Tarja Turunen – 360 Degrees. The best of Tarja la Circul Metropolitan București (Globus)

Tarja Turunen revine în România pe 23 ianuarie 2020 pentru a-i oferi publicului său o noapte memorabilă, aceasta interpretând toate hit-urile care au făcut-o celebră. Mai mult decât atât, starul finlandez va prezenta un concept ce se va desfășura exclusiv la București, pe scena Circului Metropolitan: o viziune 360 de grade susținută de proiecții special gândite să le ofere spectatorilor o experiență muzicală intimă la superlativ. Fanii prezenți la concert vor scrie istorie alături de artista pe noul ei DVD.

Tarja Turunen - 360 Degrees. The best of Tarja

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Tarja va filma un DVD cu cea mai mare producție rock a ei de până acum, 360 Degrees in Bucharest, acompaniată pe scenă de 17 muzicieni: Alex Scholpp (chitară acustică și electrică), Julian Barrett (chitară electrică și acustică), Rafael Bittencourt (chitară electrică și acustică), Guillermo de Medio (orgă), Christian Kretschmar (orgă și pian), Timm Schreiner (tobe), Andi Pupato (percuție), cvartet de coarde (2 viori, violă, violoncel), Max Lilja (violoncel acustic și electric), Kevin Chown (bass acustic și electric), Doug Wimbish (bass acustic și electric), Clémentine Delauney (backing vocalist), Chiara Tricarico (backing vocalist), Toni Turunen (backing vocalist).

Tarja Turunen este una dintre cele mai cunoscute soliste, fiind soprană lirică, compozitoare și pianistă. Artista de origine finlandeză a devenit cunoscută fiind solista formației de metal simfonic Nightwish, alături de care a cântat în perioada 1996-2005 , dând voce unor piese devenite clasice ca “Wishmaster”, “Wish I Had an Angel” sau “Sleeping Sun”.

După această perioadă, artista a debutat în cariera solo și a lansat mai multe albume de studio. Tarja este recunoscută pentru tehnicitatea impresionantă cu care interpretează atât metal, dar și muzică clasică, iar glasul acesteia a fost caracterizat ca find unul drept, puternic și emotiv. Totodata, talentul și autoritatea sa muzicala i-au adus și rolul de jurat în popularul talent show “The Voice of Finland”.

Interview: Fernando Ribeiro (Moonspell)

Teen Art Out: Hello Fernando and thank you for sparing a few moments to answer this interview. Congrats on the upcoming re-release Sin/Pecado 21 years after its original release! What would you say is the most important song or idea you hope to bring back to the metal realm with this release?

Fernando: Hello, my pleasure. Actually, I don’t know here to start with Sin/Pecado. Because I feel it’s an album that stretched and divided our fanbase back then and still today, its diversity makes it hard to pin down what songs represents it best. If we want to go for “shock-value” Second Skin, the video and the “lalalalas” on the chorus might be revealing but also we had stuff like Handmade God and Let the Children that mixed in heaviness with the electro, the pop influenza of Sin, or Hanged Man, a quite simple song but very revealing of our search for simplicity. So, it’s up for grabs the true reach and meaning of this album which is a good sign that what we did in 1997/1998 still raises eyebrows and splits sensibilities.

Teen Art Out: What do you reminisce and miss more from the late 90’s and that era of Moonspell?

Fernando: People thought music was a bit more than a commodity. There was a true competition for musical territory, an urgent need to expand and to question classical metal. This is gone from most of the scene. We have beautiful songs in between but people who voice out their requests at our gigs, can’t get past Alma Mater or Vampiria – great, emblematic songs I agree – but very low on sophistication when compared for example with some of the Sin songs, or Everything Invaded or Breathe (Until We Are No More).

Teen Art Out: If your past selves from 30 years ago could see you now, what would they think is the most unbelievable thing you have achieved?

Fernando: The fact we are still together and can still summon the creative energy, and maybe friendship enough not to give up in a world that loves our band but also hates it because we are not black metal anymore. The rest it is just what it is, and we try to go around and still play our songs and be free enough to try out our ideas.

Teen Art Out: You are currently in a very ambitious tour – when it comes to the number of shows and cities visited – with Rotting Christ and Silverdust. How do you guys prepare yourselves mentally and physically for such a long run?

Fernando: It’s a hard, crazy tour indeed. Perhaps we didn’t know it would be so full of drama and eventful. On the other hand, Moonspell is maybe playing their best shows ever and that’s the motivator right there. As a singer I take it day by day, night by night, and try to work on the group first and foremost, as with so many people around it’s quite impossible to focus on everyone’s demands. Personally, I think I have been well, took the right decisions. I can’t say the same about everyone and I feel that this tour has been harder because people can’t think of anything else than their bit and their needs. If we all thought like a group, we could do 100 dates no problem. Maybe next time I am going to get some robots to work with us hahahah…

Teen Art Out: We know you ran into some border issues along the way, and in a recent interview you said that you have been travelling in a “more prejudiced and bankrupt Europe”. Were you expecting such issues?

