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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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LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE @ XX HardMetalFest, 2014/01/11

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Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Also Lacrimas Profundere, playing for the first time in Portugal, had their fair share of fans. Their latest album “Antiadore”, although not bombastic, is still pretty good, missing innovation and originality, which at the same time can be … Continue reading

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PAGAN ALTAR @ XX HardMetalFest, 2014/01/11

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. The spirits cooled down a bit with the British doom of Pagan Altar. But as soon as Terry Jones got on stage, in his Victorian outfit and embraced by blue smoke, the power went down! It had already … Continue reading

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SWITCHTENSE @ XX HardMetalFest, 2014/01/11

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Now I’ve been talking about all these great gigs but not given the highest rating. I’m not being overly strict; I just wanted to be fair with Switchtense, as I honestly believe theirs was slightly better than … Continue reading

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DEMENTIA 13 @ XX HardMetalFest, 2014/01/11

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Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. As there is a punk band in Brisbane called Dementia 13, I should call your attention that this is the Portguese old school death metal one. Formed barely three years ago, they’re already some kind of cult … Continue reading

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ALBERT FISH @ XX HardMetalFest, 2014/01/11

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Albert Fish is not only a cannibal rapist serial killer from the late 1800, it is also a street punk band, and as singer Gustavo himself said, they’re not used to play in that kind of festival, more into … Continue reading

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HEAD:STONED @ XX HardMetalFest, 2014/01/11

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Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Somewhere between prog and thrash, Head:Stoned followed up.  They’ve been around for more than 7 years now and I believe they’ve grown quite a lot, both musical and performance-wise. The songs are more consistent, stronger, and bass player Vera is … Continue reading

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DEAD MEAT @ XX HardMetalFest, 2014/01/11

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Brutal death/grind-gore Dead Meat have been around for 20 years… literally. Studio is not their thing, the stage is. Singer Dinis recalled having played HardMetalFest back in 1999, thanking José Rocha once again not only for the chance of returning to that festival … Continue reading

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MINDFEEDER @ XX HardMetalFest, 2014/01/11

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Mindfeeder had a lot of enthusiastic fans, proving that power metal is alive and kicking around here. After a few back steps, they finally released their debut full-length last year, “Endless Storm”, and some people sang vigorously … Continue reading

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MIND HOLOCAUST @ XX HardMetalFest, 2014/01/11

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. The festival would then turn into a completely different direction with Mind Holocaust, who play death metal in a brutal old school style. The reception of the crowd was a different kind of warm, more physical… I’m … Continue reading

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