tempobet yeni adresi
like this concert review

30/10/2018 : SERPENTYNE - European Tour 2018

SERPENTYNE

European Tour 2018

Concert
ClassicalFemale Fronted MetalMedievalMetal/Rock OperaSymphonic Metal 30/10/2018, Claudia BLACK

Serpentyne Tour October/November 2018

supporting Stratovarius and Tarja

''I have just spent 5 days travelling around central Europe in a transit van with Serpentyne who are on a 22 date tour opening for Stratovarius and Tarja. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience but very tiring!! Late nights and early mornings followed by endless hours on motorways that at times could be monotonous whilst at others I gawped in awe at the scenery!! 5 band members, the merchandiser and me all squeezed into this van. Surprisingly all this passed off with good humour and a camaraderie that grows out of necessity. And now to my review......"

''Serpentyne have played the biggest shows of their lives in some big venues in front of crowds that were not familiar with their output but on the shows I went to (Milan, Munich, Innsbruck, Prague and Berlin) the crowds were won over fairly quickly by their infectious melodies and charisma and in return gave them deserved encouragement!! The best performances for me were Innsbruck through to Berlin where the band seemed to hit a performing high!! Lee Wilmer, the guitarist had been ill for a few shows so he could not play. From Innsbruck onwards the bug that ailed him dissipated and his performing energies increased to the point where at the Festaal Kreuzberg in Berlin he was slinging that guitar around and sliding all over the stage. The other band members seemed to exude a self assurance and easy confidence that I could not see in such abundance in the early shows!! The sound of John Haithwaite's drumming got better from Prague onwards, vocalist Maggiebeth Sand seemed to click into a groove and know how to banter with the audience. The bassist Nigel Middleton played with a relaxed smirk on his face which i had not noticed on earlier shows. The Forum Karlin in Prague was the biggest venue they played on the tour with a capacity of 3000. On that night there must have been around 800/900 people. Who would want to go back to playing pubs after experiencing this sort of crowd?? The band was very well received there and Vaughn Grandins bagpipes enthralled giving their set some difference compared to the joint headliners. When listening to the set in a bigger venue where sound has space to breath some earworms start to assert themselves on my conciousness!! To the point where one night I fell asleep listening to Tarja's The Brightest Void but woke up either with Serpentyne's ''Spirits Of The Desert'', ''Helen Of Troy'' or ''Llammas Night'' whirling around in my brain and no matter how hard I tried to get rid of these tracks from my mind they would not go. That is how strong these tracks are!! ''

''Everything had to be perfect on and off the stage from showing up at venues on time, setting up on time, sound checking on time, every minute detail had to be just right. Serpentyne being the new kids on the block had to get with the program fairly quickly and they did this with minimal fuss!! Professionalism was the key!!''

''Stratovarius and Tarja, not bands I have had any prior experience with to be honest before this tour. What can I say about them?? Highly accomplished musicians who played extremely polished sets with flawless execution.Tarja a classically trained lyric soprano with a 3 octave voice and a founder member of the band Nightwish and Stratovarius founded in 1984 as Black Water and featuring the Great Grandson of Jean Sibelius, Lorri Porra on bass. So there is a high musical pedigree there. Tarja sounds like, well Tarja, I have no one else to compare her to and Stratovarius reminds me of Iron Maiden, Whitesnake and Europe. Both vocalists being very expressive and elastic gave breadth to the material and performances. Stand out tracks for me were ''500 Letters'' by Tarja and ''4000 Rainy Nights'' by Stratovarius. Both anthemic tracks that got the crowds fist pumping or devils horning the air as if it was a compulsory act and no other reaction would do or be tolerated!!''

''After Berlin I had to leave the band and fly home, but I hope the remaining shows to come in Poland, Germany, Hungary and Bulgaria are as good as the preceding ones!! A 22 date tour is an experience with many learning curves, but curves that will bode well for the future. Let's hope that the future is one of many successes where Serpentyne are no longer openers for established acts!!''

LINKS:-

https://open.spotify.com/album/6OXIaXbthuXlaJKMTtrFrk

https://open.spotify.com/album/7DkweWzRc2qDoqn2MyhuMZ

https://open.spotify.com/album/2uRWQgApY0UUUGoqFbn8Qw

https://www.facebook.com/tarjaofficial/

https://www.facebook.com/stratovarius/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Serpentynemusic/about

Claudia BLACK
30/10/2018


30/10/2018 : SERPENTYNE - European Tour 2018 30/10/2018 : SERPENTYNE - European Tour 2018 30/10/2018 : SERPENTYNE - European Tour 2018 30/10/2018 : SERPENTYNE - European Tour 2018 30/10/2018 : SERPENTYNE - European Tour 2018

 

Next reviews
KNK • Dead Body Music III
SECTION 25 • Elektra
SIMI NAH • La Terre est Noire
SHADOWPARTY • ShadowParty
CASTLE PARTY • 2018
PAUL MCCANN • Here Comes The Rapture
VEDA RAYS • For The Rest To Rest
PHANTOM OF THE BLACK HILLS • Scalped
CHRIS WATSON • Locations Processed
COLE VARGAS • Cole Vargas

 

Same genre: CLASSICAL
MISS CHAMBERTALE • Berries and Tales
MESH • Live At Neues Gewandhaus Leipzig
ILLUMININE | WOUTER DEWIT • Cultuurcentrum Mechelen | 27.10.2017
PENGUIN CAFE • The Imperfect Sea
HAUSCHKA • Live in the AB, Brussels | 07.04.2017
PIETER VERMEYEN • Inuit
HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ VON BIBER/CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI • (Missa Salburgensis & Selva Morale e Spirituale, Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704 o.l.v. Vaclav Luks, Antwerpen, deSingel, 23/09/2016)
JO QUAIL • Jo Quail meets Barbara Hepworth in Remagen, 11.08.2016
MYRKUR • Mausoleum
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH • Motetten (JardinDesVoix & Barokensemble Aspetti Musicali o.l.v. Koen Lamberechts, Gent, Sint-Elisabethkerk, 28/05/2016)

