Primul invitat la Transylvania Comic Con – un actor din The Vampire Diaries și The Flash

Transylvania Comic Con, primul eveniment din afara Capitalei dedicat pasionaților de jocuri, filme, seriale, benzi desenate și nu numai, începe să își contureze lista de invitați de la Hollywood.

Așadar, Rick Cosnett, cunoscut pentru rolul său negativ din serialul fenomen The Vampire Diaries, va porni în căutare de vampiri, vârcolaci și alte creaturi supranaturale chiar în inima Transilvaniei în perioada 18-20 octombrie.

Astfel, actorul care îi interpretează pe dr. Wesley “Wes” Maxfield (The Vampires Diaries), precum și pe  Edward “Eddie” Thawne din spin off-ul Arrow, The Flash, se va întâlni cu fanii la Sala Polivalentă din Cluj Napoca, unde va răspunde întrebărilor, va face fotografii și va oferi autografe.

Rick Cosnett s-a născut în Zimbabwe, s-a mutat apoi în Australia, iar acum trăiește în Statele Unite. Actorul și-a trecut în palmares și apariții în seriale ca Castle sau NCIS. El nu este singurul actor din familie, fiind chiar vărul celebrului britanic Hugh Grant.

Transylvania Comic Con își propune să devină un reper al evenimentelor de acest gen în regiune, alături de East European Comic Con, cel mai amplu eveniment în acest moment  din centrul și estul Europei.

“Clujean fiind, mi-am dorit foarte mult să venim cu evenimentul în inima Transilvaniei, mai ales că de aici a pornit toată pasiunea […] În ultimii doi, trei ani, am analizat și am pregătit Transylvania Comic Con, în special pentru că trebuie să îl structurăm pentru o locație cu totul nouă pentru noi. Tocmai de aceea, va avea o personalitate proprie și o identitate unică, întrucât ne dorim să devină rapid un reper pentru regiune. Sperăm ca publicul să fie deschis și să susțină prima ediție printr-o participare cât mai numeroasă”, a declarat Mircea Mureșan, managerul general al East European Comic Con și Transylvania Comic Con.

De asemenea, cele mai importante nume din industria de gaming vor lua parte la Transylvania Comic Con și le vor oferi pasionaților șansa de a testa cele mai noi jocuri sau de a lua parte la competiții cu premii însemnate, folosind echipamente de ultimă generație.

Dintre atractiile principale nu vor lipsi o zonă de street food cu mâncăruri delicioase, concursuri de cosplay, artiști de bandă desenată, demonstrații de VR, precum și un târg generos unde vizitatorii pot interacționa cu expozanții și pot alege din miile de produse inedite, inspirate din producțiile sci-fi preferate.

Prima ediție East European Comic Con, căreia i-au trecut pragul în jur de 9300 de oameni, a avut loc în 2013, iar evenimentul de anul trecut a adunat aproximativ 48.000 de vizitatori din țară și din străinătate. La București, organizatorii se pregătesc pentru a șaptea ediție care va avea loc în weekendul 24-26 mai la Romexpo și, datorită interesul vizibil crescut al publicului, au decis anul acesta să aduca universul pop culture și în Transilvania.

De-a lungul timpului, East European Comic Con le-a oferit șansa fanilor de a întâlni personalități precum Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Aquaman), Mark Shepard (Supernatural), Daniel Gillies (The Originals), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, The Imitation Game), Sylvester McCoy (Dr.Who, The Hobbit), precum și mulți alți actori de seamă din producții de top ca Game of Thrones, Spartacus, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Fringe, Harry Potter, The Vampire Diaries, Lord of the Rings, Sherlock sau Vikings.

Biletele pentru Transylvania Comic Con se vor putea achiziționa începând cu luna mai de pe www.comic-con.ro, precum și din Magazinele Cărturești (via Myticket / Entertix).

Anneke van Giersbergen receives the Buma ROCKS! Export Award 2019

Photo credit: Bart Heemskerk

After 25 years on the international stages, Anneke van Giersbergen is more active than she has ever been. That’s why her efforts have been recognised with the Buma ROCKS! Export Award, which she will receive on June 1st during metal festival FortaRock in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Buma Cultuur supports and promotes Dutch music copyright in both The Netherlands and key export markets for Dutch music. Each year Buma Cultuur presents a number of special awards to Dutch artists for their achievements. This year, the Buma ROCKS! Export Award for the most successful Dutch artist abroad in heavy music will be awarded to Anneke van Giersbergen.

