Within Temptation și Kamelot printre primele formații anunțate la Maximum Rock Festival ediția a zecea

Anul 2023 marchează a 10-a ediție Maximum Rock Festival, de aceea aniversarea urmează a fi sărbătorită printr-un eveniment special, într-o locație specială, la 17 km de Brașov, 4 km de Râșnov și 13 km de Bran, în inima muntelui. Maximum Rock Festival 2023 se va desfășura în perioada 2-3 iunie, iar primele formații anunțate de organizatorii Promusic Events și Maximum Rock sunt Within TemptationKamelotDirty ShirtAs I MayTrope și Ad Infinitum.

Va fi o ediție specială, ce va avea două scene, pe care vor urca 18 formații, într-un interval de două zile de distracție și voie bună. Locația va beneficia de o zonă de camping dotată cu toate utilitătile, situată exact langă zona de festival. Nu vor lipsi barurile, o zonă extinsă dedicată deliciilor gastronomice și o zonă de merch. De asemenea, oaspeții festivalului se pot aventura pâna la Cetatea Râșnov, Castelul Bran, Cheile Râșnoavei, Circul Glaciar Țigănești, Peștera Valea Cetății, Peștera Râșnoavei, Dinoparc, Prăpăstiile Zărneștiului, Culoarul Rucăr- Bran și multe altele.

Publicul prezent la eveniment va avea la dispoziție curse regulate din Brașov, pe toată perioadă festivalului.

La această ediție aniversară vor participa atât formații care au mai urcat pe scena festivalului la edițiile precedente și au creeat o impresie puternică, cât și trupe în premieră, etalon pe scena rock-ului și metalului mondial. Desigur, scena românească underground nu va fi neglijată.

Printre formațiile care au participat la edițiile anterioare și au creat o atmosferă incendiară se numără: W.A.S.P., My Dying Bride, Therion, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, Moonsorrow, Haggard, Sodom, Epica, Eluveitie, Septicflesh, Annihilator, UDO și multe altele.

Abonamentele vor fi disponibile exclusiv pe AmBilet.ro  (https://www.ambilet.ro/tc-events/maximumrockfestival2023/ ) , primele având preț promoțional.

Being a fan helps me keep the magic alive – Diana Leah (Delain)

Delain has been one of the bands closest to my heart for so long, who allowed me to meet a lot of great people, form friendships, travel around to see them. So, of course, it came as a shock to hear about them disbanding. It felt like I was losing a piece of my soul, of the nostalgia of my fangirling youth days. But this isn’t about me or any other “butthurt” fan. Enough time has passed to see everyone move on and do their own beautiful things. 

Right now we have to appreciate we still have Delain, under another form. Though the core is still there. We have Martijn, Sander, Ronald, so that is indeed very Delain. And, of course, new additions Ludovico and Diana.  Needless to say, the most impactful change is that of the vocalist. That’s what could make or break the band, and thankfully, it made it. I wholeheartedly believe Diana is such a good addition to the band, she can do justice to the existing songs and create new exciting ones.

When I first heard rumours of the new singer, someone mentioned her to me as “the Romanian singer”, which intrigued me. How did I not know that a Romanian singer is going to be part of Delain? You can expect that that’s what I started my interview with, asking about her ties to our country:

“Yeah, that’s a good question. Well, the thing is I left Romania when I was 14. Now I’m almost 33. I left the country, I came to live in Italy and I lived in Italy for maybe 10 years or so. I lost count. But after that I went to Canada in 2014. So I lived in Italy from 2005 until 2014 and then from 2014 until 2019 I left and I lived in Canada. I went there just for work. But I did come to Romania a few times in between. Not as much as I wish I could. I still have relatives there. I have uncles and cousins. My dad actually, he’s still there. My mom and my sister are here. So we’re kind of separated basically.

