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KiaRa is one of Imperial Age’s two female vocalists – beside Jane Odintsova. She released her first solo album “Storyteller” in 2020. In her own words, “the sound on this album [Archangel] is much higher quality and professional than on the first one album ‘Storyteller’. The music is also more mature.” I personally liked Storyteller for its roughness quite a lot, let’s see and hear about the progress now.
The Ultima Ratio Fest caravan delivers a set of gems, no, actually of most exquisite crown jewels of harsh metal to our door-step venues in Europe these days. Finnish melancholic metal wizards, Insomnium and the Portuguese gothic metalists of Moonspell share their co-headlining tour in the finest company of Borkagar, Wolfheart and Hinanyana.
Between the dates of the Iron Maiden Tour playing in front of 50.000 metal heads, Lord of The Lord find the time for some Killer Filler shows. Venues smaller than the stage only of the named tour but their own headliner shows. They play a few well-chosen smaller festivals as the Castle Rock at Mühlheim. Today they are hosted by legendary Colos Saal at Aschaffenburg/Lower Franconia. The capacity is 500 and the show is sold out.
There is only one festival embedded in such a wonderful, picturesque landscape as the Rock Harz Festival from 6th to 9th July, one day longer than usual as a bit of a compensation. With its up to 22,000 visitors it is a middle sized festival nearby the town of Ballenstedt. Let’s see how everything worked out this year because it is a constantly growing festival.
Summer has come to the Hessian hinterlands and so have some 1200 metalheads to celebrate the M:O:A festival after two years break. A cosy metal festival with family atmosphere and cool music! Long life the small festivals!