Frank Helmink, director of Buma Cultuur: “Anneke is a household name in the rock and metal world. With The Gathering she connected metal with melodies from progressive rock. She was one of the founders of the female-fronted metal movement, which is still emulated worldwide to this day. As a solo artist and with her guest appearances she has managed to attract a loyal audience, from the heart of Brabant, the province where she was born, to well into North and South America. Add to that the fact that her voice and performance are instantly recognizable across the globe, and it’s abundantly clear that the Buma ROCKS! Export Award belongs to her.”

Anneke“I am not particularly fond of looking back, but I do think a successful 25-year career is worth celebrating. I have always been driven by my love for singing and music, I don’t care that much about recognition. That is why I was very surprised and honored to receive this award.”

FortaRock takes place in Goffertpark, Nijmegen the Netherlands on June 1st and 2nd. Anyone with a weekend ticket or a ticket for Saturday June 1st can attend the presentation of the Buma ROCKS! Export Award to Van Giersbergen.

On November 19th, 1994 Anneke performed for the first time on stage with The Gathering. It marked the beginning of her professional career. On November 16th and 17th, 2019 Anneke will celebrate this anniversary with two exclusive shows at Effenaar, Eindhoven the Netherlands. She will perform a career-spanning setlist together with musicians from her solo band and VUUR. She will also be joined on stage by Daniel Cavanagh (Anathema), as well as Kamerata Zuid string orchestra.

The show on November 16th has already sold out, there are still some tickets available for November 17th.

In late 2018, Anneke released ‘Symphonized’, an 11-track live album record at two career-spanning concerts alongside Residentie Orkest The Hague, which saw solo tracks as well as compositions from VUUR, The Gentle Storm and The Gathering reimagined with the orchestra. Listen to the orchestral version of VUUR’s ‘Your Glorious Light Will Shine – Helsinki’ here: https://youtu.be/LzWAkj0uwfs

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN online:
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https://twitter.com/AnnekeAnnique
www.youtube.com/AguaDeAnniqueMusic

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Concert Evanescence la Arenele Romane pe 15 septembrie 2019

Pe 15 septembrie EVANESCENCE vor canta din nou la Bucuresti la Arenele Romane. Biletele se pun in vanzare vineri pe 3 mai la ora 10:00. Primele 300 de bilete au pret special!

Bilete: www.iabilet.ro/bilete-concert-evanescence-la-arenele-romane-42291/

Evanescence, una dintre cele mai iubite si apreciate trupe rock americane, se afla din nou intr-o formula magica in care vocea celebrei cantarete Amy Lee innobileaza piesele care au consacrat trupa si care au ramas nemuritoare pe buzele fanilor din intreaga lume. Cu albume vandute in zeci de milioane de exemplare in intreaga lume, muzica Evanescence a fost rasplatita cu numeroase nominalizari si premii internationale, printre care doua Grammy-uri primite in anul 2004 pentru piesa “Bring Me To Life”, la categoriile “Best New Artist” si “Best Hard Rock Performance”.



Albumul “Fallen” a ramas si in ziua de azi in topul preferintelor celor ce iubesc muzica rock, acesta fiind certificat cu Platina in intreaga lume. “Fallen” este unul dintre cele opt albume, ale tuturor timpurilor, care au reusit sa ramana in top Billboad 200 pentru o perioada mai mare de un an. “The Open Door” (2006) a marcat un nou succes in palmaresul celebrului grup, cu piese precum “Lithium” sau “Sweet Sacrifice”, iar “Evanescence” (2011) a ajuns pe primele locuri imediat dupa lansare si a fost premiat cu Aur in Australia, Canada si Marea Britanie.

Muzica formatiei Evanescence poarta o paleta intreaga de influente si a fost incadrata de catre critici in diverse categorii, de la rock, nu metal si gothic, la industrial, progressive sau hard rock. Cu valente sofisticate si o atentie deosebita pentru detalii, Evanescence au reusit sa ofere publicului piese fascinante care au trecut deja de proba timpului.

Biletele se gasesc in format electronic incepand cu vineri 3 mai de la ora 10:00 pe www.iabilet.ro si in magazinele Flanco, Diverta, Carturesti, Metrou Unirii 1, Muzica, IQ BOX, Uman, Libmag, Casa de Balet si pe terminalele Selfpay. Online, puteti plati cu cardul, Paypal, pe factura la Vodafone sau Orange sau ramburs prin Fan Courier oriunde in tara.

– Teren (fara loc, in fata scenei) – 229 lei in earlybird, 259 in presale si 280 la intrare
– Premium (cu loc, acces early entry cu 30 de minute) – 319 lei in earlybird, 349 lei in presale si 380 la intrare
– Acces General (cu loc) – 139 lei in earlybird, 159 lei in presale si 180 lei la intrare

Perioada earlybird este limitata la primele 300 de bilete din fiecare categorie.

