Feb 252021
 

During the Brainstorm Festival in November, Eric Clayton And The Nine will give an acoustic show in the theater. Numerous Saviour Machine classics are played in addition. This special concert will be given on Saturday, November 6.

The band was already scheduled for Friday November 5, where they promote the new album “A Thousand Scars” (review) on the mainstage of the Brainstorm Festival.

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Dec 212020
 

Narnia, Leaves’ Eyes, Eric Clayton And The Nine and Temperance are the first bands to be booked for the Brainstorm Festival 2021. Until Monday, January 4, you can buy your early bird festival tickets to be there on November 5 and 6. By that time, the coronavirus is expected to be defeated and we are going to celebrate it for two days with lots of great international rock and metal bands.

The appearance of Narnia (SE) will be a special one, as the hardrock band celebrates their 25th anniversary at the Brainstorm Festival. And with an exclusive show in the Netherlands, where all the hits will undoubtedly pass by one more time. More hits can be expected from Leaves’ Eyes (DE/FIN) who are touring Europe to promote their successful new album “The Last Viking“. This show will certainly appeal to fans of folk metal and female fronted gothic metal.

We are also very proud with the arrival of Eric Clayton And The Nine (USA/NL). The singer of Saviour Machine presents his new solo album with his Dutch band. Undoubtedly some more classics from his overwhelming musical history will pass by. And then another great name has been captured: Temperance (ITA). With a female vocalist and two male vocalists, this band promises to make a vocal spectacle.

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Nov 042020
 

We regret to announce that the Covid-19 edition of the Brainstorm Festival will be canceled. The special show with Eric Clayton and The Nine and Scarlet Stories would take place next Friday at Podium Gigant. The cabinet has just announced that all stages must close, which also puts an end to our show. Anyone who has bought a ticket will receive a personal message tomorrow.

Of course we very much regret the decision, but we respect this difficult decision by the cabinet. We ourselves have our sights set on 2021. Behind the scenes we are working on an unforgettable edition with a better line-up than all our previous editions, and that work is now continuing at full speed. We hope to meet you all again. Until then: stay healthy, watch each other and stay metal!

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Sep 172020
 

The 13th edition of the Brainstorm Festival will go into the books as a special corona edition. Instead of two days of fireworks, this year’s festival should be limited to one evening, with room for only two bands. The amount of public has also been limited: there is room for 42 seated visitors.

Now we can mourn the fact that the annual festival cannot take place in normal form. We prefer to look forward to what promises to be a special and intimate evening. Eric Clayton and The Nine (USA / NL) presents their new album and with Scarlet Stories (NL) we have captured a strongly emerging band from the Low Countries.

UPDATE: WOW, the show SOLD OUT in 36 minutes! Super awesome! Thank you to everyone for their support. And for the people who unfortunately cannot be there this year: in 2021 we hope to put on a real bang edition again! And then hopefully you will all be there again!

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Aug 202020
 

While many hope for new material from Saviour Machine, Eric Clayton has released what is in essence a solo album in A Thousand Scars, a gothic inspired view into his personal journey and struggles over the last years.

Any review of Eric Clayton material has to include the story of Saviour Machine, the legendary goth metal band formed in 1989 by Eric and his brother Jeff. Over the course of the band’s career, five studio albums were released, Saviour Machine I and II in 1993 and 1994 and then the Legend trilogy comprised of Legend I, II, and III:1 between 1997-2001. A self-described “unofficial soundtrack to the end of the world”, the Legend trilogy is four full-length CDs and over five hours of music, and yet the project remains unfinished. Saviour Machine is long and complicated story of label mismanagement, problems with business relationships of such a proportion that it would fill a book. Eric himself has dealt with personal and health issues over the years and became inactive in the music scene until be being drawn back in 2015, performing with Ayreon in Europe for a couple of weeks. This led to Eric and his brother Jeff covering David Bowie songs and soon other members of Saviour Machine were reaching out looking to collaborate on new material. After moving to Europe, Eric reached out to some Dutch friends to form a band he could play live with and the Nine was born followed by a string of festivals and club shows across Europe. In 2019 Eric Clayton and Nine began work on A Thousand Scars, produced by Devon Graves (Buddy Lackey, Psychotic Waltz).

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