Fernando: To a certain extent yes and that’s why we did our homework, paid for the visas, for the Carnet activation, pre-produced the hell out of this tour. But nothing can prepare you for the abuse of small powers of border bureaucrats, to the arbitrary rules that actually are the law on those places and not any kind of international law or agreements between countries. That’s a big joke for newspapers and tv news, and the joke is on us.

Teen Art Out: Still about “a failing Europe”, can you recognise that reality at home, in Portugal, as well?

Fernando: Some people in Portugal say that we are too loose about our immigration laws, but the fact is that we are a safe country and so far, thanks to our coolness and patience, everything has been fine, on the contrary of countries that have enforced martial laws or build barbed wire fences.

Teen Art Out: What do you think is lacking and should be improved when it comes to artists travelling across Europe?

Fernando: Respect. Touring artists are the jesters, the fools of an oligarchic Europe. We are taxed, searched, persecuted, ripped off, let down, cancelled and we have no security at all. It’s still a monkey business and the European Parliament couldn’t care less about us clowns.

Teen Art Out: Tell us about your biography Wolves Who Were Men. What was the catalyst for the writing of this book? Why now?

Fernando:  I have a big friend who has a publishing house. Now he’s top ten in Portugal and releases many best sellers ranging from George RR Martin to Nora Roberts or the “diets of the famous”. In spite of this, and I am not criticizing, I am very proud of him and his label and I have always collaborated with him. He started with Poe, Lovecraft, etc and I was helping with some translations (Richard Matheson, I am Legend, for example) and one thing led to the other. The fact that Moonspell was 25 years old then was the trigger but I didn’t want any history of Moonspell according to Fernando Ribeiro. That’s why Ricardo S. Amorim got in the picture and only his involvement and superior work made this possible.

Teen Art Out: Did looking back at your history with Moonspell both through the rerelease of the album and biography spark anything new about the future of the band? Or about you personally?

Fernando: The biography was like an x-ray to heal what was broken and to privilege what’s good. It’s like a user guide for me. I know that the other members share my opinion. It made time more relative and just like a good book it has the power of questioning, exposing, healing and when a fan does read it instead of just collecting it, it has the key to some of the decisions we made that people didn’t get at the time.

Teen Art Out: As Moonspell gets bigger, do you think that your relationship with the fans has changed and/or evolved over the years?

Fernando: Like anything else in the world I feel we have never been so much loved and so much hated. There’s nothing we can do about this except keeping it true for ourselves and the “real” fans and do the best music and live performances we can ever conjure. I will never let Moonspell become a product, I rather be a small band than a big commodity.

Teen Art Out: Do you recall any fan encounter with special fondness? What about the complete opposite, was there a time when fans crossed a line and you felt that you needed to gain some distance?

Fernando: Yes, I do. I recall, for instance, sitting down with “fans” discussing German Philosophy and Russian literature, having Georgian wine. Or being with the pack visiting Lisbon and telling them about my city without the ass-licking or them being star struck, just human beings. As for the other side of the coin, I am disrespected on a daily basis, especially by Portuguese metalheads, far right metal fans. I go on the street and they call me son of a bitch from their car window, or when my son was born people made a mock page online. But I shall never surrender to hate. I prefer love and that’s why most of that stuff people – throwing cigarette butts, spit, coins at my face – is not in the biography, because we wanted to talk about grandeur and not pettiness.

Teen Art Out: Now that the end of this tour is drawing near, what will be the first thing you will do when you get home?

Fernando: Wolf hug my son and my wife. Have a single malt. Listen to my 16 Horsepower LP’s and clean my storage room.

Teen Art Out: How long does it take you when you’re back from tour to start missing being on the road again?

Fernando: I never ever miss it. I already travelled and played more shows than I ever imagined. I don’t miss the traveling, the people. To be honest I just miss being on stage and performing.

Teen Art Out: With the Winter Holidays just around the corner as well, do you have any special traditions or rituals during this period that you wouldn’t mind sharing with us? Favourite dishes, places to be?

Fernando: Christmas for me doesn’t have a catholic connotation at all. It’s family time, spoil your kids with gifts, get hammered with your father and eat codfish and potatoes. That simple.

Teen Art Out: We would like to thank you again for your time and to end this interview, a very cliché question: what are your wishes for 2020?

Fernando: Peace on earth.

Interview by Lúcia Correia

Interview: Marina La Torraca (Phantom Elite)

Phantom Elite are back and promise to be bigger than ever. This time they were signed to Frontiers Music for a multi album deal. We were delighted to chat with Marina La Torraca, the powerhouse fronting Phantom Elite.

Teen Art Out: Hi, Marina. Great to hear from you again.First of all, congrats on being signed to Frontiers Music. This is exciting! How long have you been working on this?

Marina La Torraca: Great to be here again! 🙂 Having a label support has been on our minds since Wasteland and the opportunity with Frontiers came up a few months ago, during the writing process of our new album.

Teen Art Out: For those not as familiar with the music industry, what does it mean today to be on a record label’s roster? More specifically, what does it mean for Phantom Elite?

