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Doomed Souls Evening – concert review

Last Sunday, November 7th, the folks from DonisArt brought doom upon us all.

First – literally, ‘cause their Doomed Souls Evening was taking place at Bucharest’s niche entertainment hotspot The Silver Church Club with a killer line-up of assorted doom metal acts consisting of Forgotten Tomb, October Tide and Saturnus.

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Labyrinthic Metal Evening

Saturday evening Bucharest was about as gloomy and depressing as it gets, with a thickly overcast sky and a light but monotonous and cold autumn rain. So there couldn’t really be a better time for a metal show in which the headliners were described as “suicidal black doom”. Add other descriptions to the mix, such as “depressive black” and “gothic horror”, and you get a pretty clear picture of what Labyrinthic Metal Evening, organized by DonisArt, had to offer.
So hell yeah, I say, bring it on!

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ARTmania Festival 2010 – Day Two: Sirenia, Dark Tranquillity, Serj Tankian

The second day of ARTmania festival 2010 started for us in the same way we ended the previous one: running. There were a lot of things to do, watch and listen during the three days of the fest, but it was almost impossible to check them all out. So, in this article I’ll tell you about how the concerts from day two went (Sirenia, Dark Tranquillity and Serj Tankian) and you will have the chance to read some more additional stuff in an extra article that will follow up this one.

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ARTmania Festival 2010 – Day One: Swallow the Sun, Kamelot, the sisters of mercy

On Friday, 13th of August, the officialconcerts team left for Sibiu in the early morning, this being our first trip in this formula (me and Sonja as reporters, Radhoo as photographer). We were looking forward to reach the festival area and to attend the press conferences and, of course, the shows.

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KISS and Taking Dawn live at LG Arena, Birmingham

Almost 200 miles and almost heading to the wrong venue* I’d made it to the LG Arena. This was to be my first time seeing KISS and as a pretty new member of the KISS army I had no idea what to expect.

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Audrey Horne – Audrey Horne (2010)

AH-III-cover-350Audrey Horne are a hard rock/post grunge band from Bergen, Norway featuring members from Enslaved, Sahg and Deride.
Having been a fan of Audrey Horne’s previous two albums I’ve been looking forward to this since I first heard about it in late 2009. My high expectations initially lead to disappointment when on the first listen the album failed to really keep my interest at all. However after playing it a few more times it has become one of my favorite albums of the year so far.
There isn’t much I can really say about each track individually as I feel the album should be listened to as a whole thing to be really appreciated but I will make a few points on some of the notable tracks
Opening with ” These Vultures”, a slow track with eerie chanting vocals the album then flows into two reasonably similar paced tracks, “Charon”, a track named after the mythological Greek ferryman of Hades and “Circus” a track with some really interesting riffs and a slight feel of organized chaos.
One thing that seems apparent after listening to just the first three tracks is that the instruments are very dominant, usually I’m one who pays a fair bit of attention to lyrics but here I found myself being immersed in the entire songs.

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