Biletele Teren si VIP includ bratara textila cu artistul.
Biltele Premium includ acces in locatie cu 30 de minute inaintea deschiderii portilor
Se pun in vanzare doar 700 de bilete Premium
Pentru biletele “cu loc” accesul se face doar prin parc prin lateralele arenei.
Pentru biletele de pe Teren accesul se face pe la portile de jos din parc ale Arenelor Romane.
Biletele ofera participantilor acces doar in categoriile in care si-au cumparat bilet.
Accesul copiilor sub 7 ani este gratuit doar in zona Teren dar insotiti de un adult care are bilet.
Minorii peste 14 ani au voie la concert neinsotiti. Cei sub 14 ani trebuie sa vina insotiti de un adult posesor de bilet valabil.
La pretul tuturor biletelor comandate in earlybird si presale se adauga comisionul de emitere bilet de 10 lei.

Concertul are loc in aer liber.

Un eveniment METALHEAD & BestMusic Live Concerts powered by ROCK FM

Interview: ZFG

Teen Art Out: Let’s start by asking you how you guys ended up together to form a band?

Trev: We all had our own separate projects going at the time we decided get together in the studio. Josh and I met through a mutual friend a few years back and hit it off immediately. We ended up becoming roommates. I knew of Josh and that he is a beast of a drummer. He knew of me and dug what I did. We always wanted to jam together. I knew that we met for a reason other than just being roommates. Our projects at the time weren’t showcasing what we do as musicians. So we planned a day in the studio to let loose which lead to Sam on bass. Sam and I have known each other our whole lives. Our dad’s were in a band together. It’s crazy it took 27 years to actually play together. First time was when I was MDing for Diamante on a short tour run a year back. I played guitar on Dia’s record so they asked me to bring some of my guys out. The universe spoke and told me to call Sam for the gig. Immediately, Sam and I had a music chemistry as well as being family. His groove is so deep. Sam and Josh together are one frightening rhythm section. So he was our go to for bass. Jules and I kept running into each other in the Hollywood Jam circuit. He was doing his solo thing. Very soul, R&B Pop. When we were looking for a singer to get in with us, he happened to post a video of him performing on stage. He’s one hell of a performer. He went to his high register which then morphed him into Steven Tyler, Myles Kennedy, and Axl Rose cocktail. I text him to see if he would be into the idea of doing a rock project for fun. He was all about it. We walked in the studio not knowing what would come of it. Just to make music with no rules or overthinking. Just to have fun. The phrase we said was “No commitment unless we have to commit.” So we called the session ZFG (Zero Fucks Given) We recorded Holehearted that day. The band chemistry was undeniable. The vibe and love in the room was undeniable. We knew at that point, this was bigger than us. We had too much fun creating that song and that was it. We dropped our projects and became ZFG. It stuck as the band name.   


T.A.O.: When coming up with your sound, how did you describe it to each other?

Trev: My pop called us heavy Earth, Wind and Fire. We laughed but it’s kind of right on. It’s a mix of funk, rock with a touch of sexy. You want to sing chorus’ and at the same time move to them, mosh to them. We bring a bunch of our separate influences into one. It’s exciting.   

Jules: This was something so new to me. Although I always listened to everything, I never thought I’d be in a rock band. When I heard the first few bars of the track that Trev sent me to write to, I immediately was impressed by the sound of it all and found it very easy to write to. I just brought my own thing to the table, which comes from the realms of RnB and Soul. We described to each other as ZERO FUCKS GIVEN. Obviously we’re rocking out, but the ingredients to the recipe are coming from different corners of the world. We’re unique.   

Sam: I wouldn’t say that we ever sat down and had a discussion about what sound we wanted for the band. Everyone just bring in our own style and influence to the music. Even though the end product is very rock sounding there is a lot of other influences that are a huge part of the sound. That’s part of what makes this band so fun, everyone can bring in and try whatever they’re feeling and it leads us to some pretty awesome outcomes creatively.

T.A.O.: What were your wishes for your first studio material and how has the result been similar or different than your expectations?

Josh: We just really wanted to bring the shell of the songs we had written to life and create something unique and something we all were proud of, I can safely say it definitely surpassed all our expectations. We all had a similar visions as to how we wanted every song to come to life and I feel it went above and beyond that mark. Its funny, you go into the sessions with certain favourite songs you create, and you come out afterwards with new favourites. Its a beautiful process.Trev: I feel at this point, going to the studio will always be greater than our expectations. We now sit with each other while we write with all acoustic instruments. Guitar, Bass and Josh has this crazy cajon on crack and we figure out harmonies, grooves and arrangements. When we get in the room and hear with our gear turned up and for real, it’s only mind blowing.
Sam: I’d say that we just wanted to come out of the studio with something we could be proud to show the world. We came out with exactly what we were after but I think the process of being in the studio turned out to be above our expectations. The process of writing and fleshing our the songs in the room together really just went to another level. I think there’s something to be said for not having an exact layout of the song and just seeing where you can go creatively in the moment.  

