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HEAVENWOOD’s 25th anniversary @ Hard Club, 2017/12/29

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One would expect for better lights when the headliners stepped on stage, but nope – my struggle with darkness and occasional strobes went on… Celebrating 25 years of existence, but also the continuity of said existence, the “best of” setlist … Continue reading

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MOONSPELL’s “1755” release party @ Hard Club, 2017/11/01

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Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. Today is the release of MOONSPELL’s so awaited “1755” (review here). Three shows were performed in advance and I attended the last one – the one when the infamous 1755 earthquake completed its 262nd anniversary. A drawing of … Continue reading

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MOONSPELL’s “1755”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. Whether one likes it or not, MOONSPELL have changed the way Portugal’s metal scene is looked at. It’s been 25 successful years, so they’re not releasing now a conceptual album, in their native tongue, because … Continue reading

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HEAVENWOOD @ Laurus Nobilis Music Famalicão, 2017/07/28

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. I dare saying that HEAVENWOOD were awaited just as eagerly as the headliners – and that eagerness was rewarded. In the 25 years they’ve been around, there’s close to nothing in their songwriting that one can finger-point; their … Continue reading

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IN.VERNO @ Laurus Nobilis Music Famalicão, 2017/07/28

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. Then from Spain came the “dark metal” of IN.VERNO – meaning heavy melodies spiked with synths, with a beautiful female voice mingled with male growls. This was still part of the band’s Insanity Tour, promoting their second album … Continue reading

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XX years of MOONSPELL’s “Irreligious” @ Multiusos de Guimarães, 2016/12/02

MOONSPELL isn’t one of my favorite bands but I like them pretty much.“Wolfheart” was a constant play back in high-school and then “Irreligious” truly left a mark . But that was it. Afterwards only random songs – not full albums – … Continue reading

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MOONSPELL @ Vagos Metal Fest, 2016/08/14

Original Portuguese version at Glam Magazine. MOONSPELL finally – using their own expression – played in Vagos and had the honor (also Fernando Ribeiro‘s words) of closing this new festival. And as they wanted to present something special, besides the fireworks gushing … Continue reading

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