Monday at Rock al Parque is the final day and sees the festival back to buzzing times, full of people and ready to rock. The day is calmer, so you won’t find so much black shining leather, but plenty of alternative goodies. It’s also Latin day, bringing together artists from Chile, Argentina, Peru, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and of course, Colombia.
While you wouldn’t want to bring your mum along to some of the acts at this year’s Rock al Parque, there were some less hard core performances on offer. Phoebe Hopson listens to Macaco, Cirkus Funk and Elkin Robinson.
There’s only one Obituary to be written for Rock al Parque 2017: Sunday and they were on stage. Along with H2O, Rolling Ruanas, Los Caligaris, Estado de Coma, Zhaoze, Rompefuego, Blessed Extinction and Carnivore Diprosopus the park was pulsing with awesome riffs, staccato blastbeats and good ol’ fashioned metal.
Superstars converge on Saturday’s Rock al Parque 2017 and Señor Vikingo gets to the heart of it like a butcher cutting open a hog. Sounds from Latin American stars Poker, Nervosa, Occultus, Herejía, Vein as well as international heavyweights Heaven Shall Burn, Death Angel and Lamb of God rip through the audience.
In the Bay Area thrash scene that launched the career of so many bands, there was one that always stood out as a cult favourite. That band was Death Angel. They are one of the biggest bands at Rock al Parque 2017, and Oliver Pritchard gets the lowdown on lead guitarist Rob Cavestany’s preparations for Saturday.
Until recently, Bogotá wasn’t particularly well-known for having a craft beer scene. However, over the last few years a number of adventurous brewers have raised the bar with interesting and delicious new beers. Our intrepid casketeers Chris Erb and Tristan Quigley had high hops for the Bogotá Craft Beer Tour and weren’t left disap-pint-ed.
Ready the troops and head out to the capital’s heaviest festival. It’s that time of year to rock out with your cock out, Rock al Parque 2017. Señor Vikingo starts braiding his beard and polishing his helmets and leather for the annual rockfest.
German death metallers Heaven Shall Burn are one of the biggest names at this year’s Rock al Parque. Guitarist, Maik Weichert discusses human rights, FARC re-integration and veganism with Oliver Pritchard, showing that those who assume metalheads are simple couldn’t be more wrong.
As Verdi’s classic opera, Otello arrives to the Teatro Colón in Bogotá, Phoebe Hopson catches up with some of the stellar cast.
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