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 »

May 262018

Last month metalcorband Despicable Heroes took another big step in their career: the band won the Metal Battle 2018. Therefore the gentlemen were allowed to play on the annual “Hemelvaart Metal Fest” that took place on May 10th in Apeldoorn (Netherlands). Quality filmed video footage of that show can be watched below.

Their new EP “Arrival” has been released on Dec. 4th.“Arrival” shows the full potential of the band with low-tuned riffing, ground-shaking breakdowns and catchy sing-a-longs. The Band Welcomes Koen Vroom (Ashes of Many) as their new Frontman. Packed with energy and a powerful message the band sets sail for their brand new chapter.

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Dec 022017

Hardcore/Metalcore band Despicable Heroes have released a new single ‘Broken’ Check out the lyric video below. The track appears on their upcoming EP “Arrival” which will be released on Dec. 16th.

The track is available for free download through their bandcamp page. If you want to support the band, make a small donation and name your prize. The band would appreciate that. Continue reading »

Aug 272015

Despicable Heroes_2014Hardcore/Metalcore band Despicable Heroes has been added to the line-up for the annual Brainstorm Festival.

After an experiment with a festival on one day, Brainstorm Festival returns in 2015 to the old way: a two day festival!  Brainstorm Festival will be held 13 and 14 November 2015, as usual in Gigant in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands), again with a nice line-up with the best rock- and metalbands.

Other bands booked so far: Empire 21 (SE), Sleeping Romance (IT), Bloodwork (UK), Signum Regis (SK), Morgarten (CH), Sacrety (DE), Desolate Fields (NL) more tba.

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Despicable Heroes – “Shipwrecked”

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Sep 242013

Despicable Heroes - Shipwrecked Living in a town (Barneveld, Netherlands) which is best known for having the world’s largest manufacturer of egg grading and packing machines must be challenging and frustrating in equal measures. So it’s no wonder that the young guns in Despicable Heroes wanted to vent some of their energy through metalcore and hardcore. The band was started in 2010 by Kevin Bos (screams & guitar) and Gino van Middendorp (bass), before adding Sam Rijken (drums).

During their first year they took part in a local band competition, winning the semi-finals, at the finals of the provincial band contest in Willemeen, Arnhem during the GESEL XL weekend. They describe their style as “combining true hardcore riffing and massive polyrhythmic breakdowns”. Despicable Heroes signed with Unite Records and enlisted Dimitri Stolk as the producer for their debut album, “Shipwrecked” which was released in May 2013.

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