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About Pieni

A metalhead who loves photography and her friends.

CHASING NEVERLAND @ Göteborg Metal Fest, 2014/07/25

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Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. CHASING NEVERLAND got on stage like they owned it. A solid discharge of anger, with a handful of fans backing it up loudly. Their debut album “Dissonance In Harmony” was released early this year, I think, … Continue reading

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LOST SECONDS @ Göteborg Metal Fest, 2014/07/25

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. I got delayed and almost missed the first band, LOST SECONDS (sorry guys). So I’m not very comfortable in saying that I wasn’t impressed with them, as I’ve only seen the two last songs. Especially because … Continue reading

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Revisited: concert photography questionnaire (2009/11/10)

Practically 5 years ago, Kristel Sergo sent me a few questions about concert photography. Since today’s World Photo Day, I thought it would be nice to share that “interview” with you. Funny how little has changed ever since…  » Dear … Continue reading

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Revisited: EQUALEFT’s “…The Truth Vnravels” [EP]

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Portugal’s underground scene is mostly about thrash, death, hardcore: the “noisier” the better. So it’s really refreshing listening to something like EQUALEFT: “metal full of groove, power and melody”, to quote the band itself. To … Continue reading

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Revisited: MOONSPELL’s “Alpha Noir / Omega White”

Originally written for Destructive Music. If you look for a definition of “dark metal”, you find zillions of them and so you end up concluding that ALL metal bands are dark, one way or another. But when you hear MOONSPELL’s “Alpha … Continue reading

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Revisited: KREATOR’s “Phantom Antichrist”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Even though “Mars Mantra” may strike you as a classic heavy metal introductory track, believe me – this album is thrash metal all over. Not pure thrash metal, as Kreator have realized long ago that … Continue reading

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Revisited: SYLOSIS’ “Monolith”

Original Portuguese version in Heaven Is Not Too Far. There are bands who suffer from “the hard third album syndrome”. And then there are bands who, by the contrary, release their best work (to date) on the third strike – … Continue reading

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SONIC SYNDICATE @ Zakk, 2014/07/18

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Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. The first leg of The Diabolical Tour of Art isn’t really to promote Sonic Syndicate’s new album, as they’ve only played the two singles recently released (“Before You Finally Break” and “Black Hole Halo”). That … Continue reading

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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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