Jun 192017
 

Dark Sarah (Gothic Metal from FIN), Death Therapy (Industrial groove metal from the USA), Wind Rose (Dwarven Metal from ITA), Sleeping Romance (Symphonic Metal from ITA) – have been added to the festival lineup for the 10th edition of Brainstorm Festival. The cultural rock and metal festival will be held this year on 3 and 4 November as usual in the Gigant in Apeldoorn (NL).

Check out the new promo video below.

** The arrival of Dark Sarah (FIN) may be considered as a big surprise. The band around ex-Amberian Dawn singer Heidi Parviainen performed in 2014 at the Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium, but after that show the performances were limited to Finland. Extra special is that guest singer JP Leppäluoto (Charon, Northern Kings) also will be there at the festival.. As previously reported Leppäluoto has joined Dark Sarah‘s lineup for the third album, scheduled to be released in 2018. Leppäluoto was also featured in Dark Sarah’s previous album “The Puzzle” that was released in November last year, playing the character The Dragon. Continue reading »

Jun 072017
 

The American metal band Living Sacrifice, Symphonic Metal Band Xandria (D) and the Heavy Rock Band Project 86 (USA) are headlining the 10th edition of Brainstorm Festival. The cultural rock and metal festival will be held this year on 3 and 4 November as usual in the Gigant in Apeldoorn (NL).

Living Sacrifice (picture) was founded in 1989, but did not play in the Netherlands before. Nevertheless the band is well-known, partly because the band members have also been active in bands such as Evanescence, P.O.D. and We Are The Fallen.

Living Sacrifice‘s latest and eighth studio album “Ghost Thief” has been released on November 12, 2013 via Solid State Records. (review) Continue reading »

Nov 142016
 

Sleeping Romance (2015)Last weekend was the ninth edition of the annual Brainstorm Festival. The Italian female fronted metal band Sleeping Romance played an acoustic set in the theater of the Gigant. Watch the videos below:

Frontwoman Federica Lanna says:So guys this is a little memory of our acoustic gig at Brainstorm! It’s the cover of the heartbreaking ‘You learn about it’, a song of the dutch band The Gathering. Hope you’ll like it! I want to thank the audience, because you gave us the energy we needed after the long trip. Metal kisses to all of you! Il metallo \m/”

Initially Sea + Air would perform but due to illness they had to cancel their performance. Even though it was very last minute, Federico Truzzi (guitar) & Federica Lanna (vocals) of Sleeping Romance were willing to replace them. Respect for them. Continue reading »

Nov 052016
 

brainstorm-festivalNext weekend (11 and 12 Nov) it’s finally time for Brainstorm Festival, this will be the ninth edition of this annual metal festival. As usual in Gigant in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands). Headliners this year: Theocracy (USA), Myrath (TUN), Narnia (S) and Selfmindead (S). Additionally, you can find other bands as Vardoger (NO), Mantric (NO) and Within Silence (SK). And Dutch talent is not lacking, with among others Undawn and ShadowRise, plus several extra shows will take place in the theater of the festival + beer tasting sessions (tongval) + exposition by Ton Dekkers (Femme). The time schedule is available below Continue reading »

Oct 222016
 

brainstorm-festivalBrainstorm Festival will be held 11 and 12 November 2016, as usual in Gigant in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands). In total 12 bands will be featured mainstage, plus several extra shows will take place in the theater of the festival + beer tasting sessions (tongval) + exposition by Ton Dekkers (Femme).

Performing bands will be:

Friday 11 November: Narnia (S), Myrath (TUN), Sea+Air (D/GR), Vardoger (N), Shadowrise (NL), Empire Of The Wolves (NL).

Saturday 12 November: Theocracy (USA), Selfmindead (S), Mantric (N), Within Silence (SK), Dalit (N), Undawn (NL), Marius, Leonov (N). Continue reading »