Apr 222020
 

There will be no major events and festivals this summer.

Due to the corona virus, the ban on events has been extended to September 1st, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said during the press conference on Tuesday evening (April 21). “No events are taking place because we cannot handle the risks of this in the coming months,” said Rutte. “We also want to do justice to the need for clarity in organizations. So no Pinkpop no [International] Four Day Marches” and no “Zwarte Cross Festival“.

Whether it also has consequences for all planned concerts and festivals this autumn/winter, we will see. Let’s hope and pray that this is not the case.

The press conference can be watched below (in Dutch)

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Mar 292020
 

The latest Kingdom Of Rock Podcast features Stryper frontman Michael Sweet and former Guitar Player magazine editor Michael Molenda in an in-depth discussion regarding the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and how it has affected the entertainment industry.

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Mar 202020
 

Bandcamp will waive its revenue share on sales for one day in order to support musicians and lessen the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Bandcamp’s fundraiser will take place this Friday, March 20 (from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. PT). If you can, please consider supporting musicians impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

Artists receive revenues from purchases made on Bandcamp within 24-48 hours after the sale. The website offers a Discover tool as well as Daily new editorial recommendations and Best Of lists. Gift cards are also available.

Follow this link for more information on Bandcamp for fans and artists. Read a message from Bandcamp co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond below:

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Feb 252020
 

Gigant and Stichting Brainstorm Festival intensify their collaboration. In addition to the annual Brainstorm Festival in November, from now on concerts will be held under the name ‘Brainstorm Festival presents’. The joining of forces makes Gigant in Apeldoorn even more the place to be for the better metal concerts.

The first result of the deepening of the collaboration can be seen on Saturday 9 May. That evening, Ball Noir (medieval folk metal, NL), Scarlet Stories (dark prog rock, NL) and Askara (gothic prog metal, CH) play in Gigant. Three bands that are firmly committed to the road and that fit well into the concept of the annual Brainstorm Festival.

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Jan 012020
 

First of all, Happy Newyear, wishing you all a healthy, blessed and prosperous 2020!

Thanks for your support over the past year, we really appreciate that. The past year has brought us loads of decent new releases, new bands and nice concerts/festivals. We expect that 2020 will be even better! The next year will be the 14th. year of ‘The Metal Resource’.

Anyway, a little bit later then expected: But we are having each staff member of our team list their choices for The Top 10 Best Albums Of 2019 (In no particular order). Unfortunately, not everything is delivered on time, so as you can see below there are missing a few top-10 lists. 

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