 

Same genre: FEMALE FRONTED METAL
ENEMY OF REALITY • Arakhne
ELYSIAN GATES • Crossroads
XANDRIA • Fire And Ashes EP
ELUVEITIE, ARKONA AND SKáLMöLD • Trix, Antwerp (09/11/2014)
ELUVEITIE • Origins
METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST • Day 2, 18/10/2014 | Leaves' Eyes, Sirenia, The Sirens and more...
METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST • Day 1, 17/10/2014 | MFV United, Ayin Aleph and more...
LIV KRISTINE • Vervain
SKEPTICAL MINDS • Run for your live 2014
SOULOST • The Way I Feel Pt. 2 EP

 

Same genre: MEDIEVAL
DAEMONIA NYMPHE • PSYCHOSTASIA
IVANKOVA • Ivankovà EP
HEIMATAERDE • Aerdenbrand
AN DANZZA • Whispers of the Forest
EPHYRA • Along The Path
INKUBUS SUKKUBUS • Mother Moon
SCHWARZBLUT • Judas EP
TROLLS ET LÉGENDES • Day 3, 5/4/2015, Mons, Belgium | Corvus Corax, Rastaban, Cuelèbre & Césair
TROLLS ET LÉGENDES • Day 2, 4/4/2015, Mons, Belgium | Eluveitie, Tanzwut, Huldre & Nook Karavan
TROLLS ET LÉGENDES • Day 1, 3/4/2015, Mons, Belgium | Naheulbeuk, Feuerschwanz and La Horde

 

Same genre: METAL/ROCK OPERA
MELTED SPACE • The Great Lie

 

Same genre: SYMPHONIC METAL
FROSTTIDE • Decedents – Enshrined
CATHUBODUA • Opus I: Dawn
EILERA • Face Your Demons
DUSTERLUST • Düster Lust
JENNA JACOB • No Turning Back
ANTIMATTER • Zoetermeer, De Boerderij (25/03/2016)
ELFERYA • Eden's Fall
END OF THE DREAM • All I Am
EMBASSY OF SILENCE • Verisimilitude
LIV KRISTINE • Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest (19/12/2015)

Music reviews

05
07
JAYE JAYLE
PRISYN
03
07
PORTION CONTROL
Head Buried
02
07
AIMA & THE ILLUSION OF SILENCE
Music for certain rituals
28
06
VARIOUS ARTISTS
PERIHELION 2134
24
06
COLD IN MAY
Isolation songs
19
06
UNITCODE:MACHINE
Paper empires

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

08
07
Darkwave Artist DISSONANCE Announces New Maxi-Single 'Precipice;' A Lament Of Personal Struggle
07
07
Darkwave Band STYKFAKTOR Reveals New Single, 'Distance' - An Emotional Struggle With Social Distancing
07
07
FRONT 242's Daniel B. celebrate his 66th birthday with the release of 6+6
04
07
Industrial Band RIOTLEGION Announces The Release Of Machine Liberation
03
07
I Wanted To Tell Her by Ministry turns 37 years this month!
15
06
Today it’s exactly 41 years ago since Joy Division released their debut studio album Unknown Pleasures (15 June 1979).

Concert reviews

31
12
EUFORIC EXISTENCE, ZYNIK 14, WULF7, DELERITAS, CAUSENATION
EBM is still alive (part 1) - Club 52, Eernegem
25
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH !! + AMBASSADOR 21 + SUICIDE COMMANDO
MAGASIN 4, NOV 8TH 2019, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
21
08
LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Live @ Moods Festival, Brugge - Belgium - 2.08.2019
07
08
DIARY OF DREAMS, STAR INDUSTRY, YOUR LIFE ON HOLD, A SLICE OF LIFE, LA SCALTRA
Summer event - za 3 augustus, Schoten
06
08
DE DELVERS, STAATSEINDE
Genste Feesten, Kinky Star , 28 juli 2019
14
07
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIDNIGHT OIL Live @ Rock Zottegem - Belgium - 05.07.2019

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

06
07
J.ROBBINS
'When someone has a song and they’re struggling about - what’s the best way to present it...'
04
07
LAIBACH
When they banned Laibach, we said 'great, let's move further'!
27
06
BURTON C.BELL (FEAR FACTORY, ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS )
'It all comes from my head – whatever I’m feeling, whatever I’m thinking of.'
27
06
RODNEY ORPHEUS / THE CASSANDRA COMPLEX
I Think I’m Still As Revolutionary And Opinionated As Ever...
25
06
THE COLOURS OF SILENCE
Isolation Is Good For Art. Embrace It And Use It

PHOTOS

13
03
SIGLO XX
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
ROME
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE ROSE OF AVALANCHE
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE DANSE SOCIETY
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE ARCH
Porta Nigra Aarschot
11
03
FRONT 242
Pulse Namur Isnes
11
03
SHAARGHOT
Pulse Namur Isnes

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

09
07
XUP
CUT YOU OPEN
09
07
FAR
Epicaricacy
08
07
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO & DAVID SYLVIAN
Life, Life
07
07
KDF
Innocence
06
07
SNOG
Spätzle Machine
06
07
THE HORRORIST
The Horrorist - One Night In New York City (Uncensored)(Chris Liebing Remix)
05
07
GOLDFRAPP
Winter Wonderland