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CARACH ANGREN

Performance of the year — Sagan's pick

The Dutch horror metal band Carach Angren rocked Vancouver this past fall and left quite an impression on us. Find out what set them apart here!

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STAM1NA

70000 Tons of Metal 2016 highlight

A band that truly lives up to their chosen name, Stam1na (Finland) obliterated all competition on their first ever stint on 70000 Tons of Metal.

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ORPHANED LAND

70000 Tons of Metal 2016 highlight

In 2017, pioneers of Oriental metal Orphaned Land graced the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise with their presence for a 3rd time in its history.

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AMORPHIS

+ SWALLOW THE SUN

Finnish bands Amorphis and Swallow the Sun rocked Vancouver on the 3rd of April 2017 and Bangover was there to cover it all!

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UNLEASH THE ARCHERS

APEX ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

Review and pictures from Unleash The Archers and Dead Asylum's album release show in Vancouver BC on June 2nd 2017.

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BATTLE BEAST

70000 Tons of Metal 2017 highlight

What happens when you wake up 4 minutes before one of your favourite bands is to take the stage? Kai paints a vivid picture of waking up just in time to see Battle Beast on 70,000 Tons of Metal 2018.

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RHAPSODY'S FAREWELL

70000 Tons of Metal 2017 highlight

In 2018, power metal titans Rhapsody brought their Farewell tour to 70,000 Tons of Metal for a memorable goodbye. How do you make a metalhead cry? Sagan explains.

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WINTERSUN

NE OBLIVISCARISSARAH LONGFIELD

On September 27th, Finnish sensation Wintersun played in Vancouver for the first time in 5 years. Kai was there to tell you all about that night.

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CARACH ANGREN

+ MORS PRINCIPIUM EST + WOLFHEART

On their first headlining tour of the US and Canada, Carach Angren left horror and pleasure in their wake. Just like a poltergeist, Sagan was here.

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BATTLE BEAST

Performance of the year — Kai's pick

With all the bands that we saw this year, who could be at the top? Kai talks about her favourite performance of 2018, featuring Battle Beast on 70,000 Tons of Metal.

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GLORYHAMMER

Performance of the year — Sagan's pick

Gloryhammer made their North American debut in 2018, and Sagan was so impressed that she has named them her Performance of the Year.

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TWILIGHT FORCE

70000 Tons of Metal 2019 Highlight

2019 saw the return of Twilight Force to 70000 Tons of Metal, and to the delight of all Knights of Twilight’s Might, their pool deck set was legendary!

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METSATÖLL

(OPENING FOR ARKONA) 

On September 16th, Metsatöll returned to Vancouver for the first time in 5 years to bring a new album and gain new fans. See our review and gallery of their set!

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ELUVEITIE

Performance of the Year — Kai's pick

Eluveitie's pool deck stage on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise was one of the best heavy metal shows of the 2016. Read all about it here and find out why.

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TROLLFEST

70000 Tons of Metal 2016 highlight

The True Norwegian Balkan Folk Metal band TrollfesT returned to 70000 Tons of Metal in 2017 with a bang, and a boom, and a quack quack quack, and a woof woof woof.

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DALRIADA

70000 Tons of Metal 2016 highlight

Sailors fell under Dalriada's spell on 70000 Tons of Metal in 2017, and it's easy to see how no one could escape the Hungarian band's charm.

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SABATON

+ BATTLE BEAST + LEAVES EYES

Read Bangover.net's review of Swedish metal band Sabaton's latest show in Vancouver, also featuring Leaves' Eyes and Battle Beast.

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EVERY TIME I DIE

Performance of the year

In 2017, Every Time I Die made a roaring comeback to Vancouver after 6 years of absence, making it Sagan's favourite performance of the year! They'd been gone a long time...

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WITCHERY

70000 Tons of Metal 2017 highlight

Sweden’s Witchery put their spell on the Independence of the Seas during 70,000 Tons of Metal 2018. One of Sagan’s highlights of this year’s cruise!

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TÝR + ORPHANED LAND

GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUSAETERNAM

A crushing lineup representing global metal from the Middle East to North America through Scandinavia swept through Vancouver on May 15, and Bangover was there for an epic night.

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ALESTORM

GLORYHAMMER

Gloryhammer quested across the seas for their first ever North American tour, accompanying Alestorm on their journey. Sagan was there to witness the epic war that was fight.

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HAMMERFALL

ARMORED DAWN

Swedish power metal legends HammerFall returned to Slovenia to rock the stage of Ljubljana’s Kino Šiška, and Didrik was there to document the triumph that it was.

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BAEST

Performance of the year — Didrik's pick

After seeing so many notable acts this year, what could possibly be Didrik’s favourite performance for 2018? The accolade for him goes to Denmark’s own Baest.

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HEIDEVOLK

70000 Tons of Metal 2019 Highlight

Metalheads from around the world gathered to see the long-awaited return of Dutch heathens Heidevolk on 70000 Tons of Metal in 2019, and it was worth the wait. One of Sagan’s highlights of the 2019 voyage!

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VAN CANTO

70000 Tons of Metal 2019 Highlight

From the land of crazy concepts, Van Canto joined the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise in 2019 to delight us with their a capella metal.

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