Vagos Metal Fest 2016

posted in: GALLERY, MUSIC | 0

It’s August in Vagos so it must be time for heavy metal. I was fortunate enough to be covering the first Vagos MetalFest, a new name for a new promoter, for Metal Rules magazine but once again a great weekend … Continued

Vagos Open Air 2015

posted in: GALLERY, MUSIC | 0

My report and photos from the first day of Vagos Open Air 2015 were posted on the Metal Rules website: (Gallery released with the permission of Metal Rules magazine).

Vagos Open Air 2014 – Day Three

posted in: BLOG, MUSIC | 0

Being the first band to perform on the last day of a festival is a tough place for anyone to find themselves, and the audience for Opus Diabolicum was a little sparse to begin with. Sound problems during their first … Continued

Vagos Open Air 2014 – Day Two

posted in: BLOG, MUSIC | 0

The first band of the day, Requiem Laus, formed in Madeira in 1992 but didn’t release their first album until 2005. During that time they have garnered a reputation as a solid death/black metal band, so it was a shame … Continued

Vagos Open Air 2014 – Day One

posted in: BLOG, MUSIC | 0

While fans of Dance, Electro, and Hip-Hop were heading down south for the MEO Sudoeste Festival, metalheads from Portugal and beyond were heading north, to Quinta do Ega in Vagos. Since the festival officially became known as Vagos Open Air … Continued

Vagos Open Air 2013 – Iced Earth

posted in: BLOG, MUSIC | 0

The first band of the evening was the American power metal band, Iced Earth. This was their first visit to Portugal for a long time, and they seemed to be enjoying their visit to Vagos Open Air immensely. With a … Continued

Vagos Open Air 2013 – Rotting Christ

posted in: BLOG, MUSIC | 0

The rather unusually named Rotting Christ, an extreme black metal band from Greece, took to the stage at Vagos. Fronted by Sakis Tolis, on guitar and vocals, Rotting Christ were magnificent, delivering a frenetic set which the crowd enjoyed immensely, setting up … Continued