2016: gold, silver and bronze medals

Still have a few 2016 articles to post, but they’re not relevant for the “medal awarding” one, so there’s no reason to postpone it anymore – and what better date to it than my birthday? ;)

As usual, let’s start with the facts: 129 performances (plus 9 rehearsals – those count as private performances, right? :D), 33 events, 14 cities, 3 countries. And now the choices…


1st HILLS HAVE EYES, Canecas Bar, Paços de Ferreira (PT)
HHECANF48read article/see gallery here

2nd SONIC SYNDICATE, Göta Källare, Stockholm (SE)
sosycgk055read article/see gallery here

3rd MOONSPELL, Multiusos, Guimarães (PT)
moonspellirreligiousread article here

Live surprises:

1st SAM ALONE, Canecas Bar, Paços de Ferreira (PT)
SATG14read article/see gallery here

2nd THE AWAKENING, Hard Club, Porto (PT)
theawakening1read article here

3rd HEAVENWOOD, Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos (PT)
heavenwoodvmf29read article/see gallery here

Live disappointments:

1st F.P.M., Casainhos Fest, Casainhos (PT)
fxpxmread article here

2nd COME CACOS, Oliva Creative Factory, Oliveira de Azeméis (PT)
comecacosread article here

3rd HEAVENWOOD, Hard Club, Porto (PT)
HWTOTB13read article/see gallery here


1st SISTER, “Stand Up, Forward, March!”
sister-standupforwardmarchread review here

2nd SONIC SYNDICATE, “Confessions”
confessionsread review here

3rd RICKY WARWICK, “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy…”
rwarwickread review here

Apart from VALIENT THORR‘s “Salt”, that I didn’t even post here (it was written for The Black Planet), there wasn’t really any disappointing albums worth mentioning. So let’s skip to my favorite videos:


2nd HILLS HAVE EYES, “Make It Right”




INFRAKTOR :heart: the aforementioned rehearsals? That’s them – “gourmet thrash metal”, by the hands of some of my favorite underground musicians, that I’ve known for years. Their live debut is on the 28th this month, in Lisbon, and guess who’ll be there? B-)

Saw some HILLS HAVE EYES pics in the studio, so “thrilled” doesn’t quite cover it.

Same for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and PLAN THREE, although new albums have already been confirmed, so no need for further speculation.

Now EQUALEFT is still a question mark – but I’m hopeful!

And then, GUNS N’ ROSES. This was my first true love, the one band that made me listen to heavier music with real passion. They’re playing in my country in June, but I have sooooooo mixed feelings about this… reunion. I’ve got the ticket, just in case, but I’m still not certain if I’ll bring myself to go and ruin that precious memory of “my” GN’R… One thing’s for sure: if I go, you’ll read something about it here. ;)

About Pieni

A metalhead who loves photography and her friends.
This entry was posted in music-related stuff and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to 2016: gold, silver and bronze medals

  1. kantellis says:

    yuppi, moonspell made it to your list! XD
    oh my, you’ve beed to so many concerts this year! so much work done! i’m impressed, like every year =)

    five finger death punch sounds like a good band to listen to at work =) i think i’ll go for that today =)

    have a good day! :*

  2. Pingback: INFRAKTOR @ Blindagem Metal Fest, 2017/04/29 | Front Row Forever

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s