Author Archives: Pieni

About Pieni

A metalhead who loves photography and her friends.

ANY GIVEN DAY @ Zakk, 2014/07/18

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Gelsenkirchen act Any Given Day took care of the first 45 minutes of the night. Even though I hadn’t had the time to check them out properly – in fact, I just saw the video … Continue reading

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DEATHSTARS’ “The Perfect Cult”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. Deathstars have always had a dark sound and image, but in the five years that have passed since their last studio album, that darkness seems to have grown thicker. No, I’m not saying you’ll feel like … Continue reading

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SONIC SYNDICATE’s “Sonic Syndicate”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. Being a die-hard fan of Sonic Syndicate, to say I was eager for this album is quite an understatement. But precisely due that “die-hardness”, I knew how this 4-year hiatus was necessary, after the new challenges … Continue reading

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DEAD BY APRIL’s “Let The World Know”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. I’ve always had a WTF feeling whenever hearing something new from Dead By April, ever since the very first time I’ve listened to “Losing You” back in late 2008/early 2009. But then the songs would … Continue reading

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Interview with Miguel Inglês

Original Portuguese version at SounD(/)ZonE. “Conquering naughty hearts” (using their own words) for several years now, both as musicians and human beings, EQUALEFT have just released their so awaited debut album “Adapt & Survive”. Talking to singer Miguel “Inglês” we … Continue reading

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MANTRA PROJEKT @ Plano B, 2014/07/04

MANTRA PROJEKT is what I like to call a “zen band”. Using their own words, they want to “share the effect of the sounds and ultrasounds (mantras) of the Old Yôga (SwáSthya Yôga)”. This was the release party of their … Continue reading

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THE BLACK CHAKRA @ Plano B, 2014/07/04

THE BLACK CHAKRA, from São João da Madeira, space-rocking Plano B with their debut EP “El Maya”. I’ve said this a zillion times, but can’t help saying one more: I FREAKING HATE RED LIGHTS!  http://www.facebook.com/theblackchakra The detail:

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EQUALEFT’s “Adapt & Survive”

Original Portuguese version at SounD(/)ZonE. There are many bands nowadays claiming that their sound features “groove”, but there are really few who actually do so. And among the latter, EQUALEFT can be proud of how they do it. And if … Continue reading

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EKTOMORF’s “Retribution”

The ninth album of Hungarian Ektomorf has been getting many good reviews and I honestly don’t understand why. True, I appreciate simple things, but there’s a difference between “simples” and “plain”. Then there’s the “beating a dead horse” issue – … Continue reading

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R.A.M.P. @ Canecas Bar, 2014/06/07

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This gig was still part of the tour I’ve attended late last year (see here), but you know me – when the show’s good, there’s no such thing as “seen-it-too-many-times-already”.  Plus, while Hard Club is that glorious big-shot venue, Canecas … Continue reading

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