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BASALTO @ Vagos Metal Fest, 2019/08/08

Originally shot for Glam Magazine. Not every stoner/doom band manages to enthrall the audience in broad daylight like BASALTO did. Mostly instrumental, they brought to Vagos their latest work “Doença” with an intense performance. http://www.facebook.com/basaltostoner/

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BASALTO @ Hard Club, 2018/09/21

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. Then came the 99%-instrumental BASALTO. In fact, the first I’d seen them, a few months prior, I’d say they were an instrumental act. But this time, on the first and last track, guitarist António Baptista growled something … Continue reading

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COUGH @ Vagos Metal Fest, 2017/08/13

Original Portuguese version on Glam Magazine. For COUGH, though, the number of “survivors” was pretty low. Unlike MISS LAVA, their stoner merges with sludge and doom, not rock, and even if the nocturnal hours are the perfect match to their sound, … Continue reading

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KILLIMANJARO @ Canecas Fest, 2016/04/24

Last band of the last day – and what a finale. One always expects the biggest riots in metal gigs, but then comes KILLIMANJARO and your opinion changes: heavy rock can get pretty raw as well. Hell, there were people … Continue reading

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MISS LAVA @ Canecas Fest, 2016/04/23

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The headliners of the second day were stoner rockstars MISS LAVA. The show got delayed due to technical problems and they were final over, singer Johnny Lee joked, blaming a cheap chain store where the musicians – not the gear – … Continue reading

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STONE DEAD @ Canecas Fest, 2016/04/23

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STONE DEAD‘s sound is fuzzier, brisker. Excellent stage presence too. Singer João Branco drank throughout the gig and wasn’t exactly sober towards the end, making him introduce the last song three times – and I’m still not sure if he … Continue reading

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ASTRODOME @ Canecas Fest, 2016/04/23

Both days of the rest of the festival were a treat for stoner/psychedelic rock lovers. First band was ASIMOV, which I missed because the friends I rode along with don’t have a close relationship with schedules… So when we arrived, … Continue reading

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AS THEY COME @ Oliva Creative Factory, 2016/03/11

The contest was over but the party wasn’t – last year’s winners AS THEY COME had been invited over to wrap up the night. I really enjoyed their gig at Casainhos 2015 (gallery here) but I found them even looser … Continue reading

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AS THEY COME @ Casainhos Fest, 2015/08/29

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Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Despite the unholy heat, AS THEY COME fans were restless. After all, most of them had contributed to the band’s presence at the festival, by voting in a contest promoted by Rock On Música music shop – … Continue reading

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THE QUARTET OF WOAH! @ Vagos Open Air, 2014/08/10

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Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Now THE QUARTET OF WOAH!, despite being formed just 4 years ago, they’ve been playing non-stop recently and making their name known. Well-known, actually, as their live shows are pretty… lively! I wasn’t expecting that, … Continue reading

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