segunda-feira, 29 de junho de 2009

Progressive Nation em Portugal

É oficial, do Myspace de Dream Theater:
a Progressive Nation Tour europeia, composta pelas bandas Dream Theater, Opeth, Bigelf e Unexpect, vai passar em Portugal, desta feita no Porto!
Os concertos terão lugar ainda este ano, no dia 22 de Outubro nos Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, local idílico para bandas de sonho :-)

Esta é sem dúvida uma excelente notícia, tendo em conta que o próprio Petrucci nos tinha dito em entrevista que a passagem daquela Tour por Portugal seria pouco provável.

Bilhetes a 30 Euros. Abertura de Portas 18h!
Bilhetes na Ticketline

Lançamentos para esta semana

Korpiklaani - Karkelo

The Eternal Afflict - Ion

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - Death Threat

Angina P - Sensitive Files

Config.sys / Contagious Orgasm / Boot-Sector-Viruz - Peacemakers Inc.

domingo, 28 de junho de 2009

Amphi Festival

O Festival Orkus Open Air 2009 "Amphi Festival" esgotou a sua capacidade de espaço de acampamento. Este Festival de dois dias com um programa fabuloso e extenso tem o tipo de acomodação/dormida completamente lotada.

O preço do bilhete para o Amphi Festival custa apenas 50 euros. E aqui em Portugal continuamos a ter festivais com menos bandas e com valores muito superiores.

sexta-feira, 26 de junho de 2009

Nachtmahr - Alle Lust Will Ewigkeit

O side-project industrial Nachtmahr de Thomas Rainer (L'ame Immortelle) irá lançar um novo álbum intitulado "Alle Lust Will Ewigkeit". Este lançamento sucede ao EP "Katharsis" e estará disponível a 7 de Agosto pela editora Trisol.

O Rei está morto. Viva o Rei!

Michael Jackson morreu ontem, aos 50 anos de idade, em Los Angeles, pensa-se que de paragem cardíaca fulminante.

Goste-se ou não do cantor, da pessoa ou da personagem tem de se reconhecer que Michael Jackson foi figura incontornável da música e que marcou o mundo nos últimos 30 anos.

Relembrem-se os tempos áureos nos já longínquos anos 80: Thriller.

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Interview to John Petrucci of Dream Theater

John Petrucci, guitarrist of Dream Theater, has given an interview to Portal Gótico right before their concert at Lisbon Coliseum. We now are able to publish it, so enjoy!
(será publicada brevemente a versão em português da entrevista)

Portal Gótico - What can you tell us about the new album, Black Clouds and Silver Linings, does it mean something special to you?

John Petrucci - Yeah, you know, for us, every time we go into the studio, it's always exciting, we look forward to make an album, we try to make something that we haven't done before and be as creative as we can, so, you know, whenever it's about to come out, it's not even out yet, we get really excited, we want people to hear it. This album lyrically is more personal, so there's more personal stories and events that happened to me and the other guys, so it's a little more intimate that way and there's more epics, there's only six songs on the album, four of them are really long so it’s' definitely an interesting album.

PG - How's the song writing process of Dream Theater? Are you influenced by literature, cinema or rather by personal experiences?

Petrucci - You know, I think any songwriters is influenced by everything, things that happened to you, things you're going through, like you said, literature, things that you read or saw, whatever, it could even be an album that you're into at that time, or a band or an event in your life or whatever. The way that we write, we write the music first, you know a good example is the first song that's on the album was written during Halloween, October, (so it almost sounds like an Halloween,) so it has that kind of scary sense. Sometimes you just are influenced by what surrounds you.

PG - Nightmare to Remember is about an accident you assisted as a child?

Petrucci - Yes, once again we write all the music first so when it was time for me to write lyrics, you know I was kind of thinking about what to write about and that song is very dark and scary. That was an event I never really told the story about, yeah, it was about a car accident I was in when I was a kid, my family got into this accident, I just, you know, try to remember the events and tell a story.

PG - A Rite of Passage is about masonry. Are you or any of you a mason?

Petrucci - No, I'm not. None of the guys are. I just think it's a very interesting topic, you know it's one of those things where I didn't really know what it was. I used to see like
programs on like Discovery Channel, you know, it's just so weird topic, I guess we don't really know what it is, it's like a, anything that has like a conspiracy kind of angle, I think is interesting, you know Dan Brown is so popular with his movies and books, it's like the same type of thing where you don't really get it, there's some conspiracy, some people say this, some people say that, I just thought it would make a great song topic.

PG - Can you tell us something about the Count of Tuscany?

