Lady Elisa V. Is Going To Graspop 2019

Yay!! Just got Count vlAD​ and myself tickets for Graspop Metal Meeting​ 2019. I’m so excited!

Graspop Metal Meeting is definitely my favorite music festival. I have seen so many awesome gigs here. ??

For those who don’t know, Graspop Metal Meeting (often shortened to ’Graspop’ or ‘GMM’) is an annual three-day heavy metal festival, that has taken place each year since 1996. The festival has been held at the ‘De Stenehei’ site in the Belgian town of Dessel since 2009.

Last year’s edition was absofuckinglutely fantastic! I have seen a lot of freaking amazing bands playing, a.o. Arch Enemy, Avenged Sevenfold, Ayreon, Ghost, Ozzy Osbourne and… Michael Poulsen’s Volbeat! 

The line-up for the 2019 edition is looking amazing already. I noticed some of our favorite bands will be playing there. How cool is that!

I guess I have made it a tradition to buy myself a festival shirt every time. On this picture I am wearing last year’s “festival shirt” (girly fit).

Black Label Society Shirt

Time for another little Metal ME blog post. I have a lot of favorite bands, which all are going to be revealed over time, so stay tuned! 😉

Another one of my all time favorite bands is Black Label Society. Frontman Zakk Wylde is definitely the best guitar player I have ever seen… and heard. 

This awesome black-and-white BLS shirt is a little souvenir of Wylde’s ‘Book Of Shadows II’ tour (27th May 2016 @ Philharmonie Haarlem, The Netherlands). It really was an awesome show and the fist time I saw the master shredder Zakk Wylde performing live… absofreakinlutely amazing! I’m sure I will see (and hear) him more in future… with or without his mighty Black Label Society. 😉

Zakk Wylde’s solo career is a major detour from Black Label Society career: it’s influenced by southern rock, country and blues. The kind of music you would listen to escape from all the chaos of the society.  
 
What makes ‘Book Of Shadows II’ such a great album is that Wylde knows what he’s playing, knows what message he wants to convey and, most of all, it’s from the heart. And as they say, any words spoken from heart will touch the heart, no matter what they are.

Amon Amarth Beardskulls Shirt

Showing of my Amon Amarth Beardskulls shirt for today’s Metal ME blog post. Amon Amarth is definitely part of my top 10 favorite bands. 

For those who don’t know Amon Amarth yetAmon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band is know for their synchronized headbanging and viking themed lyrics. They took their band name from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. It means “Mount Doom” in Sindarin, an elvish language invented by Tolkien.

Amon Amarth is probably one of, if not the most famous viking themed band in the metal genre and for good reason.

The first time I saw Amon Amarth live was about a two years ago at FortaRock Fest Nijmegen 2016, The Netherlands, during their Jomsviking European Tour. I was really impressed by their powerful show. With the big Viking himself Johan Hegg on vocals leading the attack you were made to feel throughout the entire show you were one with the Viking clan and being prepared for war. They got me hooked right away! 

My Ultra Comfy Volbeat Hoodie

On (cold) rainy days, like today, I like to wear a hoodie. A hoodie is ultra comfy, warm, soft, and super cozy… perfect to wear on a lazy day spent at home. 

There is no item of clothing in the entire world that is more comfortable than a hoodie. It’s a bit like being able to walk around snuggled in a love blanket all day long. 

My favorite hoodie is definitely my Volbeat hoodie. But, let’s be honest, I love wearing all kind of Volbeat merch. 😛

Okay, now we are talking about hoodies, let’s make today a “Hoodie Sunday” with this picture of me in this awesome Volbeat hoodie. It was a birthday present of a friend… pretty cool huh?


Lady Elisa V. Is Going To Graspop 2018

Yay!! Just got Count vlAD and myself Combi XL tickets for Graspop Metal Meeting 2018. So excited!

For those who don’t know, Graspop Metal Meeting (often shortened to ’Graspop’ or ‘GMM’) is an annual three-day heavy metal festival, that has taken place each year since 1996. The festival has been held at the ‘De Stenehei’ site in the Belgian town of Dessel since 2009.

Last year’s edition was absofuckinglutely fantastic! And the line-up for this year’s edition is looking amazing already. Some of my favorite bands playing together within 4 days. I already noticed Arch Enemy, Avenged Sevenfold, Ayreon, Ghost, Ozzy Osbourne and Volbeat will be performing at the festival… HELL YEAH!!! ??

And, for the first time ever, Graspop will do an XL-edition this year, which means the festival will be during four days instead of three. And Count vlAD and I will be there all four days. How cool is that!

 

Volbeat’s 2016 European Tour Shirt

This awesome Volbeat “2016 European tour shirt” is (another) one of my favorite Volbeat shirts. 2016 was a great musical year for me with even greater memories. 

For those who don’t know Volbeat yet, check out my previous post where I show off my Volbeat’s Flourish Crown Shirt.

2016 was the year I saw the guys of Volbeat performing live for the first time during the awesome FortaRock Festival on 5th June in The Netherlands. And later that month at Graspop Metal Meeting (18th June) in Belgium. And,  for the third time that year, during their concert in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 15th November 2016.  How cool is that!