One of the most amazing things of reviewing music is the discovery of new bands. The Red Bull Bedroom Jam is an initiative to ease our search by finding bands and making sure they’re heard by a greater public. We already had the pleasure to review Guilty As Charged, who didn’t make it into the RBBJ finals, but this band has. Temptations For The Weak went the entire way and actually dominated a stage at the 2015 Graspop Metal Meeting. Not long after ‘Black Vision’, the second album by the Antwerp formation, is released, they’re here to prove they’re ready for the real deal.
And it’s over again! From thursday the 18th till monday the 22nd of june we had the fantastic Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium. It was one hell of a festival, with multiple highlights and, of course, some disappointments as well. We haven’t seen every single show, but here’s a short summary of what we did see.
Three years ago there was a riot at the Sabaton headquarters. It resulted in the departure of four members who decided to start anew. Three of them are still active in Civil War, keyboard player Daniel Myhr is one of them. With a life full of adventure we were left with a lot of questions. Why is it just out while the record was finished last July? How is the relationship with the other Sabaton guys? And do they ever get tired talking about Sabaton this much? He gladly picked up the phone to have a little chat about the new record ‘Gods And Generals.
The last couple of years the thrash metal scene has been dominated by mostly older and more experienced bands. It seems to be hard for youngsters to get the same kind of success.
With the 2015 Graspop Metal Meeting still far away, a lot of metalheads are pondering if they should go or not.
One of the major things on festivals is the atmosphere, but the biggest motivation to go are the bands that will attend.
In this series, I will post a short overview with the bands that will come to the 20th anniversary of Graspop this year.
But before we dive into the bands themselves, you can click here to see the fantastic, yet incomplete, Graspop Metal Meeting 2015 line-up.