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Anneke van Giersbergen – Symphonized

In May 2018, Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen performed two very special shows with an orchestra – Residentie Orkest The Hague. Since making her mark as the singer in The Gathering, Anneke van Gierbergen has been a very influential singer and is cited by singers suchas Nightwish’s Floor Jansen as …

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Anneke van Giersbergen launches live orchestral version of ‘Your Glorious Light Will Shine – Helsinki’

In May 2018, Anneke van Giersbergen performed two career-spanning concerts with orchestral arrangements together with Residentie Orkest The Hague. Now those special concerts will be available for all to hear when they are released as ‘Symphonized’, an 11-track live album due out on the 16th November 2018. Now she is …

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Purest Of Pain Release ‘The Solipsist’ Lyric Video

Purest Of Pain Release ‘The Solipsist’ Lyric Video Dutch melodic death metal quintet Purest Of Pain have released a lyric video for ‘The Solipsist‘, a track from their debut album ‘Solipsis’, to be out on March 1st, 2018.  Purest Of Pain launched a successful Indiegogo campaign for the ‘Solipsis’ album.  Only …

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Ayreon Universe – The Best Of Ayreon Live, Out March 30th via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group

Ayreon Universe – The Best Of Ayreon Live, Out March 30th via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group Ayreon Universe – The Best of Ayreon Live Out on March 30 via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group Pre-order date: January 30 On 15, 16, 17 September 2017, Ayreon played live …

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Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR announce UK & Europe headline tour for 2018!

Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR announce UK & Europe headline tour for 2018! On October 20th Anneke van Giersbergen’s new progressive metal band VUUR released their much-anticipated debut album, ‘In This Moment We Are Free – Cities’.  The album entered the Dutch Album Top 100 at number 2, Van Giersbergen’s highest-ever …

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VUUR – In This Moment We Are Free – Cities

VUUR is a purely magical experience for fans of The Gathering, Gentle Storm and her work with the incredible Devin Townsend. Anneke van Giersbergen formed VUUR in 2016, Anneke decided for the sake of clarity to narrow her musical focus, choosing to go in an acoustic direction as a solo …

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Anneke van Giersbergen, Vuur interview – September 2017

I spoke to Anneke van Giersbergen recently about her new band, Vuur. ok you have a new band, Vuur, which means Fire in Dutch.  With the exception of Jord Otto you played with all the band members on the Gentle Storm tour. Presumably that means you enjoy working with them. …

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Anneke van Giersbergen’s new band VUUR unveil details of their debut album

Anneke van Giersbergen’s new band VUUR have unveiled the cover artwork and tracklist for their forthcoming debut album, ‘In This Moment We Are Free – Cities’. The 11-track LP is due for release on October 20th via InsideOut Music and includes ‘Days Go By – London’, which the band released …

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Tuska Festival, Helsinki, Finland. Day One 30/6/17 Friday.

It’s the first day of Tuska 20 as Tuska Open Air Metal Festival celebrates twenty years of Pain in Helsinki.  It’s a midday start as the PlanetMosh team sets off to the Suvilahti district in Helsinki’s industrial zone.  Walking into the arena we’re joined by hordes of heavy metal brethren from …

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Tuska 2017 adds Apocalyptica, Dirkschneider and others to lineup.

– Apocalyptica, Dirkschneider, Wintersun, Anneke Van Gierbergen’s Vuur, Avatarium and Battle Beast added to the line-up – Tuska at Suvilahti, Helsinki 30.6.-2.7.2017 – Special priced ”Early Crow” 3-day tickets available until 31.12. To celebrate jingle bells and the last month of an exquisite year, Tuska announces more metal madness to …

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Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

Having caught up with Devin Townsend a few months back at Ramblin’ Man Fair to talk Transcendence I have been excited to hear his newest creation.  With such a varied back catalogue I looked forward to hearing what direction Transcendence would take; I have to say the wait was quite a challenge …

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Delain – Islington Academy, London – 25/10/15

Now this is a night I had been anticipating eagerly.  It’s a rarity that every band on the bill is this talented and delivers such a powerful live performance, and I am so happy to say I was not disappointed!  This show was one of my favourites I’ve attended this …

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Interview with Anneke Van Giersbergen

Interview with Anneke on 25th October 2015 at the o2 Islington Academy London. Sorry there is a little background noise in the last question, we were kindly lent another bands dressing room, but they arrived as we were finishing up!

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Delain – O2 Institute Library, Birmingham, 23rd Oct 2015

Arriving at the O2 Institute Library there was already a pleasingly a large queue for tonight’s show. Unusual in its design, you enter the venue through a set of doors onto the small balcony, which provided a good view of the already growing crowd at the barrier. It was disappointing …

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Delain – Marble Factory, Bristol, 22/10/15

It doesn’t matter how many times you attend, the Marble Factory in Bristol is a very odd venue, even more so when people don’t usually start turning up for a gig until about fifteen minutes before doors open – and that’s taking into account them opening late as well. Nevertheless, …

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Delain – European Tour – Get a VIP Upgrade

DELAIN TOURING EUROPE SOON GET YOUR SPECIAL VIP UPGRADE NOW Dutch Symphonic Metal sensation DELAIN are known for extremely catchy refrains, bewitching hooks and melodies, symphonic bombast and of course a good dose of Metal! That’s DELAIN and that’s how Symphonic Metal will sound on this upcoming special tour with …

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Tuska Open Air Festival, Helsinki – Day 3 – Sunday 28/06/2015

It’s Sunday lunchtime and the punters have crawled out of their beds from across the city of HELLsinki to once again descended on Suvilahti for the final day of this year’s instalment of Tuska Open Air Metal Festival. The carnage of the Saturday night after-parties is evident on the faces …

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Anneke van Giersbergen interview – April 2015

I spoke to Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen shortly before she played the Garage in London with The Gentle Storm, her new project with Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen. The Gentle Storm is your latest project with Arjen Lucassen.  You’ve worked together before haven’t you? A few times.  The Ayreon album …

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The Gentle Storm – Garage, London – 23rd April 2015

Tonight’s gig opened with Dutch band Stream of Passion, who are supporting Anneke van Giersbergen on this Gentle Storm tour, and two of the members also perform on stage as Anneke’s band. Stream of Passion are a band I’ve seen several times and they always impress.  Singer Marcela Bovio has …

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LIV KRISTINE unveils album preview

The exceptional singer LIV KRISTINE, (LEAVES ‘EYES and ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY frontwoman), is set to release her brand new solo album Vervain on October, 27th in the UK & November, 4th US/CAN via Napalm Records. Her fifth solo masterpiece promises a lot of intricate melodies, haunting song structures and of …

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