Sep 202023

Our friends at Nordic Mission are back with a new edition of their own metal festival, Nordic Fest will be held 28th. October 2023 and the place is as usual in Sub Scene, Oslo downtown, Norway. They checked in with the following:

Nordicfest is coming up!…


These past weeks we had to make a serious decision concerning this year’s Nordic Fest.

In the spring time we were enthusiastic and made an optimistic budget based on the good ol’ glory festival times. However, we had too much going on and were late with band announcements, ticket sales and most importantly: PROMOTION!

So should we just CANCEL Nordic Fest this year? It might have been an easier thing to do since the risk was too high with the current line-up, but at the same time a decision we really did not want to make. Instead, we give you a one-day festival on the 28th of October. There will be 4 bands on stage: WYTCH HAZEL from the UK, MORGARTEN from Switzerland, CRIMSON MOONLIGHT from Sweden and Norway’s fresh new doom metal band ZEBULON.

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Jul 212023

On September 3, the Gimme Shelter Open Air Fest in Athens, Greece will feature the world premiere of Timo Tolkki’s Strato. The new formation of the legendary Timo Tolkki, who together with other members of early Stratovarius (Antti Ikonen – keyboards, Tuomo Lassila – drums, John Vihervä – bass), chose Athens to take the stage together for the first time and relive historical moments, playing all the classics from the first 3 albums of the iconic band from Finland.

The complete lineup of the Gimme Shelter Open Air Fest will be Firewind, Timo Tolkki’s Strato, Nervosa, and Lazy Man’s Load.

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Jun 102023

Finnish cinematic metal icons Dark Sarah are thrilled to announce their biggest tour so far in Europe with Sirenia, Amberian Dawn and Rexoria! “We are finally coming to meet our fans in many  European countries! Check out the closest city to you, buy the tickets and come to see us and the three amazing bands live!” the band says.

Recently Dark Sarah signed an European bookingsdeal with Desert Rose Agency from The Netherlands. This new co-operation should help Dark Sarah to promote their latest album “Attack Of Orym” live on stage outside of Finland.

,,Visually dashing and unforgettable’’, says vocalist Heidi Parviainen (ex-Amberian Dawn) about the liveshows of Dark Sarah. ,,Dark Sarah creates an exceptional atmosphere of symphonic metal with cinematic elements, highlighted with retro synth vibe and new wave influences.’’

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May 272023

The English melodic metalcore band Confessions Of A Traitor, the Norwegian post-rock/doom band Leonov and the Dutch 80’s metalband Angelic Forces are confirmed for the 16th edition of Brainstorm Festival. These three bands will all play on Saturday 4 November.

In just a few years time Confessions Of A Traitor built a strong reputation within the UK. Thanks to their success the band inked a deal with Facedown Records. COAT is currently the only European band on the roster of this highly acclaimed American recordlabel. And now for the very first time these fine English gentlemen will play in The Netherlands.

For sure Leonov is not visiting The Netherlands for the first time. In fact the band played twice at Brainstorm Festival already, but also played FemME once. This year Leonov will release a new record, which is more then enough reason to return the band to our theatre for a special atmospheric show of post-rock and doom-metal.

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Dec 302022

German power metal masters, Iron Savior, are the latest entry to the 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise for 2023.

70000 Tons Of Metal, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise recently announced that their eleventh sailing will be hosted on board The Freedom Of The Seas from Miami, Florida to Bimini, The Bahamas from January 30 to February 3, 2023.

Confirmed acts so far include: Nightwish, Rotting Christ, Korpiklaani, Månegarm, Kamelot, Uli Jon Roth, Kreator, Novembre, Fallujah, Warbringer, Obscura, Oceans Of Slumber, Melechesh, Nightmare, Evergrey, Sirenia, Jungle Rot, Feuerschwanz, Visions Of Atlantis, Abysmal Dawn, Amorphis, Cynic, Destruction, Fractal Universe, The Crown, Cryptosis, Keep Of Kalessin, and Iron Savior.

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