Wed 22 May 2024 - 19:00

Panel

ALL EYES ON: THE LUXEMBOURGISH METAL SCENE

ROCKLAB MEMBER MEETING

Practical Info

Venue: Rockhal Floor
Promoter: Rocklab

Doors: 18:30
Spectacle: 19:00

FLOOR

About

A deep dive into Metal made in Luxembourg

Join us for a lively discussion and exploration of the local metal scene: specifics, opportunities, and challenges beyond the genre’s traditional stereotypes and misconceptions.

Event organised in association with Attitude Music, LOUDER and Metal Festival Kopstal.

Speakers:
Jeff Buchette
(Scarlet Anger, Ed Hunters, Aeonik, Metal Festival Kopstal, Attitude Music)
Jeff Buchette, also known as Bucheddie, born on March 17, 1987. By day, he works as a coach for train conductors at CFL (Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois). By night, he’s a passionate musician with a love for guitars and bass, as well as lending his voice as a backing vocalist.

Jeff’s musical journey began in 2005 when he co-founded the Iron Maiden Tribute Band ¬ę¬†Ed Hunters¬†¬Ľ and later helped kickstart the band ¬ę¬†Rude Revelation¬†¬Ľ in 2007. In 2010, he joined Scarlet Anger, where he’s recorded three albums. Jeff’s collaborative spirit extends beyond Scarlet Anger; he has also played for Sleepers’ Guilt and acted as a substitute guitarist on several occasions for Desdemonia, where he recorded a solo for their latest album ¬ę¬†Anguish,¬†¬Ľ showcasing his versatility as a musician. In 2023, Jeff expanded his musical repertoire by joining Aeonik as a bassist, embarking on another exciting musical endeavor.

Throughout his career, Jeff has been actively involved in the music scene, playing shows across Europe with various bands, including countries such as Germany, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Slovenia, and more.

Outside of music, Jeff is involved in organizing the Metalfestival Kopstal since 2008, aiming to promote metal music in Luxembourg. He’s also an active member of Attitude Music¬†and Screaming Skull ASBL, organizations dedicated to supporting live music in Luxembourg.

Jeff’s dedication to music and his contributions to the metal community reflect his commitment to his craft and his desire to share his passion with others.

Tom Dosser (Desdemonia)
Tom Dosser is bassist and singer known for his work with the death metal band Desdemonia from Luxembourg. As one of the founding members, Tom has been a part of the band since its inception in 1994 and has been rocking out with the same lineup for an impressive 30 years, making them the band with the longest history and most respected metal bands in Luxembourg.

Hugo Nogueira Centeno (Praetor, Sharpshooter, Attitude Music)
Hugo, an experienced metal musician and a true force in the underground music scene.¬†Since 2008, he’s been shredding his guitar and belting out raw vocals in his former band, Lost In Pain.¬†In 2019, Hugo co-founded the thrash band, Praetor and local association Attitude Music with the will to make the metal community in Luxembourg thrive.¬†Hugo also plays the drums in the band, Sharpshooter which he co-founded with friends.

With countless shows under his belt, Hugo’s become a seasoned expert in the underground metal scene, wielding a bright knowledge which motivated him to dive into local booking and show promotion. Alongside his equally driven friends, he’s pioneered unforgettable experiences for metalheads.¬†With a heart as heavy as his riffs and a determination that’s unbreakable, Hugo continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the underground metal scene.

Jeannot Hutchinson (Wacken Metal Battle Luxembourg)
After having discovered his love for metal during his teenage years, Jeannot hosted Luxembourg’s first internet radio show solely dedicated to metal of all genres. Shortly thereafter, he felt that something was missing in the local music scene, so in 2006 he started a series of successful metal parties called MetaL Mania. These consisted of live performances by local bands followed by DJ Sets.

