News Posts

Belgian black metal unit Serpents Oath released the new video single ‘Pandaemonium’ a third track from their upcoming album ‘Revelation’, set for release in January 2024 via Odium Records!

Belgian “Zen-metal” outfit Tim’s Favourite unleashed a second single and video of the upcoming new album ‘amaConda’ with the title track!

Belgian metal band Thorium shared a video for the track ‘Nightfall’, from their recently released album ‘Extraordinary Journeys Part I’!

Dutch/Belgian blackened doom outfit Stuporous set release date on January 25th, 2024 for their striking debut album ‘Asylum’s Lament’, to be released via Void Wanderer Productions, in conspiracy with War Productions!

Belgian black metal force Serpents Oath presented a second single from their highly anticipated album ‘Revelation’, set for release at the end of November via Odium Records, bringing us ‘Purification Through Fire’!

Belgian punk/post-hardcore outfit Adverse96 released a video for the track ‘Folded Paper’, a taste of the full-length album ‘Clear The Lane’ that will be out tomorrow!

Belgian modern thrash metal outfit Primal Creation unleashed some pent-up aggression with their latest single ‘Not In my Backyard’!

Belgian funeral doom project SLOW are set to release their 7th album ‘Abîmes I’ in December via code666 and share a first track with ‘Implode’!

Belgian melodic death/thrash/metalcore heroes Reject The Sickness shared the very special video for ‘Heaven Turns Black MMXXII’!

Photo Reports

True Crime industrial rock band SKYND has been on tour in Europe for a while now, and we caught them performing live in the Trix club, in Antwerp, with Knife Bride as support!

Perhaps less heavy than we are used to on our website. Nevertheless, DIRK. made it a fantastic indie rock evening in Ghent. Warmed up by Sad Boys Klub and John Lemon, the well-filled VIERNULVIER venue had a great time.

In the beginning of the month, the streets of Brussels turned black and the sky was filled with smoke for 3 days in a row: Rammstein was in town, and they held nothing back!

No festivals in Belgium this summer for Iron Maiden, but instead they came for an evening to the Sportpaleis venue in Antwerp for their fans to witness the heavy metal heroes live, with support of The Raven Age.

An amazing evening of singing and screaming along to the Dutch songs of the metal Belgian sensation Fleddy Melculy at the VIERNULVIER venue in Ghent. Support came from their friends of Tusky.


Liège-based sludge metal outfit Cottrell’s first show in Flanders in our very own Asgaard venue showed a whole lot of potential!

The Scottish pirates of Alestorm docked their pirate ship in Torhout, Belgium. A sold out venue was ready to party with them, fantasy power metallers Gloryhammer, the dwarves of Windrose and fellow pirates Rumahoy.

Black and white photo of a concert shot from the right side of the stage. The left half of the image is darkened with the audience on the bottom left. Light streams in from the top right down to the middle center, illuminating the stage. The sihouette of a guitar player can be seen at the front of the stage, approaching the crowd.

After almost 30 years of rocking Flemish stages, the legendary Clement Peerens Explosition is calling it quits or as they would say “kuist zijn schup af”. A sad loss for Belgian music, but we were there to capture them going out with a blast at one of their farewell shows at De Roma in Antwerp.

Album Reviews

Belgian death metal powerhouse Carnation is one of the few bands to tackle its style with the precise sound of Swedish death metal, while maintaining a signature sound and daring to experiment with things from time to time. Their third, and massive album “Cursed Mortality” is out now, via Season of Mist, and one you won’t want to miss out on as one of the best releases of the year in our books!

After 5 long years ‘An Unbiblical Paradigm’ is unleashed, the new album of the Belgian symphonic deathcore formation When Plagues Collide. Out on April 6 via Necktwister Agency, it’s an album that is both devastating and brutal with some excellent drum work, insane vocal work and brutal riffs, breakdowns included.

On Hexa Mera’s new album ‘Methuselarity Part 1’, the music is solid and strong, carried on a bed of melodies, and is honestly beautiful to listen to. The album comes out this Saturday March 18 and the band will be doing a release show in Nijdorp, Opwijk on the same day! Be sure to check them out and hear this solid piece of music being played live for the first time.

Breaking free from the mold, Wiegedood has created a musical masterpiece of discomfort, extremes and harshness!

Great rock by the talented guys from Beyond The Labyrinth, both seated in history and contemporary sounds!

Off The Cross shows that they’re a fresh wind in the scene with ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’ and here to stay!

Join the Cult of Scarecrow on their debut full length ‘Tales of the Sacrosanct Man’ for some groove fueled grungy heavy metal, out now on Wormholedeath.

Thronum Vrondor on their fourth album has combined subtle atmosphere and a twisted concoction of modern melodic black metal.

The new Belgian metal outfit Shocker shows the decent amount of old school heavy metal they can produce with their own sound and personality!

From the deepest dungeons of Bruges Gateway has crawled out with his first EP in two years, the aptly named ‘Flesh Reborn’

Gig Reports

30 years of ‘River Runs Red’, the iconic album of Life Of Agony was brought with bravura and the same grinta as if it was yesterday. The rockers of Prong showed us also that they are alive and kicking, never giving up, and with the night opened by Tarah Who? the night VIERNULVIER in Ghent, Belgium was complete!

The supergroup The Winery Dogs came and conquered De Casino in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Their bluesy oriented hard rock made your booty move, turning it into a very enjoyable evening with support from Morpheus.

Friday the thirteenth might not be the ideal time to go sailing the seven seas, but nevertheless we cried ahoy and steered our schooner towards the shores of Antwerp to meet up with Captain Ahab and their local mateys of Juneau at the Kavka Oudaan.

The celebration of the BlackJazz album by the Norwegians of SHINING at the Kafka in Antwerp was an intense orgasmic experience for your ears. Support came from local metal heroes Powerstroke.

On September 6, a scorching hot Indian summer’s day, The GRIMM Rider rode out once again and went back in time to the eighties. The 1880s, that is, for a sold out evening of bluegrass and country with the Tejon Street Corner Thieves and The Dead South at OLT in Antwerp.

Iron Maiden, Future Past 2013 Sportpaleis

This night was Iron Maiden night! After one of their greatest performances ever last year at Graspop Metal Meeting expectations were real high for the band’s return this year. But they left our reporter with somewhat of disappointed feeling after the show at Sportpaleis in Antwerp with support from The Raven Age.

The Offspring came to Forest National in Brussels and bombarded us with hit after hit for what was one of their best shows we’ve seen thus far. With support from punk rock bands Trash Boat and Four Year Strong, the night couldn’t have been better! Hosted by Live Nation Belgium.

At the beginning of March, Electric Callboy came back to Belgium to take over the Lotto Arena in Antwerp and do things bigger than even before! And they really set the place ablaze with the help of support acts Holding Absence and Future Palace! We can hardly wait to see what craziness they will bring us when they’re headlining Alcatraz in August!

Belgium’s most popular nu metal cover band Bizkit Park set the Wilde Westen venue in Kortrijk on fire, while newcomers Mantah got the crowd fired up straight from the very beginning!

This night was one big party! All the bands came to deliver their part of the party and the crowd was in for a good time too. If you missed this night, Alestorm, Gloryhammer and Wind Rose are coming to Alcatraz festival in Kortrijk this summer. Rumahoy sadly won’t be seen there.