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17 October 2011

Hi All !!
Mario's Metal Meeting 5 was again a BLAST!!!!

I want to thank every fan that showed up on one or even on both evenings; the awesome Little Devil staff and ofcourse all the bands that played last weekend!!
After all the cancellations and SETI bullshit it was the best edition so far with a great audience (80-100) on Friday and a fullpacked (130-150) Saturday evening!!

The bullshit of the last few months made me decide to give up doing a 6th edition but after all the great words, reviews and happy faces I may turn my decision ;-)
So just lets wait and see what happens in 2012!!!!

Cheers to all of you!
Mario van Dooren
www.mariosmetalmania.com
PS: There are some festival shirts left; anybody interested; please contact me asap!
€ 15,- incl. p&p

12 October 2011

Official statement;
Due to the fact that we couldn’t handle the NEVER-ENDING request of S.E.T.I.'s demands we decided to remove the band from the MMM5 billing!!!
I’m really disappointed because it yielded me, as one of the biggest John Cyriis fans ever in this Universe, the most nervous months of my entire life!!

There will be no replacement for the “band” S.E.T.I. and we move on to next weekend with the following line-up:
Saturday:
16:00 - 16:45 Lord Volture
17:05 - 18:00 Rain
18:20 - 19:20 FireForce
19:45 - 20:45 Angus
21:15 - 22:45 Tokyo Blade

Entrance € 7,50 (instead of € 10,--)

Friday;
19:30 - 20:10 Magnetron
20:30 - 21:15 X-Tinxion
21:35 - 22:20 Bliksem
22:45 - 23:45 Crustacean

Entrance Free!!!

Excuses for this last minute news!
Mario van Dooren

9 October 2011

Hi All !!
Pity but due to internal problems within 2 bands both DEADHEAD and BLOOD REDSKIES had to cancel their appearances during the last few weeks ;-(
Luckily I was able to find subsitutes!!

On Friday (14/11) we have a new line-up:
CRUSTACEAN (NL, Oldschool thrash metal) will headline instead of Dead Head
BLIKSEM (Belgium; female fronted thrash metal)
X-TINXION (NL, female fronted thrash metal, winner of the Dutch Wacken Battle)
MAGNETRON (NL, Breda Area Thrashmetal) will be opener this evening

One thing also changed for Friday; FREE ENTRANCE !!!!!


On Saturday (15/11) we also have a new line-up:
TOKYO BLADE (UK, NWOBHM Pioneers in nearly original line-up!!) headliner
S.E.T.I. (USA, featuring original Agent Steel vocalist John Cyriis, doing a classic AS show!) co-headliner!
ANGUS (NL, REUNION show of this Old school speedmetal band)!!
FIREFORCE (Belgium, ex-Double Diamond, Classic Metal)
RAIN (Italy, Classic Metal since 1980!)
LORD VOLTURE (NL, Superb Power metal)

Entrance will stay € 10,--

The presale is going fast so hurry up with your reservations!!
Saturday show 2/3 of the tickets are already reservated!!
Hope to meet you all next weekend!
For reservations: mario@mariosmetalmania.com
Cheers;
Mario van Dooren

18 August 2011

Hi All, just 2 months to go till the 5th edition of Mario's Metal Meeting will take place!

Dont forget to make your reservartions @
info@littledevil.nl or
mario@mariosmetalmania.com

Friday, the 14th of October THRASHMETAL NIGHT with:
- CRUSTACEAN (NL, Oldschool thrashmetal)
- X-TINXION (NL, female fronted thrashmetal, winner of the Dutch Wacken Battle)
- BLIKSEM (Belgium; female fronted thrashmetal)
- DEAD HEAD (NL, Legendary Dutch thrashmetal!!)

Doors; 19:00 Entrance € 7,50


Saturday, the 15th of October POWER/TRUE METAL DAY with:
- LORD VOLTURE (NL, Superb Powermetal)
- RAIN (Italy, Classic Metal since 1980!)
- FIREFORCE (Belgium, ex-Double Diamond, Classic Metal)
- BLOOD REDSKIES (USA, featuring ex-Vicious Rumors singer Ronnie Stixx)
- S.E.T.I. (USA, featuring original Agent Steel vocalist John Cyriss, doing a classic AS show!)
- TOKYO BLADE (UK, NWOBHM Pioneers in nearly original line-up!!)

