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Event Reviews

Concerts & Events

Anneke van Giersbergen - Live in Chicago

Anneke van Giersbergen
Live in Chicago at Reggies Rock Club
March 23, 2013


It’s relatively easy to see the gap between American music and the rest of the world, just go catch a top name European act and the gap between the two becomes obvious in a big hurry. I was looking to research that gap in Chicago this weekend, wondering if AvG would reinforce that idea and wondering if she would impress me to the level that other European acts had in previous live performances. She did, and I was.


Anneke

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Epica’s 10th Anniversary Retrospect Concert

  • Category: Concerts & Events
  • Published: April 04 2013
  • By John Thornburgh
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Eindhoven, the Netherlands, March 23, 2013

There is really only one word to describe Epica’s 10th anniversary concert: epic. The band imported an entire symphony orchestra all the way from Hungary to the Netherlands for the occasion; they sold out Eindhoven’s 4500-capacity Klokgebouw and also streamed the concert live around the world, performing for fans from over 50 countries; they played for three hours and included almost all of their best songs; and then they partied with fans until 3 a.m.!

Epica

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Pagan Fest - Arkona Live in Eindhoven

Pagan Fest - Arkona Live in Eindhoven, March 3, 2013

The first encounter with Arkona was on the Female Metal Voices Fest 2012 in Wieze (Belgium). Their energetic and interesting gig at that event made it a no-brainer when they visited my hometown in The Netherlands for a show as part of the Pagan Fest. They lined up with Bornholm, Wolfchant, Ex Deo, Thyrfing and Alestorm.


Arkona

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Delain + Kingfisher Sky Concert Review

  • Category: Concerts & Events
  • Published: March 19 2013
  • By John Thornburgh
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Delain + Kingfisher Sky
Live in the Netherlands
March 9, 2013 

Having seen Delain twice at festivals (ProgPower U.S.A. and Metal Female Voices Fest), I was interested to see them play a headlining show in their home country of the Netherlands. Based on schedule, I chose the show in Lelystad, a small town about 45 minutes east of Amsterdam by train.

Delain

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