It took quite a while to release the album. Due to the circumstances and war in their Ukrainian home, it had to be postponed from 2022 to 2023. Now the waiting in over. “Dreams Of Lands Unseen” will finally be released and I am indeed quite impressed. Of course Helle’s outstanding vocals are the highlight of Ignea’s sound and I really appreciate the evolution of the band.
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.
There are a lot of festivals in summer. Some are rainy. Some are sunny. Some are hot and dry, some are cold and wet. However, there is only one festival embedded in such a wonderful, picturesque landscape as the Rockharz Festival.
Reflecting the reaction of the metalverse to the war in Ukraine and attempting to differentiate between morals and politics. War shifts priorities and reveals commercial interests above the moral of anti-war songs. Who is good and who is evil. It’s complicated!
Metal is war and war is metal – in the ears of the mainstream, but also on a psychological level. Then again metal is also a child of the hippie era, a revolutionist and has always been highly political. Follow us on this journey into the war in metal.
A perfect live experience: Jinjer is touring continental Europe again. They present their just recently release album Wallflowers and two support acts: Hypno5e from France and Space Of Variations from their home Ukraine.
We all miss concerts. Real concerts! Wven more, we all need concerts. They are of essential for us all. Most importantly, they were possible in late summer 2020. What sacrifices have we made and what can we hope to get in 2021?