Live Reports

Vans Warped Tour 2017 summer poster
Sat, 07/22/2017 - 20:05 - Comments

Vans Warped Tour 2017

The pinnacle of Summer Music Festivals visited the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on July 16th. Like a summer storm, the Vans Warped Tour swept into town quickly and provided its own version of thunder and lightning throughout the afternoon and evening as over 60 bands played on five stages.
Metal Church Athens 2017 poster
Tue, 07/04/2017 - 16:11 - Comments

Metal Church live in Athens 2017

Well, it wasn’t a first, by all means their first time here as the band did perform in what seems to be an eternity ago, back in 1994 along with Vicious Rumors, Zodiac Mindwrap and PD’s Killers, but it had been way too long and in the meantime, a gazillion things had happened… since from the band breaking up and reuniting to their original vocalist dying and so on...
Tool logo
Sun, 05/28/2017 - 12:57 - Comments

Tool live at Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, 2017

Tool is a remarkable band. They burst onto the music scene in the early 1990’s when grunge rock was soaring and hard rock bands filled the airwaves. Many were introduced to Tool through MTV, when they saw the music video for “Sober” for the first time. The video was unlike any other, featuring a dark, disturbing claymation character that slogged through a pretend...
Mastodon, Opeth, Gojira & Eagles Of Death Metal live show 2017 poster
Sat, 05/13/2017 - 19:45 - Comments

Mastodon, Opeth, Gojira & Eagles Of Death Metal live in Philadelphia, US, 2017

When I first saw the tour poster, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Mastodon, Opeth, Gojira, Eagles Of Death Metal, The Devin Townsend Project and Russian Circles playing together, in Philadelphia? For me it was a show not to be missed and many others agreed as it sold out quickly.
Joe Lynn Turner Athens 2017 poster
Sun, 04/02/2017 - 21:13 - Comments

Joe Lynn Turner live in Athens 2017

Joe Lynn Turner is one of the few remaining old cut heroes, a singer’s singer, a man who despite all the critique that he’s received from silly “metal” journalists about being a poseur, has made em shut their traps, by being professional and always delivering second to none performances of all the songs he’s ever sung… remember “kids” the guy came from a different...
Sabaton Athens 2017 poster
Sat, 03/11/2017 - 17:12 - Comments

Sabaton & Accept live in Athens 2017

A lot of hardcore Sabaton fans were waiting like crazy for the next “battle” of the Swedes in Athens, while a lot of old schoolers were more than bitter if not a bit angry that a form of one of their favorite bands (sporting a quite different lineup that previously, with only 2 original members) was to support them and if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m talking...
Helstar Athens 2017 poster
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:09 - Comments

Helstar live in Athens, Greece 2017

Truth be spoken, the fact that Helstar were to play a show in Athens, wasn’t full advertised and in a conjunction with other factors (ie quite a few “big” gigs around the time), a football match and the general misery, didn’t contribute to the turnout being too great.
Epica The North American Principle Tour 2016 poster
Sun, 12/11/2016 - 19:03 - Comments

Epica live in Baltimore, Maryland 2016

In 2015, Epica was touring with Eluveitie and The Agonist. They were scheduled to visit Baltimore, but sadly vocalist Simone Simons had to return to the Netherlands for a family emergency, so they had to drop out of the tour.
Amon Amarth & Grand Magus live in Athens 2016 poster
Sun, 12/04/2016 - 22:13 - Comments

Amon Amarth & Grand Magus live in Athens 2016

Right, this concert was moved a day later, to make sure the band actually arrived timely due to increased times at border check points to the North and as the original venue was already booked for a dead moon concert on the very next day and an exchange of dates wasn’t possible, this was downgraded to the next available venue, the slightly smaller Fuzz Club, which...
Flotsam And Jetsam live in Athens 2016 poster
Mon, 10/24/2016 - 22:33 - Comments

Flotsam And Jetsam, Memorain, Desert Near The End & Hailsteel live in Athens 2016

Well this definitely wasn’t the first time for the Texans to play in Greece, but third time’s the charm they say and after playing lesser clubs the last two times, this one they were upgraded to Kyttaro, a much better venue and they were also coming back, very shortly after having released their eponymous, I think twelfth album, probably one of the best things they’...
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