Author Archives: Pieni

About Pieni

A metalhead who loves photography and her friends.

Revisited: CRASHDÏET’s “Automaton”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. As many shades as glam & sleaze music can take, one can only go too far without stepping out of character and keeping the outcome fresh at the same time. But six albums later, CRASHDÏET still nail … Continue reading

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“The Retaliators” O.S.T.

Originally written for Valkyrian Music.  “The Retaliators” is a horror/thriller movie that debuted at Arrow FrightFest London in 2021 but only now has had an official theatrical release, hence the soundtrack and publicity. Several music videos from the soundtrack have been … Continue reading

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EQUALEFT @ 5th anniversary of Hard Rock Cafe Porto, 2021/11/21

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Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. I’m not sure if in this kind of event we can talk about headliners – especially when all bands played the same length of time – but with a longer career (and discography), and … Continue reading

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DOWNFALL OF MANKIND @ 5th anniversary of Hard Rock Cafe Porto, 2021/11/21

Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. The “weight” went up a notch with DOWNFALL OF MANKIND‘s slamming/symphonic deathcore. Yeah, I agree it’s a somewhat flamboyant label but their sound is indeed more exquisite than any other ‘core we have around … Continue reading

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INFRAKTOR @ 5th anniversary of Hard Rock Cafe Porto, 2021/11/21

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Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. With more technical equipment to gear up (and set in motion correctly – there was some problem with one of the amps), INFRAKTOR took longer than expected to kick off their show. But when … Continue reading

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CABBRA @ 5th anniversary of Hard Rock Cafe Porto, 2021/11/21

Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. Five years of Hard Rock Cafe Porto – five bands to celebrate it, in an event scheduled to start at 5 p.m. (although I believe this was due to “pandemic logistics”…). CABBRA‘s Facebook … Continue reading

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD’s “Hotel Kalifornia”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. Every HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD record is a box of surprises. If you thought “CHAOS” meant “Hotel Kalifornia” would follow the heaviness of “New Empire – Vol. 1”, then “Wild In These Streets” came and delivered that hip hop vibe they’ve started with in “Swan Songs”. In … Continue reading

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REVOLUTION WITHIN @ Metalpoint, 2021/11/20

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Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. REVOLUTION WITHIN had been one step away from cancelling their show due to sickness of singer Raça (no, not COVID – there are still many other viruses and bacteria forcing us to stay in … Continue reading

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DESTROYERS OF ALL @ Metalpoint, 2021/11/20

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Original Portuguese version on World Of Metal. This DESTROYERS OF ALL gig began with a little misunderstanding between drummer Filipe Gomes and guitarist Guilherme Busato regarding the intro. Singer João Mateus killed the little time it took to solve the mix-up … Continue reading

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