MELODI GRIND PRIX

Text & Photos: Karina Noctum Melodi Grind Prix took place on the 13th of January at Vaterland. This mainly Hardcore and Grindcore festival featured Beaten to Death, Rat Lord, Kobol, Higgs Boson, Makkmat, Gummo and Avgrunsljud.    The first band Kobol was a really good start for a festival that promised lots of extreme fun.…

AMORPHIS/ELUVEITIE supp DARK TRANQUILITY – review

Photos by: Karina Noctum After a good number of weeks away from the live concerts, the Amorphis/Eluveitie show in Oslo with support from Dark Tranquility and Nailed To Obscurity, was a good lineup for my personal ‘comeback’. It was midweek though, so the run from work, dinner and other detals didn’t allow to catch the…

WinterStorm festival, Troon, Scotland 2022

VENUE: Troon Concert Hall DATE: 25.11.2022-26.11.2022 ORGANIZER: Plan B Events PHOTOGRAPHER: C.N. The excellent WinterStorm festival in Troon, Scotland, is undoubtedly one of the year’s highlights for this writer and a very cozy tradition of sorts. The line-up is simply amazing each year and if one is a sucker for all things hard rock and…

SPECTRAL WOUND + HELLRIPPER live in Oslo review

Review by Karina Noctum The expectations were high on the 28th of October  at Blå venue in Oslo, before the Hellripper and Spectral Wound concert, since I had heard several recommendations and advice on not to miss it.   Hellripper opened with a show that consisted of a blend of songs from their two albums…

PANZERBALLET – concert review

Event: PNAZERBALLET + YAWN – live at Vaterland, OsloDate: 13. October. 2022Author/Photographer: Karina Noctum On October the 13th, open minded fans of Jazz and Metal/Rock alike gathered to experience a different soundscape than what is usual. Norwegian Yawn opened with a pretty dense, harsh and downtuned guitar work, as well as hard and yet pretty…

JEFF BECK WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST JOHNNY DEPP – 03.07.2022 – BERGEN

VENUE: Bergenhus Festning (Plenen)DATE: 03.07.2022 ORGANIZER: Bergen Live   The legendary guitarist that is Jeff Beck surely needs no introduction as the man has been a musical pioneer and trailblazer ever since the early sixties, and yours truly was very excited about seeing Beck and his talented cohorts grace the stage at Bergenhus Festning in…

TONS OF ROCK 2022 – festival review

Photos by Andrea Chirulescu Yes, there’s currently life after a world wide pandemic that managed to put almost everything on hold for two years. And one of the most missed aspects of life – for some of us – were big open air festivals, mainly Tons Of Rock for the inhabitants of Oslo and surroundings.…

ONKLP – Tahitifestivalen – Norsk rap på sitt beste

OnklP og De Fjerne Slektningene – Tøyen på Tahiti I fjøresteinene på Innlandet er det duket for fest av det tropiske slaget, vi skal til Tahiti på Nordmøre. Siden 2000 har de tiltrekt seg artister av rang her ute med havet. Er det maten? Lufta? Eller er det rett og slett den Nordmørske trivselen og…

ALICE COOPER/AIRBOURNE live at Oslo Spektrum, June 2022

It was a bit of a surprise to head that Live Nation is organizing a concert with Alice Cooper at Spektrum, which is a venue with very high capacity and not that the might Aice Cooper doesn’t deserve a sold out stadium, but it feels like there’s not enough people willing to attend the nightmareish…

MEGADETH – 05.06.2022 – Oslo

VENUE: Sentrum Scene DATE: 05.06.2022 ORGANIZER: Rockefeller PHOTOGRAPHER: C. Nepper Photos copyrights belong to the photographer. No unauthorized usage allowed. Please contact photographer if you wish to reuse images in any context.   The legendary thrash metal pioneers that are Megadeth paid Norway’s capital city a visit on a warm and sunny Sunday night in…

WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER & EUROPE – 14.05.2022 – Newcastle

VENUE: Utilita ArenaDATE: 14.05.2022 ORGANIZER: Live NationPHOTOGRAPHER: C. NepperPhotos copyrights belong to the photographer. No unauthorized usage allowed. Please contact photographer if you wish to reuse images in any context.   The day had finally arrived where my better half and I (and roughly eleven thousand other fans) were to witness a most impressive line-up…

FUNERAL: 30 years anniversay concert + special guests SUPERLYNX

Prior to the extreme metal celebration of Easter in Oslo, we got treated to a special event on Tuesday, April 12th at Kulturkirken Jakob in Oslo: 30 years of FUNERAL, one of the pioneers of funeral doom genre, an event that offered an evening filled with musical history from the band’s career and a really…

M2TM Norway – Heat 2

As summer festivals seem to have gotten the long awaited green light after 2 years of silence and uncertainty, the ‘qualifying rounds’ begun for the international bands who can get a chance at performing on the stages of renowned events. One of them is Bloodstock festival, in UK, a festival with over 20 years of…

RICKY WARWICK & THE FIGHTING HEARTS – Unplugged Live Full Band Performance from Backstage at KK’s Steel Mill – 23.03.2022 – Wolverhampton

VENUE: KK’s Steel MillDATE: 23.03.2022 ORGANIZER: StageIt   Renowned songwriter Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy) is currently touring the UK with his insanely talented solo outfit named The Fighting Hearts, but a couple of hours before they went onstage at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton on a Wednesday night, they did a little…

MAYHEM/CADAVER live@Verkstehallen i Trondheim –

    MAYHEM/CADAVERVERKSTEDHALLEN TRONDHEIM 3/12 – 2021 Jeg var noe nervøs i forhold til om det kom til å bli noe av kveldens konserter. Pesten herjer i sin nye form (Omikron) i Sør-Norge, og der begynte de allerede å stenge ned konsertlivet denne helgen.  Kveldens konserter var i tillegg utsolgt, så det hadde vært en…

ENSLAVED/SHAMAN ELEPHANT live i Trondheim –

ENSLAVED/SHAMAN ELEPHANT  BYSCENEN 20/10 – 2021 TRONDHEIM Dette er undertegnedes første konsert etter gjenåpningen, så borte siden forrige gang er stolene, bordene og det obligatoriske spekematfatet og tilbake på plass er endelig publikum. Skjønt, helt fullt er det ikke i dag på en mørk og dyster høstdag midt i uka. Jeg ankommer Byscenen noen minutter…

AUDREY HORNE live i Trondheim –

  Omtale av konserten med AUDREY HORNE på Byscenen i Trondheim, 1. Mai 2021   Anmeldt av Roger Hagerupsen   Lørdagskveld i Trondheim, og endelig klart for konsert igjen. Rådende regler sier at det kun kan være 100 tilskuere,  da sittende på faste plasser, og ikke minst tidlig skjenkestopp kl. 22.  Så i kveld er…

ENSLAVED live i Trondheim –

    ENSLAVED BYSCENEN 4/11 – 2020 TRONDHEIM Det er kaotiske tilstander i verden med to gamle menn som sloss om makten i USA, en pandemi som ikke ser ut til å ville slippe taket riktig enda og økt polarisering mellom folk hvor en enn snur seg (mye pga. av nevnte presidentvalg og pandemien). En…

TOTSÅSROCK 2021 –

  Må bli meir som et tebakeblikk/stemningsrapport egentlig? Du får læs over å sjå ka du trur..TOTSÅS I CORONAENS TIDEt par uker har gått siden Totsåsrock, en av de få festivalene som arrangerte tilnærmet som vanlig gikk av stabelen.Denne lille festivalen er plassert i trønderske Lierne, midt ute i skogen, noe som gir en unik…

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