Concert Reviews: SONATA ARCTICA at Parkteatret (Oslo, Norway)

SONATA ARCTICA at Parkteatret (Oslo, Norway) Special Guests: EDGE OF PARADISE – TEMPLE BALLS Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by Jorge Patacas   After their acoustic tour that landed in Oslo last March, the Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica returned to the Tiger City, this time with an electric set as part of their European leg of the tour in support of their latest album “Talviyö” (Finnish word for “Winter Night”). Doors opened at 19 hs. and half an hour later, the first opening band took the stage. What a great…

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Concert Reviews: ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO at Herr Nilsen (Oslo, Norway)

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO at Herr Nilsen (Oslo, Norway) Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by Jorge Patacas   On March 27, the legendary Testament guitar player, Alex Skolnick, arrived in Oslo with his Alex Skolnick Trio project, which also features Nathan Peck on bass/double bass and Matt Zebroski on drums. The event took place at Herr Nilsen, a small Jazz club located in front of the court where Varg Vikernes was sentenced in 1994. For those who are not familiar with Alex’s side project, it was formed in the beginning of the…

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Concert Reviews: UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS at Rockefeller Music Hall (Oslo, Norway)

UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS at Rockefeller Music Hall (Oslo, Norway) Opening Act: L.A. WITCH Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Jorge Patacas   Seven years have passed since I discovered the British band Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats with their second album “Blood Lust”, released via Rise Above Records, owned by Lee Dorrian (Cathedral, ex Napalm Death), as well as the rest of their five-album discography. It’s shocking to see the amount of bands that have emerged in this decade playing Occult Rock in the style of the late 60’s…

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