June 2018

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Tears of your enemies – the best nursing solution for your black metal flowers.

Everything is blooming! Also gigs, just popping out, one after another…

That’s the last month before the festival season is fully launched, I hope you can squeeze out as much fun as you can.

1.06.2018
Martigny, Sunset Bar: Mystic Sons [blues rock] event info
Moudon, Les Prisons: Voice of Ruin, Circle of Execution, Peace is Just a Break, Divergency [metal, death metal, metalcore] event info
Geneve, Buffon de la Taverne: The Erkonauts, Cosmic Rain [progressive metal, progressive rock] event info
Crissier, Chateau de Crissier: Blues Rules Crissier Festival [blues] event info

2.06.2018
Geneve, La Makhno: The Defectives, The Democrats [punk] event info
Geneve, Buffon de la Taverne: Split Reckless, Ice Cream Man [rock blues] event info
St. Maurice, Manoir Pub: G.O.A.T, Random Play, Evendead [rock] event info
Meyrin, Undertown: Six Months of Sun, Mudbath, Wardhill [instrumental, sludge, stoner] event info
Martigny, Sunset Bar: Voice of Ruin, Circle of Execution [thrash metal, metal, metalcore] event info
Yverdon-les-Bains, Citron Masques: Darkminou, Violence et Honnetete [dark wave] event info
Crissier, Chateau de Crissier: Blues Rules Crissier Festival [blues] event info
Bulle, Centre Culturel Ebullition: MDX, BAK XII [electronic rock, electro goth] event info

5.06.2018
Geneve, Kalvingrad: Sharked, Murge [thrash metal, death metal] event info

7.06.2018
Geneve, Le Champmesle: Stereophrenics, Exsom [rock, heavy metal] event info

8.06.2018
Fribourg, Le Nouveau Monde: Left Lane Cruiser, Dead Shaman [garage, blues, heavy rock] event info
Geneve, Kalvingrad: Stortregn, Mathilde, Johan Smith [black metal, death metal, black classical guitar] event info
Geneve, Buffon de la Taverne: Monalisa Klaxonne, Last Minute Panic [punk rock, rock garage] event info
Geneve, Le Champmesle: Alice’s Burrow [alternative, nu-metal] event info
Martigny, Sunset Bar: Coconut Kings [rock, rythm’n’blues] event info

9.06.2018
Lausanne, Le Romandie: W.A.R (Samael event) [black metal] event info

11.06.2018
Martigny, Sunset Bar: Karma to Burn, Tim and the Thieves [stoner rock, hard rock, rock] event info

13.06.2018
Geneve, Post Tenebras Rock: Baroness, Ingrina [sludge metal, post hardcore] event info
Geneve, Arena de Geneve: Nickelback, Seether [rock, post grunge, metal alternative] event info

16.06.2018
Geneve, Kalvingrad: DEadBaLLs, We are Griff, No Roots [rap metal, screamo punk, hip-hop rock] event info
Geneve, Buffon de la Taverne: Valhalla, VAYA [psychedelic surf, rock] event info
St. Maurice, Manoir Pub: BAK XIII [electro goth] event info

18.06.2018
Lausanne, Les Docks: Neurosis, Wolves in the Throne Room, DeafKids [sludge, doom metal, black meal, noise] event info

19.06.2018
Lausanne, Les Docks: Dead Cross, Zeus [hardcore punk, experimental] event info
Geneve, Kalvingrad: Nid’Poul, Suryabonali [noise rock, post noise] event info

21.06.2018
St. Maurice, Manoir Pub: Belphegor, Melechesh, De Profundis [black metal] event info
Lausanne, Place Centrale Fete de la Musique Lausane: Hey Satan, Stone Eyes [hard rock, stoner] and bunch of other artists event info
Yverdon-les-Bains, Fete de la Musique Yverdon-les-Bains: The Clasp, No More Name, Ephyr, Another’Ox, Elephant Troop, Bearfoot Blues [rock, garage rock, stoner, blues] and more event info
MorgesFete de la Musique Morges: Slimy Slugs, Papertank, Divergency, Voice of Ruins, Buried Skies and more [rock, punk, death metal, metalcore] event info