Marina: Although the music industry is changing, it still means a lot! A label (in combination with a booking and management team) can offer a lot of support, be it financial, or in terms of work force/expertise and network. An artist nowadays has the possibility of distributing and advertising their music independently, but unless one is in a very privileged financial and networking situation, it will definitely be harder to expand one’s fan base.

What it means for Phantom Elite right now is exactly that we’ll get to increase the amount of people working together to bring the band further. And with that, ultimately the chance of reaching more people with our music is always wonderful.

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Teen Art Out: You’ve briefly mentioned that you’ve been working on a second album. We know you cannot give away that much, but we still have to ask about it. What would you say has been the main creative force or idea driving this album?

Marina: Well! I would say this album is an ode to persistence, hard work, fighting and triumphing over the big and small struggles life may bring. Lyrically and musically it is very heavy, personal (quite dark at times!), and will certainly put listeners through a roller coaster of emotions.

Teen Art Out: What attracts you to music or performances by others? There is definitely so much good music and so many great shows, but only so much time (and money).

Marina: You are right! Haha. But I’d say I’m personally very attracted to technical quality of a performer or an act, in combination (and this is the most important thing for me) with interpretation. An artist has to make me FEEL things in his/her music and performance, he/she should show me who he/she is, otherwise I’m out. I guess in short: I love artists who know their shit, who know who they are, and go all in.

Teen Art Out: Is the artistic life lonely by definition or is that a myth? What do you do to counteract it?

Marina: Hmmmm, good question! I think it can be quite lonely in the sense of, you have different work schedules then “most people” in society, and you go out to dinner with a couple of friends who work at a bank and you find yourself having nothing to do with their routines and topics. So you tend to bond more with people in the same bubble, so you end up in a bubble, haha. But it’s okay. I actually always seek a little bit of alone time on tour, for example. I’m quite a big introvert and being around people all the time wears me out. So I’d say I have to counteract the social part of being an artist with a lot of meditation, Netflix and lonely walks, haha.

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Teen Art Out: If there was any skill you could learn instantly, what would you like to learn?

Marina: Oh man, I’d love to improvise crazy vocal riffs and runs, haha. But I’m working on that, maybe some time soon.

Teen Art Out: Would you rather take a trip to outer space or bottom of the ocean?

Marina: Definitely outer space. Bottom of the ocean creeps me out.

Teen Art Out: As the winter holidays are approaching, do you have any special traditions surrounding them you’d be willing to share with us?

Marina: I’m not a very keen on tradition and don’t come from a very tradition oriented family. I just love to spend some quality time with the people I love who are very close to me, that’s it. Oh, and guilty pleasure: I also tend to watch “Home Alone” sometimes.

Teen Art Out: Last time we talked, you mentioned that happiness is “fighting the good fight”. What does that mean to you now?

Marina: Oh, I still agree with that, haha. That to me means being and acting in alignment with your values, always watching if you’re choosing to do something for the right reason or not. And I believe these daily experiences and choices bring one true joy, not only temporary ecstasy.

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Interview by Simona Mihalca

Interview: Dominic Ruiz (Remember the Monsters)

There is nothing quite like finding a new song to be enthralled by. Or even better, discovering a band that is exciting and fresh. One of those bands is Remember the Monsters, the fresh rock band out of Los Angeles.

You have just released a new single, “Close Encounters”. Tell us a bit about this “out of this world” material.
“Close Encounters” has been in the making for a while – even before our previous release, “Sink.” We originally wrote it with our previous singer, but Julian (current singer) honestly brought it to a whole new level! We worked with producer Matt Good (Asking Alexadria, Sleeping With Sirens, Hollywood Undead) and we’re thrilled with how it came out!


> What attracted you to the style of music you are playing?
We like music with energy that’s easily accessible – Stuff that’s gets you moving, or gets you feeling. 


> What song of yours are you most proud of? Why?
Our previous release, “Sink,” took a lot of work. Getting it produced then shooting an awesome music video took a lot of time and coordination. We’re still an independent band so we put together and paid for everything. We’re definitely proud of that one!


> How is the songwriting process for you?
It’s a group effort. Lyrics and instrument arrangements get bounced around and pieced together. Then it gets run by the whole band and we make changes to it until we’re ready to get it produced. We try to make each song the best that it can be. 


> You have released a few videos and lyric videos. What is for you the visual identity of “Remember the Monsters” and how should it tie in with the rest?
We want videos that are energetic, well produced, and visually engaging. We want to show that we’re having fun with what we’re doing, but we’re also serious and put time and effort into the quality.  Some really cool video ideas for future releases and we’re looking forward to getting more out there.


> What’s the coolest thing to have happen so far for you related to the band?
Shooting a professional music video and see it come out really well was pretty awesome. We were also featured in a video by Jared Dines on his YouTube channel, which drew in a lot of new fans!


> What is next for “Remember the Monsters”?
We’re working on new material and have some big things coming up. We don’t want to spoil any surprises, but we’re definitely hard at work!


> How was the first ever Remember the Monsters show? What became different as you continued to play?
The first show we played was a fun one. It was at a local music venue that’s seen some pretty big acts come through. Someone proposed during our first show, so congratulations to them! As we continued to play we always try to turn up the energy and get the crowd more involved. You get better the more you do it!


