To start with a conclusion in the introduction of a review is not common, but here it is: No better way to celebrate 25 years of Anneke van Giersbergen on stage, than the two shows in Effenaar in Eindhoven. The lucky ones who witnessed Anneke’s anniversary concerts on 16 and 17 November will no doubt agree. Text: Mark van Schaick // Photography: Dani Silvia For almost three hours Mrs. van
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In part 2 of this interview, Anneke discusses being a mother and a rock singer at the same time, why she likes her rock scene masculine, the genius of Devin Townsend, the super-coolness of hearing your own voice in the rides in Dutch theme park Efteling, and her social media approach. Also, for the first time ever in an interview, Anneke comments on her leaving The Gathering in 2007. Be
Unless you have lived under a stone, you have heard the voice of Anneke van Giersbergen more than once over the last 25 years. From her early days with The Gathering to her powerful gigs with VUUR last year, the good-humored and open-minded singer has captivated audiences around the world with her unique melodic style. After an American tour lasting from September 19th to October 21st, Anneke will commemorate her
If you want to know how the international metal business network is threaded, you should check out the Inferno Music Conference and the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway. Mark van Schaick did, and he came home a tired but happy bunny. Text & photos by Mark van Schaick Every year at Easter, Inferno Metal Festival offers a selection of the biggest names in Norwegian extreme metal, and not just
One of the best things of living in the Netherlands must be its festival climate. Oh hell, let’s be specific: the best thing about being an adventurous metal fan in the Netherlands is the annual trek to Roadburn. Never Mind The Hype has been a media partner of this festival extraordinaire for some years. In the following article we take an in-depth look at the conception and production of one
Op de Inferno Metal Conference in Oslo kun je netwerken tot je een ons weegt. Combineer de conferentie met het Inferno Metal Festival, waar naast Dimmu Borgir, Witchcraft, Opeth, Urfaust en Ruins of Beverast dit jaar ook “onze” Carach Angren en AltarEgo spelen, dan beleef je een heel andere Pasen dan je gewend bent! Muziekjournalist en voormalig Buma ROCKS!-medewerker Mark van Schaick geeft een kijkje achter de schermen van Inferno