I speak Romanian with my mom, but not always, because we try to speak Italian for the most part since we’re also surrounded by Italians. And if we only speak Romanian, they would not understand us, of course. With that comes the downside of it, which is I cannot speak Romanian anymore the way I used to.  So I can say very, very few things. “

I bet those are still going to come in very handy when Delain comes to Romania again, which we all hope to be soon. This year their tour is obviously already booked, but she says she’s pushing for it to happen next year, so that’s very good news.

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Photo Credit: Andrea Falaschi

But let’s get into it and talk about Dark Waters, the new Delain album. If you haven’t heard it yet, give it a spin. You might find something for you there. I mean, if you’re reading this, you’re obviously interested. The process of making an album is complex and mysterious, so let her explain it to us:

“With every band there’s always at least one main songwriter or two. So in this case, in Delain,  there are two main songwriters now, Martijn and Guus. Guus is not really in the band, officially. You don’t really see him in the band pictures, but he’s a very important part behind the scenes when it comes to the songwriting, since the beginning of Delain, actually.  And then I came into the picture as well. Usually, one of them writes first. So let’s say Martijn writes the structure of the song, or maybe Guus writes the structure. It really depends. It all starts from the structures. Maybe Martijn writes the keys for the song first. He has an idea and then he sends it to Guus, who then adds guitars on top of it, and bass, and stuff like that. Next, he arranges the song. So he makes the main structure: the verse, the chorus, the second verse, bridge, and last chorus, and so on.

Once they have this structure of the song, the demo phase of it, of course, then that version gets sent to me and I work on it. Most of the times, they write the vocal melodies as well, so what I’m supposed to sing. But if they don’t do that, they just send that version to me, the instrumental part, and they ask me to write something on it. I do that and then I record my vocals. I write lyrics. I try to add backing vocals to that song and then I send them back to them.

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Photo Source: Diana Leah Facebook Page

It’s a back and forth process between the three of us. Actually for this album, I flew to the Netherlands to work together, the three of us in the same room. And it definitely is a little bit easier because it’s quicker, because we’re all in the same room, and we can really exchange ideas very quickly. I just step up at the microphone and start recording while they suggest things to me and stuff like that. 

But for the rest of the album, it was just me working here in Italy, and they are in the Netherlands, and they just send stuff to me, and then I record here at home. Once we have the demo of the song with my vocals on it, of course in a very raw version of it, then they work on the song even more, on the arrangements, on the orchestrations, on the choirs. And they just build things on top of it until it becomes, you know, finished. You have to decide at one point, okay, this is it. I think we’re good. We need to stop. Otherwise you keep going and it’s going to take you months for just one song. Once that happens, then they record the instruments in the Netherlands, they record the drums, the guitars, and all the rest. After that comes the mixing and mastering part, where everything gets polished even more sonically, from a sound point of view. That’s basically the business aspect of it.

Now the creative part of it, that’s a little bit trickier, because of course Martijn does write the majority of the songs for the albums. And the creative process can vary, because maybe one day you’re not in the mood to really write music, and so you have to really find that flow of creativity. That’s the trickier part. Even for me, sometimes they send me something and I’m not really in the mood.  I love the song and everything, but nothing comes up. Not a cool melody or something that I really like. So that’s the trickier part, because that takes a while to just get in that flow of the writing process.

This process was really new for me as well, because I’ve never worked with a band before like this and writing a full length album was really new for me. I always worked differently. I would record a song and release it right away. But when you have a body of work with like 10 songs to listen to from the beginning until the end, it’s a totally different feeling. It’s so much more rewarding and satisfying to listen to at the end.

So to answer your full question, I had a chance to contribute with lyrics on this album. I wrote the lyrics for Tainted Hearts and for Moth to a Flame  and I also wrote the melody for Tainted Hearts, like the whole thing. I wrote bits and pieces on Invictus. I think I wrote verses there. Yeah, I really had the chance to, and the freedom, of course, to just express myself a little bit.  And that felt really, really nice, because I love to do that. Really cool.”

