Avatar @ Doornroosje, Nijmegen – 07-12-2016

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Avatar © Matthijs Mekking

After the release of their new album ‘Feathers & Flesh’, Avatar decided to go on a tour as well. Luckily, they decided to come to The Netherlands during and tour, and it wasn’t a bad decision. This show would be the biggest sold out headlining show they had ever done, which of course already says a lot about the quality of the band. However, their quality isn’t exactly ‘confirmed’ until after the concert, and so I had to check it out myself as well. Of course, I was excited to see them, after such an amazing album release, and my previous experiences.

The first band was another band from Sweden. They were called The Last Band, despite playing first. It became clear to me that the crowd was purely there for Avatar, as not many seemed to have heard of them before...

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Powerwolf, Civil War @ Nosturi – 19.10.2016

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Last Wednesday I managed to catch a band I have been a fan of for a few years now, Powerwolf! I was super curious to see how they will sound live, and knew their stage presence will be fun to photograph. The boys didn’t disappoint, the show was incredibly entertaining and I managed to get some nice shots! Opening for them that evening was Civil War. Photos below, enjoy and don’t forget to click on them to see the larger files!

Civil War

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Insomnium, Swallow The Sun, Pressure Points @ The Circus – 08.09.2016

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Saturday evening i had the pleasure to attend a really awesome made-in-Finland gig with something darker and doomier: Pressure Points, Swallow the Sun and Insomnium. I had lots of fun and managed to get some nice shots! Check ’em out!

Pressure Points

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Swallow The Sun

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Poets of the Fall, Softengine & Sebastian Reyman @ Black Box – 30.09.2016

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On Friday evening I had the pleasure to attend the concert of a band I have been loving since I was a teenager: Poets of the Fall! Opening for them were Sebastian Reyman and Softengine. It was an amazing evening, filled with beautiful music and the location allowed for some good shots! Enjoy!

Sebastian Reyman 

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Poets of the Fall

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Inglorious & Steel Panther @ The Circus – 15.09.2016

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I’ve been dying to shoot Steel Panther for a while now and I’m so so happy I got to do it! They’re incredibly entertaining to watch and photograph. Their performance was opened by the dudes from Inglorious, a band I wasn’t familiar with, but had tons of fun discovering! Photos below, enjoy!


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Of Mice & Men – Cold World – Album review

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Of Mice & Men - Cold World

After I’ve been to one of Of Mice & Men’s concerts, I’ve been rather into them. To hear that they were about to release an album was something which was rather exciting to me. I was curious as to what kind of new music they would release, and whether it would be as good as their latest album, which was something I really enjoyed.

Game of War’ is a beautiful intro to the album as it’s calm and easy to listen to. It makes me curious for the remainder of the album. It does make me wonder when the rougher music will kick in. Clean vocals fit perfectly with the ambiance the music is trying to create. It could have been a little shorter, knowing that it is mostly used as an intro. It is a bit too soft to be such a long song for a band like Of Mice & Men

The Lie’ starts out slow ...

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Lordi – Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs Demonarchy) – Album review

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Lordi - Monstereophonic

I’ve known Lordi for quite a while now. I must say I have to thank the Eurovision Song Contest for that, as I had never heard of them before that. Actually, they were one of the first Hard Rock bands that I started listening to back in the day, and besides their famous ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’, they surely had way more amazing songs. I was quite the fan of their latest album as well, so finding out there is a new album coming was a great surprise!

The intro surely is setting the tone, as it’s more horror sounding, creepy, just like we know Lordi. The intro leads up to ‘Let’s Go Slaughter He-Man (I wanna be the beast man)’, which does sound amazing immediately. The sound is more uplifting, but it still has a nice pace to it, and it makes me want to sing along right away...

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Philadelphia Dynamite & Barbe-Q-Barbies @ On The Rocks – 09.09.2016

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Last night I went to see two completely new bands for me: the fun guys from Philadelphia Dynamite and the awesome ladies from Barbe-Q-Barbies. I was expecting some fun, kickass music, and both acts delivered! Below are my photos from both sets. Enjoy and click on the photos to view the slideshow!

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Ember Falls, One Morning Left & Fear Of Domination @ Tuska Afterparty – 2.07.2016

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After the festival madness ended, I decided to also join one of the awesome Tuska afterparties featuring a really badass line-up: Ember Falls, One Morning Left and Fear Of Domination! Enjoy and don’t forget to click on the photos to view the slideshow!

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Fear Of Domination

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Ghost @ Tuska, Helsinki – 2.07.2016

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The time has come to close the second day of Tuska, and the last official festival act I photographed: Ghost. I still have one afterparty to share with you all! Enjoy and don’t forget to click on the photos to view the slideshow!

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