Jun 222019
 

The Brainstorm Festival has two nice additions. Both the Italian power-metal band Kalidia and the Polish gothic-wave band Metus can be seen in the Netherlands for the first time. Kalidia at the mainstage, Metus in the theatre.

No-one seems to be able to stop Kalidia anymore. The Italian band is on the rise in Europe with shows in Germany, England, Switzerland and of course Italy. Brainstorm Festival has the honour of being the first in the Netherlands to offer the band a stage. You bet the band around singer Nicoletta Rosellini will surprise you with modern, infectious power metal.

At least as special is the coming of Metus, the Polish band that has been releasing albums for many years but scarcely can be seen live. The band hasn’t played in the Netherlands before. Metus gives a performance in the theatre of the Brainstorm Festival. In other words, an environment that suits the melancholic gothic, doom and wave of the band. This promises to be a show not to be missed. Continue reading »

Jun 152019
 

With the Swedish progressive metal band Darkwater, the Brainstorm Festival has brought in a great co-headliner for Saturday night. The band presents their new album “Human” in Apeldoorn. The Swiss gothic-doom rock band Askara will also be present at the festival.

Darkwater has a loyal fan base in the Netherlands. It was built up years ago with shows at ProgPower Europe and the Brainstorm Festival. Now the band returns to the Netherlands. Darkwater guarantees a high-quality live show that does justice to their great music.

The Swiss of Askara gained an international foothold last year. The band toured Europe that year as a support act for Sleeping Romance. The band was appreciated and a show at the Brainstorm Festival is the logical continuation.

With the arrival of Darkwater and Askara, the lineup of the Brainstorm Festival is almost complete. Three more artists will be announced in the near future. Continue reading »

Jun 082019
 

The theatre programme of the Brainstorm Festival 2019 is increasingly taking shape. On Friday evening November 8th you can expect a special show of the Dutch gothic-rock band Blackbriar. A day later, the new Norwegian post-rock band Monograf will give their showpiece.

Blackbriar is a gem from the Dutch rock scene. Millions of people have already discovered the band on YouTube, but the final breakthrough is yet to come. At the Brainstorm Festival we would like to give the band a helping hand by offering them a beautiful stage.

The Norwegians of Monograf will be on stage on Saturday, November 9th. The post-rock band is breaking through in their own country, and that success is now getting a sequel to our festival. Anyone who has seen Leonov at work in recent years should not miss the Monograf show. Continue reading »

Jun 012019
 

Norwegian bunker metal band Drottnar has been signed for the 12th edition of the Brainstorm Festival. The Norwegians will present their new album “Monolith”.

Drottnar was last to be admired in the Netherlands in 2011. Despite the lack of shows and the long time between their releases, the band has always remained a fixture in the Norwegian metal scene. At the Brainstorm Festival we get to see their new live show. It’s the only show in the Netherlands this year. so it’s a must see for the fans.

Through fire and tribulation, Norway’s Drottnar return to defy conventions and overturn expectations with their next evolution in sonic ascendancy. Melancholic introspection meets industrial precision as Drottnar continue to transcend genre while surveying the limits of musical discord. Continue reading »

May 182019
 

With the return of In Mourning (S) and with Hypersonic (ITA), the Brainstorm Festival adds even more colour to the 12th edition. The two bands are on top of the previously announced names: Sirenia (NO), Cellar Darling (CH) en War Of Ages (USA).

Besides new bands we [Brainstorm] also announce on which days the bands will perform.

On Friday you will see Cellar Darling (CH), War of Ages (USA), Hypersonic (ITA) + more.

On Saturday we have Sirenia (NO), In Mourning (S) + more to see.

The melodic death-metal of In Mourning could already be heard at the Brainstorm Festival in 2012. The band hasn’t been idle in the intervening years and has grown into a high quality band in the genre. Their new album will be released this autumn. Continue reading »