With all that going on, what was the most dramatic change of the album? Was one of the songs meant to be something else and then suffered a drastic change? Or anything you liked that was left out?

“ Actually, nothing was left out. Everything that we had and worked on was put on the album. Maybe one song or two didn’t make it. But not too much. And for the other thing… Well, I think Invictus was a really tricky song because it had so many layers. It had so many choirs we have me singing, but we also have two other guests: Paolo Ribaldini and Marko Hietala. That was really tricky for the songwriting part because it’s like a mini opera song, with a lot of things going on. So at one point in our time, we had to cut things off.  Also because we were making his life harder for the mixing engineer because there were so many vocal tracks and so many orchestral parts. The demo phase of that song started really like… It was really rich. It had a lot going on. But then eventually, you have to make decisions and cut things off for the sake of the song to finish it and make it sound good in the end as well.  So I think that was the trickiest song of the album. The other ones went pretty smoothly, I would say.“

Now that the album is done, time to hit the road.  How is getting to sing live with Delain different than what you expected? Or maybe the same?

“Honestly, of course, whenever you join a band, especially Delain, you have your own expectations. I knew people had expectations as well for me and for the rest of the band and that puts a lot of pressure. I didn’t know what to expect. At one point, I was like, what if I get up on stage and people are gonna just stand there and stare at us and be like, oh, we don’t like this. I don’t know. So it was a bit scary, to be honest.  It was like nothing I had ever done before. Even though I had bands here in Italy, where we did play some shows, it was totally different because we never had a fan base like with my other bands. We would just play random shows.  Maybe a couple of people would know who we were. But here it’s totally different because everyone knows the songs of Delain. Yeah, it’s a step up. People know the band. You go on stage and you know that as soon as you step there, people have expectations from you. And that puts a lot of pressure, of course. But eventually I learned to ease into that feeling of fear.

Let’s say it was fear, even though I wasn’t really scared. I was just anxious. So eventually I learned to deal with that and be okay with it. I also told myself, you know what, even if you’re nervous, I think it’s healthy to be nervous before you go on stage. Because it means you care. You care about what you do and about the people. “

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Photo Source: Diana Leah

Since we talked about the existing fanbase, how do you feel about fan clubs now from the other side? Were you ever actively involved in a fanclub?

“I know what you mean. I’ve always been a huge fan of bands, of course, like Nightwish and Within Temptation. But I’ve never been part of a fan club or stuff like that. I tend to be an introvert and I don’t really like to put myself in the spotlight. Even though it sounds weird because I’m part of a band now and I am under the spotlight. How does it feel? Oh, gosh. I don’t know. I still feel the same. I’m a fan of Delain in the first place because I’ve been a fan of the band before I joined. I found out about the band in 2009. That’s a long time ago. So even though I sing in the band now, I’m still a fan. And I tried to be one because it makes me see things differently from a different perspective.

Because when you join a band like this, there’s a lot of things going on.  There’s a lot of business aspects and there’s the music industry. When you’re outside of it, when you’re just a fan of the music and of the band, you don’t really see these things. And once you’re part of it, sometimes a little bit of the magic kind of fades away.  So you really need to keep that magic alive within yourself. So being a fan allows me to keep that magic alive. “

Let’s now step away from Delain a bit and get to know Diana some more.

If you could have a Carpool Karaoke with anyone, who would you choose?

“Oh, wow. That’s such a hard question.  I have one in my mind. That would be Hayley Williams from the band Paramore. I love her. She’s been a huge inspiration for me since I was a teenager.

And I would love to just do that with her and sing. That would be really fun. “

Say your car fits more than two people :)) who else are you taking on?

“I would take Sharon from Within Temptation. And I would also pick… I have to pick a male singer. I have so many. Oh, gosh. I would pick… I don’t know. The Weeknd. That would be very interesting.”

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

“I don’t think there’s… I don’t really eat weird things because if it looks weird to me, then I won’t eat it. But I think it is… You know when you go to a sushi restaurant and they bring the… wasabi? I hate that. I hate what it does to my mouth and to… It’s weird.”

