Interview: CLIFF BURTON MUSEUM

by Jorge Patacas September 27, 1986 was a tragic day in the history of metal. As part of their “Damage Inc.” tour, in support of the “Master of Puppets” album, Metallica was travelling from Stockholm, Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark when suddenly the tour bus skidded off the road in Dörarp, a small locality in Ljungby municipality in Sweden. The bass player Cliff Burton was thrown violently through the window of the bus, which then fell on top of him and he died instantly. On October 3, 2006, a memorial stone…

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Concert Reviews: AGNOSTIC FRONT at SALT (Oslo, Norway)

AGNOSTIC FRONT at SALT (Oslo, Norway) Opening acts: CLAIMSTAKER – THE WHALERS Wednesday, June 29, 2022 by Jorge Patacas   As part of their European tour 2022, the Godfathers of New York Hardcore, Agnostic Front, returned to Norway after three years thanks to Radar Booking. This time the show was at SALT, a cultural arena located next to the Oslo fjord that has six stages, six saunas and several serving areas. When entering the indoors area where the show was going to happen, it was a surprise to see that…

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Concert Reviews: TONS OF ROCK 2022

TONS OF ROCK 2022 – Ekebergsletta (Oslo, Norway) June 23-25, 2022 by Jorge Patacas Since its inception in 2014, Tons of Rock has become one of the most important rock festivals in Norway and nowadays it’s definitely the biggest one in the country when it comes to this genre. Three years have passed since the last edition and this time a total of 52 countries were represented in the audience and a total of 80.000 tickets were sold over the three days. Since the number of people doubled this year,…

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Concert Reviews: EVANESCENCE / LEPROUS / YONAKA at Oslo Spektrum (Oslo, Norway)

EVANESCENCE at Oslo Spektrum (Oslo, Norway) Opening Acts: LEPROUS – YONAKA Wednesday, June 15, 2022 by Jorge Patacas   Almost twenty years have passed since Evanescence hit the mainstream charts with their album “Fallen”. There were many lineup changes since then with their vocalist Amy Lee being the only remaining original member today. They released an album called “The Bitter Truth” last year and were finally able to promote it on an European tour with a date in Oslo on June 15th. When entering the venue (Oslo Spektrum, which has…

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Concert Reviews: MEGADETH at Sentrum Scene (Oslo, Norway)

MEGADETH at Sentrum Scene (Oslo, Norway) Sunday, June 5, 2022 by Jorge Patacas   Before releasing their long-awaited new album “The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!”, Megadeth embarked on an European tour in late spring and summer with a show in Oslo on June 5th. Last time they played in the capital of Norway was at Oslo Spektrum in January 2020 on their tour with Five Finger Death Punch where the latter were the headliners. Yes, quite strange, I know. Six months before that, the iconic Dave Mustaine had…

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