas in Belgium. I think it is the third edition that I attended. This years headliners that drew my attention were Evoken and especially Skepticism. I missed the opening band, and the second band was already playing […]

Gruesome @ Musicon, The Hague, 16 July 2019

Musicon has been quite active lately with organising metal gigs, thanks to Rene Veerkamp mostly. This Tuesday night the US Death tribute band Gruesome was playing there. The club was nearly sold out too. The opening act was the local Melting Eyes. They started a little early. They play death metal, mostly mid-paced. It wasn’t […]

Dokk’em Open Air 2019, Dokkum, 29 june 2019

A two-day festival that takes place all the way up north in the country. The line-up wasn’t all that interesting. Except for one particular band, namely King Diamond on Saturday. I skipped the Friday entirely and only went on Saturday, even skipping most of the afternoon, in part because the line-up wasn’t very interesting and […]

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