May 112019
 

Sirenia (NO) is the headliner of the 12th edition of the Brainstorm Festival that takes place on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th of November 2019 in Gigant at Apeldoorn. Next to this Norwegian gothic-metal band we are announcing Cellar Darling (CH) and War Of Ages (USA). More bands will be the will be announced in the near future.

If you want to experience this annual festival at a sharp rate, you can buy early bird tickets until Friday the 17th of May until 16.00 through Gigant or the Brainstorm webshop. This will give you access to both of the festival days. After the 17th, the regular presale will start, including the sale of day tickets.

With Sirenia the Brainstorm Festival has an absolute star in their genre. The band toured Europe earlier this year to present their new album “Arcane Astral Aeons” and during the Brainstorm Festival that party will be repeated extensively. Continue reading »

Oct 292018
 

It’s almost there again, in 10 days the Brainstorm Festival 2018 will start. This will be the eleventh edition of this annual metal festival. As usual in Gigant in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands). It’ s about time to announce the timetable for the festival!

On Friday the doors will open at 18:00 with fifteen minutes later the opening of the festival by Despicable Heroes. After this there will be performances by Angel Nation, Leonov and Signum Regis, to be concluded with Pyramaze. A nice start of the festival.

On Saturday the doors will open at 14:00 and we will start the day fifteen minutes later with the heroes of J’Accuse. After this there will be performances by Opus Irae, 2Strings, Diviner, Power Quest, Federico Truzzi and Eric Clayton And The Nine. At the end of the festival there will be a legendary performance by Tourniquet. Continue reading »

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 »