What’s the best vacation you’ve ever had?

“It was probably in Sardinia last year, actually. Well, I’ve been on cool vacations before, of course, but I picked this one because of the location. Because Sardinia is so beautiful.”

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Photo source: Diana Leah Facebook

Are you the kind of person who enjoys her birthday? And what would be a safe bet to get you as a present? Something you might always enjoy?

“Yeah. I don’t like when I… I’m not a huge birthday person. I don’t really celebrate it with huge parties. I usually go to my mom’s place and maybe she cooks a cake for me or a nice dinner or something. But if someone wants to buy something for me, then… Well, I love candles. Like scented candles. And I also love video games. Like World of Warcraft. So, anything Warcraft-related or candles, and I’m happy.“

Deep Purple in concert la Bucuresti

Celebra trupa britanica Deep Purple revine in Romania pe 9 iulie la Romexpo in aer liber. Biletele se pun in vanzare pe 9 decembrie la ora 10:00. Fanii care doresc suplimente Meet and Greet, le pot cumpara de aici. Acestea sunt valabile doar cu bilet deja cumparat.

Ce poti spune despre o formatie intrata in istoria muzicii? Una dintre cele mai influente trupe ale industriei muzicale, Deep Purple si-a pus amprenta pe intregi generatii de artisti. Pionieri ai heavy metalului, au influentat in egala masura si alte genuri muzicale ce se indeparteaza de sfera muzicii ‘grele’.
Alaturi de Led Zeppelin si Black Sabbath, Deep Purple face parte din treimea britanica ce a dat nastere cu adevarat a ceea ce numim astazi rock si metal.
Cele 22 de albume de studio si cateva zeci de discuri de platina si de aur, alaturi de numeroase prezente pe primele pozitii in topurile din intreaga lumea, confirma caracterul universal al muzicii britanicilor.
Biletele se pun in vanzare pe iabilet.ro la urmatoarele preturi
– presale – Premium – 699 lei, Speed Kings (A)  499 lei, StormBringers (B) 379 lei, Perfect Strangers (C) 299 lei
– la acces biletele vor costa 550, 400, 350 si 800 de lei la Premium
Categoria A se afla in fata scenei, iar categoriile B si C succesiv in spatele acesteia. Se pun in vanare doar 2000 de bilete la fiecare din categoriile A si B.
Categoia Premium se afla pe platforma la inaltime aproape de scena cu bar si acces separat. Doar 500 de bilete.
La pretul tuturor biletelor se adauga comisionul de emitere bilete al agentiei de ticketing.
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Prima confruntare pe aceeași scenă între actori români și italieni

Teatrul EXCELSIOR, în coproducție cu Compagnia La Luna nel Letto și Emilia Romagna Teatro ERT / Teatro Nazionale prezintă Romeo și Julieta – o adaptare a binecunoscutei piese shakespeariene care explorează limbajul universal al emoției, la confluența dintre arta teatrală și cea coregrafică. Premiera italiană a spectacolului va avea loc la Cesena, în luna februarie.

Este ocazia unică de a vedea în avanpremieră în România un astfel de spectacol, jucat în trei limbi diferite (română, italiană și engleză), în trei reprezentații consecutive.

9, 10 și 11 decembrie, de la ora 19:00 – primele reprezentații în România ale acestei producții eveniment ce reunește pe aceeași scenă artiști români și italieni. Barierele lingvistice și culturale dispar pentru a vă revela nebănuite sensuri ale binecunoscutei povești.

Spectacolul plasează vechea rivalitate a familiilor celor doi protagoniști îndrăgostiți într-o nouă lumină: Montague și Capulet  – români versus italieni. Două culturi, doar aparent distante, se întâlnesc pe muchia tensionată dintre incluziune și excluziune, pentru ca, în final, să descopere că valorile umane esențiale topesc granițele.