> What are some of the best shows you have been to? What makes them memorable for you? 
I’ve been to all kinds of shows! I love the high energy of rock acts like AFI and Coheed & Cambria, I’ve also seen Lindsey Stirling live and that show was an experience. There’s a band from Denmark called Mew that I’ve been a fan of for a while that played in the states and that one was amazing!


> What’s your favorite ’90s jam?
I actually love The Smashing Pumpkins. Gish and Siamese Dream are my jams.


> Lastly, what is something you want to say to our readers?
We want to thank everyone for all the support, you guys are rad and are the reason we do what we do! Check us out on all the social medias and stay tuned for much more from Remember The Monsters!

Moonspell and Rotting Christ – The art of waiting after midnight/concert review

I always enjoy coming a bit early to most of the concerts, just to get used with the vibes, meet people, share the excitement and some opinions. Needless to say, the hype about Moonspell and Rotting Christ was real. Unfortunately, we were told the bands are going to be a bit late because of some problems at the Turkish border so the show was delayed until midnight. Luckily, Quantic is a great venue with a lot of space outside the stage area so we won’t have to freeze outside.
I found out later that Silver Dust wasn’t going to perform due to technical issues and well, more delaying, which was a boomer, but I knew the bands were going to give us a hell of a show.

Midnight was delayed once again but the people were still pretty patient, even though many of them were coming from outside the city and were already tired.

For me, this was the first time I was seeing Rotting Christ live, even though I am a fan for some years now. There is something out of this world about the sound of this band that just hooks me and transports me to other worlds. They created a balance between emotions and spirituality that makes them unique in their field. And apart from the late hour, they started playing which took enough energy out of me, every cell in my body vibrated to the heavy riffs, fast drums and powerful chorus. I was sitting almost in the first row and I was afraid that the sound was going to be far from great, given the lack of time the bands had for soundcheck. Praised be the sound engineers because every song was almost crystal clear. Tracks played in no particular order were ‘Apage Satana’ from the last but one album ‘Rituals’ which is just one awesome ball of percussive noise suffused with the chant of ‘Apage Satana’ which finishes with wiry, sinewy guitar and guttural screams. ‘666’ was the opener! Still, one of my favorite songs was ‘In Yumen- Xibalba’, a song that conquers your fears and builds a mystical power within your soul. We also took a trip down into the bowels of Inferno, with ’Grandis Spiritus Diavolos’.

Photo by Carlos Fune

Even tho the album ‘Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy’ provided most of the tracks, „The Heretics” was also present through ‘Fire God and Fear’ and ‘Dies Irae’. The audience hit the highest level of enthusiasm when the famous „Cine iubeste si lasa” intro came in. The old Romanian curse was reinterpreted in a very dark and spiritual way, one that builds tension, creating a misty atmosphere transcending the audience straight to the hell of the cursed. The whole show was a journey through religion, beliefes and through the darkest corners of our souls. The main man Sakis Tolis screamed, cried and bellowed the tunes, each linked in the melodic tremolo picking and raw, blasting percussion coming from founding member Themis Tolis. Needless to say, the show ended with a sea of applause and screaming of an audience asking for more. For a 2 am concert which we thought we won’t see anymore, it was pretty amazing. The audience was still full of energy and excited about what was coming next.

Photo by Carlos Funes

Moonspell

As the night was still young, around 2:30 AM, MOONSPELL, who hail from the Amadora district of Lisbon, took the stage. From the crowd in the front row and right to the back of the venue, the energy was STILL palpable. Fernando asked the audience many times “Are you having a good time?” and every time he got a response, as loud as the people could be.

Unfortunately, the band wasn’t flattered by the sound, which was pretty bad in some songs, due to lack of time for soundchecks and the takeover from Rotting Christ. I kept my position and I could barely understand what Fernando was singing. However, we need to take into consideration the fact that both the bands got out of the bus and right on the stage, out of respect for their fans. They got up there and did their best to give us an unforgettable show.

Photo by Carlos Funes

The proceedings started with the track ‘Em Nome Do Medo’ from the ‘1755’ album, Fernando Ribeiro taking to the stage carrying a candle lamp setting the scene for this dark operatic drama. The next two tracks carry on this theme. ‘1755’ starting out with operatic voices accompanied by soaring keyboards and that warm gloopy five-string bass. Later on ‘Opium’ and ‘Awake’ sounding more like dramatic FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM than apocalyptic. By the time the track ‘Breathe’ was played I was trying too hard to keep my eyes open.

The audience overall was still headbanging, dancing, screaming and having a great time enjoying the oriental guitar and vibes mixed with heavy drums and Fernando’s dramatic voice. When ‘Vampiria’ made her presence known, I knew the show was coming to end so I dragged my legs to the door . I love this track as it has a deep connection to our country, our culture and history so I was slowly caught in its spell, even tho I tried not to. I guess that’s the magic behind Moonspell. It doesn’t matter it’s 3 AM in the morning, if they are playing, you’re wired to stay, watch and get charmed. Horns were raised into the air as the first bars of ‘Alma Mata’ kick in! Satisfyingly anthemic with punchy emphasis on the bass, the crowd swaying and swirling and writhing like one organism perfectly synchronized to a universal rhythm and feeling.

