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M'era Luna Festival 08/09. 08 2009 Hildesheim /Airport Drispenstedt
When it comes to the M'era Luna
there's always the prospect to have better and bigger bands from year
to year and a high level to go on with . But this time they really are
beyond expectations! THE PRODIGY and NIGHTWISH as Headliner is a
But thats not all: APOCALYPTICA * SUBWAY TO SALLY * HEPPNER * TIAMAT * VELJANOV * BLUTENGEL *
THE CRÜXSHADOWS * OOMPH!
* THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE * DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER * DEATHSTARS
* DIE FORM * DE/VISION (ELECTRONIC SET) * ZERAPHINE * EMILIE AUTUMN (cancelled)
* LETZTE INSTANZ * UNTOTEN * L'AME IMMORTELLE * IAMX *
SCHELMISH * ZEROMANCER * NACHTMAHR * (:S:I:T:D:) * GRENDEL * STAR
INDUSTRY * SPETSNAZ * KRYPTERIA * JESUS ON EXTASY * LOLA ANGST *
ASHBURY HEIGHTS * WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW * FROZEN PLASMA * TYSKE LUDDER
* SCREAM SILENCE * NO MORE * MINA HARKER * HEIMATAERDE *
This line up seems like bringing up the creme de la creme of GOTH / ROCK/ METAL/ EBM and INDUSTRIAL.
But it's not a miracle that these
Bands wanna play at M'era Luna, this festival aquired renown not just
through the hugh size ( the tent--place is definitley the biggest I
ever got lost on) but also through the peaceful ambience that
shows how Tolerance can be lived. People often think that gothic is
just one style and one kind of music but in fact it is as
multi-faceted as you can imagine. And different in itself of course.
Actually bands like Nightwish and Apocalyptica will bring a lot of
non-gothic fans to that festival what makes it even more colourful...
yes you heard right, gothic can be very colourful. Black is the ground
of it but it spread to every neon colour that exists. Pink and violet
may be the favourites but the theme is : DO AS YOU WANT!!
We will look forward to another great
and relaxed weekend with wonderful music, nice people and strange
outfits (how do they dress up like that in a tent- thats a real
artistry!) The weather may be hopefully well-disposed this year but
even rain never stopped the good mood around.
As all the years before you can go shopping on the festival area in
one of the many goth/dark shops and there will be a fashion show
for the first time were Underground-lables show their latest
Also the medieval part were borne in mind. Furthermore, Kramer, Zunft
and Kurtzweyl will once again provide a medieval atmosphere after the
success of last year: minstrels, jugglers, craftsmen and fire-breathers
display their skills and invite festival-goers on a journey into times
come and join...
M'era Luna information:
The M’ERA LUNA Festival is an institution in the Darkwave and
Gothic scene, attracting up to 25,000 fans to Hildesheim from across
Europe every year. On the 8th and 9th of August 2009, the
Hildesheim-Drispenstedt Airport will once again be converted into a
huge catwalk for extravagant make-up and outfits of velvet and silk,
latex and leather – both on and in front of the stage. All
information about the bands and festival can be found at www.meraluna.de
Two-day tickets plus camping cost 74 € all fees inclusive and a 5
€ garbage deposit which can be reclaimed upon return of garbage
bags and chip. Tickets for the M’ERA LUNA Festival can be bought
at all regular ticket outlets, at www.meraluna.de, www.eventim.de and from the hotline 0 180 5-853 653 (14 cents/min / price may vary from mobile phones)
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Undercover presents: Braunschweig Rockt 13.06.2009 Eintracht Stadion Braunschweig!!
Headliner: Die Toten Hosen, with 20 years on stage the oldest and most succsessfiul german Punkband. Co-starring: Silbermond,
a young but not even less succsessful female fronted band that
always shows presence in the german charts over the last years.
These both Top-bands will be supported by Madsen, Ohrboten and Bosse.
Day: Saturday, 13.06.2009
Venue: Eintracht Stadion
Doors Open: 14:00
For information and tickets visit: www.undercover-net.de or www.bsrockt.de
Die Toten Hosen is a German
punk band from Düsseldorf. They have enjoyed
decades-long mass appeal in Germany.
The band's name literally means "The Dead Pants" (i.e. trousers) in English, although the
phrase "tote Hose" is a German expression meaning "impotent", or "nothing going
on". A more idiomatic translation of the
band's name might therefore be The Deadbeats.
The members of Die Toten Hosen are Campino (Andreas Frege), Kuddel (Andreas von
Holst), Vom (Stephen 'Vom' Ritchie), Andi (Andreas Meurer) and Breiti (Michael
Breitkopf). Although most of the members are German, drummer Vom is actually
from England and replaced Wölli as the drummer in 1999; Wölli's untimely
departure from the band was due to injuries caused by a car accident. Wölli
himself had replaced Trini in 1985, and is still an honorary member of the band;
Trini became the band's manager when Wölli joined.
The band has existed for over 20 years, and their songs' focus gradually
shifted from funny and nonsensical to serious; the songs from their first LP were mostly
about having fun, but by the end of the 1980s they were focusing more on
political and social issues such as racism.
Part of the folklore surrounding the band is the story that in their early
days they played for free at private birthday parties or similar events.
However, this was only under the condition that the host provided an unlimited
beer supply and paid for all damages caused by the band.
The debut single "Wir
sind bereit" ("We are ready") was released in 1982, and was followed by their first album,
Opel-Gang, the next year.
In 1988, Die Toten Hosen
released the LP Ein kleines bisschen
Horrorschau ("A little bit of horrorshow" (Russian & Nadsat for "ok") referring to the phrase in "A Clockwork
Orange"), which featured the song "Hier kommt Alex" (referring to the movie A
Clockwork Orange based on the book by Anthony Burgess); in 1988, Bernd Schadewald
produced a German theater version of the book, in which the band performed as
actors and musicians. "Hier kommt Alex" (Here comes Alex) was later
redone for the unplugged show in 2005 with the opening piano of Beethoven's
Moonlight Sonata. Their 1000th concert was on
28 June 1997, in the Düsseldorfer Rheinstadium, and was
attended by more than 60,000 fans. A Dutch girl, Rieke Lax, died in the crowd;
later the band produced the song "Alles ist eins" ("Everything is one") in
memoriam for her.
Their first tour after this event was as part of the 1998 Warped Tour to New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Hawaii,
and included hospital visits for Campino after two of the nine Australian dates
(Byron Bay and
Die Toten Hosen have collaborated with numerous other musicians (like Bad Religion, AC/DC, U2, Rolling
Stones); they are also one of the few German punk bands popular outside of
Germany (esp. in South
America, Australia, Eastern Europe) other
notable bands being Die
Ärzte and WIZO.
As longtime fans of their local football team Fortuna Düsseldorf they sponsored the
club from 2001 to 2003. They also published a song named "Bayern" in 2000, referring
to the famous football club in Germany. Roughly translated, the text reads "many
things can happen, many things can occur, I just know one thing for sure, I'd
never join FC Bayern Munich".
In August, 2006, Campino (Andreas Frege) starred as Mack the Knife in a new
version of "The Threepenny Opera" staged at Berlin's
Admiralspalast, a short
distance down Friedrichstrasse from where the play received its premier in 1928.
