An event organized by ArtMania!
by Monica Apostol
The Ukrainian band SINOPTIK will open ARTmania Bucharest Blast festival, the first edition, on September 3, at Arenele Romane in Bucharest, starting 6,30 PM. The best mix of the ‘60s and 2000s rock. Unpredictable fusion-absorption of psychedelic stoner, old school rock and digital indie. The creative concept of SINOPTIK – delicate lyrics and the burst of sound. They blend power and beauty, roaring of overloaded guitars and cosmic sounds of the keys.
Bucharest Blast 2016 presents Within Temptation, Agent Fresco and guests. “If you live outside Romania you can get your instant digital ticket from Kompostor. If you live in Romania you can buy them from Eventim, Myticket, IaBilet or directly from us, using this form”, the organizers mentioned.
Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. They have always been classified by critics as gothic metal, although the “gothic” influence varies with each album. Their most prominent and well-known sound is described as symphonic metal, although their earlier material, such as debut album Enter, was mostly gothic metal. Enter even had a hint of doom metal. In an interview, Den Adel said they fell into a symphonic rock genre with various influences. In a later interview with Dutch music platform 3VOOR12, den Adel stated that “we consider ourselves more a symphonic rock band … in my opinion, we are no gothic band”.After the release of their debut album Enter in 1997, the band became prominent in the Dutch underground scene. It was not until 2001 that they became known to the general public, with the single “Ice Queen” from their second album Mother Earth, which reached No. 2 on the Dutch charts. This was followed by th e band winning the Conamus Exportprijs, a Dutch music award, four years in a row, and a fifth in 2016. Their next albums The Silent Force (2004) and The Heart of Everything (2007) debuted at No. 1 on the Dutch charts. In 2008, they released a live DVD and CD, Black Symphony, recorded with the Metropole Orchestra. This was followed in 2009 by An Acoustic Night at the Theatre, another live album.
The band’s fifth studio album, The Unforgiving, was released in March 2011, alongside both a comic book series and a series of short films that together encompass a story. The first single, “Faster”, was released on January 21, and the first short film, Mother Maiden, was released on January 31. The band has sold more than 3.5 million copies of the album worldwide. Their sixth studio album, Hydra, was released in early 2014 in Japan, Europe, and the United States.
The band is currently working on new material and is due to tour The Netherlands as part of their “Theater Tour”, a seated show. During 2014, they parted ways with artist management agency AT Productions and signed with Martijn Swier, with whom they had been working for many years.