Author Archives: Pieni

About Pieni

A metalhead who loves photography and her friends.

MOONSPELL’s “Hermitage”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. I’ve never been quite comfortable in calling MOONSPELL “gothic metal” as that’s too much of a specific term to grasp all aspects of their music; “dark metal”, covering a broader range of said aspects, sounds more fitting. … Continue reading

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Revisited: HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD’s “New Empire, Vol. 2”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. “New Empire” is HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD’s gold coin – volume 1 showing their heaviest side, and now volume 2 showing the exact opposite. Which one is better? Well, that’s the same as asking if a burger is better … Continue reading

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Revisited: PITCH BLACK @ All Ages Metal Fest, 2005/08/14

This gallery contains 42 photos.

2005, when someone put up a metal fest in their basement, in some village (Vila Cova de Carros) in the middle of nowhere! Now those were the days… http://www.facebook.com/PitchBlackThrash

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Revisited: THERION @ Sala Jam, 2007/01/27

This gallery contains 54 photos.

Here’s another blast from the past while this pandemic lockdown doesn’t allow me to go to concerts… 14 years ago, I drove my little car through icy roads to Bergara, Spain, to catch THERION on their “Gothic Kabbalah Tour”. With … Continue reading

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Revisited: JESUS ON EXTASY’s “Beloved Enemy”

Original Portuguese version printed on Elegy Ibérica magazine. “Beloved Enemy” is the sophomore record of the digital dandies JESUS ON EXTASY. A more elaborate production – both in musical terms and image – this album turns into industrial goth the … Continue reading

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Revisited: PRIMORDIAL @ Hard Club, 2006/02/16

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Every PRIMORDIAL gig is a roller coaster of emotions and even if I can’t recall the specifics of this one – pretty sure I’ve shed a couple of tears on “The Coffin Ships” though – I still remember the general … Continue reading

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2020: gold, silver and bronze medals

“I’m counting on 2020 to be a good year”, yours truly wrote exactly one year ago. HA HA HA! I always advise myself not to make big plans, ’cause there’s a just as big possibility of them going south; but … Continue reading

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD House Party, 2020/12/18

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Dedicated to everyone suffering from live music withdrawal, especially Sandrinha and Pipo. Live streams are far – waaaaaay far – from “the same thing” as live on-site’s, but it helps filling the void left by the lack of the latter. … Continue reading

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MOONSPELL @ Super Bock Arena, 2020/12/17

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For Suzy and Phil. Funny how you’re so hungry for live music and then almost miss a concert next door to your granddad’s… But there’s a Portuguese saying that goes something like “those who have friends don’t die in prison”, … Continue reading

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REVOLUTION WITHIN’s “Chaos” release party @ Hard Club, 2020/11/06

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Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. The crowd’s response to INFRAKTOR was stellar, but when the intro “Nebula” echoed, there was no doubt left about whom they all were really waiting for. “Chaos” had been released a week before and … Continue reading

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