I think the show ended around 4:30 AM and If I had to, I will do it all over again. We waited for hours but so did the bands. The fact that they spent so much time on the bus, trying to solve the border issues, came right on the stage with no previous soundchecks and did their best just shows us how much they respect the audience and their fans. Who cares when the show starts when we don’t know when it ends, right?

Powerwolf și Gloryhammer la București: Program și reguli de acces

Powerwolf si Gloryhammer canta la Bucuresti pe 27 noiembrie la Arenele Romane (cort incalzit). In deschidere vor urca pe scena Gloryhammer.

PROGRAM

OPEN DOORS19:00

Gloryhammer20:00-21:00

Powerwolf21:30-23:30

REGULI DE ACCES

ATENTIE: FUMATUL in cortul incalzit al Arenelor Romane ESTE INTERZIS !!! Se fumeaza doar in locurile special amenajate !!!

Portile Arenelor Romane se deschid la ora 19:00 iar concertul incep la ora 20:00, portile fiind deschise pana la finalul concertului.

Accesul se face prin intrarea din parc a Arenelor Romane (cea mare, standard, de jos) si fiecare categorie de bilet va avea cate un coridor special.

Accesul in perimetrul evenimentului este permis pe baza de bilet valid. Odata intrati in incinta Arenelor Romane, nu puteti parasi locatia decat in caz de urgenta. In caz contrar va trebui sa cumparati un alt bilet. Posesorii de bilete Golden Circle vor primi o bratara speciala cu care pot intra si in zona de Acces General.

Zona de concert are o singura zona de acces si cinci iesiri de siguranta marcate ca atare. Normele de siguranta le gasiti mai jos. La locatie va fi prezent un punct de prim ajutor.

Guestlist-ul este valabil pana la ora 21:00.

INFORMATII UTILE:

Este interzis in zona de concert:

  • accesul cu arme sau obiecte periculoase
  • accesul cu alcool sau alte bauturi si alimente din exteriorul zonei de festival.
  • accesul cu materiale inflamabile, canistre pe gaz sau masini de gatit de orice fel
  • umbrele (concertul are loc in cort incalzit)
  • aparate foto profesionale sau semi-profesionale (cu obiectiv detasabil)
  • aparate de inregistrare audio-video profesionale sau semi-profesionale.

De asemenea va rugam sa lasati animalele de companie acasa.

MASURI DE SIGURANTA

Pentru a avea parte de un concert in siguranta, Arenele Romane au facut inca 4 iesiri de urgenta in cort asa ca acum sunt 6 plus inca una in spatele scenei. A fost instalat un sistem de iluminat automat in caz de intrerupere a curentului electric.

De asemenea, vor fi oameni de paza la toate iesirile de urgenta din Cort. Doua dintre ele duc in gangurile clasice iar patru dintre ele pe scarile care urca inspre iesirile de urgenta catre coronament care dau in parc.

OBLIGATIILE PUBLICULUI

-sa respecte masurile de aparare impotriva incendiilor, stabilite de SC Sfinx Experience SRL;

-sa nu introduca sau sa nu incerce introducerea in incinta de faclii, artificii, petarde, torte, recipiente, materiale incendiare ori fumigene, substante toxice, substante iritant-lacrimogene sau cu efect paralizant (ori alte asemenea materiale, substante sau obiecte), obiecte artizanale si de distractie, pe baza de amestecuri pirotehnice, artificii din categoria “obiecte zburatoare luminoase”, pocnitori ori altele asemenea ce pot favoriza producerea si propagarea incendiilor;

-sa nu aduca in stare de neutilizare, indiferent de mod, semnele, afisele, marcajele sau altele asemenea, destinate apararii impotriva incendiilor aflate in incinta

-sa nu aduca in stare de neutilizare, indiferent de mod, mijloacele tehnice de aparare impotriva incendiilor aflate in incinta;

-publicului ii este interzis sa dezlipeasca sau sa distruga reclamele, anunturile si afisele expuse de organizator in incinta ansamblului construit, precum si sa deterioreze, sa ridice sau sa mute semnele ori indicatoarele amplasate de organizator, pentru facilitarea accesului in incinta, a evacuarii persoanelor, a interventiei in situatii de urgenta sau a celor care semnaleaza existenta unui pericol pentru viata persoanelor;

-sa fumeze numai in locurile fara pericol de incendiu, special amenajate si marcate.

JETOANE

  • In cadrul evenimentului se vor comercializa diverse sortimente de bauturi, vanzarea acestora facandu-se pe baza de jetoane care pot fi procurate de la casele special amenajate.
  • Vanzarea produselor pe baza de jetoane faciliteaza o servire mai rapida
  • Contravaloarea jetoanelor ramase se returneaza pana la finalul evenimentului doar pe baza bonului fiscal!

