Author: Edwin van Hoof

Hatriot – Dawn Of The New Centurion (2014)

HATRIOT “Dawn Of The New Centurion” Massacre Records As if it was written in the stars; recently Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza announced his reunion with good ol’ Exodus. Prior tot this new engagement Souza released “Dawn of the New Centurion” with his band Hatriot, consisting of father Souza and his two sons Cody (bass) and Nick (drums), alongside guitar slashers Kosta Varvatakis and Miguel Esperanza. It’s the second album from the driven quintet gripping back to the classic style of thrashy and furious metal in the vein of Bay Areas finest. It revives the spirit of The Legacy and Exodus...

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Navarone – Vim and Vigor (2014)

Century Media Records – May 6, 2014 Review by Edwin van Hoof Even though Gene Simmons pronounces rock to be dead and big national radio stations across the globe seem to empower his words, there’s so much adventurous music released. Festivals and clubs are unwilling to bow their heads to the statements of Kiss’ founder, nor do they adept to the boycott of radio stations, programming up and coming rock bands by the dozen. One of those hard working bands with extreme touring and working ethic is Dutch Navarone. The band releases their second album “Vim and Vigor” which...

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Steve Vai in Full Grandeur at De Roma Theater

On September 7, 2013, Steve Vai and his band were scheduled at the wonderful De Roma Theater, an old theatre restored into its classical grandeur without discarding the fact it had been closed for more than 3 decades. During those days the magical atmosphere it was known for crumbled and the interior gotten in decline. It is the restored interior combined with that gritty decline which is captured in the Theatres arena today. The grandeur is back without lacking the character its demise, an overwhelming experience. In the old days this magnificent venue hosted a wide variety of names...

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Rock Meets Classic 2014

It is one of the finest events of the year, the annual Rock Meets Classic event! Rock Meets Classic is 20 performances in 20 cities in only a 4 week time. Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be enjoying the sublime musical interaction of hardrock’s and rock’s finest, re-arranged and performed by a full blown classical orchestra together with the Mat Sinner Band. Sinner himself is one of the driving forces behind the event in which he does not only take place fronting his band, he also is one of the arranging and creative masterminds behind the event, coming up...

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