Concert review: Lord Of The Lost with Scarlet Dorn and Aeverium – Munich

April 12, 2017

  Munich, Backstage Werk, March 30th, 2017 Announced a few months back, the Raining Stars Tour 2017 started out in Munich on March 30th at one of our favorite venues in Munich, the Backstage. I had the pleasure to shoot three amazing bands that night – Scarlet Dorn, Aeverium and Lord Of The Lost. The show started out with Scarlet Dorn, a brand-new act. That night she had her very first live performance and she did a great job. About two years ago Scarlet was discovered during a contest that Lord Of The Lost put on. Chris Harms, vocalist of Lord Of The Lost, and Benjamin Lawrenz from the Chamaeleon studios in Hamburg decided to write and produce a record for the young artist. It took about two years until on March 21st 2017 the first song ‘Heavy Beauty’ was released. Many other people helped with the recording and producing progress. By now there’s a three song EP out that you can download for free here: . Second band that night was Aeverium. They [Read More]


Concert review: Freedom Call, Eden’s Curse and Veonity. By Alex Bock

February 22, 2017

  Munich, Backstage, Feb. 14th 2017 It was Valentine’s Day and a Tuesday. One might think, probably not the best evening for a live show. BUT…. German Power Metal band Freedom Call have made a stop in Munich during their ‘Master Of Light’ tour and their fans came. As to be expected they didn’t come alone. They brought two bands along on tour with them. First one to play that night were Veonity, a four piece from Vänersborg, Sweden. They started out in 2013 and released their first EP that same year. In early 2015 they released their first full length record, which was followed by their latest effort ‘Into The Void’ in 2016. Just like in Freedom Call their vocalist Sköld also plays guitar, which gives them a vibrant guitar sound. You should definitely check them out, when they come to town. Next on – Eden’s Curse. Based in Glasgow, UK, the members are a mixed bunch of five guys. Only the bassist and drummer are Scottish, their vocalist was born in Serbia, the [Read More]


Concert review: Devin Townsend Project, Between The Buried And Me and Leprous. Contributed by Alex Bock

February 17, 2017

  Munich, Backstage Werk, February 10th 2017 It has been a while, two years to be exact, since we had the pleasure of Devin Townsend playing in our beautiful city. When doors opened at 7pm that night, there was a really long queue waiting down the street to get inside. The show wasn’t entirely sold out, but it couldn’t have been many tickets left and by show start those were gone for sure. The venue was pretty packed from the beginning, which gave both support bands, Leprous and Between The Buried And Me, the chance to play for a bigger crowd. Leprous: Between the Buried and Me: Different from last time Devin Townsend played here, there were no big screens with aliens and other strange things on them in the back. It was mostly reduced to the music itself. The Aliens though were still there that evening in the form of hand puppets, which were sold at the merch table. Moving pictures in the back or not, what counts is the music and there was [Read More]


Pierce The Veil – ‘Rest In Space’ tour announcement. Contributed by Alex Bock

January 10, 2017

  Just today Pierce The Veil announced a new tour with Falling In Reverse and Crown The Empire. Tour starts on February 17th in Eugene, OR. Last stop will be in Tucson, AZ on March 11th . Pre-Sale tickets and VIP packages are available at . Make sure to follow the bands on their social media Pierce The Veil Falling In Reverse Crown The Empire ~ Contributed by Alex Bock,  

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The Word Alive announce European tour dates. Contributed by Alex Bock

January 10, 2017

2016 was a busy year for the Arizona based band The Word Alive. In March 2016 they released ‘Dark Matter’, their most successful record so far. A tour through Europe followed. They also did the whole Warped Tour cycle and some extensive touring in the US. In November / December they were out on the Overdose tour, playing their longest headlining set to date. By the end of 2016 they parted ways with drummer Luke Holland. So far there’s no new band member announced. 2017 The Word Alive will continue touring and they will also be back on stage in Europe and the UK. They’ll be hitting the road with Attila in April 2017. Tickets can be purchased at or at your local ticket shop. Go grab yours soon.   Stay updated on The Word Alive through their social media   ~ Contributed by Alex Bock,

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William Control back on tour in Europe/UK

January 9, 2017

Here’s what Mainland Europe has been waiting for over two years, William Control on tour again. He’s been playing in the UK at least once a year, but the Mainland doesn’t have that much chances to see him live. So, now’s the time, since William Control will be out on the road in the UK and Mainland Europe soon with Aesthetic Perfection. William control starts this touring year with some headline dates in the US and a tour there with Andy Black in February/March. Don’t miss your chances of catching William Control live with Aesthetic Perfection in April. Go get your tickets and evtl. VIP experience now. Tickets are already on sale. VIP packages are available at . Dates are: Apr 12 – The Fleece – Bristol, UK Apr 13 – Ivory Black – Glasgow, UK Apr 14 – Ruby Lounge – Manchester, UK Apr 15 – Islington O2 – London, UK Apr 16 – Het Oude Badhuis – Antwerp, BE Apr 17 – Kulttempel – Oberhausen, DE Apr 19 – Underground – Cologne, [Read More]


Concert review: The Amity Affliction with Northlane, Stray From The Path and Wage War by Alex Bock

December 19, 2016

  Munich, Backstage Werk, Dec. 16th, 2016 This show closed my concert year 2016 and I have to say, it ended with a blast. A few days before, the show was sold out and the place was really packed, from the beginning. The crowd was obviously into all the bands, although all three opening bands had some sound problems in the beginning. Nevertheless the audience seemingly loved their performances, considering all the crowd-surfers, mosh-pits and circle-pits that happened during their sets. Wage War Stray From the Path Northlane The Amity Affliction were loudly welcomed by the crowd. The audience sang along to every song, knew all the lyrics by heart.  Almost constantly the security guys had to catch crowd-surfers and see to it, that they got out of the pit quickly, so no one gets hurt. The songs they played were mainly taken from their last two records ‘This Could Be Heartbreak’ and ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’. Wise choice probably, because those records really let the band grow over the last years. Set-list: I [Read More]