CATEGORII DE BILETE SI BRATARI

Toate biletele sunt cu loc in picioare.

  • Accesul in spatiul de eveniment va fi permis unei singure persoane pe baza biletului valid, o singura data. Biletul in baza caruia se va face accesul va trebui pastrat pe toata durata concertului.
  • Parasirea perimetrului de concert, dupa validarea biletului de acces, va fi strict interzisa. Persoanele care doresc sa paraseasca zona de eveniment o pot face, dar la iesire bratara le va fi rupta si daca doresc sa intre din nou, vor trebui sa-si cumpere alte bilete.
  • Este strict interzisa vanzarea sau cumpararea invitatiilor si vanzarea sau cumpararea biletelor la suprapret. Organizatorii isi rezerva dreptul de a interzice intrarea la concert a persoanelor care vor fi depistate ca desfasoara astfel de activitati si de a confisca invitatiile, respectiv biletele, aflate in posesia acestora. Se recomanda achizitionarea biletelor doar din punctele de vanzare autorizate.
  • Accesul in zona de Golden Circle se face pe baza bratarii primita la intrare. Spectatorii cu acest tip de bilete vor avea acces si in zona de Acces General. Spectatorii care au bilete la categoria Acces General nu vor avea acces la Golden Circle.

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Sărbătoarea Subcarpați și pe 2 Decembrie

La cererea publicului trupa Subcarpati va sustine un al doilea show pe 2 decembrie. BestMusic vă invită și în acest an să ținem obiceiul în picioare și să facem încă un concert sold out. Invitate speciale sunt Surorile Osoianu.

Subcarpați e un mix exploziv între muzici tradiționale românești și beat-urile zilei de azi. O combinație eclectică prin care ne reoxigenăm cu folclor românesc, instrumente tradiționale și ritmuri de trip-hop, dubstep, rap sau dancehall.

Trupa s-a născut în 2010, la inițiativa lui MC Bean, solistul trupei Șuie Paparude. La granița dintre folclor și ritmuri moderne, de electro și hip-hop, trupa pune preț pe tot ce înseamnă tradițional românesc.

Subcarpați reinterpretează folclorul în manieră proprie și aduce în prim-plan ideea că e important să ne conectăm la originile noastre. Vorbește despre patriotism și dragostea pentru valorile tradiționale fără să le transforme într-un discurs patetic.

Biletele se găsesc în format electronic pe www.iabilet.ro și în rețeaua fizică iabilet.ro/retea: Magazinele Flanco, Diverta, Hard Rock Cafe, Cafe Deko, Club Vintage, Club Quantic, Expirat Halele Carol (în intervalul orar: 18:00-22:00), Berăria H, Metrou Unirii 1 lângă casa de bilete Metrorex, Magazinul Muzica, Magazinele IQ BOX – Telekom, Agențiile Perfect Tour, Magazinele Uman, sediul librăriei Libmag (Bulevardul I.C. Brătianu, nr. 6, Sector 3), Casa de balet și pe terminalele Selfpay din toată țara.

Online pe www.iabilet.ro, puteți plăti cu cardul, prin Paypal, pe factură la Vodafone sau Orange cu plata la sfârșitul lunii sau ramburs cu plata cash prin Fan Courier oriunde în țară.

Acestea au următoarele prețuri:

  • presale: 65 lei până pe 15 noiembrie
  • presale: 70 lei până pe 1 decembrie
  • la intrare: 80 lei

Apocalyptica in Bucharest – or how live music is the closest we get to magic

Apocalyptica descended upon Bucharest in a show we will surely remember. They have been celebrating their 20th anniversary for a few years, so we were glad to see them return with Apocalyptica plays Metallica by 4 cellos.

First of all, we all know Apocalyptica, the world famous metal cello band. I had seen them last year in a festival so I already knew just how incredible their live show was. That being said, we were not ready for what came. It was an incredible night of emotional music, that left us all wondering how they can do all of that with just cellos. But more than that, their stage presence, their charisma, their wit, all made for a great evening.

The show had two parts, the first seeing the 4 celloists in front of panels, creating such a powerful image. Would have been much appreciated if the stage was not so low, and most of us could have actually seen that. The magic of a cello show is that the audience can be heard so much louder, somehow making a 1700 people show seem so intimate and special. Though you’d expect the public to singalong a bit more loudly to well known Metallica songs.

They started strong with bangers like Enter Sandman and Master of Puppets, continuing to play songs from their first ever album (obviously Metallica cover album). It was really magical from beginning to end. Even for those who knew the band, myself included, it was surprising and incredible to hear it all and know it’s being done just with 4 cellos. The sound and atmosphere was just so intense.

Photo credits: Adelina Sahlean

The second part of the show was heavier, with the appearance of drummer Mikko Sirén and hist very interesting drum set. They took us through well known songs, but also included some gems such as Orion or Escape. And for a little snippet for those who paid attention, during Seek & Destroy, they also gave us some tunes from AC/DC’s Thunderstruck.