Scenariul, regia și scenografia noii producții sunt semnate de Michelangelo Campanale, iar mișcarea scenică și coregrafia, de Vito Cassano. Cei doi artiștiau transpus esența dramatică a fiecărei scene în adevărate compoziții cinetic-picturale, în tușe de clar-obscur. Arta cuvântului, a imaginii și a mișcării se contopesc pentru a crea un spectacol care anulează distanțele – geografice, temporale, culturale, lingvistice, universalizând, poate mai mult ca niciodată, mesajul piesei lui William Shakespeare.

„Două facțiuni, două lumi diferite care se confruntă sunt esența și mirajul textului lui Shakespeare. Spectacolul: un ritual într-un loc sacru, o biserică și un Iisus care privește de la înălțime întâmplările, până la propria distrugere. (…) În Romeo și Julieta, omul cu prejudecățile sale, cu condiționările sale culturale sau religioase nu are niciun fel de scuză. Cuvântul lui Shakespeare va răsuna în teatru precum cuvintele Bibliei în biserică, iar Shakespeare va avea forța unui Dumnezeu”. (Michelangelo Campanale, regizor)

„Am folosit un limbaj coregrafic bazat pe fizicalitate, cu atenție sporită asupra expresivității corporale a interpreților. În Romeo și Julieta, care pune în opoziție două limbi diferite, dar în esență două culturi asemănătoare, cea mai mare și fascinantă provocare a fost aceea de a povesti prin intermediul corpului cât de mult vechea rivalitate a celor două familii condiționează alegerile tuturor protagoniștilor din scenă și implicit, dezvoltarea întregii intrigi”. (Vito Cassano, coregraf)

Reprezentații: 9, 10 și 11 decembrie. Bilete, pe bilet.ro și la casa de bilete a teatrului. Spectacol jucat în italiană, română și engleză, supratitrat în limba română

Romeo și Julieta / Romeo e Giulietta

după piesa omonimă a lui William Shakespeare
adaptarea și regia: Michelangelo Campanale

lumini: Michelangelo Volpe și  Michelangelo Campanale | Mișcarea scenică: Vito Cassano | dramaturgia: Katia Scarimbolo | costume: Maria Pascale | asistent de regie: Annarita De Michele | regie tehnică: Michelangelo Volpe | technician scenă: Antonio Longo | coordonare proiect: Maria Rotar | producție: Antonella Nitti | visual designer: Mariagrazia Proietto

Cu: Catia Caramia, Dan Pughineanu, Maria Pascale, Camelia Pintilie, Salvatore Marci, Ovidiu Ușvat, Mircea Alexandru Băluță, Mihai Mitrea, Alex Popa, Andreea Hristu, Annarita De Michele, Andrea Bettaglio, Domenico Piscopo

Program si reguli de acces la Sonata Arctica de la Bucuresti si Cluj-Napoca

Sonata Arctica canta pe 21 Noiembrie la Quantic Club din Bucuresti iar urmatoarea zi, pe 22 Noiembrie vor urca pe scena /FORM Space din Cluj-Napoca. In deschiderea ambelor concerte va canta Eleine.

Pentru ambele concerte, atat cel din Bucuresti cat si cel din Cluj-Napoca, programul este cel de mai jos.



Eleine 20:00-20:45

Sonata Arctica 21:15-…


Este interzis in zona de concert:

– sticle, conserve;

– mancare sau bauturi de orice fel;

– artificii, obiecte periculoase;

– arme, bate, cutite, spray-uri, lanturi lungi, selfie stick, glow stick, obiecte ascutite, artificii

– substante interzise cf. legii 143 / 2000

– obiecte cu laser (ex. pointere, brichete cu laser);

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

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

– animale de companie;

– persoanele cu probleme de ordin medical trebuie sa aiba asupra lor dovezi clare pentru a putea intra la concert cu medicamentele necesare.