Staged by actor Klaus Maria Brandauer, the much-awaited
production opened to mixed reviews, with cheers for German rock star Campino,
but scattered boos for Brandauer's "conventional" staging. (source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Toten_Hosen)
V. Amphi Festival 2009– The Orkus Open Air
18. - 19. 07.2009 Tanzbrunnen
a big baptism by fire in summer 2005, Amphi has become one of the
biggest festivals in Northrhein-Westphalia and got a huge number of
fans that is rising from year to year.
last year over 12.000 people from the whole federal territory and the
international foreign countries visited the Tanzbrunnen in Cologne.
year Amphi is inviting musos and supporter of the black scene from 18. –
19.07.2009 to the dark dance at the Rhein riverside. Fancy Outfits and
a colourful black together is the signature feature of the fans as a
peaceful and apolitical attitude.
the marvellous achievement in 2008, where the festival was sold out the
first time at the advance sale, follows now in 2009 the next beat of
drums, also because it’s Amphis 5 years anniversary.
top-class bands, classified in EBM/Electro, Synthi-Pop, Gothic-Metal
and Medieval-Rock are burning to rock our stages. Brutal Industrials
will collide with hefty guitars, deep passion will be mixed with whole
poetry. Amphi is so successful in remaining faithful but at the same
time in reinventing oneself.
FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM and FRONT
242 are two genuine legends and the headliners of the
festival, who couldn
’t be more diverse. FRONT 242 is the engine of
the electro-scene, they return from 2007 back to the Tanzbrunnen, while
the british gothic-icons Fields Of The Nephilim will cast a dark spell
over the audience. Both bands are absolute grandmaster in their case,
attribute: Non plus ultra!
Impressive filled, also the rest of the program is
with it’s multifarious taste and a variety of
surprises, that don’t stop before tangible sensations:
Only recent, Denmark’
s elctro-veteran Claus
Larsen, known as LEÆTHER
celebrated his comeback on stages and chose Amphi as
the only open-air-festival in Europe to play his first Germany-gig
Not that long KMFDM let their fans wait.
But the last Europe-Tour of the Industrial-rockers was also four years
ago. So, it’s high
time to grasp at this opportunity and
see KMFDM live at Amphi.
Also the Slovene artists-collective LAIBACH and
the german electro-commando FEINDFLUG promise some
Without a doubt, the Amphi Festival makes hearts of
electro-fans leap for joy.
the volcano-activity of HOCICO,
Swedish coolness of COVENANT, naughty stuff birth
by AGONOIZE, old-school-sounds á la ABSOLUTE
BODY CONTROL, the high-voltage aggregate XOTOX,
or Combichrist-mastermind Andy LaPlegua alias PANZER AG
and SCANDY, variety is provided.
Abreast that there is a multi-variant choice of on fiery
rockshows: Starting with the elctro-dreamteam EISBRECHER,
UNHEILIG and THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE,
this year the Dutch THE GATHERING will play their
long-awaited show with their new singer Silje Wergeland . Together with
the symphonic-metal-guys DELAIN, the
Industrial-Glam-Rocker JESUS ON EXTASY, the
Horrorpunks THE OTHER from Cologne, as
MANTUS who are playing the first time on a festival
stage, the audience will get their money worth as the can rock their
For the folk- and medieval entertainment, great jokers SALTATIO
MORTIS and the clarinets-rebels of COPPELIUS from
Berlin are responsible. Who likes it a bit calmer will find QNTAL,
OMNIA and ROSA CRUX as three
musical jewels, who will all delight with their atmospheric shows.
While doyen OSWALD HENKE will play a
best-of-program from Goethes Erben and his projects Artwork and
Erblast, we’ll wait
for AUTO-AUTO and JÄGER
90 as two exciting newcomers to introduce themselves to the
At long last also at this year there is going to be a great
final concert. CAMOUFLAGE got the honorable task
to lead Amphi to a moody finish. They celebrate true to the motto
“The Pleasure Remains” with synthi-pop of the
highest standards, loaded with dreamy melodies and immortal hymns. DIORAMA,
MARSHEAUX and SOLAR FAKE complete
the prgram of Amphi Festival 2009.
New Indoor-stage in
Condingent on steadily rising visitor figures and a very
attractive program, Amphi presents itself in a new light. To fulfil the
onrush and to guarantee a fluently drain on the Inddor-stage, the
festival area extended to the Rheinparkhalle.
Straight next to the Tanzbrunnen and reachable with a direct
access, the hall supported Amphi 2008 with additional sanitary
facilities. From now on the Rheinparkhalle joins up with the festival
’s generous space and will detach the theatre at
the Tanzbrunnen as second Live-stage. Advantage for all visitors: More
space for party = more Amphi!!
Official Amphi Festival Campsite:
Also afresh is the official Amphi Festival Campsite. In
– Summer of
Music Arts Festival“, the opportunity was built to camp in
the beautiful Jugednpark in Cologne in a Walking Distance to the
The Festivalcamp is opened from Friday 17.07. from 16:00 til
Monday 20.07. from 10:00. It offers next to the campsite itself a
service-building inclusive arranged toilets, particular shower-cabins,
and a washing facility. Above that there is the opportunity to get
provisions with a rich offer on food and refreshments.
You can get your tickets to the official Amphi Festival
Campsite at the Amphi-Ticketshop for
18 € plus advanced sale costs.
Take note: Campingtickets are guilty for one person for the
official festival campsite in the Jugendpark Cologne,
Sachsenbergstraße, 51063 Köln. Because of entity-
and environmental reasons is it forbidden to drive on the area with a
craft (inclusive campers). Information about the parkingspace you can
As in usual Amphi is working with creative and countless
attattractions besides the live-stages. At this Amphi is foregrounding
the theatre this year. After shifting the indoor program into the
Rheinhalle, the theatre offers Chill Out Areas and a forum for
DVD-presentations and cinema-shows. Moreover on both evenings here will
be the Aftershowparties with famous DJ’s of the german and international scene.
Naturally there will be a few favoured signing sessions. The
whole sessions are not planned yet but a few great musicians are
announced. When all dates are fixed, you can read them on the official
A unique jewel of Amphi is the Beachclub km 689. With a beach
of over 3500m² and the fabulous historic city panorama, this
place exudes pure holiday mood and proves that Gothics cut a fine
figure in the sun. As a haven of recreation, the Beachclub is the most
extraordinary attraction in the whole black Open Air scene. Into the
south and back? No problem for Amphi…
There will also be a GothiFamily.net stall with special
children- and familyprogram and a Dunkel-Volk information-center, who
will besides foreign language help and general information convey
On culinary side, Amphi backs on established products. Besides
alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including Met and Cocktails, a rich
variety of international specialities will be provided.
Another plus of the Amphi Festival is the Tanzbrunnen as ever.
Formed up as an iconic towering fountain in the centre of everything.
The whole festival refers it
’s fascination for clarity and functional
versatility. Whether it’s the generous sheltered main stage, an
excellent arranged monger-mile, numerous seats and so many things more,
the audience gets the optimal scope. At the same time, the relaxing
familiar atmosphere survives despites the striking capacity of the
area. Even when it’s rainy weather, the Tanzbrunnen is a real
all-rounder, thanks to paved paths.