Doors; 13:00 Entrance € 10,--

COMBITICKETS ARE € 15,--

Place of the event;
Little Devil Club
Stationsstraat 27
5038 EA Tilburg
The Netherlands
www.mariosmetalmania.com
www.littledevil.nl


6 July 2011

Agent Steel's John Cyriss band S.E.T.I. confirmed for Mario's Metal Meeting 5 !!!

According John Cyriss;
Agent Steel is now …… S.E.T.I (Featuring original vocalist “John Cyriss”)
The Music played will be The Agent Steel catalog. They will do only 2 – new songs Live ! – The rest will be the Classic Agent Steel material from “Skeptics Apocalypse”, “Mad Locust Rising” and “Unstoppable Force”.

The line up so far....
Mario's Metal Meeting 5 will take place on Friday 14 & Saturday 15 October 2011 !! Most of the bands are confirmed; just one to go!!

Friday, the 14th of October THRASHMETAL NIGHT with:
- CRUSTACEAN (NL, oldschool trhashmetal)
- BLIKSEM (Belgium; female fronted thrashmetal)
- X-TINXION (NL, female fronted thrashmetal, winner of the Dutch Wacken Battle)
- DEAD HEAD (NL, Legendary Dutch thrashmetal!!)

. Saturday, the 15th of October POWER/TRUE METAL DAY with:
- LORD VOLTURE (NL, Superb Powermetal)
- FIREFORCE (Belgium, ex-Double Diamond, Classic Metal)
- S.E.T.I. (USA, featuring original Agent Steel vocalist John Cyriss, doing a classic AS show!)
- TOKYO BLADE (UK, NWOBHM Pioneers in nearly original line-up!!)
+ 1 band more to come...

Place of the event;
Little Devil Club
Stationsstraat 27
5038 EA Tilburg
The Netherlands
www.mariosmetalmania.com
www.littledevil.nl


25 June 2011

Mario's Metal Meeting 5 will take place on Friday 14 & Saturday 15 October 2011 !!
Most of the bands are confirmed; just a few to go!!

Friday, the 14th of October THRASHMETAL NIGHT with:
- BLIKSEM (Belgium; female fronted thrashmetal)
- X-TINXION (NL, female fronted thrashmetal, winner of the Dutch Wacken Battle)
- DEAD HEAD (NL, Legendary Dutch thrashmetal!!)

Saturday, the 15th of October POWER/TRUE METAL DAY with:
- LORD VOLTURE (NL, Superb Powermetal)
- FIREFORCE (Belgium, ex-Double Diamond, Classic Metal)
- TOKYO BLADE (UK, NWOBHM Pioneers in nearly original line-up!!)
+ 2 bands more to come...

Place of the event;
Little Devil Club
Stationsstraat 27
5038 EA Tilburg
The Netherlands
www.mariosmetalmania.com
www.littledevil.nl

19 January 2011

CIRCLE II CIRCLE have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air 2011, which takes place from July 28th - 30th in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany.

Other acts on the Headbangers Open Air bill include ASTRAL DOORS, BEEHLER, CRYSTAL VIPER, EVIL ONE, JAGUAR (performing their Power Games album in it's entirety), MELIAH RAGE, METAL INQUISITOR, PEGAZUS, POWERMAD, SKULL FIST, SLOUGH FEG, SPARTAN WARRIOR, STORMWARRIOR (featuring Kai Hansen), STRIKER, SYRON VANES, TORCH and VULCAIN, WHITE WIZZARD.

19 January 2011

US power metallers OMEN are currently working on their upcoming album titled "Hammer Damage". The four-piece have added a rough mix of their new song called 'Epitaph' featuring new vocalist Matt Story on their official MySpace page to give fans a taste of the new material.

Omen's 2011 line up features:
Kenny Powell - guitars
Andy Haas - bass
Matt Story - vocals
Wampa - drums

19 January 2011

Beast Of Thunder, the debut album from Dutch heavy metal band LORD VOLTURE, has only been out since June 2010, but the band will be heading into the studio in March and April 2011 to record their second full-length. The title of this new album will be 'Never Cry Wolf'.
According to an update, "it is not known yet when and how the album will be released. But for those impatient to the hear the new material the band already uploaded two instrumental demo samples to their website."

19 January 2011

Despite calling it quits in December due to "daily responsibilities", Los Angeles, CA's DÉTENTE have made three full-length shows available for free viewing at their official YouTube channel. Details are as follows:
- The 1986 Détente Country Club show featuring vocalist Dawn Crosby and the original Recognize No Authority lineup.
- The Détente reunion show at Headbangers Open Air 2008 featuring vocalist Ann Boleyn.
- Détente live at The Rambler in Eindhoven on the 2010 Decline tour featuring vocalist Tiina Teal.

