melodic gothic-rock

Basically, Eric Clayton doesn't need an introduction anymore. Who doesn't know his work as singer of the gothic cult band Saviour Machine? And who isn't familiar with his guest role at Ayreon? And who doesn't know his love for David Bowie? It's all history, but the story doesn't stop there. Eric Clayton is back with a new album, recorded with his new band Eric Clayton and the Nine.

At this special edition of the Brainstorm Festival Eric Clayton will present his new work to the Dutch audience. It is promising to be an intimate show with only 42 seats, as we actually like to see with this charismatic American singer. As Brainstorm Festival, we are proud to contribute to a new chapter in Eric Clayton's already impressive career!


progressive metal

One moment fragile and calm, the next intense, strong and raw: that's Scarlet Stories. The Dutch progressive metal band took people by surprise in 2019 with their strong debut album 'Necrologies', which was called 'an atmospheric beautiful debut' by NRC. No wonder with producer Joost van den Broek (Vuur, Navarone, Kovacs) as a helping hand. The band also won the iO Pages Prog Award 2019 with their album. Few bands have had such a flying start.

The success of Scarlet Stories has not gone unnoticed at the Brainstorm Festival. Every year we give some Dutch bands the opportunity to present themselves to our audience. Although this year is not an ordinary festival, we continue to support the Dutch scene. So we are very happy with the visit of Scarlet Stories!