RISE! on Inferno Festival Magazine 2020

Posteado en Inicio el 1 d-03:00 January d-03:00 2020 por RISE!

Jorge Patacas, editor-in-chief and writer of RISE! has recently been involved in the Inferno Festival Magazine 2020 doing an interview with the Norwegian band VREID who will be playing at the festival this year.
The other interviews were conducted by Gunnar Sauermann (Metal Hammer) and Roy Kristensen (Imhotep / Scream Magazine).
Check out the online version below!


Best 150 metal songs of the 2010’s!

Posteado en Inicio el 22 d-03:00 December d-03:00 2019 por RISE!

The 2010’s decade is coming to an end and we selected 150 metal songs from the last ten years. Check out the playlist below!




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Best of Metal 2019!

Posteado en Inicio el 21 d-03:00 December d-03:00 2019 por RISE!

These are our picks for the Best 20 Metal Songs of 2019!

Turn up the volume and enjoy some CANDLEMASS, DARKTHRONE, TOOL, INSOMNIUM, JINJER, MAYHEM and many more!!




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Concert Reviews: MOONSPELL / ROTTING CHRIST at Parkteatret (Oslo, Norway)

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MOONSPELL / ROTTING CHRIST at Parkteatret (Oslo, Norway)

Special Guests: SILVER DUST

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

by Jorge Patacas


The Portuguese dark titans Moonspell visited Oslo as part of “The Fall of Darkness” European tour which also includes the Greek masters Rotting Christ and the four-piece Silver Dust as special guests. Due to personal reasons, I couldn’t arrived on time to see the performance of the steampunk goth outfit from Switzerland, but I’ve heard only good comments from the attendees at the sold out venue.
It’s always a pleasure to see Rotting Christ live. The Athens-based band has always delivered great albums and they always give 100% on their live show and this was no exception. Earlier this year, they released their latest album, “The Heretics”, which also got positive reviews from fans and media worldwide. Unfortunately, they could play just two songs from this album (“Fire, God and Fear” and “Dies Irae”) since they only had a one-hour set, but nobody would complain about this when they open their performance with “666” and its hypnotic beats. That wasn’t the only song we got to hear from “Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy”, the album they released in 2013. They also played the title track as well as “In Yumen-Xibalba” and “Grandis Spiritus Diavolos” which was one of the highlights having the audience singing those three words out loud.

They concluded their intense performance with the classic “Non Serviam”, which is also the name of the book they published last year, in which they tell the official story of the band.
Under the same publishing company (Cult Never Dies), Moonspell just released a book as well. It’s called “Wolves Who Were Men”, they tell in detail every period of the band from the very beginning with their previous name Morbid God to this day. Two large crosses were lying on the stage, one on each side, when the vocalist Fernando Ribeiro appeared carrying a big lantern in his hand while they started to play the first song of the evening, the dramatic sounding “Em Nome Do Medo”, from their latest conceptual album “1755” (2017). This album is based on the Lisbon earthquake of that year and it’s written entirely in portuguese, their native language. The theatrics were there too, he even wore a plague mask for the title track and there were going to be more surprises on that sense. After playing “In Tremor Dei”, it was time for “Opium”, a Gothic Metal classic track taken from their “Irreligious” album from 1996.
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Concert Reviews: DEVIN TOWNSEND at Sentrum Scene (Oslo, Norway)

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DEVIN TOWNSEND at Sentrum Scene (Oslo, Norway)

Special Guests: HAKEN

Sunday, November 24, 2019

by Jorge Patacas


Creative genius Devin Townsend returned to Oslo after eight months where he performed acoustically as part of the “An Evening with Devin Townsend” tour. This time the focus was his latest solo album called “Empath” which was released earlier this year via InsideOut Music label.
The evening started with the opening act Haken, hailing from London, England. This six-piece outfit has been around since 2007 and have released five full-length albums so far with a great reception from fans and media. And that night wasn’t an exception as they played in front of an enthusiastic crowd who showed up early to see their concert too. Their style is clearly rooted in the Progressive Metal, but they play it in a modern way which means they have influences from the likes of Meshuggah specially on the riffs, and they even throw some jazz influences on the mix which are always praised by the fans. Highlights of the show were “Cockroach King” which they call their “hit” and the final song “1985” which features synthetizers that really take us on a journey to the 80’s.
After some minutes, it was turn for Devin Townsend and his current solo band that consists of ten members from which the first to come out on stage was mexican Diego Tejeida who is actually keyboardist for Haken, so he manages to play two complex sets every night. He appeared on stage with a hawaiian shirt and began mixing piña coladas to serve to the other musicians who were also dressed as if they were on vacations. That’s what Devin actually said when he took the mic for the first time in the evening, they would take us on vacation for two hours. They started the show with “Borderlands” and “Evermore”, two songs from his latest release while a caribbean beach was displayed on the big screen behind the stage.
As the setlist went on, we were transported to snowy landscapes, the night, the day, and even the Northern Lights. The visual part on his show is as important as the music, and the images adapt in a perfect way to each climate on the songs, they even change in every change of tempo in perfect timing, no failures. Really impressive.
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