“Come with me now; be joyful. It is time to enter The Electric Castle!”
After the wild success of the Ayreon Universe shows in 2017, where an audience of international Ayreonauts was treated to a best-of selection of Ayreon’s most popular songs, the Poppodium 013 once again opened its gates to the gentle hordes in September of 2019. 2018 had seen the twenty-year anniversary and the re-mixed and -mastered version of Into The Electric Castle, and thus it was a logical step that this new live show centered around that album, a favourite of many. To the great thrill of not only the fans but the artists as well, Arjen managed to gather most of the cast members of the original album, and the most admirable substitutes for those who couldn’t make it. Continue reading →
The Gentle Storm is streaming a live video for “The Storm,” filmed at their Hedon Zwolle show at April 3, 2015, which is streaming below. The project features Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One, Guilt Machine) and Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend Project) and released their debut album The Diary at the end of March viaInsideOutMusic.
The tour dates and live band line-up are as follows: Apr 22: Divan Du Monde – Paris (FR) Apr 23: The Garage – London (UK) Apr 24: The Musician – Leicester (UK) Apr 25: The Roadhouse – Manchester (UK) Apr 26: Prog-résiste Convention – Soignies (BE) Jun 19: Dokk’em Open Air – Dokkum (NL) Jun 20: Steengoed Festival – Willemsoord (NL) Jun 21: Plaatpop – Bergen op Zoom (NL) Jul 09: Masters of Rock – Vizovice (CZ) Jul 10: Rockharz Open Air – Ballenstedt (DE) Jul 12: Bospop – Weert (NL) Jul 17: Night of the Prog Festival – Loreley (DE) Jul 30 – Aug 01: Wacken Open Air – Wacken (DE) Oct 17: FemME Festival – Eindhoven (NL)
The Gentle Storm live: Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) – vocals Merel Bechtold (Purest of Pain, MaYaN) – guitars Ferry Duijsens (Anneke van Giersbergen, ex-Dreadlock Pussy) – guitars Ed Warby (Hail of Bullets, Ayreon, ex-Gorefest) – drums Johan van Stratum (Stream of Passion) – bass Joost van den Broek (producer, ex-After Forever) – keyboards Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion) – background vocals
Dutch concert festival City Rock Leeuwarden has announced the completion of its lineup with the addition of The Answer, Peter Pan Speedrock, Kamchatka and Red Vultures. Previously announced was headliner Epica and opener Stream of Passion. The reasonably priced festival always has a diverse lineup of artists and always includes the free after party. The fest takes place August 7th. As previously reported, City Rock always runs alongside the Into the Grave Festival (August 8th), and combination tickets are available.
Line-up CityRock Leeuwarden 2015 complete! A must-visit festival this summer is the Dutch rock festival CityRock Leeuwarden. Few festivals manage to give rock fans such a varied line-up when there is only space for six bands. With additions such as The Answer, Peter Pan Speedrock, Kamchatka and Red Vultures alongside with the already confirmed bands Epica and Stream of Passion, the line-up of the festival is now complete. With these names, CityRock Leeuwarden manages to present a line-up that any rock fan can enjoy. Thefestival will be held on Friday the7thof August 2015, in thecity centre of Leeuwarden, TheNetherlands. TheIrish hard rock and blues rock band The Answerhas impressed many people with their albums. They’ve even toured with AC/DC in thepast. Next month, TheAnswer will release their latest album ‘Raise A Little Hell,’ and that is exactly what they will do in Leeuwarden. Theline-up of CityRock Leeuwarden 2015 consists of thefollowing bands: theDutch symphonic metal band Epicais theheadliner for thefestival. Furthermore, The Answer(IRE), Peter Pan Speedrock (NL), Kamchatka(SWE), Stream of Passion(NL) and Red Vultures(NL) will perform. Tickets are available at thewebsite and cost €15,-. without service fees. A ticket costs €20,-. at thebox office. After thefestival, visitors can visit theafter party which will be held in café Fire Palace for free. Fire Palace is only a few metres away from thefestival ground. Thebands that perform here will be announced soon. One can also buy combi tickets for CityRock Leeuwarden and metal festival IntotheGravethat will be organized a day later (on the8th of August) on thesame location. On IntotheGravebands such as Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary,Ensiferum, Avatar, Audrey Horne and Betraying the Martyrswill perform. A local opening band will be added to be line-up of IntotheGrave. There is also an afterparty after IntotheGrave, which visitors can attend for free. This afterparty will also be held at Fire Palace. Two Dutch bands will perform here, namely MagnaCult and Edge of Serenity. A combi ticket for IntotheGraveand CityRock Leeuwarden costs €25,- without service fees.