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Anneke charms Bucharest

I have seen many big shows this year, seen my actual favourite bands and yet nothing compared with the joy and warmth Anneke van Giersbergen gives off. She is a master of her craft, but more than anything she is such a sweet person, who truly loves what she is doing and is so honest. She lights up any room she walks in.

The night started with Maru, to whom I have to give a lot of credit. She gave such a nice performance and made us all feel warm and fuzzy and ready to see Anneke. I really want to search more about her and will definitely try to see her again if I get the chance.

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The more I like a band or an artist, the more critical I become. And yet I cannot find a single bad thing to say about Anneke’s show. Maybe that I wish she played My Promise. That’s it. In rest I was just lucky to be there. What a voice! What a stage presence! So much warmth and happiness and pure joy.

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What a nice setlist! Surely, that is the case because I know and love her latest solo album, “The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest”. If you haven’t listened to it yet, it’s high time you did.
She also brought back classics from her time with The Gathering, such as Strange Machines or Saturnine. And, of course, some Devin Townshend couldn’t be left out, so we got a bit of it with Ih-Ah. But the night was also full of covers. I love when artists don’t let egos get in the way of not just good songs but fun moments of diversity. We got to hear some Kate Bush, some Iron Maiden, even some Leonard Cohen.

An in between all these lovely songs Anneke was telling stories and laughing, reminiscing and simply connecting with the audience. Nothing can beat an acoustic show with a guitar and a great voice and just the warmth of it all.

Overall, what a night! Thank you metalhead/bestmusic for bringing Anneke to Bucharest. It was an amazing evening that I will cherish for a long time.

Program si reguli de acces la Anneke de la Cluj Napoca si Bucuresti

Anneke Van Giersbergen se reintoarce in Romania cu doua noi concerte memorabile, la Cluj Napoca pe 07 Noiembrie in /FORM Space si pe 08 Noiembrie la Bucuresti in Quantic. In deschidere va urca Maru.

Pentru ambele concerte, atat cel din Cluj Napoca cat si cel din Bucuresti, programul este cel de mai jos.



Maru 20:00-20:30

ANNEKE 20:50-…


Este interzis in zona de concert:

– sticle, conserve;

– mancare sau bauturi de orice fel;

– artificii, obiecte periculoase;

– arme, bate, cutite, spray-uri, lanturi lungi, selfie stick, glow stick, obiecte ascutite, artificii

– substante interzise cf. legii 143 / 2000

– obiecte cu laser (ex. pointere, brichete cu laser);

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

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

– animale de companie;

– persoanele cu probleme de ordin medical trebuie sa aiba asupra lor dovezi clare pentru a putea intra la concert cu medicamentele necesare.

Biletele se gasesc in format electronic pe www.iabilet.ro si in magazinele Flanco, Metrou Unirii 1, Muzica, IQ BOX 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.

Tarja Turunen returns to Bucharest – October 18 Arenele Romane

Bucharest, October 18th, Arenele Romane. Tarja descends upon Bucharest with her “In The Raw Touri”. This has to be one of the best Tarja shows I have seen. And I have seen 14 of them.
First of all, big thank you to Metalhead for bringing her to Arenele Romane. It felt weird after all these years to be at a Tarja show and not be seated, but freaking finally!!
I cannot say it was my favourite show of hers, but it was certainly different. 2 years of pandemic gave her time to rediscover her love for the stage and let her fine tune her show.

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She re-orchestrated most of her song to give them all a bit of a common sound, making the show very homogenous and just flowing. There are songs where I would have preferred the studio version, such as Undertaker or Diva. However, I do appreciate the effort. It’s worth noting that now songs just went one into the other without dead times in between, making the show feel much smoother. And yet, nothing was lost in the public interaction. Tarja is always the artist who tried the most to speak some of the local language and always gives some of her best tries at Romanian.

Big props to Tarja’s band and crew as well. Just because she is the big name on the door doesn’t take away from how good they are. This time they also had a band solo, or as my boyfriend called it “my favourite moment of the show”. I am super happy to see Alex and Doug do more singing, Alex especially. Brings something extra to the live experience.