19 January 2011

In a message posted in Y&T official site, the band's founder Dave Meniketti announced the death of Phil Kennemore after a short battle with lung cancer. Here's an excerpt of Meniketti's mesage: "It is with profound sadness and disbelief that I tell you that my best buddy for 37 years passed away on January 7, 2011 at 1am at Stanford Hospital. Bravely and steadfastly battling the horrible spectacle of lung cancer, at the end he was surrounded by his family members, and the Y&T family up until his final breath". R.I.P

MMM webzine would like to extend their condolences to Phil's family and friends over this devastating loss.

19 January 2011

US metallers PHARAOH, featuring ex-CONTROL DENIED singer Tim Aymar, check in with the following update:
"The EP is done, mixed, mastered, laid out, ready to rock. Not sure when it will be out, but I'm guessing March or April? It's been too damned long, but what can you do?
P4 is underway. Drums were recorded last summer, before a rash of baby births put Pharaoh and its extended family into deep freeze for a while. But, the kids've gotta learn about metal sooner or later, so it's back on the horse for us. Rhythm guitars were tracked this past weekend, and in an unusually quick turnaround for this band, vocal sessions begin this coming weekend. That said, there is a LOT to be done yet: clean and acoustic guitars, melody guitars, solos, bass, and of course singing, so we're not going to be done anytime soon, but the album will definitely come out in 2011, probably in the early fall (September would be nice.) And then, god-willing, we might actually do a proper US tour. But, don't hold your breath for that one. Keep your fingers crossed, if you're gonna do anything."

5 January 2011

Marios Metal Mania Webzine presents:
A night of true/power metal!

Friday 25th of Februari 2011:
Conquest Of Steel (UK) (heavy metal)
Lord Volture (NL) (heavy metal )
Fireforce (BE) (heavy metal)

Conquest of Steel have been hailed as Britains finest heavy metal warriors, and not without due cause. Renowned for their manic live shows Conquest are a band that truly delivers on its promise of true heavy metal! Clad in denim and spikes these proud flag bearers of the UK metal scene continue to spill the blood of false pretenders, and with their ambitious third album now out, they are well on their way to securing a place in the annals of heavy metal!
Fireforce is a new Heavy Metal band from Belgium. This melodious metal militia first saw the light of life towards the beginning of 2009. Recorded a 4 song EP, signed a record deal, and now to record a full album, with 7HARD records from Germany. The band is formed around original ex-Double Diamond members Erwin Suetens & Filip Lemmens.
After a decade of singing for various heavy metal top acts, such as Methusalem and Conquestador, and touring as support for Blaze Bayley and more, vocalist David Marcelis decided to form his own band under the name of Lord Volture. Strongly influenced by the traditional heavy metal bands from the late 70s and 80s, David soon wrote numerous powerful songs and started to record what would become the Lord Volture debut album. This metallic masterpiece was entitled Beast Of Thunder and given birth to in June 2010.

Entrance: € 5,-

http://www.littledevil.nl
http://www.myspace.com/conquestofsteel
http://www.myspace.com/fireforcemetal
http://www.myspace.com/lordvolture




5 January 2011

Only three days till METAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL. Yesterday we got info from Tom G. Warrior, that TRIPTYKON are going to play a classic HELLHAMMER song for the first time since 1985!! Plus there will be lots of old CELTIC FROST Classics and of course the amazing TRIPTYKON material. Be prepared for a unique show!!

There will also be a release party of Onslaughts new album after the festival in the cool club IMMERHIN (www.immerhin-wuerzburg.de), which is located directly in the Posthalle, but now there will be also be live action, cause our festival openers SKULL FIST will play ANOTHER show with a different setlist in the the club. And the best is: free admission. Do not miss this!! Start of this show will be about 30 minutes after TRIPTYKON has ended.

Finally here is the running order of the festival:
TRIPTYKON 23:25 - end
ANGEL WITCH 22:05 - 23:05
ONSLAUGHT 20:45 - 21:45
DESASTER 19:25 - 20:25
TRANCEMISSION 18:05 - 19:05
VANDERBUYST 17:00 - 17:45
STONE VENGEANCE 16:00 - 16:45
STRIKER 15:00 - 15:45
SKULL FIST 14:00 - 14:45

January 8th. 2011 Würzburg Posthalle (www.posthalle.de)
The Posthalle is directly at the main train station in Wuerzburg and can so be easily reached by train.
THERE WILL BE ENOUGH TICKETS AT THE DOORS!!.

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