Sep 082018
 

The line-up of the Brainstorm Festival 2018 is complete. Earlier this week, Tourniquet (USA) had already been presented as headliner, today Eric Clayton And The Nine (USA/NL) is added as second headliner. In addition, Diviner (GR), Federico Truzzi (ITA), 2Strings (ITA) en J’Accuse (NL) join the party.

Eric Clayton And The Nine is the new band around the front man of Saviour Machine. Expected covers from Saviour Machine, but also songs from David Bowie. And who knows, the band might present some more own material. Anyway, it is going to be a special show that the real Saviour Machine fans should not miss. Continue reading »

Sep 032018
 

Tourniquet (USA) has been confirmed as the headliner of the Brainstorm Festival 2018. The band returns to Europe for the first time since 2009 and presents their new album “Gazing At Medusa” at the Brainstorm Festival. As a special guest, singer Les Carlsen (Bloodgood, USA) will come along, who recorded an album with Tourniquet exactly 25 years ago.

Tourniquet will close the 11th edition of the Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn on Saturday 10 November with a long show. Expect a mix of new songs and hits from the 28-year successful career of the band around drummer Ted Kirkpatrick. Of course there will be a meet and greet with the band at the festival. Also the real fans can buy a VIP ticket. This entitles you to a backstage tour, a dinner with Tourniquet and a small photo shoot with the band. Interested? Mail directly at brainstormfestival@gmail.com.

With ‘Gazing At Medusa’, Tourniquet is back in action. On the new album, the band went all out with on microphone singer Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest / Iced Earth) and a guest role for singer Deen Castronovo (Journey). For the guitar work, the band managed to attract Chris Poland (Megadeth). More than enough reason to see Tourniquet live at work at the Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn on November 10th. Continue reading »

Jul 062018
 

The programming of the 11th edition of the Brainstorm Festival is steadily taking shape. Power Quest (UK), Angel Nation (UK) and Despicable Heroes (NL) have been added to the line-up of the event that will take place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 November 2018 in Gigant, Apeldoorn. The headliner of the festival will follow, as will many other bands.

With Power Quest, Brainstorm Festival brings DragonForce‘s ‘brother’ into its home. The English band was founded by Steve Williams, who was active in the early years at DragonForce. Power Quest also knows how to play infectious power-metal. Since their come-back in 2016 it’s the band for the wind, as witnessed by the strong album “Sixth Dimension”.

Angel Nation (pictured) has no less than Elina Siirala standing behind the microphone. Nowadays we also know this Finnish singer from Leaves’ Eyes, but Angel Nation is her first love. Like Power Quest, Angel Nation has released a new album through Innerwound Recordings, and the hit single ‘Burn The Witch’ is driving the gothic-metal band to ever-increasing heights. Continue reading »

Jun 272018
 

The progressive metalband Pyramaze (DK/USA) will come to the 11th edition of the Brainstorm Festival. Last year the band performed at ProgPower Europe, and that convincing show was reason enough to invite the gentlemen to the Brainstorm Festival this time.

Their highly anticipated album “Contingent” has been released on April 28th 2017 in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings

With their milestone fifth album “Contingent,” Pyramaze have grown and matured into a band that is capable of satisfying their fans while simultaneously continuing to break new ground. The incorporation of modern cinematic film score elements mixed with progressive metal riffs and melodies will leave the listener breathless! Huge, sweeping, hard-hitting, and poignant, “Contingent” is an epic post-apocalyptic conceptual piece inspired by current events, the human spirit to overcome struggle and diversity, and the brotherhood that lies there in. Produced, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica, Evergrey]. Continue reading »