Petrucci - Yeah, that's another example of a story that I shared, you know, something that happened to me that I would tell my friends and family but I never really wrote about it. Yeah, it's sort of hard to follow the story but it's basically a few years ago when Dream Theater were playing in Florence or something and there was my friend who is my guitar tech, he's also wine importer, so he wanted to visit a winery in Tuscany, so he asked me if I wanted to come along. So, yeah, the guy who owned the winery is a count, he wasn´t the count of Tuscany, he is a count of something, anyway he brought us to this winery, it was a very old castle in the hills of Italy, it was very bizarre, you know just really weird stories the guy told, you know, like a mummified saint and a chapel, very strange and weird, I thought it would be great to tell that story, probably make a movie of it!

PG - I heard that Wither is about "writer's blockage"?

Petrucci - Kind of… You know, it's a funny thing, before wrote any lyrics, and that was the first one I started, I was talking to my wife and she had the great idea of telling stories, so I have to thank her for that, she has always interesting stories but when I was writing with her, I started writing about something else and it wasn't really working and then we were talking and we started joking about: wouldn't it be funny if we write a song about nothing, you know, remember like Seinfeld, the whole thing was a show about nothing. So we were laughing and wrote a song about nothing.
So, in a way, Wither isn't really about anything, it's kind like when you try to write lyrics and you're staring at a blank piece of paper and you're like: oh, what should I write about? You know, if you look deeper into it, then you can say it's about trying to let the creative process happen, but in some ways it's kind of not deep at all, it's just about writing.

PG – Here’s a question from a reader: The story of Scenes from a Memory reprised in the Octavarium album where there's a sentence saying that "the story ends where it began". Does it have some secret meaning?

Petrucci - The story ends where it began, that's in Octavarium, yeah, I mean, it's not related to Scenes from a Memory at all, it's just a coincidence I guess. The way that it's related to Octavarium is that.. It’s kind of like a circle, we felt like that at that point, on the very last song, it was all back to the beginning. I'm trying to remember the subject matter of Octavarium, I can't remember...

PG - It's an album full of symbologies. There was a guy on the internet that analysed every single detail and hint of the album even in technical aspects, it was amazing.

Petrucci - Yeah, that guy should listen to The Shattered Fortress on the new album because what we did with that song was... we listened to let's see: The Glass Prison, This Dying Soul, The Root of All Evil, Repentance, we listened to all of those songs as a group and we kicked out in to different sections and then when we wrote The Shattered Fortress, we would use all those sections but change then, you know like maybe there's a riff used in a verse in a song but we used it in the new song as a guitar solo or something, so there's like tons of parts... so it's kind like of a weird Frankenstein, science experiment!

PG - In this tour, at least so far, why aren't you playing songs from the new album other than "A Rite of Passage"?

Petrucci - It's very simple, it's not out yet, so we didn't want to play too many songs people wouldn't really know but as the tour goes on and when the album goes out we are going to add more.

PG - How do you choose a set list for a tour or a concert?

Petrucci - Well, Mike picks the set list and he has a very methodical approach, something like thinking how many times have we played in this country, which songs did we play last time, you know, where we are going next, it's verythought-out, trying to make a balance of all the different albums, so..

PG - Does Mike still choose music for the intermissions?

Petrucci - Yeah. (smiles), you never know what is going...

PG - You are doing a Progressive Nation in Europe, any chance to come to Portugal?

Petrucci - I don't know, I'm not sure yet. I don't want to disappoint you but I would probably say no since we have been here already, probably not but I'm not sure.

PG - You always have great album covers. Is the art really important to you? Why?

Petrucci - Yeah, you know when we were like teenagers and we were getting Rush albums and Iron Maiden albums, we would be so into the album covers, we would look at them, analyse all the pictures and then of course they would make the t-shirts with the album covers and the posters and it kind of dictates the all look, the stage, set-up, the videos and everything, you know it's very important, it sets the mood to the upcoming tour. I think it's interesting for bands sticking it to.

PG - Do you plan to release another instructional dvd or a solo album?

Petrucci - Those are the two questions that people are asking me all the time so yeah, I would like to, but I'm busy right now with Dream Theater so... eventually I will.

PG - We are running out of time so, last question: you have been together for 24 years now. What's the secret for such a perfect union?

Petrucci - We are very lucky in that, you know, we met each other and we were able to do this, I think that all of us... we've been through life experiencing very similar, things at the same time, you know we got married the same time, the kids are around the same age, so we are all like experiencing this together and you know, we built this sort of like many empire where we're able to do what we like creatively but also at the same time it's our job and it's our career and it enable us to support our lives, so I guess we are just very appreciated of that, we realise how special it is so we try to take care of it.

