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Metal Female Voices Fest to go on hold

The organisers of the Metal Female Voices Fest have put the festival on hold for an unknown duration.  They released the following statement… After a long discussion, reflection, many thoughts and overview of all possibilities, we have decided to put the festival on hold for the moment. You probably jumping …

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MFVF 2016 – Friday

Fridays at MFVF are normally more a social affair than anything else.  Yes there are usually some bands on, but it’s a chance for people who havent seen each other recently to catch up.  With no MFVF in 2015 then it was two years since I’d seen some people, and …

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Mercy Isle – Undying Fire

  I find it fitting that I write this the day before Mercy Isle‘s first full length album ‘Undying Fire’ is released.  As well Metal Female Voices Festival kicking off in Belgium tomorrow where Mercy Isle will be opening the Sunday; this will also be the first performance with the …

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Metal Female Voices Fest reveal Friday lineup

The organisers of Metal Female Voices Fest have announced the lineup for the Friday night of the event.  Whereas Saturday and Sunday will be normal band sets, the Friday will be a more intimate acoustic affair with a great lineup of musicians and singers performing.  

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Review – Mercy Isle – Storm EP

There have been some fantastic releases this year so far; one I have been eagerly awaiting is Mercy Isle’s new EP; Storm.  Having been lucky enough the last few years to see Kassandra Novell in action at Metal Female Voices Festival, I knew Mercy Isle would be something special.  Kassandra really …

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MFVF 2014 – Sunday

Today was the final day of the festival, and a slightly shorter day than the Saturday, but with some great bands playing. Aria Flame were the first band of the day. An American band, they’re here today with several special guests.  Firstly Joop de Rooj who joined them on keyboards, …

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Metal Female Voices Fest 2014 – Friday

Friday night saw fans from around the world gathering at the Oktoberhallen in Wieze just outside the Belgian town of Aalst for a weekend of female fronted metal bands. As always the lineup had plenty of variety, from symphonic metal to Japanese metal, to Thrash, a Doom and more.  MFVF …

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Essential guide to MFVF

One thing I’ve noticed from talking to other fans at gigs is that a lot of people like the idea of a gig or festival abroad but don’t do anything as they think it’s too difficult.  In reality going to gigs abroad is getting increasingly easy, so we’ve decided to …

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MFVF announces details of the Friday night special event

After the success of the Eve’s Apples performances at recent MFVFs, this year sees a new collaboration for the Friday night.  Metal Female Voices United will gather 7 singers on stage who will perform their favourite cover songs. The artists performing are Ailyn Giminex (Sirenia), Maxi Nil (Jaded Star and …

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Metal Female Voices Fest lineup complete

The lineup for this year’s MFVF is now complete. As well as the performances by some great bands, there are some special ones… LEAVES’ EYES will celebrate their 10th Anniversary at Metal Female Voices Fest 2014 with a special show, “HYMNS OF A DECADE”, including a big stage set, pyros, …

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Leaves Eyes to headline MFVF with special set

Hot on the tail of a highly successful U.K. leg of a mammoth World Tour, Leaves Eyes are now confirmed as Headliners for the annual Metal Female Voices Festival held in Belgium on 17th 18th and 19th of October. The band promise a full stage show, with special guests amongst …

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MFVF12 – More Bands Announced

Therion become the first headliner to be announced for this years Metal Female Voices Festival, held at Wieze in Belgium, this year sees the Festivals 12th edition, and as always will feature a wide cross section of genres, all linked together by the female vocal. Visit the official website for …

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Metal Female Voices Festival – Day Two Reviewed

Metal Female Voices Festival – Day Two Reviewed

An amazing day and night of Female Fronted Metal One thing that definitely can not be said about MFVF is that the fans do not get value for money. As the second day beckoned, we had twelve bands and fourteen hours of music to absorb. If you’ve not been to …

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Tarja Turunen interview

I recently spoke to former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen during her very brief trip to London to promote her forthcoming album – Colours in the dark.  We discussed the writing process for the album, the choice of ‘Victims of ritual’ as the first single, her touring plans both with her …

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Elupia – Wilderness

Elupia deliver a masterpiece.     Elupia, a four piece band from Japan are possibly one that have slipped under your musical radars before now, so it’s my pleasure to bring them to your attention. As with a lot of contemporary Japanese rock bands the level of technical ability is …

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METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST – Interview with co-founder Val.

With the eleventh edition looming and bands being announced as we speak, we decided to grab festival co-founder Val, to ask her about the festivals origins and how it has now developed into quite a unique event in the Metal calender.                .   First of all, many thanks …

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Metal Female Voices Fest X – Day Three Reviewed.

A slightly later departure from the bus pick up point on the Sunday…9.30am! Which considering we hadn’t gone to bed until gone 2am was a bit of a struggle, although as it’s the one and only bus to the festival, we sure as hell weren’t going to miss it. After …

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Metal Female Voices Fest X – Day Two Reviewed.

As morning arrived, we headed for our shuttle bus pick up point, met up with a few familiar faces, checked in, and rolled off for Wieze with some Female Fronted Metal blasting out from the speakers, ensuring that the cobwebs of the night before were well and truly blown away. …

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METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST X – Day One Reviewed.

  This year saw MFVF hit the magic tenth anniversary mark in style. Starting originally in the Belgian capital Brussels, the festival moved to the bigger venue of Oktoberhallen in Wieze which has since become its permanent and spiritual home. The venue is best described as an aircraft hanger in …

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Diabulus in Musica audio interview at MFVF.

  Back stage at this years Metal Female Voices Fest I had the pleasure in talking to Zuberoa and Gorka from Diabulus In Musica directly after their amazing set. They talk about the festival, current album ‘The Wanderer’, their disappointment on not being able to tour with Delain, and many …

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