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The setlist was quite good. After all, this is the tour that should have been before the pandemic, to promote her “new” album. So of course, things are missing, but we got a few new ones (Serene, Silent Masquerade), a few older ones (Anteroom of Death), and a few throwback ones that we really enjoy (My Little Phoenix, Until My Last Breath, I Walk Alone). We even had a Nightwish classic (Wishmaster) and an acoustic moment. I absolutely love it when shows have acoustic parts, however, this one needed some more well known songs as well.

Overall, Tarja was just different, for the better This amount of energy and just happiness clearly shows her passion for it all. Even at the very end, she spent a few good minutes on stage after the band left to just take in the public and say thank you, which is rarely seen. So if you still get to see heron this tour, enjoy that!

On the not as wow side of the evening, I have to wonder why it was so hot in the heated tent. We have an energy crisis after all :)) and it wasn’t that cold outside. More than that, opening bands… I already said I have seen a few Tarja shows so I just know that the bands she brings on tour to open for her… Well they paid to be there. And that’s the kindest thing I can say. It’s never anything remarkable, which is a shame.

Last but not least, on a personal note, as I mentioned before this wasn’t my favourite show and something was missing I guess. I didn’t get the Ohmagad it is Tarja in front of me butterflies. Which is normal as I am getting older and I have seen not just many shows of hers, but a lot of shows in general. But it’s a bit of a bittersweet grief for all the passion and love I had for her, heading the fanclub, spending countless hours debating everything about her with other fans. Felt like the chapter of fangirling in my life ended, but I am glad we had a good show for that.

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Tarja la Bucuresti si Cluj-Napoca: Program si reguli de acces

Celebra solista TARJA Turunen va canta pe 18 octombrie 2022 la Arenele Romane din Bucuresti. Concertul va avea loc indoor in cort incalzit. In deschidere vor urca pe scena Abalas si Serpentine. Pe 19 octombrie Tarja canta si la Cluj-Napoca in /FORM Space iar showul este sold out. 
Tarja Turunen este una dintre vocile scenei metal care nu mai are nevoie de nicio prezentare. Se numara printre cele mai cunoscute soprane ale lumii, statut pe care la castigat atat dupa activitatea cu Nightwish cat si datorita carierei sale solo.
Dupa aproape un deceniu alaturi de Nightiwsh, carismatica artista a pornit un proiect solo care s-a bucurat de un succes la nivel international. A urcat pe scenele celor mai mari festivaluri din lume iar in cei 15 ani de cariera solo a lansat 5 albume de studio, cel mai recent, ‘In the Raw’ fiind oferit fanilor in 2019.
In cadrul materialelor lansate a colaborat cu artisti importanti ai scenei metal precum Bjorn Strid de la Soilwork, Cristina Scabbia de la Lacuna Coil, Tommy Karevik de la Kamelot, Alissa White-Gluz de la Arch Enemy, Joe Satriani sau Mike Terrana.
OPEN DOORS   19:00
Abakas               19:30-20:00
Serpentine          20:30-21:00
TARJA                 21:30-…
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 concertele incep la ora 19:30. Dupa deschiderea portilor, puteti sosi la orice ora doriti pentru a va vedea trupele favorite. 
Pentru toate categoriile de bilete, accesul se face pe la portile de jos din parc ale Arenelor Romane.
La intrarea in perimetrul evenimentului, toti participantii vor fi controlati in bagaje de catre agentii de securitate.
Este interzis accesul cu:
– sticle, conserve;
– mancare sau bauturi de orice fel;
– artificii, obiecte periculoase;
– arme, bate, cutite, spray-uri, lanturi lungi, selfie stick, glow stick, obiecte ascutite, artificii
– substante interzise cf. legii 143 / 2000
– obiecte cu laser (ex. pointere, brichete cu laser);
– aparate foto/video profesionale sau semi-profesionale (cu obiectiv detasabil);
– aparate de inregistrare audio-video profesionale sau semi-profesionale;
– animale de companie;
– persoanele cu probleme de ordin medical trebuie sa aiba asupra lor dovezi clare pentru a putea intra la concert cu medicamentele necesare.
Organizatorii NU vor stoca si NU vor pazi obiectelor prezentate in lista de mai sus pe durata evenimentului!
Organizatorii informeaza publicul participant ca spectacolele includ lumini puternice ce pot afecta persoanele epileptice.
– 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 daca doresc sa intre din nou, vor trebui sa-si cumpere alte bilete.
– Posesorii de bilete la categoria Golden Circle, vor primi bratari care le va permite accesul in zona in care au bielete. Bratarile trebuie pastrate la mana, exact asa cum au fost puse, pe toata durata concertului. Bratarile nu sunt transmisibile si nu trebuie deteriorate pe intreaga perioada a evenimentului. Posesorii de bilete la categoria Acces General nu vor primi bratara la acces.
-Categoria ‘Golden Circle’ – Fara loc, in fata scenei.  Vor primi bratari care le va permite accesul in zona in care si-au cumparat bilet precum si in zona Acces General. 
– Categoria ‘Acces General’ fara loc, in spatele categoriei Golden Circle. Nu vor primi bratara si nu vor avea acces la categoria Golden Circle.
Biletele se gasesc in format electronic pe www.iabilet.ro si in magazinele Flanco, Muzica si pe terminalele Selfpay. Online, puteti plati cu cardul, Paypal, carduri de tichete culturale Sodexo si Edenred, pe factura la Vodafone sau Orange sau ramburs prin Fan Courier oriunde in tara.
Biletele se vor gasi si la intrare.
– Presale – 169 lei Acces General si 199 lei Golden Circle
– La Acces – 200 lei Acces General si 230 de lei Golden Circle 
La pretul tuturor biletelor comandate in earlybird si presale se adauga comisionul de emitere bilet de 10 lei.
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Sonata Arctica pe 21 noiembrie 2022 la Quantic

