Author Archives: Pieni

About Pieni

A metalhead who loves photography and her friends.

SOLLAR @ The Skull Room Studio Rockfest, 2021/11/13

This gallery contains 111 photos.

Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. I’ve lost count of how many bands drummer Luís Moreira is involved with, but apparently he still managed to add SOLLAR to his portfolio and The Skull Room Rockfest was his premiere. And just … Continue reading

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THREE OF ME @ The Skull Room Studio Rockfest, 2021/11/13

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Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. The Dourado brothers and The Skull Room Studio “daughter” band followed suit. Changing from SUGIRU‘s gear to THREE OF ME‘s took a little longer than expected, but which underground event doesn’t run late? We … Continue reading

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SUGIRU @ The Skull Room Studio Rockfest, 2021/11/13

This gallery contains 72 photos.

Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. In Japanese, sugiru is the excess of something; in our underground it’s synonym to pure rock – and that, in my humble opinion, is never too much. They have more than a decade “on … Continue reading

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TREEWAX @ The Skull Room Studio Rockfest, 2021/11/13

This gallery contains 42 photos.

Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. I often say that “alternative rock” (and metal) is the broadest term when it comes to musical genres. The Skull Room Rockfest proved so by featuring five bands of that same genre and … Continue reading

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BLAME ZEUS @ Metalpoint, 2021/11/06

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Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. In September, BLAME ZEUS had introduced their new bass player Bruno Branco on social media and in early November they introduced him live, at Metalpoint – although, of course, the long awaited return to … Continue reading

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MR. GIANT & THE BROKEN STONE @ Metalpoint, 2021/11/06

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Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. BLAME ZEUS‘ guests were a pleasant surprise. I had never heard of MR. GIANT & THE BROKEN STONE but their alternative rock, bordering melodic metal, took me over completely. Their debut album, “Metamorphosis”, … Continue reading

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Revisited: SOILWORK’s “A Whisp Of The Atlantic”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. SOILWORK have been pushing the envelope of classy with every release for a few years now and “A Whisp Of The Atlantic” (even the title has a ring to it, hasn’t it?) keeps the tradition, this time sounding … Continue reading

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2021: gold, silver and bronze medals

I’ve been giving these virtual medals for 10 years now, so you can understand how heartbroken I am that this 10th anniversary edition is so poor in numbers: 9 events, featuring 25 performances, all in my home country, all in … Continue reading

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ALL AGAINST @ Metalpoint, 2021/10/30

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Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. “I Am Alive” is ALL AGAINST‘s debut full-length record and it was released in May. Now that normality is more or less coming back – it was one of the band’s demands: if the … Continue reading

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INFRAKTOR @ Metalpoint, 2021/10/30

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Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. My first concert without restrictions. I still wore my mask but for mere precaution – it wasn’t mandatory anymore. And even if I’ve never been a big fan of mosh pits, it felt … Continue reading

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