The favoured original-tickets, Amphi Festival Gift Packages
and Campingtickets are solely available at the Amphi Shop at http://www.amphi-festival.de. You can also get an online
ticket at www.dark-ticket.de
telephone at 01805- 568200 and of course at all ticket-sales.
AMPHI Festival - The ORKUS Open Air 2009 – Facts:
- 19. Juli 2009
FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM + FRONT 242 + UNHEILIG
+ COVENANT + LEÆTHER STRIP + LAIBACH
+ FEINDFLUG + HOCICO (einziges
Festivalkonzert in Deutschland 2009) + CAMOUFLAGE
(„The Pleasure Remains"
Best-Of Show at
the end) + EISBRECHER + AGONOIZE
+ KMFDM + THE BIRTHDAY
MASSACRE + THE GATHERING + SALTATIO
MORTIS + HENKE (Oswald Henke plaing Songs from
Goethes Erben, Artwork und Erblast) + ABSOLUTE
BODY CONTROL + QNTAL + DIORAMA
+ DELAIN + OMNIA + COPPELIUS
+ JESUS ON EXTASY + MARSHEAUX +
SCANDY + SOLAR FAKE + MANTUS +
THE OTHER + PANZER AG + JÄGER
90 + ROSA CRVX + XOTOX +
AUTO-AUTO + NEWCOMER Special Program
08.05.2009 Dresden, Pier 15, www.depechemode-aftershowparty.de
Alte Hauptpost, www.depechemode-aftershowparty.de
Düren, "Dark Movements" Endart Kulturfabrik, www.myspace.com/darkmovementsmusic
Leverkusen, Shadow, www.shadow-lev.de
Münster, Sputnikhalle www.monasteria.net
– London, Club AntiChrist, www.myspace.com/pfiuk
30.05.2009 Duisburg, Kulturkeller, www.kultkeller.com
–Thessaloniki, Eightball Club, www.eightballclub.gr
Nocte Obscura Kult, www.nocteobscura.de
Düsseldorf , Stahlwerk, www.gothic-industrial-night.de/
–Poznan, Klub U Bazyla, www.myspace.com/industriaexmachina
Kaiserslautern, Flash, www.flash-kl.de – Party
verlegt aus dem Club Nirvana!
Braunschweig, Meier Music Hall, www.meier-music-hall.de
, Pulp, www.schwarzhalt.de
a. M., „Nacht der Maschinen“ Batschkapp, www.electronicdanceart.de
20.06.2009 Siegen, Musikclub Vortex, http://www.myspace.com/unknownpleasuressiegen
GR- Athen, Second Skin Club, www.secondskinclub.gr
27.06.2009 Ingolstadt, Buddha
Köln, DarkClub Cologne, www.darkclubcologne.de
Oberhausen, Saint, www.darkcelebrationparty.com
11.07.2009 Bonn, Der
Goldene Engel, www.der-goldene-engel.de
Oberhausen, Eisenlager, www.eisenlager.de
Köln, Alter Wartesaal, www.memphis-team.com
White Flame + Deep Insight 2009 on Tour
The countdown started. After a few shows in Finland the two Finnish bands will be
back on german stages .
One of them is the 2001 formed band White Flame. After a very successful supporting tour for Lovex in October 2008 the
band will no be back as one of the two headliners. In the package, songs
from their in 2007 released album “Yesterday’s News” and the latest album “Tour
bus diaries” out since 27th of march 2009.
Everyone who saw them last year, will
know, this band kick asses and rock the crowd in front of the stage.
second headliner will be Deep Insight. After a big tour as support for The Rasmus in 2005 and some shows with Blindside in 2007
it became a little bit quiet around the 4 guys from Helsinki, in
Now, they are back with songs from the 4 already released albums and
hopefully from the new Album “Sucker for love” which will be released at the
22nd of April.
You really should not miss these great bands. So check
the dates and get your ticket for the german shows on
23.04.09 - K17, Berlin, GERMANY
Logo, Hamburg, GERMANY
26.04.09 - Durer Kurt, Budapest, HUNGARY
Chelsea, Vienna, AUSTRIA
30.04.09 - Sounddock14, Zurich;
01.05.09 - Etage at St. Gervais, Biel, SWITZERLAND
Jugendzentrum, Crailsheim, GERMANY
Press release Tampere, 16. 3.2009
MANZANA TO TOUR EUROPE
WITH FOR SELENA AND SIN AND UNSHINE
Finnish rock-metal band Manzana
has released the dates for European tour on April and May 2009. The tour will
start on April 22nd in Hamburg, Germany, and will stop in 7 countries. The tour
is called "Finnish Female Fronted Rock-Metal Tour 2009", as Manzana will be on
the road with two other Finnish female fronted metal bands, For Selena And Sin
Manzana released their second album
"Babies Of Revolution" in Finland on September 2008, and it went on chart number
28. Manzana's debut "Nothing As Whole As A Broken Heart" was released in Finland
on December 2007, and it went on album chart 24th, single "Falling To Pieces"
number 2 the highest. The debut was released by Playground International in 24
countries, and on 2007 Manzana toured all Finland with bands like Apulanta,
Teräsbetoni and Entwine, and Germany and Switzerland with Lovex, and visited
several TV shows including MTV..s Headbangers Ball. On 2008 Manzana also toured
some Baltic countries.
For Selena And Sin, a gothic pop-metal
band, have released their debut "Overdose On You" by Dutch Mascot Records on
2007, and it was selected as an album of the month on Finnish metal magazine
Inferno. Positive feedback from all over Europe made the band to tour more
passionately than ever. Band made a lot of gigs in Europe and Russia. Touring
included sold-out finnish tour with Volbeat.
Selena performed at The Finnish Metal Expo in
Helsinki this year, and their second album is ready to be released by Mascot
Records, later on 2009.
Unshine, a symphonic druid metal band,
has also released two albums, "Earth Magick" on 2005, and "The Enigma Of
Immortals" on 2008. The both albums have been released in Europe and also in the
U.S. and in Russia. After the release of TEOI, band gained official chart
positions in Finland and the album songs received airplay even in Bruce
Dickinson's BBC Friday Rock Show. Previously band has performed e.g. in
Bilborock (European-wide pop-contest in Bilbao, Spain) and in Finnish
Reservations for interviews and more info
please contact :
+ 358 40 5444878 Henri Virsell
+358 44 2919513 Pasi
+358 40 7386499 Harri
Hamburg/ Headbangers Ballroom Germany
April Braunschweig/ Egal Germany
April Uster/ Rock City
Lübbenau/ Kulturhof Lübbenau Germany
April Frankfurt (Oder)/ Gewölbe Germany
April Berlin/ Knaack
Prague/ Rock Club Bunkr Czech Republic
April Warsova/ Progresja Poland
April Klaipeda/ Bliuzbaris
Pärnu/ Mai Keskuse Rockiklubi Estonia
May Tampere/ Sputnik Finland
www.blackswan-promotions.de (Manzana + For Selena And Sin german/ english information)
www.myspace.com/manzanagermany (Manzana Germany)
www.myspace.com/forselenaandsingermany (For Selena And Sin Germany)
Nightwish "Deja vu" Tour 2009
Frances Amelie Sin
Yes you heard right, it's time for Nightwish again! Here we go:
Nightwish obviously concentrate on conquer the USA, they are touring
there permanently as it feels, but there are a few european dates in
march to enter. It's about a year ago that Nightwish were in Germany
and introduced us to Anette Olzon. It seemed to be a good thing for
them, they were refreshed but the rumors about old problems in a new look
started soon and still grow. I wonder how long Anette will stay with the band. Not that
I don't like her on stage, she's kinda cute and acts much cooler than
Tarja ever did but she simply cannot sing live as good as in the
studio! I cannot belive that this is not a problem for a band that was
blessed with a perfect singer over years! We will see what they will
afford us this time. The last show I saw in 2008 was very good, there
were old and new songs in a balance to each other and it was stirring
how happy and solved the band was. They played just songs that fits to
Anette except for the singles that needed to be played cause the
audience longed for it. I guess Anette did it okay, and if whatever
went wrong it was compensated by her interacting with the fans and the
freshness that spread from her on stage! Hopefully they
still have this power to give the fans a big show, but who really
doubt?? I have never seen a really bad show of Nightwish, did you?