PG - Really special! Thank you very much for your time John and see you next time!

quinta-feira, 25 de junho de 2009

Sessão de Autógrafos no Optimus Alive para Placebo, Lamb of God e Machine Head

Vai ao Optimus Alive09, conhece as Bandas e assina os teus novos álbuns!

Se compraste o novo álbum de Placebo, Lamb of God ou Machine Head tens acesso automático e gratuito para conheceres as bandas e a teres uma sessão de Autógrafos.

Optimus Alive09 - Sessão de Autógrafos para as Bandas:

Data Autógrafos
Battle for the sun
10 Julho
Lamb Of God
9 Julho
Machine Head
The Blackening
9 Julho

Se tiveres o novo álbum leva-o para o Optimus Alive e dirige-te à tenda FAN ZONE da EDLP para levantares uma pulseira que te dará acesso às Bandas.

Na loja EDLP vais encontrar a informação com o horário da sessão de autógrafos. Esta sessão será limitada ao tempo disponível e á capacidade da Optimus Fan Zone. Não te esqueças, no entanto, que deverás apresentar o bilhete para entrar no festival.

quarta-feira, 24 de junho de 2009

"Amália Hoje" ao vivo

São hoje postos à venda os bilhetes para os poucos concertos que surgem a partir do álbum Amália Hoje.

Fernando Ribeiro, Sónia Tavares, Nuno Gonçalves e Paulo Praça têm para já 4 datas definidas às quais se prevê a adição de mais uma data no Algarve.

À banda portuguesa junta-se em palco a Orquesta de Praga totalizando mais de 40 músicos em acção.

A não perder!

Datas confirmadas:

1 de Outubro: Figueira da Foz
5 de Outubro: Coliseu de Lisboa
9 de Outubro: Coliseu do Porto
10 de Outubro: Vila do Conde

Preços Coliseu de Lisboa
(preços ainda não disponíveis para os restantes locais)

1ª Plateia - 30,00 €
2ª Plateia - 27,50 €
BALCÃO - 25,00 €
Galeria de Pé - 15,00 €

terça-feira, 23 de junho de 2009

Rescaldo do concerto de Dream Theater em Lisboa

O Coliseu de Lisboa foi pequeno para tanta gente. Foi mesmo a lotação esgotada num concerto que era esperado pela capital há já sete longos anos...James La Brie Dream Theater LisboaO público, muito heterogéneo, acolheu admiravelmente bem os Pendragon que, de forma enérgica, iniciaram a grande noite. Tiveram uma prestação digna de respeito e aplausos, tanto mais que a sua boa disposição por um lado, e o esforço de Nick Barrett em falar Português, por outro, fez sorrir todos os presentes.

Após o intervalo (onde mal se ouviram as músicas escolhidas por Portnoy... eu pelo menos não consegui identificar nenhuma!), a entrada dos Dream Theater foi épica e triunfante.
A setlist seguiu mais ou menos o alinhamento das já conhecidas de concertos anteriores desta tournée:

1. In The Presence of Enemies
2. Beyond This Life
3. Panic Attack
4. A Rite of Passage
5. Hollow Years
6. Constant Motion
7. Erotomania
8. Voices
9. Solitary Shell
10. The Spirit Carries On
11. As I Am

12. Metropolis Pt.1/Learning to Live/A Change of Seasons

Todos os membros da banda estiveram irrepreensíveis: James LaBrie afinado e com garra, Myung como sempre calado mas bom executante, Portnoy "empático", Rudess e Petrucci brilhantes no seu duelo!Myung Dream Theater LisboaDream Theater Lisboa
Os momentos altos da noite foram vários mas destaco dois verdadeiramente mágicos e arrepiantes: "The Spirit Carries On", em que o Coliseu se transformou numa imensidão de pequenas chamas (dos isqueiros) e vozes em uníssono, e "As I Am".
James LaBrie Dream Theater LisboaPortnoy Dream TheaterMyung  Dream TheaterAspectos menos positivos:
- o facto da sequência de músicas "Erotomania", "Voices", "Solitary Shell"... esmorecer um pouco o ritmo do concerto. São músicas excelentes mas, na minha opinião, melhores se ouvidas intercaladas com outras músicas mais "potentes".
- a falta de vídeo, de elementos multimédia ou no mínimo algum artefacto decorativo em palco, a que sempre nos habituaram nas suas presenças no nosso país.
- o facto de tocarem apenas uma música do novo álbum ("A Rite of Passage")
- e por último, dois factores externos: a posição em que estávamos que não nos permitiu acompanhar todos os movimentos da banda - não pude ver o "Bebot" do Rudess... :-( e o extremo calor que se fez sentir na sala, qual deserto do Sahara, levando a que metade dos presentes masculinos tirassem a tshirt!

