13/04/2022   /  0 Comments   /   By :

In 2020, Brother Firetribe released their latest album ‘Feel The Burn’, which was the first one without founding member and guitar virtuoso Emppu Vuorinen. We had a lovely conversation with vocalist Pekka shortly before the official release (find the interview here), but didn’t get the chance since then to catch them on a stage with their new music. So now that Master Events was bringing them around Helsinki to the legendary Tavastia rock club for a show, we really didn’t want to miss out on a night of upbeat AOR and melodic rock. With them they brought the up-and-comers of One Desire to warm up the crowd and we knew it was going to be good…

13/04/2022   /  0 Comments   /   By :

Finally metal concerts in Munich without restrictions! The impressive Napalm Records created European tour “Double The Metal” with label mates Nervosa and Burning Witches is raging through the continent and made a stop at Backstage in Munich! Here are the pictures of that show with support from the Indian outfit SystemHouse33!

12/04/2022   /  0 Comments   /   By :

Piere’s in Ft. Wayne, IN was stop #2 for Fozzy’s latest tour, ‘Save the World’ with GFM, KrashKarma, and The Nocturnal Affair. It may have been April Fool’s Day, but this show was no joke! Each band brought a unique sound to this fun and rockin’ tour. If you’re lucky enough to hit up a stop, you’re bound to have a stellar time that you won’t regret!

11/04/2022   /  0 Comments   /   By :

It’s not all too common for good industrial acts to strike down in the metal-loving country that is Finland, so when the opportunity arises, we tend to jump at it. One good source for such events is the promoter Elektrik Products, who has been bringing some stellar artists through Hellsinki Industrial Festival. But throughout the year they have smaller shows as well and this time they were bringing the brand new show of Nachtmahr for us to experience as one of the first in Europe! With the addition of the Estonian misfits of Freakangel and Finnish duo Miseria Ultima, this was simply a night we could not let pass us by…

10/04/2022   /  0 Comments   /   By :
2022-04-07_Sisters Of Mercy (Antwerp)

On their current European tour, The Sisters Of Mercy stop in Belgium no less than 5 times! Their first Belgian stop was in Antwerp last night and GRIMM was there to provide you with a photo report of that show! After half an hour of warming up with psychedelic fusion band Hugs Of The Sky, the sold-out Trix hall fills up. At 21h00 It’s time for the Sisters Of Mercy!

“We are a rock’n’roll band. And a pop band. And an industrial groove machine.
We are intellectual love gods.”

… That’s how they describe themselves. For most of the attendees  though, they’re still that early New Wave band they grew up with.

 

09/04/2022   /  0 Comments   /   By :
Black and white photograph of Janez Detd singer Nicholas Vanderveken surrounded by young girls in white shirts and dark polka-dot skirts and holding pompons.

The year is 2022, lock-downs seem to have ended… Fuck that, we’re going back to 1998! Janez Detd have just released their debut album, so let’s throw a big punk-rock party!

I even came on my skateboard.

On a one-off event, the band played their debut album from start to finish, followed by a set of their greatest hits. Judging by the broad smiles and happy eyes, I was far from the only one that was looking forward to a good party, which Janez Detd more than delivered.

Gwyllions came before to get the crowd in the mood and a surprise performance of a dance troupe linked the 2 bands.

09/04/2022   /  0 Comments   /   By :
Hippotraktor

All Belgian night tonight in Trix Antwerp! Co-Headliners Hippotraktor and Cobra The Impaler set the place on fire. They both released a new album recently and were tonight supported by warm-up band Divided. When entering the venue, we were welcomed by warm-up band Divided on the small stage right across the bar. After they wrapped up the night proceeded on the bigger stage inside, where both bands played impeccable shows. Even though Hippotraktor‘s guitarist Sander Rom wasn’t allowed to carry the weight of a guitar due to a surgical procedure, he still attended the show as a purely vocalist.

 

02/04/2022   /  0 Comments   /   By :
Celeste

With only 4 more shows to go, the ‘Euro tour 2022’ of french black metallers Celeste in support of the release of their latest album ‘Assassine(s)’ is running to its end. They’ll have played 30 shows throughout most of Europe of which 2 stops were in Belgium. We were in Antwerp this week to witness their signature “red headlight in the dark” performance. Little light, a lot of heavy smoke and heavily pounding drums throughout the entire show. That’s what was on the menu with both Celeste and support act Conjurer

02/04/2022   /  0 Comments   /   By :

Last year, the Danish band VOLA released an impressive new album with ‘Witness‘. An album that was received by many people as one of the best albums of the year 2021, including us (check out “Albums of the Year 2021” list here)! Now they were in the neighborhood to play their new music live for the very first time and we knew we couldn’t miss out on this. Support came from the Swedish Port Noir who was about the release their new album and the Finnish “Northcore” outfit Atlas. For one of the first shows after the pandemic craze, a whole lot of people showed up at Jäähalli, filling up the Brewer’s Street part of the big building quite much for what ended up being a stellar night!

29/03/2022   /  0 Comments   /   By :

Another one of those packages that got delayed time after time again due to the pandemic… Bloodred Hourglass was supposed to play in Helsinki with MyGrain, Oceanhoarse and Balance Breach for a couple of years and now finally is the time! Oceanhoarse had to drop out still after all, but got replaced by the doomsters of Marianas Rest, completely a really solid line-up of up-and-coming greats of the Finnish metal scene! Place to be was Vanha ylioppilastalo (or the “old students’ house”), a fancy old building in the center of Helsinki that hasn’t really been the home for metal shows before. And here is how the night went…