This time they are joined by two Supportbands, one of them are old
aquaintances to us: Pain from Sweden. They supported Nightwish
before, in 2008 on the german tour and got lots of applause.
The other one is Indica
from Finland. A very special girlband, more Pop-rock than metal
but of good quality. Indica singer Jonsuu, a nature-red-haired beauty
with a fancy style and a strident voice, worked with Nightwish before,
maybe we have the chance to get a live version of their finnish song
"Erämaan viimeinen", that would please me much by the way, I hate
to be the only one singing while Nightwish play the instrumental
version. Hei Saksaa- learn some finnish please!!
I think Nightwish need to do a bit more over here to keep their fans
happy that are not so involved in the finnish metal-scene. Yes, they
got a lot of attention over the last years and they have fans that
never noticed before thet they like metal, but specially these ones are
the first to go if a band wasn't heard from again for longer time. So
this is another facility and I am sure it will be a big event as all
If you wanna join, here's the chance:
14.03.09 - Forest National, Brussels, BELGIUM
15.03.09 - Ahoy Arena,
17.03.09 - Palladium, Cologne, GERMANY
Emslandhallen, Lingen, GERMANY
20.03.09 - Europahalle, Karlsruhe,
21.03.09 - Messehalle. Erfurt, GERMANY
23.03.09- Zenith. Paris,
FRANCE - sold out
24.03.09 - Zenith, Paris, FRANCE
Zenith, Munich, Germany
28.03.09 - St. Jakobshalle, Basel,
30.03.09 - Palabam, Mantova, ITALY
31.03.09 - Palasport,
02.04.09 - Cibona Hall, Zagreb, CROATIA
04.04.09 - Fonix
Hall, Debrecen, HUNGARY
Private Line 2008 Germany
took some time, stunningly long time to get the pirates to Germany.
Except for one gig in 2006 on a finnish festival in Berlin, this ist
their first stroke in Germany. Strangely this tour is just in the
middle of nowhere of the band's work. The last album " Evel Knievel
Factor" , their second full lenghth album, is quite old with more than
a year since it's release date! But we are excited what the finnish
guys will show their fans here. Some pirate action maybe ! Actually
over the course of the Finland boom in the last 5 years they have a lot
of fans in Germany. Their music is something between hardrock and glam
and fits into the dark subcultures as good as it is mainstreem enough
to be played by the radio stations or MusicTV channels.
It's interesting to note that Rakel Liekki, a famous finnish porn star
and celebrity is close connected to the band and also was video-
featured by the song "Broken Promised Land" (2006). An ambitious
Privat Line will be touring without guitarist Ilari who will be replaced in that time by J-V from Machine Man.
Private Line will be supported by Sister, a very young band from Sweden
that toured before with The Pleasures from Hamburg and Black Rain from
France in Germany in spring this year! They are a f*** glam band with
great hair-metal style of the eighties! Maybe they need to learn a lot
of social- relation things but the music is great and theres a lot of
potencial. Not to forget: their most used word on stage is fuckers!!
There will be also local supports in every town and well there are The
Pleasures in Hamburg and Big Boy in Cologne and other great
bands, so that this will be always a great trio and an event you should
better not miss!!
Prozac Nation Tour 2008
04.09.2008 - Cologne,
05.09.2008 - Bochum,
06.09.2008 - Lichtenfels,
07.09.2008 - Hamburg,
08.09.2008 - Berlin,
10.09.2008 - Frankfurt,
11.09.2008 - Saarbrücken,
12.09.2008 - Uster,
13.09.2008 - Munich,
14.09.2008 - Vienna,
16.09.2008 - Stuttgart,
Lovex 2008 Germany
2006 was the year, the six finnish Newcomer firstly put feet on German
ground. Since then all over the republic, girls are screaming their
name: Lovex. Now, after they paid us a short visit last year, they're
coming back to show, that they still know how to rock the crowd.
This time, the band around singer Theon McInsane, will introduce their
new songs from their latest album "Pretend Or Surrender" to the German
With songs like the in Germany, in May 2008 released single "Take A
Shot" or "Turn" the song from their latest video release, Lovex
certainly won't have any problem to take over the crowd.
While the six guys were supported from Manzana list time, this time
they will get backup from the in 2001 formed, finnish band White Flame.
White Flame is a Pop/Rock band from Tampere/Finland. This tour with
Lovex will be the perfect chance to show their live quality to the
German audience and will bring the songs from their in 2007 releasde
album "Yesterday's News" closer.
So whoever became interested now, check out the dates and get your ticket at:
Lovex On Tour in Germany [with White Flame] prestented by Rockoon! and Orkus:
12.10. Berlin- Magnet
13.10. Hamburg- Logo
14.10. Köln- Underground
15.10. Ludwigsburg- Rockfabrik
16.10. München- Backstage Club
M'era Luna Festival: Flugplatz Hildesheim 09.-10.08.2008
In august when everyone will hang out in bikinis at the beaches
and lakes there is one place different. Hildesheim, a small town in the
middle of Germany, overfloaded of black clothed music-fans from all
over the world. But black is not just black, you can see any variations
of gothic, metal, medieval, EBM, batcave, glamrock, punk and visual kei
styles, that you can imagine. The M'era luna festival is a fix date in
every dark hearded peoples calender and it is always a big fun and a
warm atmosphere. Besides the big prominent line up there are aways
playing newcomers that can give a proof of their live qualities. Next
to the main stage there is a second stage in the hangar, around
the festival place there are fields for camping and parking, maybe the
only festival that has enough place for everyone and everything.
On the festival area there are numberous stands with clothes,
jewellery, mechandise and more. The saturday nights will end with a big
party in the hangar and of course the same procedure as every year: The search for Helga.
Some good advice: If you really wanna find some sleep a night, don't
put your tent close to swedish tents. You can detect them by the
swedish flags over the tents. ;)
Come and discover your dark side and enjoy an outstanding line up this year!!
See you in Hildesheim!