Later on, he occasionally worked as a DJ at various bars, most notably at the legendary ‚ÄúBronx‚ÄĚ Bar in Luxembourg City. Shortly thereafter, he¬†¬†took over¬†the metal show ‚ÄėInto The Pit‚Äô on Radio LRB 103,9FM. At the same time, the MetaL Mania concept evolved and Jeannot started a Webzine covering album reviews, concert pictures, outlooks on upcoming events, as well as interviews with local and international bands.

In 2007, he had the opportunity to organize the first Wacken Metal Battle in Luxembourg. Over the years it has evolved into one of the biggest international newcomer contests, which is today hosted in over 80 countries.

After graduating from secondary school, Jeannot went to Cologne to study media and event management at the Deutsche-Pop Academy and acted as a local promoter for Bands like ‚ÄúThe 69 Eyes‚ÄĚ.

Back in Luxembourg, he started working as speaker and interviewer for Radio DNR  and occasionally wrote for the Luxemburger Wort. Over the years his voice could also be heard on a series of radio commercials, in particular for Post Luxembourg.

Today Jeannot mainly focuses on Wacken Metal Battle and continues promoting the Luxembourgish metal scene.

Ken Pletschet (Miles to Perdition, Schalltot Collective)
Ken is active in the luxembourgish metal scene for over 15 years now, and can be considered as an oldie already that was privileged to be able to contribute to the scene in most various way. While being the band leader of MILES TO PERDITION, he also contributed to other projects, and was also involved in AN APPLE A DAY for some time. His passion for the scene lead him being active for the Schalltot Collective ASBL where he organised over 50 shows in various formats. 10 years of Bang Your Head Luxembourg Festival. Booking for a few years the metal scene of the Food for your senses festival. He collaborated with the Rockhal, The Kulturfabrik and den Atelier. Ken always lived the DIY spirit to its fullest and tried to involve local metal bands as much as possible with the vision the help them grow and find their path in their endeavours.

Thierry A. Porcedda (Atomic Rocket Seeders,  Blame The Others)
Thierry ‚ÄėTAP‚Äô Porcedda has been part of the Luxembourgish-French metal scene since his teenage days. Over the past 20 years, the singer, songwriter and guitarist has played hundreds of shows in- and outside of Europe with projects such as¬†Stentor,¬†Spoonfeeder¬†or¬†Stepback. His current band¬†Atomic Rocket Seeders, an alterntive metal trio, played at the legendary¬†Wacken¬†festival in 2018 after winning the local¬†Metal Battle, opened for¬†Limp Bizkit¬†at the Rockhal in 2019, and toured Mexico in 2023. His other current band¬†Blame The Others¬†consists of various Luxembourgish metal ‚Äėveterans‚Äô and is scheduled to participate in the¬†Metal Battle¬†in April 2024.

Panel Moderator:
Stephen Lowe (RTL Radio Today)¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Stephen ‚ÄėSteps‚Äô Lowe has been involved Luxembourg‚Äôs English Language Media for almost twenty years, writing for Station and 352 and cutting his teeth on radio with Ara City Radio. He moved to Eldorado to host their UK Charts and Thank Eldo It‚Äôs Friday Shows before being a founding member of RTL Today. Now the GDs biggest and most read news and entertainment source for the English speaking community.

Steps hosts Sunny Side Up РToday Radio’s early morning Breakfast show, the station’s loudest and most aggressive show, the imaginatively titled LOUDER, and the chart-topping music history podcast Song 2.

Steps is a bit of a contradiction being that he is an introvert with imposter syndrome who hosts shows, pods, voiceover works and produces short video content.

Steps enjoys nothing more than passing on his enthusiasm for new music on his shows and lives by the promises he makes for the listeners. ‚ÄúIf we‚Äėve got it, we will play it‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúWe are your alternative station, You‚Äôll hear something new every day‚ÄĚ.

Steps likes Jaws trivia, McFlurry Рcaramel, those seeds that spin like helicopters and a good night’s sleep. He does not like, the feet of coffee tables, standing on Legos, unnecessarily sharp and aggressive crisps.

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