T.A.O.: You all bring different experience, with other bands and tours. How is it going from that to starting a new band?

Josh: For me I had always been the ‘hired gun’, as a session player. So it was so nice to be able to really give a part of me to these songs and create something with my brothers that is authentic and real. These songs and this sound is who we are, theres no smoke and mirrors or pretty production coverups. Its raw, what you see and hear is what you get.  

Jules: I was doing the solo artist thing for a few years in LA. It was awesome because it taught me how to take care of my business, how to deal with musicians and producers and such. The great thing about being in a band when it works is that you’re not the only captain of your ship, and you’re happy about it. It’s inspiring because you know you won’t be alone facing challenges and successes along the way. Happiness is meant to be shared at the end of the day. This is our happy place.   
Sam: I look at it like a new adventure. Every project is different and some allow you to express different things. Any time you can create something new with people you connect with is always an incredible experience.


T.A.O.: A recent study I encountered read that “becoming a successful artist is more about who you know than how creative or original your art is”. Would you agree with that?

Josh: It can be sometimes a case of who you know, but thats not the ‘end all, be all’. If you’re a carbon copy of the artist to your left and right, your music will be here today, gone tomorrow. I know between us, we all know a lot of people in this industry from all levels, yet its not about trying to win them over just because we ‘know’ them, its creating something that is unique and special to us, and connecting with the REAL people in charge of this industry.. The FANS! The rest falls into place.

Trev: From experience, its not ALL about who you know. You really have to make a name for yourself and be humble. People only want to work with people they love hanging with. There will always be someone “technically” better than you but it’s not about that. Be yourself, be respectful and bring your own vibe to the music. People will catch on.   

Jules: To make it simple. If you suck at what you do, everyone you know will know, and you won’t get anywhere with it. It’s best to be great at your craft, and surround yourself with great people.   

T.A.O.: You are preparing for quite the extensive tour. What can we expect from ZFG on stage?

Trev: A lot of fun energy! We want to provide an escape for the person watching us. Make them forget about the stress at work or at home. Get lost in the moment with us like we do with them.  

Jules: Backing Trev on this one! ENERGY and CONNECTION!!!   

T.A.O.: When starting a new band, the hope is that it will last for many years. However, if someone were to take a normal job, the prospect of signing up for something for 5-7-10 years or even more could be quite daunting. How do you see that part of it?

Jules: There is nothing normal about this “job” haha. It’s a relationship, it’s a pact, it’s a vision. It’s not daunting, it calls for epic years ahead of us.   

Sam: I don’t really see it as something daunting. Everything is just so natural and free flowing with this band. We always have a great time no matter if we’re writing, rehearsing or hanging out. It never feels like work or a commitment with these guys.  

T.A.O.: A musician friend of mine just said that “the myth of the rock star is almost like that of the Greek Gods”. How do you feel about this myth, and what is actually happening?

Josh: What goes on tour, stays on tour.Trev: myth of the rockstar? Haha The truth is it’s not 1985 anymore. For the most part everyone has toned down the crazy. We are all human beings with our own unique talent to bring to this life and this world. We are all rockstars. I want to eliminate the pedestal. 
Jules: I guess we will see how it plays out. It’s not dead, superstars are still walking our earth, and the concept of it is evolving with our society.   

Sam: I guess I can see the comparison. Every once in awhile you get someone who explodes onto the scene and then kind of burns out from the pressure. In a way it’s kind of like Icarus. The myth of the rock star is something so built up in peoples mind. Then there’s also the side of it where someone starts to think of themselves in that way when they find some success.   

T.A.O.: Do you feel that you have a social or political responsibility through your art, messages, and examples set in the public eye? Or can you exist outside of that?

Josh: Yeah, its a strange time we live in, especially with social media, everybody has a voice, yet very few people are tolerant of other peoples opinions. If it goes against the current popular flow of thought then its deemed negative. I prefer to stay away from saying or leaning to any one side, ESPECIALLY politics, religion etc. That just causes separation and divide, which is sad and serious steps in the wrong direction. I just want to create music for people to escape from all the every day bullshit, no matter where they stand in life.

Jules: No politics or religion in our music. It’s all about sex 😉   


T.A.O.: Last but not least, dream big! What are the highest hopes, the dreams, the big things you would set on a vision board?

Josh: I see us playing at Wembley Stadium, I can genuinely see it clear as day right now… I can’t wait.

Trev: We gotta play the Forum here in LA. It’s a dream I know we can accomplish.  

