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 »

Sep 102016
 

vardoger_2016Norwegian Metal band Vardøger has been added to the line-up for the annual Brainstorm Festival this November. The Line Up is Now Complete. Other performing band’s will be: Theocracy (USA), Myrath (TUN), Narnia (S), Mantric (N), Undawn (NL), Selfmindead (S), Leonov (D), Within Silence (SK), Dalit (N), Empire of the Wolves (NL), Shadowrise (NL), Sea+Air (D/GR).

Brainstorm Festival will be held 11 and 12 November 2016, as usual in Gigant in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands).

Forged together amongst a growing extreme music-environment in Norway in the mid 90’s, Vardøger first started their musical path deeply rooted in Norwegian folk music and later adapted to Viking metal. As the members where occupied in different project, nothing really materialized, and the band was only considered a side project with no real plans on any release. It wasn’t until 2003 they were talked into releasing an EP with a collection of songs written around 1996-97. In later years, The EP “Whitefrozen” has been considered a classic. Continue reading »

Jun 272016
 

myrath_2016_197Oriental metal band Myrath has been confirmed to play the annual Brainstorm Festival, this will be the 2nd time for them at the festival, the first time was in 2012. Brainstorm Festival will be held 11 and 12 November 2016, as usual in Gigant in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands).

Myrath‘s fourth full-length album “Legacy” is released on February 12th. via Nightmare / Sony/ RED. Earlier this year Myrath toured through Europe as a support of Symphony X “Underworld Europe Tour 2016”.

Other performing band’s will be: Theocracy (USA), Narnia (S), Mantric (N), Undawn (NL), Leonov (D), Within Silence (SK), Dalit (N). More bands will be announced soon.

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Jun 072016
 

theocracy 2011Athens, Georgia-based power metal band Theocracy and Swedish melodic hard rock band Narnia are two of the headliners for the ninth edition of the annual Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn. Friday, November 11th. Narnia closes off the first day of the festival, and Saturday, November 12th. Theocracy will have that honor.

Theocracy will present the highly anticipated sequel to album “As The World Bleeds” which will be released in the course of this year through Ulterium Records. Fan-filmed footage of a brand new song ‘Ghost Ship’ can be seen below. The last time Theocracy played in Holland was in 2013. This show is the only one in the Netherlands this year.

Narnia is also not an unknown band in the Netherlands. For years, the band was signed to Nuclear Blast and later Massacre Records. At that time, Narnia played regularly at Dutch festivals. The last time Narnia played in the Netherlands was in 2009, this time they will enter the stage with original vocalist Christian Liljegren. Continue reading »