Quelle: MERA LUNA Festival
Latest Festival Line up:
FIELDS OF THE
NEPHILIM | FRONT 242
| VNV NATION | NEW MODEL ARMY | APOPTYGMA BERZERK |
PARADISE LOST | DAF | HOCICO | UNHEILIG | MOONSPELL | SAMAEL | MESH | TANZWUT | COMBICHRIST | RED LORRY YELLOW
LORRY | SALTATIO
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS | PAINBASTARD | ORDO ROSARIUS
EQUILIBRIO | RABENSCHREY | END OF GREEN | ELIS | DELAIN | IRFAN | u.v.a
BLEAK | CHRISTIAN
DEATH | EPICA | EISBRECHER | ELEGANT MACHINERY |
BLITZKID | THE OTHER | AGONOIZE | FRANK THE BAPTIST |
CINEMA STRANGE |
more information at: www.meraluna.de
Tales from a secret Forest - John Kelly & Maite Itoiz
12 experienced musicians on stage, two hours of bombastic show full of fantasy
and reality, symphonic music that reminds of legendary film soundtracks mixed
with pop, rock, electronic, Spanish, middle age, lyric and classic sounds.
Listen to the magic and beautiful sound of the Celtic steel string harp, the
dreamy and powerful sound of the whistles together with the full expression of
the cello notes ...
Feel the harmonies of the voices, the energetic
choreographies of dancers and soloists. Fantasy tales and real stories, love and
sorrow, life and war, thoughts and feelings, light and shadows, strength and
power. Let yourself be part of the inner story of the show, through the eyes of
a blue fairy boy. Let´s open the book of tales this solstice´s night. This
secret forest is opening its gates to you. You´ve been touched by its invisible
But what does the legend tell about this story? What happened in
the fairies world that night? What is the book of Tales from the Secret
Saint John´s night.
The moon was shining almost full
through the misty night and a soft breeze blew through the trees. Only a few
night animals were breaking the silence in the forest.
High up on a
branch, half asleep, the Fairy Boy stirred slowly. He felt something strange,
something was different around, but he would never expect what was going to
happen to him that night...
He perked up his ears, looked around but
could not see anything different. Slowly, he slid down the tree thinking, "Maybe
it is the sudden silence, maybe it is the wind that stopped suddenly." He
remained quiet for a while. Still he could feel something strange in the air. It
was like the things around where different somehow. "What a stupid thing, it
must be the south breeze", he thought and started dancing with the leaves, like
he always used to.
Suddenly his eyes were drawn to a strange light on the forest floor. "What is
that?" the Fairy Boy thought. There, in the midst of shadows and leaves, a big
book was glowing in the darkness. A light was going out from that book like he
had never seen before. The Fairy Boy got a little frightened, his heart started
beating - but at the same time, he felt curious. He was absolutely sure, that
book was not there before. He decided to approach it with caution. He held out
his hand, was in doubt for some seconds but at least, he touched the book
carefully. What was that? Immediately, he drew back his hand, lost balance and
tumbled backwards: The light shone brighter - it was like the book could feel
The Fairy Boy couldn´t believe what was going on. The way
this rare book appeared, the silence around him, the light… "But ... this book
... this book ..." The Fairy Boy could not sort his thoughts. Legend had spoken
to the fairies of a magic book that would unlock the images, emotions, and
feelings of an unknown parallel world. A world, where humans lived. A world full
of music. "Could this be 'the book' of which many had spoken?" Although there
was no sound, the book seemed to be calling him. He had to look at it again.
Reassured by the warm glow, he approached slowly and this time he managed to
touch the book even more carefully. Finally, he opened it. Shivers of delight
replaced those of fright as the Fairy Boy suddenly was sure of what he held in
his hands: That book was the legendary magic book of the "Tales From The Secret
The fact he had that book in front of him meant that he was
going beyond the limits of his world. He was in the "real" world. He trembled.
He felt himself privileged and enlightened as he pronounced the firsts spells
written in those magic pages. He forgot everything around him. Though he could
still hear the echoes of the fairies´ solstice song coming from the depths of
the forest, he could feel he was already crossing the limits of his world.
Suddenly, the Fairy Boy was surrounded by music and images so real that the
spell of the authors descended upon him ...
IV Amphi-Festival- The ORKUS Open Air
John and Maite will perform a complete "Secret Forest" concert with their
band in Linz! More info coming soon.
||Braunschweig, Germany - KULTUR-UND
Secret Forest complete concert (Spring Tour 2008) Tickets already available
here: JohnMaiteOffice@aol.com Ticket hotline Germany: 0151 20038300 Ticket
hotline international: + (49) 151 20038300
||Bremen, Germany - Bürgerhaus Mahndorf
Secret Forest complete concert (Spring Tour 2008) Tickets already available
here: JohnMaiteOffice@aol.com Ticket hotline Germany: 0151 20038300 Ticket
hotline international: + (49) 151 20038300
19.-20.07 2008 / Tanzbrunnen Köln
Oomph!, Welle:Erdball, Zeraphine, L'ame Immortelle...
Ready for the fourth Amphi Festival in Cologne/Germany? Ready for some kick-ass music brought to you by great bands?
This year the Festival will be bigger and better: 33 bands, longer
live-programme, free aftershowparties and much more to experience.
To guarantee a big party, the hosts have prepared some special goodies for every music-friend.
In such way the German band OOMPH! will use the chance to play a best
of show and present some new live material as well as DEINE LAKAIEN
will play there only Open Air Festival in 2008. After their
latest tour at the beggining of this year, L'AME IMMORTELLE will also
perform this summer and will also give everything to hit the
Furthermore the audience can be excited about the ORKUS-NEWCOMER who isn't announced, yet.
Being planned at the weekend Amphi Festival is the best choice for
spending some nice summer time together with good music and great
live performances. Definately a must-do for every Rock, Gothic, Electro
or Medieval fan.
See you there,
Lithium Kitten/ northern-rockmusic.com
Amphi Festival 2008 will take place in Cologne, like it did first in 2006.
For further information check out the official sites:
Tickets at the well-known places or by ordering: 01805/997060
There are some special offers for the tickets as well, for those who are fast enough.
Tickets can also be buyed locally.
The event will be hosted by Honey (Welle:Erdball) and Jens (Funker Vogt).
19. Juli 2008
|DER GRAF / UNHEILIG
Official site of the Amphi-Cup ( game will take place on 18.07.2008 in
Cologne-Lövenich) is online now. There is a chance to take part on
a competition. The winner will join the first Amphi Cup, this
year. For more information check out www.amphi-cup.de.
We wish all competitors Good Luck!
Offizielle Pressemitteilung (german)
Festival 2008 ist nahezu ausverkauft!!!
Seit heute ist das
Vorverkaufskontingent des Amphi Festivals erschöpft. Für alle Kurzentschlossenen
haben wir jedoch noch einige Tickets zurückgelegt, die Ihr Euch ab Montag den
14.07.2008 bis Donnerstag den 17.07.2008 täglich von 11:00 bis 18:00 Uhr unter
der Telefonnummer 05131 – 4620923
zum Abendkassenpreis reservieren könnt. Wichtig!