Jules: Greek god myth, all the way 🙌🏼   

Sam: My dream would be to keep making more music and do more shows with these guys. This is just the beginning.  

Un actor principal din seria The Vampire Diaries vine la East European Comic Con

Paul Wesley, cunoscut pentru rolul lui Stefan Salvatore din serialul care a atins un succes global, The Vampire Diaries, va participa la cea de-a șaptea ediție East European Comic Con.

Actorul de origine poloneză a făcut parte din distribuția seriei produsă de CW de la lansare și până la finalul din 2017, alcătuind trio-ul principal care a facut deliciul fanilor din toată lumea alături de Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) și Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert / Katherine Pierce).

Mai mult decât atât, Paul s-a ocupat și de regie și productie începând cu cel de-al cincilea sezon.

În afară de activitatea sa din The Vampire Diaries, el a mai avut apariții episodice în seriale precum 24, CSI, Law and Order sau The OC.

Wesley nu a stat departe nici de lungmetraje: a jucat în filme ca Mothers and daughters (alături de Susan Sarandon), The Peaceful Warrior(alături de Nick Nolte), The Baytown Outlaws (alături de Billy Bob Thornton) sau The Late Bloomer (unde i-a avut drept colegi de platou pe Brittany Snow și JK Simmons) și multe altele.

Paul Wesley este cel de-al șaselea actor ce va fi prezent anul acesta la East European Comic Con, completând lista invitaților compusă dinCarice von Houten (Melissandre din Game of Thrones), Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris din Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Vladimir Furdik (Night King din Game of Thrones) și Adam Brown (Ori din The Hobbit, Cremble din Pirates of the Caribbean).

East European Comic Comic Con va avea loc la Romexpo în perioada 24-26 mai. Pe lângă pavilionul B1, anul acesta, în premieră, organizatorii vor folosi și pavilionul central, depășind astfel recordul suprafeței de desfășurare de anul trecut.

Precedenta ediție i-a adus în fața fanilor pe Daniel Gillies (The Originals), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Jim Beaver (Supernatural), Chris Rankin (Harry Potter), Staz Nair și Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones), ilustratorii David Lloyd (co-creator V for Vendetta), Maya și Yehuda Devir și Guillermo Ortego. De asemenea, cei 48.000 de vizitatori s-au bucurat de oferte bogate din partea expozanților, de jocuri noi și echipamente IT de ultimă generație, dar și de o zonă relaxantă de boardgames, au testat și jocuri pe bază de Virtual Reality, s-au fotografiat pe Tronul de Fier și au reușit să treacă Dincolo de Zid în singurul Escape Room mobil din Europa cu tematica Game of Thrones.

Cea de-a șaptea ediție East European Comic Con nu se va lăsa mai prejos și va oferi publicului noi și noi experiențe de neuitat.

Abonamentele pentru 3 zile sunt acum disponibile online la pretul de 110 Ron pe www.comic-con.ro și în Magazinele Cărturești (via Myticket / Entertix).

Melisandre din Game of Thrones vine la East European Comic Con

Carice von Houten, nimeni alta decât Melissandre, un personaj-cheie din fenomenul Game of Thrones, va participa la cea de-a șaptea ediție a East European Comic Con, care va avea loc în perioada 24-26 mai la Romexpo. Evenimentul va fi primul din lume ce se va desfășura după finalul cel de-al optulea și ultim sezon și la care vor lua parte doi actori majori ai seriei.

Actrița va fi prezentă la eveniment pentru Q&A, poze și autografe sâmbătă (15:00 – 19:00) și în prima parte a zilei de duminică (până la ora 14:00).

Carice a reușit să ofere o interpretare iconică lui Melissandre, un personaj misterios, puternic și imprevizibil în desfășurarea de forțe din Game of Thrones. Melissandre l-a ghidat pe Stannis Baratheon în încercarea lui de a cuceri Tronul de Fier, a fost părtașă la moartea unui pretendent la tron – Renly Baratheon – dar și la readucerea la viață a unui personaj central – Jon Snow.

Adeptă a religiei lui R’hllor, zeu al luminii, “The Red Woman” așa cum este cunoscută în serial, reușeste prin talentul persuasiunii și prin demonstrația unor puteri supranaturale, să aibă un rol important în bătălia pentru tron și pentru supraviețuire în celebra serie produsă de HBO.

Înainte să o interpreteze pe Melissandre, Carice von Houten s-a făcut remarcată în seriale ca Suzy Q si Undercover Kitty pentru care a primit un trofeu, respectiv o nominalizare la premiile Golden Calf, cele mai prestigioase premii în domeniul cinematografiei din Olanda.