Photo credits: Adelina Sahlean

What I must definitely mention is that I have rarely seen better interaction with the public. Eicca and Perttu took turns engaging the crowd, sharing anecdotes, being funny and very charming. Kudos to Perttu for being quick silver on stage, running all around while playing a cello. And a huge bow to Eicca, who clearly fought through fever and illness to still give us one hell of a show.

It’s been a couple of days and I am still thinking of how great the show was. We all knew they are great musicians, but seeing them on stage is something else. The whole show is just something else, pure magic. I am so glad we were able to see them in Bucharest once again, and let’s hope we do this again soon.

Apocalyptica la Arenele Romane: Program și reguli de acces

Pe 29 octombrie ne întâlnim la Arenele Romane (cort încălzit) la un nou concert cu finlandezii de la Apocalyptica: “Apocalyptica plays Metallica by 4 cellos” unde trupa vor canta integral materialul care i-a consacrat alături de multe alte hituri Metallica.

PROGRAM:

OPEN DOORS: 20:00

APOCALYPTICA: 21:00

REGULI DE ACCES

ATENȚIE: FUMATUL în cortul încălzit al Arenelor Romane ESTE INTERZIS !!! Se fumează doar în locurile special amenajate !!!

Porțile Arenelor Romane se deschid la ora 20:00 iar concertul începe la ora 21:00, porțile fiind deschise până la finalul concertului.

Accesul se face prin intrarea din parc a Arenelor Romane (cea mare, standard, de jos) și fiecare categorie de bilet va avea câte un coridor special.

Accesul în perimetrul evenimentului este permis pe baza de bilet valid. Odata intrați în incinta Arenelor Romane, nu puteți părăsi locația decât în caz de urgență. În caz contrar va trebui să cumpărați un alt bilet. Posesorii de bilete Golden Circle vor primi o brățară specială cu care pot intra și în zona de Acces General.

Zona de concert are o singură zonă de acces și cinci ieșiri de siguranță marcate ca atare. Normele de siguranță le găsiți mai jos. La locație va fi prezent un punct de prim ajutor.

Guestlist-ul este valabil până la ora 21:00.

INFORMAȚII UTILE:

Este interzis in zona de concert:

– accesul cu arme sau obiecte periculoase

– accesul cu alcool sau alte bauturi si alimente din exteriorul zonei de festival.

– accesul cu materiale inflamabile, canistre pe gaz sau masini de gatit de orice fel

– umbrele (concertul are loc in cort incalzit)

– aparate foto profesionale sau semi-profesionale (cu obiectiv detasabil)

– aparate de inregistrare audio-video profesionale sau semi-profesionale.

De asemenea va rugam sa lasati animalele de companie acasa. 

MĂSURI DE SIGURANȚĂ

Pentru a avea parte de un concert in siguranta, Arenele Romane au facut inca 4 iesiri de urgenta in cort asa ca acum sunt 6 plus inca una in spatele scenei. A fost instalat un sistem de iluminat automat in caz de intrerupere a curentului electric. 

De asemenea, vor fi oameni de paza la toate iesirile de urgenta din Cort. Doua dintre ele duc in gangurile clasice iar patru dintre ele pe scarile care urca inspre iesirile de urgenta catre coronament care dau in parc.

OBLIGATIILE PUBLICULUI

-sa respecte masurile de aparare impotriva incendiilor, stabilite de SC Sfinx Experience SRL;

-sa nu introduca sau sa nu incerce introducerea in incinta de faclii, artificii, petarde, torte, recipiente, materiale incendiare ori fumigene, substante toxice, substante iritant-lacrimogene sau cu efect paralizant (ori alte asemenea materiale, substante sau obiecte), obiecte artizanale si de distractie, pe baza de amestecuri pirotehnice, artificii din categoria “obiecte zburatoare luminoase”, pocnitori ori altele asemenea ce pot favoriza producerea si propagarea incendiilor;

-sa nu aduca in stare de neutilizare, indiferent de mod, semnele, afisele, marcajele sau altele asemenea, destinate apararii impotriva incendiilor aflate in incinta

-sa nu aduca in stare de neutilizare, indiferent de mod, mijloacele tehnice de aparare impotriva incendiilor aflate in incinta;

-publicului ii este interzis sa dezlipeasca sau sa distruga reclamele, anunturile si afisele expuse de organizator in incinta ansamblului construit, precum si sa deterioreze, sa ridice sau sa mute semnele ori indicatoarele amplasate de organizator, pentru facilitarea accesului in incinta, a evacuarii persoanelor, a interventiei in situatii de urgenta sau a celor care semnaleaza existenta unui pericol pentru viata persoanelor;

-sa fumeze numai in locurile fara pericol de incendiu, special amenajate si marcate.

JETOANE

 – In cadrul evenimentului se vor comercializa diverse sortimente de bauturi, vanzarea acestora facandu-se pe baza de jetoane care pot fi procurate de la casele special amenajate. 

– Vanzarea produselor pe baza de jetoane faciliteaza o servire mai rapida

– Contravaloarea jetoanelor ramase se returneaza pana la finalul evenimentului doar pe baza bonului fiscal! 