Sonata Arctica canta pe 21 Noiembrie la Quantic Club din Bucuresti.

Evenimentul va respecta normele in vigoare la momentul desfasurarii acestuia.

Primele 100 de bilete costa 79 de lei, urmatoarele 200 de bilete costa 89 de lei. Apoi, biletele costa 99 de lei in presale si 120 de lei la intrare.

La pretul tuturor biletelor se adauga comisionul de procesare de 5 lei.

Se pun in vanzare doar 800 de bilete. 

Sonata Arctica este una dintre cele mai iubite formatii nordice, in momentul de fata avand un catalog de 10 materiale discografice lansate. Bazele trupei au fost puse in 1995, formatia fiind cunoscuta atunci sub numele de Tricky Beans iar ulterior Tricky Means.

In 1999 trupa a devenit Sonata Arctica iar in acelasi an au lansat albumul de debut ‘Ecliptica’. In cei 20 de ani de activitate formatia a avut turnee alaturi de formatii precum Iron Maiden, Nightwish, Dio, Stratovarius, Ensiferum, DragonForce sau Alice Cooper.

In toamna lui 2019, formatia a lansat cel mai recent material de studio intitulat ‘Talviyo’ ce se traduce prin ‘Noapte de Iarna’. Discul a intrat in topurile din tari precum Finlanda, Germania, Franta si nu numai!

Eleine vin din Suedia si sunt activi pe scena metal nordica din 2014. Pana acum au lansat trei album de studio si un EP, cel mai recent material, ‘Dancing in Hell’ fiind disponibil din 2020. Stilul abordat de formatie este Symphonic Metal. Pana in prezent au impartit scena cu formatii precum Moonspell, W.A.S.P., Arch Enemy sau Myrath si au fost cap de afis al festivalului Loud & Metal Mania 2017 din Tokyo, Japonia.

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