Der Abendkassenpreis beträgt 60,00 € für
Wochenendtickets und 45,00 € für
1-Tages-Tickets (Samstag oder Sonntag). Bitte beachtet auch, dass
alle reservierten Tickets bis 16:00 Uhr am Veranstaltungstag an der Abendkasse
abgeholt werden müssen! Selbstverständlich sind auch vor Ort vor noch
Festivaltickets erhältlich. Hierzu halten wir Euch die Abendkasse an beiden
Festivaltagen von 10:00 bis 21:30 Uhr geöffnet.
Und die Spannung für
das Wochenende des Jahres steigt! Am 19. & 20. Juli öffnet das Amphi
Festival am Kölner Tanzbrunnen zum vierten Mal seine Tore und begrüßt Euch mit
einem Programm der Extraklasse. Dabei bietet
das Amphi Festival 2008 viel mehr als nur Musik:
So freuen wir uns, Euch heute zwei
wahre Meister Ihres Fachs im Rahmenprogramm des Amphi Festivals ankündigen zu
dürfen. Zum einen begrüßen wir den Feuerkünstler ED.Fire, der Euch nach dem Programmende der
Hauptbühne an beiden Festivaltagen von 22:30 bis 23:00 mit seinem
Flammenspektakel verzaubern wird. Zum anderen kündigt XtraX ein weiteres
Highlight fürs Amphi 2008 an:
„With The Sisserhands“ gibt uns die Ehre und wird über beide Festivaltage
am XtraX-Stand direkt auf dem Tanzbrunnen für Euch die Scheren schwingen. Ob ihr
eine neue Frisur, Undercut oder Flat braucht, ob Ihr Euch Eure neu erworbenen
Haarteile einflechten lassen wollt, Antonio wird für Euch da sein….Lasst Euch am
Besten einen Termin vor Ort oder vorher schon unter email@example.com geben, damit Ihr auch
sicher in den Genuss seiner brennenden Scheren kommt!
Bereits am Freitag den
18.07., dem Vorabend des Amphi, geht es Köln so richtig ans Leder! Ans „runde“
Um 19:30 Uhr ertönt in
der Kölner Indoor Soccer Halle Wessels der Anpfiff zum I. Amphi Cup 2008. Fünf Teams, bestehend
aus Musikprominenz, Amphi-Besuchern, Medienvertretern, Sponsoren und
Veranstaltern treten in einem Fußballturnier zugunsten des Deutschen
Kinderhospizdienstes in Köln an. Mit dabei, Eskil und Joakim von Covenant, Jens und Gerrit (Funker Vogt), Dirk Scheuber (Project Pitchfork), Manuel, Norman und
Michael von Zeraphine und viele
mehr! Der Eintrittspreis an der Abendkasse beträgt 8,00 € und der Einlass
beginnt ab 18:30 Uhr. Weitere Infos zum I. Amphi Cup findet Ihr wie gewohnt
Im Anschluss an den
Sport übernimmt DJ Elvis das Kommando im alten Kölner Wartesaal, mit der
offiziellen Amphi Festival
Pre-Party, unter dem Motto "Depeche Mode Party vs. Sleepwalker
Night". Musikalisch fahren Elvis und sein Team dabei eine bunte Mischung aus
Synthiepop, EBM, Electro, New Wave, 80`s, Bodypop, Futurepop und natürlich jeder
Menge Depeche Mode Hits auf.
VIP-Gästen, Videoanimationen auf drei Leinwänden, erwartet Euch eine Verlosung,
bei der ihr T-Shirts, CD´s, Wochenend-Tickets für das Amphi Festival und vieles
mehr absahnen könnt! Zudem erhalten alle Gäste, die zwischen 22.00 – 23.00 Uhr
erscheinen, einen kostenlosen Willkommens-Drink. Gegen Vorlage Eures
Amphi-Festival-Tickets zahlt Ihr nur die Hälfte des Eintritts, also lediglich
4,00 EUR. Für Gäste ohne Festivalticket gilt der gewohnte Memphis-Preis von 8,00
€. Weitere Infos zur Offiziellen Amphi Pre-Party gibt’s unter www.memphis-team.com.
Nach dieser gleichwohl
sportlichen wie musikalischen Einstimmung auf das Wochenende, wird es am
Samstags Morgen ernst:
Ab10:30 Uhr erwarten
Euch am Kölner Tanzbrunnen 34 Bands auf 2
Bühnen, Autogrammstunden, Kinovorführungen und Aftershowparties im
Theater, das Kinderprogramm von Gothic-Family.net, ein kompletter Beachclub und
vieles vieles mehr.
Als Headliner am
Samstag werden Euch Oomph! auf der
Hauptbühne mit neuen Songs ihres in Kürze erscheinenden Albums „Monster“ die
Augen (und Ohren) öffnen und Euch amtlich einheizen! Virtuose Soundtüfteleien
und der sonore Bariton Alexander Veljánovs erwarten Euch hingegen mit der
Best-Of-Show von Deine Lakaien,
während die schwedischen Electro-Experten Covenant, eine geballte Ladung „Ritual
Noise“ in den „Tanzbrunnen“ pumpen. Dazu gesellen sich weitere Highlights, wie
Zeromancer, Welle:Erdball, Zeraphine, Cinderella Effect, sowie die Orkus Newcomer
Während die Hauptbühne
mit stilistischer Vielfalt glänzt und einen breit gefächerten Mix musikalischer
Top-Acts bietet, steht der Samstag im Theater ganz im Zeichen der Maschinen.
Angeführt von Combichrist-Andy
LaPlegua, erwartet Electrofans mit Noisuf-X, Nachtmahr, Ashbury Heights, Grendel, Rotersand, dem Haujobb Abschiedskonzert, sowie einem
exklusiven Gastspiel der Electro Legende The
Klinik ein deftiger Satz heiße Ohren.
Am Sonntag verschreibt
sich das Theater dagegen ganz dem Motto „Nichts ist unmöglich, alles ist
erlaubt!“. Nach der Vorführung des Welle:Erdball Films „Operation Zeitsturm“
(täglich ab 10:30), glänzt die „Gothic Stage 2008“ mit kaleidoskopischem
Facettenreichtum. Ob Deathrock aus den USA (Cinema Strange), Satans Klingeltöne mit
niederländischen Dark-Wave Veteranen Clan of
Xymox oder druckvoller Gothic-Metal mit Lacrimas
Profundere, für jeden Geschmack wird etwas geboten.