Carice von Houten se va reîntâlni la East European Comic Con cu colegul său de platou din Game of Thrones, Vladimir Furdik (Night King). Cei doi se alătură lui Nicholas Brendon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) și Adam Brown (The Hobbit, Pirates of the Caribbean) pentru o întâlnire de neuitat cu fanii. Evenimentul va avea loc la Romexpo în weekendul 24-26 mai. Pe lângă pavilionul B1, anul acesta, în premieră, organizatorii vor folosi și pavilionul central, depășind astfel recordul suprafeței de desfășurare de anul trecut.

Precedenta ediție i-a adus în fața fanilor pe Daniel Gillies (The Originals), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Jim Beaver (Supernatural), Chris Rankin (Harry Potter), Staz Nair și Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones), ilustratorii David Lloyd (co-creator V for Vendetta), Maya și Yehuda Devir și Guillermo Ortego. De asemenea, cei 48.000 de vizitatori s-au bucurat de oferte bogate din partea expozanților, de jocuri noi și echipamente IT de ultimă generație, dar și de o zonă relaxantă de boardgames, au testat și jocuri pe bază de Virtual Reality, s-au fotografiat pe Tronul de Fier și au reușit să treacă Dincolo de Zid în singurul Escape Room mobil din Europa cu tematica Game of Thrones.

Cea de-a șaptea ediție East European Comic Con nu se va lăsa mai prejos și va oferi publicului noi și noi experiențe de neuitat.

Abonamentele pentru 3 zile sunt acum disponibile online la pretul de 110 Ron pe www.comic-con.ro și în Magazinele Cărturești (via Myticket / Entertix).

„Stage Moments – by ASP” Concert și expoziție caritabilă

Asociația Stage Photo organizează vineri, 10 mai, începând cu orele 19:00, evenimentul caritabil „Stage Moments – by ASP”, care va avea loc în club Quantic și va debuta cu vernisajul unei expoziții de fotografie, urmat de două concerte acustice susținute de E.M.I.L. și Orkid.

Prin acest proiect, Asociația Stage Photo își propune să demareze o acțiune caritabilă în vederea strângerii de fonduri suplimentare, pentru a susține cauza începută de MagiCAMP, o comunitate vibrantă formată din voluntari și oameni care gândesc și simt la fel și lucrează împreună pentru a avea un impact semnificativ în viețile copiilor și familiilor lor.

Asociația Stage Photo a selectat 50 dintre cele mai valoroase fotografii de concert realizate de către membrii săi, pentru a fi expuse în cadrul unei expoziții cu vânzare, pornind de la o donație minimă sugerată. Sumele vor fi donate în totalitate comunității MagiCAMP.

Orkid, trioul de shoegazeri nervoși din București își definesc stilul ca fiind post-traumatic blues. Pentru ei este definitorie afecțiunea și respectul pentru balene, orci și tot felul de alte bestii marine, terestre și extraterestre.

Înființată în anul 2000, E.M.I.L. este una dintre cele mai longevive și mai cunoscute trupe din România. Cu puternice rădăcini în punk, sound-ul lor a evoluat în ultimii ani în direcții alternative rock și post-hardcore.

Despre MagiCAMP: “Magic is something YOU make!” – acesta este crezul nostru la MagiCAMP. Suntem o comunitate de OAMENI BUNI care își unesc forțele pentru a ajuta copiii bolnavi de cancer și pe familiile lor. Suntem mai mult decât o echipă, suntem o familie și ne place să folosim orice context pentru a ne conecta unii cu ceilalți.

Asociația Stage Photo este un ONG tânăr, ce se vrea a fi un catalizator în crearea unei comunități dedicate fotografilor care au afinități cu artele spectacolului. Asociația urmărește derularea unor proiecte de nișă, menite să valorifice vizual un potențial insuficient exploatat, precum și susținerea pasiunii pentru fotografie a membrilor săi, reprezentarea și organizarea de acțiuni și evenimente civice, expoziții de fotografie și publicarea de materiale dedicate fotografiei.

Pentru membrii Asociației Stage Photo, muzica reprezintă mai mult decât sunet. Muzica unește. Muzica aduce clipe. Muzica aduce viață. Muzica vindecă. Muzica inspiră. Pe noi ne-a inspirat să facem la rândul nostru tot ce face muzica pentru noi.”

Dirty Shirt & Orchestra / Lansare album Bucuresti

13 Aprilie. Quantic. Dirty Shirt și Transylvanian FolkCore Orchestra ne arată cum se face la Maramu’. Un show de ținut minte prin care lansează
noul album, Letchology.

Este al doilea concert Dirty Shirt pe care îl văd. Dacă primul concert m-a convins să îi revăd, acest al doilea concert m-a transformat într-o fană adevarată.

