Winter Madness is coming. It is not the first time it is going to take place and yet, somehow I managed to miss it all over the years. Gladly, I change it this year and am curious about the event. So here they are, my findings to rouse your appetite for the Winter Madness on 9th and 10th December at Jahnhalle Hirschhaid nearby Bamberg, Franconia. A crowd of roughly 500 heads should get the venue decently packed which makes it a mid-sized venue rather than one of the big concert halls.
While most visitors to concerts and festivals concentrate on the obvious only, the bands on stage, I often like to take a closer look behind. Who are the people working hard for it since we know, Pink is not there for our entertainment? What goes on backstage, who is in charge? How much work is behind a three days’ event? At least, who are those people who seem to play a role in front of stage as part of the audience? Here is a little insight from the Rock and Metal Day'z, Whitsun 2022.
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 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.
Dust In Mind come from Strasbourg to shred in peace but to bring “CTRL”, already released in autumn 2021, on glamorous stages. The five Alsatians add a fine selection of pieces from previous albums to their set - a neat package for their first European headlining tour.
May the fourth is gone, June the fourth has come, and with it the force of Van Canto’s new release “To The Power of Eight”. Besides the review, we met Stefan Schmidt for a relaxed interview!