New names were announced by the Graspop organisation last week. One of the recently introduced performers will be no one less than the Swedish Evergrey. That’s one band that I’m definitely gonna see live. But here’s some reasons why you should go, or stay away.
Influenced by bands like Guns ‘N Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Slipknot, but also by The Devil Wears Prada and metalcore giants Bring Me The Horizon. Asking Alexandria has been in a major run of form lately and have announced their fourth album to be released this year.
It was a thing that lot of Sepultura fans claim to be their dreams come true. Not even in their wildest dreams most would expect the Cavalera brothers to come together and make music again. Yet it happened and after their third album ‘Pandemonium’ the Cavalera Conspiracy is live on Graspop 2015.
There are these guys who just can’t sit still. Mike Portnoy, for one, taking on project after project after quitting Dream Theater. But one of the most busy band-members will probably be Ice-T.
Traditionally, the Jupiler stage hosts the metalcore and related bands. It looks like Graspop hasn’t changed that idea for the 2015 edition, but we do find a slightly out-of-place band. King 810, but they will move crowds like the metalcore bands, maybe that’s why they play the Jupiler stage.
There’s one band I really, really want to see on the Graspop Metal Meeting Friday. That band is Ne Obliviscaris. These Australians play the smaller Metal Dome, but they should be able to blow everyone away with their progressive and extreme metal.
This is one of those bands that has changed so much along the way. Last year they released ‘Sirens Charms’. A new direction if compared to the last one ‘Sounds Of A Playground Fading’, which was more of a non-scream metal album.
Back to the nu-metal/melodic death metal!