Seara a început cu francezii de la ZE GRAN ZEFT, care au fost o surpriza plăcută pentru mine. Au sunat foarte bine, au interacționat cu publicul, cu anumite glume mai mult sau mai puțin nesărate. Până la urmă, daca e să îi învățăm română, trebuie să începem cu înjurăturile. Înapoi la muzică, stilul lor mă duce cu gândul la rock-ul alternativ al anilor ’90. Per total, foarte interesanți, cu un sunet bun și prezență scenică.

Dirty Shirt urcă pe scenă alături de orchestră și își încep concertul în fața unui public dedicat, pornit să cânte, să țipe, să danseze. Exact cum le spune și descrierea, seara concertului a fost PARTY FOLKCORE GIPSY METAL FROM TRANSYLVANIA! Iar seara trecută s-a simțit cu adevărat ca o mare petrecere.

Dirty Shirt sunt una dintre formațiile care sunt mult mai bune live decât pe album. Scena mică din Quantic este neîncăpătoare, la propriu și la figurat, pentru tot ce ne oferă ei în această seară. Toată energia lor, toată atmosfera, tot ce înseamnă pe scenă, nu au cum să fie surprinse destul în studio. Iar comentariile politice și sociale sigur sunt sarea și piperul unui concert.

În concert ne-au trecut prin discografie, cântând melodii noi dar și cele deja cunoscute. Am apreciat cât de mult permit melodiile lor intervenția publicului, print ritm, cântat, aplaudat. Având și fragmente deja faimoase din folclorul românesc, sigur ajută, precum “Cobzar”, “Ciuleandra”, “Săraca inima me” sau “Dulce-i vinu”. Dar și noile melodii sunt la fel de apreciate de un public care deja îi cunoaște bine. Folkcore să fie!

Cum o petrecere nu e adevărat petrecere până când nu se întâmplă ceva mai ieșit din comun, și de data aceasta am avut parte de crowdsurfing.
Dan “Rini” Craciun, vocalistul, și-a luat barca și a început să cânte Bad Apples în timp ce publicul îl purta prin sală.

Spectacolul nu se putea încheia fără un wall of death pe “Mental Csardas”, sau fără “Pălincă” că doar am zis că e petrecere.

La final, pot spune că am rămas impresionată de concert, de formație, de atmosferă. Îmi pare rău de cei care au ratat concertul, pentru că au pierdut ceva chiar special.

Septicflesh live in Bucharest – concert review

The first months of 2019 were pretty quite regarding big shows, but somehow March and April unleashed the mayhem. Everyting started on a Saturday night, on 31th March, when I was heading to Quantic club to attend a very special show of one of my favorite bands. Maximum Rock announced that Septicflesh will return to our lands months ago and the hype got really real.

Science of Disorder was the first act of the night. Knew nothing of them and had no expectations. Though I arrived a short time after they started playing I managed to listen enough to have an opinion. The first thought that came through my mind was the similar sound they had to Septicflesh. Actually, I think they might have been the closest band to the headliner from that night, which is never a bad thing. I always enjoy seeing bands that come from the same range of vibes and sounds. Not saying they have the same songs or hit the same notes, but was definitely something different from those generic fast heavy riffs. They had a pretty decent public which they managed to engage and keep alive. The funny thing was the aspect of the band members. For what was going to happen that night in Quantic, the guys seemed a bit „soft”. However, the show was a real success and got the audience hyped for rest of the night.

Photo by Carlos Funes

Diabolical was the band that caught my attention from the very first song. Though I find the capes a bit generic and mainstream for this kind of bands, their unique sound was really intriguing. There was this perfect balance between heavy riffs, melodic parts, and growling and kept me there, starring. They made such a transition between the first band and those who were to come, that you would have no doubt you came to the right Death/Black metal show. Diabolical is certainly a band focused on atmospheric elements, from the black capes to the warm light colors and a constant feeling of darkness. You know a band is good when the people outside the venue are starting to come and watch, nodding their heads and whispering to each other, while keeping their eyes on the stage. I really hope to see them again soon.


Photo by Carlos Funes

About Krisiun I don’t precisely what to say because I knew them before but I was never really a fan. However, they made a show to remember and the audience loved every moment. Despite their raw riffs coming from Moyses Kolesne, the brothers Kolesne are the perfect driving force behind the band with vocalist Alex Camargo‘s brutal “approach”. It was a show on point, full of energy, moshpits, and smiles, marked by surprising cover. I didn’t get the chance to see Motorhead live, but Krisiun made “Ace of Spades” sound really authentic.


