Author Archives: Pieni

About Pieni

A metalhead who loves photography and her friends.

Revisited: AS SILENCE BREAKS’ “The Architecture Of Truth”

Originally written for Destructive Music. AS SILENCE BREAKS was a complete novelty for me, although they’ve been around for seven years and not exactly laying low. “The Architecture Of Truth” is already their second album and they’ve been touring with big … Continue reading

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Revisited: MIND DRILLER’s “Zirkus”

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. A few months ago, MIND DRILLER released their sophomore album “Zirkus”. And even if they have stronger tracks here to name the album after, I find “Zirkus” a title more than appropriate – once you … Continue reading

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Revisited: UNDECIMBER’s “Seven Nights Of Sin”

Originally written for Destructive Music. It’s been quite a while since I’ve heard a new goth’n’roll band, able to sound so old-school and so modern at the same time. Ladies and gentlemen, meet UNDECIMBER. You know that dark but not … Continue reading

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Revisited: IN FLAMES’ “I, The Mask”

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. It’s been a while since I’ve stopped considering IN FLAMES “melodic death metal” (even if I labelled them as such when I reviewed “Battles”, after going with just “melodic metal” on the previous one, “Siren Charms”). … Continue reading

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD @ La Riviera, 2020/02/17

First time I’ve heard of HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD was late 2009, when SONIC SYNDICATE announced a German tour with them. SoSy–Robin was so stoked about it that I had to check them out. But I was unimpressed at the time. Not … Continue reading

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INFRAKTOR @ Mangualde HardMetalFest, 2020/01/11

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HardMetalFest, happening in Mangualde, is Portugal’s oldest metal festival – and the first to be held each year. For several reasons – most of them involving my day job – I’ve missed more editions than I’ve attended, but as INFRAKTOR … Continue reading

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D.A.D. @ Hard Club, 2019/11/29

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If you only know D.A.D. for their 1989 hit “Sleeping My Day Away“, you really don’t know what you’re missing. Still it was a positive surprise to know that so many people here enjoy their music, to the point of … Continue reading

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HANGARVAIN @ Hard Club, 2019/11/29

Italian HANGARVAIN delivering some top-notch bluesy rock as support act for D.A.D.. It was clear that not many – if any at all – had heard of them before, but it was even clearer that they conquered the crowd. Their … Continue reading

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THE GODIVA @ Halloween Live Music, 2019/10/31

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Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. On the night of October 31st, Hard Rock Cafe Porto held a “2 in 1” event: a concert in celebration of Halloween and, as we were still in the month of breast cancer awareness, … Continue reading

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EQUALEFT @ Hard Rock Cafe Porto, 2019/10/10

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Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. October is the international month of breast cancer awareness and Hard Rock Cafe Inc. has been promoting events all around the world for 20 years now to raise funds for this cause. The … Continue reading

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