It’s been a while since my last gig report, time to catch up with the latest developments in the Dutch rock world. I’ve a perfect occasion as I’ve seen two live rock legends.
The project called The Gentle Storm, which is just one year old, were presenting their debut album The Diary in the Amsterdam club Melkweg (I’ve seen Pagan’s Mind there before).
It’s been a while since I wrote about the masters of drive and female vocals, one of my favourites, Stream of Passion. They’re still there and have even recently toured in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, which they posted about on their Facebook page.
Just before those, very special for both sides, events I’ve visited two performances happened with an interval of one week.
I realize everyone is alreay sick of my gig reports, but can’t really help it. Let’s just keep it short…
On December 28, 2012 the Dutch progressive metal band Stream of Passion, lead by the splendid Marcela Bovio, gave a festive Christmas/New Year’s Eve gig.
Штормовое предупреждение (Russian for Storm Alert) is a prelude to Ураган (“Hurricane”). This track was composed and recorded by Igor Abakumov and me back in 2002–2003.
This is the third and the last part of the Post Nubila Sol trilogy. It’s composed, recorded and mixed by me in the same 2002. Genre: Electronic/Dark/Ambient/Progressive Metal.
This is the second part of the Post Nubila Sol trilogy. It’s composed, recorded and mixed by me in 2002. Genre: Electronic/Ambient/Progressive Metal.
This track was written by me in collaboration with Igor Abakumov back in 2002. Those were our first, and up to now also the last, feeble attempts of Progressive Metal composing.
The name is Latin for “After the clouds there is sun”, which symbolizes contrast vicissitudes of mood in the tune.
Neal Morse, one of the most famous progressive rock musicians, visited us in Holland. Yesterday, June 4, 2011, he performed in Zoetermeer, which is near the Hague, in the club named Boerderij (“farmhouse”).