Photo by Carlos Funes

After half-an-hour set change and sound checking, we finally got to be introduced to the Greek Gods. In my opinion, Septicflesh is one the best bands one can see live. They know how to put up a show like no one else. Their connection with the audience, the way they are always trying to engage the people, the record-like sound, the attitude of Seth, all of these are the pieces of an exceptional show. The only downfall was the heavy amount of dry ice which never really cleared so anyone could catch a proper view of the band. In a way it was a plus for the atmosphere.


Photo by Carlos Funes

The classical „Destroy Style” Septicflesh atmosphere never really left the stage. The show started with „Portrait of the Headless Man” and lasted a little more than an hour, where each song seemed to have every human emotion playing on stage with the raspy high-pitched vocals of Seth.

The thing I love about Seth, the leader of the band, is how he interacts with the crowd and how he s trying to make them a part of this huge orchestration. You could really feel that each band member was well prepared to give everything they had, and so they did.


Photo by Carlos Funes

We got the chance to listen to songs from Codex Omega like “Enemy of Truth” and “Martyr”, but the best moments of the show were the crowd became really enthusiastic were during “Pyramid God”, “Prometheus” and „Persepolis”. However, “Anubis” was the moment when everyone lost their minds, singing, screaming, jumping, feeling every note.


Photo by Carlos Funes

I didn’t realize how full the club was until I called it a night a left the club. The night overall was a big success, and I cannot wait to see the bands again, soon. Until then, many thanks to Maximum Rock for make it happen this time.

Godsmack/Like a Storm live in Bucharest – concert review

On a lovely 1st April Monday, a perfect combo I might say, my steps took me to Arenele Romane, where I was going to fully enjoy a Godsmack and Like a Storm show. I knew the schedule will have no delay so I was at the venue by 7:30 PM.

Photo by Carlos Funes

Like A Storm is a band that came to our lovely country from New Zealand. I am a big fan of those guys for some years now and had some expectations regarding their show. With a sound so loud it forced me to wear earplugs, the guys took the stage, opening things up with lead singer Chris Brooks on the didgeridoo (very unusual instrument for such a band). As this was a first for me, and likely for most in attendance, but the combination of didgeridoo with the heavy guitar riffs of Matt Brooks, coupled with the strong bass lines of Kent Brooks, seemed to work perfectly. Like A Storm performed a short, but extremly energetic set that included past hits such as “Wish You Hell”, “Become The Enemy”, and closing with “Love The Way You Hate Me” (favorite song). The last song had a little special moment when Chris threw himself in the audience, jumping and singing around. They engaged the public in such a way that by the end of the show they definitely left with a strong romanian fan base. However, the sound was so loud I could barely understand the vocals in some songs. Overall the show was great and raised to my expectations.

Photo by Carlos Funes

So this was Godsmack’s second show in Bucharest. Usually, two days in a raw shows make me skeptical about the audience. To my surprise, the show was almost sold out (the first one was a full-house) and there was little space to move or breath.

Áfter the usually “move things around the stage” break, the Boston natives attacked with the song “Someday” from their latest release “When legends Rise”. With his trademark vocal power, frontman Sully Erna delivered a high energy set with records like “When Legends Rise”, “Unforgettable”, “Someday”, and “Bulletproof”. Guitarist Tony Rombola delivered the goods in his own inimitable style, and although he may not be flashy, he can certainly hold his own music wise, putting out some of the heaviest guitar riffs.

Photo by Carlos Funes

As for Shannon himself, he is just a treat to watch, putting on a drum show that might as well stand for himself. With arms flying in ways that the human body isn’t meant to move or catching his drum sticks while holding down the beat, Shannon truly is a master at what he does. However, the highlight of the drumming part was the battle between Sully and Shannon, “Batalla de los Tambores”. Featuring two drum sets that move out towards the front of the stage, Sully and Shannon have a drum off, taking turns drumming back and forth and also together at times with killer precision. Judging by the smiles on their faces, this might be their favorite part of the show too.

Sully didnt’t waste too much time chattering between songs, so Godsmack delivered a killer 2 hours set of heavy rock, which also included hits from the past including “1000HP”, “Cryin’ Like A Bitch”, “Voodoo”, and “Whatever”. Still, I don’t know if it was because of the stress or weariness but Sully missed many notes on some songs, kinda ruining them. Also, the sound was still a bit too loud, but far better than what Like a Storm had.


They closed out the evening with “I Stand Alone” and a funny cover of ACDC’s Highway to Hell. Godsmack is one of those bands that let you know the rock n roll is alive and well. And nothing tells you that more than the Godsmack women panties from the merchandise area. :))

About the organization there is not much to say. They were on point with everything, there were no lines at the bars or at the counters, the access was on time, no delays in the schedule, everyone left happy. Overall, the night was pretty awesome and I can’t wait to see both bands again soon. Until then, thank you Metalhead for making things happen.

Photos by Carlos Funes.