22.06.2018
Lausanne, Les Docks: Body Count, Power Stroke [hardcore, crossover metal] event info
Geneve, Post Tenebras Rock and Parc Des Bastions Fete de la Musique Geneve: Several bands, program TBA [metal] event info
Yverdon-les-Bains, Citron Masques: Synmetalium, Beneath My Sins, Edge of Infinity [Symphonic metal, heavy metal] event info
MorgesFete de la Musique Morges: Kenny’s Swiss Side [celtic rock] and others event info

23.06.2018
Lausanne, Les Docks: Stone Sour, Florence Black [rock] event info
Geneve, Post Tenebras Rock and Parc Des Bastions Fete de la Musique Geneve: Several bands, program TBA [metal] event info
Nyon, Jardin du Conservatoire de Musique: Versus, Arborescence, Tuco, Cosmosonic, The PFK, Myband Jukebox, Way Of Changes, Hateful Monday, Conjonctive [metal, post hardcore, noise rock, stoner metal, hardcore punk, punkrock, metalcore] event info

24.06.2018
Geneve, Post Tenebras Rock  and Parc Des Bastions Fete de la Musique Geneve: Several bands, program TBA [metal] event info
Fribourg, Cafe XXe: Higher Power, Lifecrusher, Akantha [hardcore] event info

26.06.2018
Geneve, Arena de Geneve: Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage [heavy metal] event info
Geneve, Chat Noire: Tripping Tombstone [stoner] event info

27.06.2018
Geneve, La Makhno: Joliette, Tuco [hardcore, noise] event info

28.06.2018
Geneve, Kalvingrad: Jo Carley and the Old Dry Skulls [groove rock] event info
Geneve, Champmesle: Squirrel Cage [metalcore, post hardcore] event info

29.06.2018
Geneve, Post Tenebras Rock: Exodus, Dark Rise, Murge [thrash metal, death metal] event info
Meyrin, Undertown: The Voynich Code, FRCTRD [deathcore] event info
Geneve, Urgence Disc: Sombre [dark rock] event info

30.06.2018
St. Maurice, Manoir Pub: Turisas, Battle Tales, Trollort [power metal, folk metal] event info
Geneve, L’Ecurie: Eggs of Gomorrh and other bands [black metal, death metal] event info
Geneve, Urgence Disc: Six Months of Sun [stoner rock] event info

 

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9.05.2018 Lausanne, Les Docks

A quite interesting event will take place in Les Docks soon. Amenra – the post metal band and Myrkur – a controversial metal solo project, will share the stage on May 09th.

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There are probably many genres of metal which could describe the music style of Amenra – post metal, sludge metal, doom metal, post hardcore, down tempo… It is definitely not easy to label these Belgian folks. Amenra was formed in 1999 by vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout together with guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove. They released 6 studio albums and 2 EPs until now. Their music theme was nicely described once by Colin, who himself said: “[…] We have one story to tell and it is always the same. I always write about life’s pain. […]”. I had an opportunity to see them live before; however, what I saw was Amenra Acoustic, so the gig was much calmer than expected, I’d say even spiritual. I admit, it was particular and unexpected experience. Most of the concerts blend in my memories, but this gig was definitely special and I can recall it almost fully even after one year. This time, there is no “Acoustic” appendix so it may be different… Here you can watch the videoclip from their newest album Mass VI, which was released last year:

Both, Colin and Mathieu have their solo projects beside Amenra – Chve and Syndrome respectively, both are kept in the similar Amenr-ish tone so if you crave for more, you know where to look.

Myrkur is a very controversial solo project done by a danish artist, Amalie Bruun. She released her first EP in 2014 and since then, she became the centre of a dispute regarding her place on the metal stage. For some reason her music was, and I think still is, labelled as black metal (rather wrongly, in my personal opinion). This irritated black metal elitists and triggered a lot of hate, including death threats, towards Amalie. The fact that she used to do pop music before metal, does not help. You can read about the whole controversy here and there on the Internet. Despite the huge hate she’s receiving, there is still a big group of supporters who consider her music as fresh and brilliant spark in the metal realm. Regardless of how she is portrayed by both sides of the argue, her voice is very pleasant to listen and she surely knows her stuff. Also, no one can say, she doesn’t know how to drag attention to her music. Here you can listen to one of the songs from her newest album named Mareridt, which came out last year, so you can judge for yourself wether you like it or not… or even better, go to her gig and see her live performance to get a better picture:

 

If you feel like experiencing something atmospheric and spiritual, this event might suit you very well…

 

With love,

Turbogroupie.