No entanto, e como se pode verificar nas fotos, todo o público, sem excepção, se rendeu a um concerto de SONHO, como aliás só Dream Theater consegue proporcionar...
Naquele que foi o meu quinto concerto de Dream Theater, não sendo o melhor que vi até hoje, foi contudo um matar de saudades dos Senhores que melhor que ninguém sabem transformar um concerto numa viagem emotiva feita de momentos inesquecíveis, dificilmente traduzidos em palavras...
Coliseu Lisboa Dream Theater
A não perder brevemente: Entrevista a John Petrucci!

ver o set anterior de fotos

segunda-feira, 22 de junho de 2009

Eventos de 23 a 27 de Junho

Terça, 23 de Junho
Almada, CovilBar
[Festa] Sarcastic 80's - Dj B.r.o.s

Porto, Heavens Gothic Bar
[Festa] Noite de S. João - Dj Elu Elessar, Maeve
Quinta, 25 de Junho
Porto, Heavens
[Festa] DJ Sergio P, Xenomorph
Sexta, 26 de Junho
Almada, CovilBar
[Festa] Rammstein Tribute Party
Porto, Heavens
[Festa] Dj Hunter, Cernunnus, Erzbeth

Sábado, 27 de Junho

Lisboa, Metropolis
[Festa] The Final Hour

Porto, Parke
[Festa] Bouquet of Dreams - Dj Luiz Soncini

Porto, Pitch
[Festa] FlashBack!- Old School Dance Rock

Porto, Heavens
[Festa] Dark Night "A Whole New World" - Dj Sérgio P, Angel of Despair
Cloth Selling by Kristine

Lançamentos para esta semana

É incontornável o novo trabalho de VNV Nation mas há outras obras a ter em atenção esta semana.

VNV NATION - Of Faith, Power and Glory

Portion Control - Crop

Rome - Flowers from Exile

Karjalan Sissit - Fucking Whore Society

Autopsia - Karl Rossman Fragments

domingo, 21 de junho de 2009

Fotos do Concerto dos Dream Theater (parte II) - Coliseu de Lisboa

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Dream Theater Portugal Coliseu

Não percas a entrevista do Portal Gótico ao John Petrucci (Dream Theater).
A ser lançada nos próximos dias!

sábado, 20 de junho de 2009

Fotos do Concerto dos Dream Theater (parte I - Pendragon)


sexta-feira, 19 de junho de 2009

Cinema - Sedução Mortal

Estreou ontem o filme Sedução Mortal, um filme de terror cheio de momentos de cortar a respiração.

"Assim que recomeçam as aulas, grupo de estudantes faz uma festa num rancho e decide convidar Mandy Lane, uma jovem que depois das férias de verão reapareceu tremendamente sexy e envolvente. No entanto, enquanto a festa se vai desenrolando, várias pessoas do grupo vão sendo misteriosamente assassinadas..."

Em exibição aqui.

quinta-feira, 18 de junho de 2009

Festival Noise Ritual 2009

O Festival Noise Ritual arranca este sábado no Pavilhão Municipal da Senhora da Hora(Porto). Este festival aposta nas sonoridades Rock e Metal. Em termos de alinhamento cabe aos Heavenwood encabeçar o cartaz desta edição.

quarta-feira, 17 de junho de 2009

Noite Artística - 21 Jun

Domingo 21 de Junho irá haver uma noite artística no Porto com Poesia e Artes Visuais no Atelier Café-Bar. A Não faltar!

terça-feira, 16 de junho de 2009

Eventos de 17 a 20 de Junho

Quarta, 17 de Junho
Porto, Coliseu
[Concerto] Marilyn Manson
Quinta, 18 de Junho
Lisboa, Coliseu
[Comcerto] Dream Theater

Porto, Heavens
[Festa] DJ Sergio P
Sexta, 19 de Junho
Porto, Heavens
[Festa] DJ Angel of Despair, Julia

[Festa] Tribune Night: The Cure

Sábado, 20 de Junho
Lisboa, Metropolis Club
[Festa] Attitude X
Porto, Heavens
[Festa] Hold On - Nelson K, Cinnamon

Porto, Wait MusiClub
[Festa] Hit This - Dj Soncini, Replycant, Infektion


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