FaceCulture Interview with Anneke van Giersbergen

FaceCulture recently had an interview with the amazing, Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering). The interview talks about the new album “Drive” as well as some personal things about touring with her son, how their recording process was done and touring with her band.

Read more:
“My Mother Said” music video
MetalXS Interview with Anneke van Giersbergen

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Today’s workout results and some “fuel-up” songs

Today, I’ve started my day with running although I’ve only slept for 5 hours (approx). December mornings are very cold, so I’m quite struggled to get up and warm myself before hitting the running roads.

I’m actually surprised that I reached the first kilometer at 5:50 pace, but sooner turned to 6:05 pace/km. Not bad at all, although i felt like my legs are a bit tired for today, I still own it.

One of the songs that gets me going the whole run is this:

Definitely, one of my favorite Anneke’s song from her solo albums

Other songs included in my “Let’s Run!” playlist are:
Megadeth – Five Magics
Pantera – Goddamn Electric
Rush – The Spirit of Radio
Stratovarius – Eagleheart
Epica – Menace of Vanity
Arch Enemy – Ravenous
Puddle of Mudd – Drift & Die

Metal XS Video Interview with Anneke van Giersbergen


Image courtesy of http://www.insideoutmusic.com

Metal XS recently conducted an interview with Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) and talks about her solo album “Drive. “Drive was released last 23rd September in Europe and 15th October in North America via InsideOut Music.

Part of the interview discusses how “Drive” was made. Anneke also mentioned that the album is infused with enthusiasm and freshness, and she’s really happy with the results.

Here’s the video interview:

Read more about “Drive”
“My Mother Said” – music video taken from “Drive”

Top 5 pick!

Hello guys, here I am again for a new post for my “Weekly Top 5”! I also decided to make a separate section on it, for easier viewing. Anyway, here’s the top 5 most played song on my playlist.

5. The Killers – Miss Atomic Bomb (Indie rock)

4. Ayreon – Valley of the Queens (Progressive Rock/Metal)


*there are also other versions: Stream of Passion cover & Floor Jansen cover

3. Agua de Annique & Anneke van Giersbergen – I Want (Triprock/Pop rock)

2. After Forever – Energized Me (Progressive Metal)

1. Foxboro Hot Tubs – Alligator (Punk rock)

 

I hope you enjoy this week’s pick! Happy weekend!

Excerpts from the Metal Female Voices Fest 2013

Last week, the 11th edition of MFVF or the Metal Female Voices Fest took place once again in front of thousands of attendees of the said festival. The said festival is a 3-day event featuring different female fronted metal bands started from 18th October up to 19th October at the Oktoberhallen, Wieze, Belgium.

The fest started in October 18 with Eve’s Apple, a band with more than 10 members featuring different female singers of different bands, including Charlotte Wessels (Delain), Ailyn Gimenez (Sirenia), Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion), Marjan Welman (Autumn), Manuella Kraller (Xandria), Carmen Elise Espenaes (Midnattsol) and a lot more.

Here’s the FULL acoustic performance of these amazing ladies:


 
Liv Kristine closed the first day of the festival with her 1,5 hr set, playing some songs from her previous band, Theatre of Tragedy.

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The second day of the fest was led by Lacuna Coil, Delain and Leaves’ Eyes. The 3 bands play a full set and were supported by opening bands like Magion, Azylya, Victorians, Imperia, Serenity, Chaostar, Kobra & the Lotus, Asrai and Kontrust.


 
Leaves’ Eyes played most of the songs from their upcoming album, “Symphonies of the Night”.



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Delain got more time to play in this year’s festival. They play bunch of songs from their 3 full-length and one song from their most recent release, “Interlude”. They also have Sharon den Adel to join them on stage and play 2 songs with the band.


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Lacuna Coil played a special “Karmacode” album show at their set. They have played all songs from the said album and played few more songs on the Encore including hit singles “Trip the darkness” and “Heaven’s a lie”.

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On the last day of the festival, we have Tarja, Revamp, Stream of Passion and Anneke van Giersbergen live on stage together with L’Endevi, Hell City, Dalriada, Eleanor, Cadaveria and Crimfall.


 
Stream of Passion started the show with one of the songs from their most recent album, “Dark Days”. The band is at its best and perform the fan favorites form their 3 albums.

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Anneke van Giersbergen own the stage by playing the title track of the same album name. She played most of the tracks from “Drive” and “Everything Is Changing”. She also played 3 The Gathering songs such as “You Learn About It”, “Saturnine” and the killer “Strange Machines”.

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ReVamp kills the silence with their headbanging and rocking performance. The songs from their most recent album “Wild Card” made it to the setlist that night and gave a mind-blowing performance. Too bad, they didn’t cover even one After Forever song, but still a great set!

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Last for that night? Here’s the ex-Nightwish singer, Tarja. She played a full set promoting most of the songs from her most recent solo album, “Colours in the dark”. She also covered a Nightwish song called, “Wish I Had An Angel”, and the most anticipated duet with Floor Jansen for the song “Over the Hills And Far Away”, Gary Moore cover.

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Anneke van Giersbergen’s new album “Drive” out now!

Dutch singer, Anneke (formerly known as the vocalist of The Gathering) released her 5th studio album as a solo artist last 20th September!
The new albums is called “DRIVE”!


1. We Live On
2. Treat Me Like A Lady
3. She
4. Drive
5. My Mother Said
6. Forgive Me
7. You Will Never Change
8. Mental Jungle
9. Shooting For The Stars
10. The Best Is Yet To Come

Read Sonic Abuse’s album review for “Drive” here.

There is also an official lyric video of one of the songs in the new album, called “The Best Is Yet To Come”.

Let’s all support this amazing woman by buying her music!

Also, catch her on tour and see all upcoming live shows here.

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