Nicht zu vergessen auch die Highlights am Abend, mit der ultimativen Dampframme,
Eisbrecher, gefolgt von Diary of Dreams und dem Krupp´schen Hammer zum Abschlusskonzert um
Auf der Hauptbühne
beginnt der Sonntag mit musikalischen Streicheleinheiten der Mediaeval Baebes, gefolgt vom italienischen
Temperament der Gothic-Rocker The
LoveCrave. Die Letzte
Instanz in Sachen Folkrock kommt derweil aus Dresden und wird in
gewohnter Manier den Tanzbrunnen zum brodeln bringen. Gerade recht für
Bühnenvulkan Stefan Ackermann und Das
Ich, deren musikalische Glut ebenfalls für ein heißes Pflaster sorgen
Bei der EM haben wir
sie leider in der Vorrunde nach Hause geschickt, doch beim Amphi Festival sind
sie jederzeit erste Wahl: Exklusiv beim Amphi 2008, Österreichs Szeneband Nummer
Eins, L´Âme Immortelle, mit ihrer
Melange aus romantischem Gothic-Rock und packenden
Voll eins auf die
Zwölf gibt’s dagegen mit Suicide
Commando! Die musikalische Abräumkolonne um Johan van Roy weiß nur zu
gut, wie man ein packendes Gewitter aus peitschenden Beats und pumpendem
Adrenalin entfacht, gefolgt von den Hamburger Electropionieren Project Pitchfork die anschließend mit
vertrackten Arrangements und anspruchsvollen Texten fesseln, bevor And One noch mal dem Spielwitz freien Lauf
lassen und das Programm auf der Hauptbühne mit einer gigantischen 80´er Party
Wer feiert muss
natürlich auch mal verschnaufen. Daher sind wir sehr glücklich Euch in diesem
Jahr den Beach Club „km689“ präsentieren zu können. 3500m² Sandstrand, Beachbar,
und bequeme Liegestühle am Ufer des Rheins, laden hier zum entspannten Chillen
in gemütlicher Urlaubsatmosphäre ein, die Ihr Euch nicht entgehen lassen
Ebenfalls neu im
Programm sind die erweiterten sanitären Einrichtungen. Zusätzlich zu den
bestehenden Toiletten beim Theater, sowie links neben der Hauptbühne, stehen
Euch in diesem Jahr auch die Toiletten der angrenzenden Rheinparkhalle für einen
Boxenstopp zur Verfügung. Gefliest, bespiegelt und mit fließend Wasser versehen,
kommt das Amphi Festival damit auch in diesem Jahr ohne Dixi
Alle Infos zum Amphi
Festival, einschließlich Geländeplan, Autogrammstunden und der Running Order,
findet ihr auch im offiziellen Programmheft, dass Ihr kostenlos am Einlass
Seid dabei, wenn sich
am 19. & 20. Juli die Tore des Amphi Festivals öffnen und Gothic-Fans aus
Deutschland, Europa und der ganzen Welt, gemeinsam miteinander feiern! Alle
weiteren Infos zum Amphi-Festival gibt’s wie gewohnt unter www.amphi-festival.de.
Euer Amphi Festival Team
Helsinki in Berlin Festival
Under the Programm of Helsinkiss Berlin (01.04.- 04.05.2008) there will
be the finnish music week of Trinity- Concerts (www.trinityconcerts.de)
with bands like I Walk The Line, Stam1na and Negative playing with
other in Germany not so well known finnish bands.
It starts with Lovex, a band from Tampere that found
to Germany a year ago and was successfull with the single Guardian
Angel and the Album Divine Insanity in the german charts. In Finland
they are kinda big teen stars and they are exactly what young girls
want a band to be.
On the same stage there will be Poets Of The Fall,
a well known
band for all Finnland lovers . Poets of the Fall are an independent
rock band from Helsinki, that was founded by Marko Saaresto and Olli
Tukiainen in 2003. The members are Marko "Mark" Saaresto, (lead vocals/
guitar), Olli Tukiainen (guitar), and Markus "Captain" Kaarlonen
(producer/ keyboards); during concerts, they are accompanied by Jani
Snellman (bassist), Jaska Mäkinen (rhythm guitarist) and Jari
The Poets released the singles Late Goodbye and Lift before releasing
their full-length debut album Signs of Life in Finland. The album was
certified gold in May 2005 and platinum in April 2006. It topped the
Finnish Top 40 chart in weeks 4 and 7 of 2005, and stayed on the list
for more than a year (56 weeks), which makes it one of the
successful self-produced and self-distributed albums in the history of
Finnish music. The second album, Carnival of Rust, was
in Germany on April 20, 2007.
The second day brings us to OP:L Bastards, Aavikko and Pepe Deluxe.
Op:l Bastards was formed by Timo
Kaukolampi , Vilunki 3000
(real name: Mikko Viljakainen) and Tuomo Puranen from Helsinki,
Finland. Kaukolampi and Vilunki had earlier on played in the garage
rock band Larry and the Lefthanded. Their original name was Opel
Bastards, but they had to change it due to the pressure from Opel
company. Their music is categorised as electronic music. They are
described as having "specialized" in Kraut-baiting impenetrability.
They released the Album The Job in 2001 and a remastered Version in
2007. Aavikko is a finnish synth music band, formed
Siilinjärvi in 1995. Their hallmarks include a campy,
"East European" style and plastic-sounding synthesizer themes. The band
themselves call their style "muysic" (a portmanteau of "mystic" and
"music"); their motto is "We play - you dance!". They actually released
10 albums in the last 12 years.
Pepe Deluxé is also an electronic music
which was created by two DJ friends, Vellu Maurola aka DJ Slow and Tomi
Paajanen aka JA-Jazz in the mid 90s in Helsinki, Finland. In 1995,
James Spectrum aka Jari Salo, joined the band and they started to
experiment with sounds of hip hop, big beat, breakbeat and downtempo.
DJ Slow departed the band in 2001 to pursue his solo projects. Theyr
third album was released in 2007.
The next day starts with Disco Ensemble, a
post-hardcore / indie / punk band, originated from Helsinki. They've
been noted for their energetic sound and rhythm, original neon guitar
riffs and electrifying electronic synthesizer sounds. They are well
known also in Gemany and will be one of the highlights of the festival.
Along with them comes Lapko an
alternative rock band from
Harjavalta, formed in 1996. They are notable for their popularity in
Finland, having received "radio play, explosive concerts, and
voluminous critical accolades" even before releasing their debut on a
well-known label, according to the All Music Guide.
Their first EP, Your Special K.O. (2003) was self-released, but they
were signed to Fullsteam Records and albums Scandal (2006) and Young
Desire (2007) saw them gain fame in Finland, reaching the national
To complete the three I Walk The Line will enter
the stage on
Friday. "Dark punk rock n roll, black-clad and tattooed, part Murder
City Devils, part Rocket from the Crypt, part Social Distortion, with
far more intelligence than the greasemonkey / gearhead mentality that
my sketch might otherwise suggest. I Walk the Line would be huge in the
USA if they had the right label behind them." (punknews.org)
"I Walk The Line emerged after members of fellow Finnish bands
(Manifesto Jukebox, Wasted and Hero Dishonest) decided they wanted to
widen their musical horizons. "Desolation Street", the second chapter
in their musical journey sees them traveling an impressively less-worn
road. Intelligent and well-crafted songs abound, captured in
old-fashioned earthy analogue, giving proceedings a less clinical feel
than the norm... Like fellow brave souls Against Me!, IWTL are another
act fearlessly pushing forward the boundaries of this thing we call
punk rock." (punkoi.co.uk)
On Saturday 22 Pistepirkko opens up in the
22-Pistepirkko was founded on the ashes of a punk rock band called
"Matti Mätä & SS" at Utajärvi, a
small village in
Northern Finland, in the year 1980. The basic principles were
surprisingly clear from the very start: Make it your own way; become
professional; have an international career; try to stay open for new
things and keep your act straight but adventurous; compose songs; write
stories that are strong, funny, sad, happy, weird... and play them to
people.They released their 13th album Stuff Is Like We Yeah in 2008.