CATEGORII DE BILETE ȘI BRĂȚĂRI

-Biletele se gasesc in format electronic pe www.iabilet.ro si in magazinele Flanco, Diverta, Carturesti, Metrou Unirii 1, Muzica, IQ BOX, Uman, Casa de Balet si pe terminalele Selfpay. Online, puteti plati cu cardul, Paypal,carduri de tichete culturale Sodexo, pe factura la Vodafone sau Orange sau ramburs prin Fan Courier oriunde in tara.

Biletele au urmatoarele preturi:

– presale: 119 acces general /175 golden circle

– la acces: 150 acces general 200 golden circle

La pretul tuturor biletelor se adauga comisionul de 5 lei.

Zona Golden Circle are doar 400 de locuri si se afla in fata scenei.

Toate biletele sunt cu loc in picioare.

– Accesul in spatiul de eveniment va fi permis unei singure persoane pe baza biletului valid, o singura data. Biletul in baza caruia se va face accesul va trebui pastrat pe toata durata concertului.

– Parasirea perimetrului de concert, dupa validarea biletului de acces, va fi strict interzisa. Persoanele care doresc sa paraseasca zona de eveniment o pot face, dar la iesire bratara le va fi rupta si daca doresc sa intre din nou, vor trebui sa-si cumpere alte bilete.

 – Este strict interzisa vanzarea sau cumpararea invitatiilor si vanzarea sau cumpararea biletelor la suprapret. Organizatorii isi rezerva dreptul de a interzice intrarea la concert a persoanelor care vor fi depistate ca desfasoara astfel de activitati si de a confisca invitatiile, respectiv biletele, aflate in posesia acestora. Se recomanda achizitionarea biletelor doar din punctele de vanzare autorizate.

 – Accesul in zona de Golden Circle se face pe baza bratarii primita la intrare. Spectatorii cu acest tip de bilete vor avea acces si in zona de Acces General. Spectatorii care au bilete la categoria Acces General nu vor avea acces la Golden Circle. 

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Holidays inside the heart of Romania (I)

When I think of traveling, two words come to mind: happiness and diversity.

I have always thought that this world is too small to stay in one place (or, to, you know – just work and pay bills). But while we are really eager to discover new faraway places and jump into a totally new world and culture, we sometimes wrongly disregard the closer ones. Our next unknown destination could lie next to us, but not trigger our curiosity because it doesn’t seem foreign enough.

Somehow (and some of you may resonate with me here) I used to not consider my own country so interesting to visit, thinking that I knew everything or just because it was one too easy goal to achieve. The truth is that you never know enough until you go there. Romania can be enchanting thanks to a bunch of small, simple features which, gathered altogether, depict a beautiful country.

Bucharest used to be known as the “little Paris”, while these days it has become “the lively and chaotic capital with cheap beer”; Brasov is where Dracula lives, a gem in the heart of Transylvania. Then there are many outstandingly beautiful areas of Romania that tourists appreciate for the tradition that is still kept in place, like a pocket of time.

Traditions are kept in the North (maybe “the North remembers” could have more meanings, if you think about it). In Bucovina and Maramures one can find the real “lively” spirit of Romania and its real wealth: the fully green hills and valleys and the warm-hearted people. In my last trip I got to know them all.

First stop: Putna

Putna or Stephane the Great´s place

I couldn’t think of a better place as an opening to this journey. It introduces you to a peaceful and story-like atmosphere. Its two main elements are the hills and the Monastery. They are peaceful and, literally legendary at the same time, as the region plays an important role in History.

The Monastery of Putna was built under the orders of Stephan the Great, ruler of Moldavia between 1547 and 1504. There is a nice story behind it, which also connects the two key attractions I have just mentioned. On the upside of the hill there is a big cross, which lights up at night and represents an important symbol of the construction of the Monastery. It is said that Stefan aimed with his arch from that spot, saying that, wherever he would shoot, he would build the abbey. I also recommend climbing up until there. It is totally worth it and you can follow Stephan´s steps. I would leave the arch home though…

Vatra Dornei

Imagine arriving to a wide space that looks like the scenery we usually create in our head when we want to calm down and think of something relaxing. You know…when you imagine running on a large field, on a sunny day, feeling free and happy in the arms of the nature. This is exactly how it feels once you drive closer and closer to the heart of Bucovina. More than Vatra Dornei itself, as a city, there are the surroundings in there that totally grasp you. Oh, and their food. They have really good “ciorba”.

The accommodation in there makes a difference also, as most of the guesthouses are actually chalets located outside of the city, as high on the hill as possible. That way you can enjoy a beautiful view in the morning while drinking your coffee or watch the stars at night. They are usually way more visible from a large field. A good reason why the cabin we stayed at was called “the Dream House”.

Our stop here included more and more amazing landscapes to admire. The chairlift really lifts you. It lifts your state of mind. The road to the top of the hill with the chairlift, between trees and large areas of fields opening in front of us every five minutes, made me realize I hadn’t felt so relaxed in a long time. Arriving there, we were welcome by traditional Bucovenian music and an appealing smell of “mici”. It couldn´t get more Romanian than that. It is also a great place for trying horse-riding and visiting a stable.