Beyond the Gates

And then it’s over, for this time at least. Hopefully, there will be a lot of more Beyond the Gates’ in the future to come, because this is what it’s all about: Great concerts, even greater people and a lot of good ol’ fun.

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Flotsam and Jetsam/Death Angel

When this gig was announced, I was totally mindblown. Not only because of the line-up with the two thrash classics, it was more the venue they were going to play. Revolver? The tiny basement in Oslo that only takes 150 people or something? Hell yeah. And this is how it went. Continue reading

Sweden Rock Festival

For me, Sweden Rock Festival is probably the highlight of the year. At least when it comes to big, outdoor festivals. Four days of drinking, hanging around with awesome people in the sun, and great acts as well. What more can you ask for? As always on a festival, you don’t get to see all the bands you’ve planned to see, but here are some of the bands I catched this year. Continue reading

Göteborg Rockfest: Night/Helvetets Port/Enforcer

With so many festivals each year, some of them are bound to slip under my radar. I actually noticed that this festival existed only a couple of days before it was held, but when I realised that Enforcer was playing, I just had to take a spontaneous trip to Gothenburg. And I certainly don’t regret it. Continue reading

Defenders of the Old Fest III – Day one

Where to start? So many great bands, so many great people, great venue, a great festival indeed! The festival, specialising in bringing old acts back to life mixed with pretty new up-and-coming bands, took place at The Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. This years edition featured bands like Exciter (reunion), The Rods, Liege Lord, Riot, High Spirits, Cauchemar, Aggression, Destructor and many more, and it was worth crossing the Atlantic ocean to catch this event. Continue reading