Arch Enemy + Behemoth
23 Oct 2021
  • Date:23 Oct 2021
  • Doors open:17:30 hour
  • Start:18:00 hour

The melodic death metal machine Arch Enemy returns! After two headline shows at Dynamo Metalfest and a sold-out show at 013 in 2018, MAINSTAGE Den Bosch is now next. The Swedes led by master guitarist Michael Amott have been guaranteeing heavy death metal anthems for more than 20 years, colored with sing-along solos and strong hooks.

The dual guitar parts have always been a big part of Arch Enemy's sound and with the arrival of legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis, formerly of Nevermore, the band celebrated a musical triumph. Frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz has proven herself since "War Eternal" (2014) as someone who is not inferior to her predecessors. Her powerful identity and extraordinary vocals discharge into epic shows. Arch Enemy has long established itself as a fixture in the global metal scene and as standard bearers of the heavy metal code.

Behemoth

Polish metal band Behemoth has pushed the boundaries of black metal and heresy with their uncompromising extreme metal over the past 27 years, both in their home country and around the world. They channeled that passion on the album “I Loved You At Your Darkest” (2018). This blackened death metal album impresses with its vicious riffs, crushing drums and liturgical choirs that are reminiscent of classic horror films.

In 2019 the band already played a sold-out show in Ronda, Utrecht. In MAINSTAGE Den Bosch we expect at least such a bombastic metal show. As Nergal himself says; "Although our origins are black metal, Behemoth is something bigger".

Carcass

Carcass is considered the main inspiration and musical basis for most deathgrind / death metal bands as well as one of the founders of melodic death metal as the band evolved into that sound in the early 1990s. Records like “Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious” or “Heartwork”, are classics in the genre and have changed the face of extreme metal forever.

The group was disbanded in 1996 and then resurrected in 2007. The band treated Dynamo Metalfest to a sickly cool show in 2019. Re-motivated founders Bill Steer and Jeff Walker started writing a new record full of surgical metal for 2021. In October it's time to take Den Bosch under the knife!

Unto Others

The American band Unto Others (formerly Idle Hands) combines a perfect and certainly unique mix of gothic rock from the 80s (think Sisters of Mercy or Siouxsie and the Banshees) and traditional metal from the 80s (while maintaining the power of bands like Queensrche or Mercyful Fate). This has given them the tag “gothic metal” and while this is not necessarily wrong, it is a bit misleading. Despite having influences from the heyday of 90s gothic metal, you certainly won't hear a band that sounds like a Type O Negative or Paradise Lost clone and that's exactly one of the reasons why this band is so unique.

Arch Enemy + Behemoth

23 Oct 2021

The melodic death metal machine Arch Enemy returns! After two headline shows at Dynamo Metalfest and a sold-out show at 013 in 2018, MAINSTAGE Den Bosch is now next. The Swedes led by master guitarist Michael Amott have been guaranteeing heavy death metal anthems for more than 20 years, colored with sing-along solos and strong hooks.

The dual guitar parts have always been a big part of Arch Enemy's sound and with the arrival of legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis, formerly of Nevermore, the band celebrated a musical triumph. Frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz has proven herself since "War Eternal" (2014) as someone who is not inferior to her predecessors. Her powerful identity and extraordinary vocals discharge into epic shows. Arch Enemy has long established itself as a fixture in the global metal scene and as standard bearers of the heavy metal code.

Behemoth

Polish metal band Behemoth has pushed the boundaries of black metal and heresy with their uncompromising extreme metal over the past 27 years, both in their home country and around the world. They channeled that passion on the album “I Loved You At Your Darkest” (2018). This blackened death metal album impresses with its vicious riffs, crushing drums and liturgical choirs that are reminiscent of classic horror films.

In 2019 the band already played a sold-out show in Ronda, Utrecht. In MAINSTAGE Den Bosch we expect at least such a bombastic metal show. As Nergal himself says; "Although our origins are black metal, Behemoth is something bigger".

Carcass

Carcass is considered the main inspiration and musical basis for most deathgrind / death metal bands as well as one of the founders of melodic death metal as the band evolved into that sound in the early 1990s. Records like “Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious” or “Heartwork”, are classics in the genre and have changed the face of extreme metal forever.

The group was disbanded in 1996 and then resurrected in 2007. The band treated Dynamo Metalfest to a sickly cool show in 2019. Re-motivated founders Bill Steer and Jeff Walker started writing a new record full of surgical metal for 2021. In October it's time to take Den Bosch under the knife!

Unto Others

The American band Unto Others (formerly Idle Hands) combines a perfect and certainly unique mix of gothic rock from the 80s (think Sisters of Mercy or Siouxsie and the Banshees) and traditional metal from the 80s (while maintaining the power of bands like Queensrche or Mercyful Fate). This has given them the tag “gothic metal” and while this is not necessarily wrong, it is a bit misleading. Despite having influences from the heyday of 90s gothic metal, you certainly won't hear a band that sounds like a Type O Negative or Paradise Lost clone and that's exactly one of the reasons why this band is so unique.

  • Date:23 Oct 2021
  • Doors open:17:30 hour
  • Start:18:00 hour

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    MAINSTAGE is easily accessible by car, close to the A2, A59 and A65. The navigation address of MAINSTAGE is Oude Engelenseweg 1, 5222 AA 's Hertogenbosch.

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