Judge Bone are next in Magnet, Judge Bone (alias
meanwhile is a legend of finnish
His debut album get very good critics everywhere, and since that Nurmio
is known as the most origin finnish Singer / Songwriter in the media.
He handles with traditional american Country & BluesStyle
withthe Power of New Wave.
Debuting on the 22-Pistepirkko owened Label Bone Voyage Rec.,
his newest album was released and he will introduce
On sunday the Festival is located in the Knaak . With Diablo,
Stam1na and Discard there comes along a hot combination.
Diablo is a Finnish Melodic Death Metal band, formed
in 1995 as
Diablo Brothers. The band cite Testament, Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth,
Opeth, Death and Meshuggah as influences, but influence from several
Gothenburg bands, including Dark Tranquillity, Hypocrisy and In Flames,
can also be heard. Their latest album, Mimic47, was released in January
2006, and reached #1 on the Finnish music charts.
Stam1na is a Finnish metal playing musical group
native of Lemi,
South Karelia. Their music is perhaps best described as progressive
metal with some thrash, death and alternative influences, and is sung
in Finnish. They are definitly the best in headbanging while playing.
Don't miss this amazing show, it doesn't matter if you understand what
they sing. Their last album Raja was also released in Germany in 2008.
Discard was formed in early 2004 by Ohto Jaatinen
Ronkainen (drums), Eero Kankkunen (guitar) and Vellu Kuronen (bass) out
of the ashes of the group's previous project, Antar. Shortly after that
Heikki Miettinen (vocals) joined the band and Vellu was ousted from the
band. Discard’s first demo, “Demo 2004”,
over the summer 2004 and was released shortly before Christmas. The
beginning of 2005 marked a quieter period for Discard, as Eero moved to
another part of Finland and eventually decided to leave the band. The
void was soon filled by Janne Roiha (guitar), the producer of
“Demo 2004” and not long after that a new bass
Mikko Kytösaho, was found. Thus the current line-up was
In the beginnig of 2007 Discard sold it's soul to Shadow World Records.
On Monday the Tampere-glamour enters Berlin with three close related
bands: Negative, Dead by Gun and Flinch,
that all togther did a great projekt in 2007 and released "too much
love will kill you ".
Negatives head Jonne Aaron is not just the Producer of Flinch
also the brother of Flinch -singer Ville. Negatve and Flinch will both
release new albums in Spring 2008 and for Flinch it is the first gig
outside of Finland. Negative come along with a new guitarist after 7
years together with the old lineup. Their amazing live shows
legend and the columbia hall is a well known location for the band,
that always was filled up to the top when Negative played there .
Dead by Gun are a real punkrock band, also from Tampere, that only can
be described as GOOD. They are just very good in what they are doing.
The festival closes with some traditional artists :M.A. Numminen +
Marko Haavisto & Poutahaukat. Numminen
is not just a musician but more an entertainer. Sväng plays
and Rumppa with harmonicas and marko Haavisto ja Poutahaukat are heroes
in their country for their big, wild live shows. If you are not afraid
of some culture -shock-moments, go and watch these bands.
030 780 99 810
24. April 2008,
+ Poets Of The Fall + Manboy
25. April 2008, 103 Club
Op:l Bastards + Aavikko
+ Pepe Deluxe
25. April 2008, ColumbiaClub
+ Lapko + I Walk The Line + 2 weitere Bands
26. April 2008, Magnet
+ Judge Bone + Support
27. April 2008, Knaack
Diablo + Stam1na +
28. April 2008, ColumbiaClub
+ Dead By Gun + Flinch
29. April 2008, Quasimodo
M.A. Numminen +
Marko Haavisto & Poutahaukat
A Dark Winters Night Festival 2007
Fans of gothic and metal music, look out!
Everyone who is in the mood for a decent festival in the time between
Christmas and New Year, should check out the "On a dark winter's night"!
Said festival will take place on December, 29 in Oberhausen
(König-Pilsener Arena) and showcase a devastating line-up.
Headliner of the evening will be NIGHTWISH, who will introduce their
brand new album "Dark Passions Play" - including the new vocalist
Anette Olzon in Germany after playing a US tour and some warm up gigs
Besides this top-class band from Finland, "On a dark winter's night"
will present a thoroughly strong festival program of the german and
international music scene.
The Italian industrial rockers DOPE STARS INC. will be in on it, as
well as the german band JESUS ON EXTASY that also stands for the
industrial szene. Both bands were touring together through Germany this
But there's still more to it than that!
Additional acts are BLIND, the finnish metal combo TAROT that is close
related to Nightwish with the Hietala brothers, the german metal / a
capella band VAN CANTO and as recently announced, the finns from
AMORPHIS that toured through Germany this fall.
Furthermore there has been a change in the line-up. LETZTE INSTANZ will
rock the hall instead of Samsas Traum.
Now the line-up reads as follows:
- LETZTE INSTANZ
- DOPE STARS INC.
- JESUS ON EXTASY
- VAN CANTO
So, everyone who's ready for a dark wave of loud music should save his
ticket - NOW!
© www. northern-rockmusic.com - Julia
Fans von Gothic und Metal Musik aufgepasst
Wer zwischen Weihnachten und Neujahr nochmal richtig Lust auf ein
ordentliches Festival hat, ist bei "On a dark winter's night" genau
Besagtes Festival wird am 29.Dezember 2007 in Oberhausen
(König-Pilsener Arena) stattfinden und euch ein Line-up der
Headliner des Abends werden NIGHTWISH sein, die ihr neues Album "Dark
Passion Play" vorstellen - inklusive der neuen Sängerin Anette
Olzon, die abgesehen von einem Warm Up Gig in Hamburg hier ihr
Deutschland Debut geben wird. Nightwish kommen gerade von ihrer
großen US-Tour zurück!
Neben dieser hochkarätigen Band aus Finnland,
a dark winters night" ein durch und durch starkes Festivalprogramm aus
deutscher und internationaler Musikszene.
Die italienischen Industrialrocker von DOPE STARS INC. sind mit von der
Partie, sowie die deutsche Band JESUS ON EXTASY die ebenfalls dem
insustrial zuzuordnen sind, beide Bands tourten im Frühjahr
bereits gemeinsam durch Deutschland.
Aber das ist noch lange nicht alles!
Weitere Acts sind BLIND, die finnische Metal Band TAROT,die durch die
Hietala Brüder in enger Beziehung zu Nightwish stehen, die
deutsche Metal / A capella-Band VAN CANTO und, wie vor kurzem
bestätigt, die Finnen von AMORPHIS die diesen Herbst bereits
Desweiteren gab es eine Änderung im Line-up. An stelle von
Traum werden LETZTE INSTANZ auftreten und die Halle rocken.
Das Line-Up lautet demnach wie folgt:
- LETZTE INSTANZ
- DOPE STARS INC.
- JESUS ON EXTASY
- VAN CANTO
Wer jetzt noch nicht überzeugt ist, ist selber Schuld!
© www.northern-rockmusic.com - Julia