Anima Mundi, Live at Musicon Den Haag, 18 June 2016

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This would be the first time I would see the band Anima Mundi perform, so I was really curious how the band would play live. I arrived an hour before the gig would start, and the band was still busy with their sound check. Sadly there were big problems during the sound check because of technical difficulties that couldn’t be solved correctly, so there was a big chance that the sound would cause some trouble this evening. Luckily the band members themselves did a wonderful performance, despite the technical problems with the sound. Continue reading

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Hey, ‘sme again with a small update!

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I write this message while charging my cameras and preparing for my interview for this evening! I’m going to interview the band Anima Mundi right before their gig at Musicon Den Haag (The Hague) this evening. I will also write a gig review of the performance and take pictures!

Tomorrow you will hear my interview with David Longdon of Big Big Train on House of Prog. Feel free to join me in the chat room of course! You can find more information about the show here. No worries if you can’t make it to the live show, I will post the interview on Mixcloud and this website the same evening!

Well, what to expect more? I’m going to interview Craig Blundell this Monday if everything goes well, and will also interview Roine Stolt later that week! Yes, you can say I’m pretty busy with interviews! Also expect more album reviews and more interviews this week, so please keep an eye on the page!

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Well, that was it for now! Need to get traveling! Big hug, as always!

Iris, aka Ier!

Progcity Festival, Musicon Den Haag, 28 May 2016

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After a wonderful first edition of Progcity Festival (you can read my review of the first edition here) it was only a matter of time when the second edition would be held. Organizer Gert-Jan van Middelkoop had two bands lined up I’ve never seen perform live before; the Dutch band Profuna Ocean and German band Ashby. I know Profuna Ocean’s music (I reviewed their latest album In Vacuum, you can read the review here), but I never heard any music from Ashby. While Profuna Ocean had played a couple of times before at Musicon, Ashby was playing their first ever gig in The Netherlands. Continue reading

An update from your shaving reporter! Interviews, interviews and more interviews!

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Yay! Time for my Sunday blog post again! I have so much news, I hope I don’t forget some important things I would like to share with you guys… Continue reading

ProgCity Festival, Musicon Den Haag, 14 November 2015

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You wouldn’t tell this was just the first edition of ProgCity Festival. Once I entered the venue the ambiance was great. Everything was well organized and the sound-checks between the bands were smooth and fast in my opinion. A big thumbs-up for Gert-Jan van Middelkoop and everyone who worked at Musicon that day. Three Dutch bands were scheduled for this evening: Infinite Mind, Armed Cloud and Cartographer. I’ve seen Armed Cloud during ProgFrog Festival not so long ago and really enjoyed their performance back then (you can find the review of ProgFrog Festival here). I was extra curious about Infinite Mind and Cartographer because I had never seen them perform live. Continue reading