City, Night, Dark, Architecture, Lamps, Lighting, Eerie


Elvenking is a pioneer of folk power metal. They come from Italy (town Sacile located in the middle way between Venice and the border Italy / Austria) and started playing own music in 1997. It was before the genre of folk metal emerged in contemporary form. You can imagine Gamma Ray, Halloween, HammerFall with some additional folk instruments and lyrics about paganism 😉 although Elvenking have released ten studio albums and developed its own unique style.

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The newest Elvenking album “Reader of the Runes – Divination” is available from August 30th, 2019 thanks to AFM Records. It features genuine identity of Elvenking, consists of songs which immediately let you know that you listen to nobody else but Elvenking. I’ve heard some opinions that this is actually the best longplay from Elvenking ever recorded!

You are welcome to buy their two newest albums using my affiliate link. Make it right now, because only few left ;-P

Link to the on-line store with Elvenking CDs: http://tidd.ly/e60f5e39

source: AFM Records https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXcKhv08G-k


Elvenking already used to sell out large concerts halls. Their shows will become ever more spectacular with “Reader of the Runes – Divination” because it’s so appealing music.

You can still buy your ticket: http://tidd.ly/8763c025

Upcoming shows are excellent opportunities to explore the world with Elvenking and take some inspirational insight into the culture, even if you have very limited slot of time to spend. I’m aware that your time is precious so I let you find some examples of unique activities under each date which can enrich your experience.

Why is it beneficial for you to immerse yourself in culture? https://musictivity.org/2019/10/19/enjoy-your-favorite-music-in-unique-places/

Swedish power metal band Brothers of Metal (inspired by Manowar) is a support during Elvenking tournee in Europe. Check out their newest video.

source: AFM Records https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5yYMjU8xDg

22.10.2019 Mexico City, Mexico

“City of Palaces”, “City of Hope”, “Capital in Movement”

2.5h are enough for this experience

Mexican Folklore Ballet Show Tickets with Transfers

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/mexico-city-l194/mexican-folklore-ballet-show-in-mexico-city-t38427/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

23.10.2019 Bogota, Colombia

unique fresh fruits (and juices): maracuya, gulupa, uchuva, zapote, pitaya, mangosteen, borojo, curuba, lulo, nispero, guanabana

source: https://www.colombia.co/en/colombia-culture/gastronomy/colombias-10-exotic-fruits/?fbclid=IwAR0ayAgjbIij513cwvoQ1NahWNtevFaMu1G4Mbceaoj3j3newR4NsgF97z4 )

Colombia mines and produces the most emeralds in the world

3h are enough for each of the following experiences:

Bogota food tour

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/bogota-l361/bogota-food-tour-t203689/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

Colombian Emerald Ring Workshop

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/bogota-l361/bogota-colombian-emerald-ring-workshop-t289215/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

24.10.2019 Lima, Peru

“The City of Kings”

4h are enough for this experience

Walking tour of the Historic Center of Lima

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/lima-l39/walking-tour-of-the-historical-centre-of-lima-t35991/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

6h are enough for this experience

Swim with Sea Lions on the Palomino Islands (with hotel pick up and drop off from Lima)

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/lima-l39/swimming-experience-with-sea-lions-on-palomino-islands-t69152/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

25.10.2019 Santiago, Chile

modern capital of the “Country of Poets”

3h are enough for this experience

Cultural guided bike tour

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/santiago-l226/santiago-3-hour-guided-cultural-bike-tour-t61092/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

26.10.2019 Buenos Aires, Argentina

breathtaking architecture; tango

3h are enough for this experience

Complete highlights of Buenos Aires tour with guide

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/buenos-aires-l1/highlights-of-buenos-aires-t26826/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

2h are enough for this experience

a live tango show in one of the most traditional coffee house of Buenos Aires

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/buenos-aires-l1/buenos-aires-cafe-de-los-angelitos-tango-show-experience-t238162/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

27.10.2019 Sao Paulo, Brazil

cosmopolitan fun; capital of American football

5h are enough for this experience

Football tour

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/sao-paulo-l384/sao-paulo-5-hour-private-football-tour-t243242/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

16.11.2019 Milan, Italy

read here about Milan https://musictivity.org/2019/07/20/bryan-adams-in-milan/

30 minutes are enough for this experience

Ferrari test drive experience

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/milan-l139/milan-ferrari-drive-t70886/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

2h are enough for this experience

Fashion walking tour

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/milan-l139/15-hour-milan-fashion-walking-tour-t261932/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

30.11.2019 Sheffield, England

the only one English city with inner National Park; the only one city in the world where Blue John mineral is mined

1h is enough for this experience

Treak Cliff Cavern Tour and Stone Polishing

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/buxton-l101079/sheffield-treak-cliff-cavern-tour-and-stone-polishing-t212292/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

09.01.2020 Hamburg, Germany

read here about Hamburg https://musictivity.org/2019/08/13/jessy-martens/

3h are enough for this experience

Miniatur Wunderland

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/hamburg-l23/miniatur-wunderland-t34845/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

1h is enough for this experience

Guided tour Elbphilharmonie

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/hamburg-l23/hamburg-guided-tour-through-the-elbe-philharmonic-t92790/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

10.01.2020 Oberhausen, Germany

Europe’s largest shopping and leisure center

stay as long as you wish!

read more: https://www.germany.travel/en-mobile/towns-cities-culture/shopping/shopping-center/oberhausen-centro.html?fbclid=IwAR109IicNCaMAwrIj9zIzitkP5NuRIAz7raoO91Zm3SnsyyKTpvWQ9Ryg-E

11.01.2020 Cologne, Germany

read here about Cologne https://musictivity.org/2019/11/02/grand-magus/

90 minutes are enough for this experience

Comedy bus tour

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/cologne-l19/cologne-15-hour-comedy-bus-tour-t14483/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

read funny article about alternative Cologne https://misstourist.com/5-things-about-cologne-you-will-not-find-in-any-city-guide/

12.01.2020 Amsterdam, Nederland

read here about Amstelveen https://musictivity.org/2019/09/14/u-d-o-amstelveen-11-12-2019/

3h are enough for this experience


read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/amsterdam-l36/priority-entrance-rijksmuseum-amsterdam-t7135/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

3h are enough for this experience

Guided bike tour

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/amsterdam-l36/amsterbike-historical-bike-tour-t31310/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

75 minutes are enough for this experience

Open boat canal cruise

read more (don’t go for bigger boat because only open and smaller boat rules!): https://www.getyourguide.com/amsterdam-l36/amsterdam-open-boat-canal-cruise-t64083/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

14.01.2020 Paris, France

read here about Paris https://musictivity.org/2019/09/01/alter-bridge-paris-09-12-2019/

2h are enough for this experience (although I recommend 3h)

Louvre: skip the line guided tour

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/paris-l16/ultimate-louvre-2-hour-skip-the-line-guided-tour-t175122/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

15.01.2020 Frankfurt, Germany

financial capital of continental Europe with futuristic skyline

2h are enough for this experience

Skyline sightseeing cruise

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/frankfurt-l21/sightseeing-cruise-tickets-frankfurt-t34066/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

16.01.2020 Stuttgart, Germany

city of Porsche and Mercedes – Benz

90 minutes are enough for this experience

Mercedes – Benz Arena: VfB Stuttgart Stadium Tour

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/stuttgart-l27/mercedes-benz-arena-vfb-stuttgart-stadium-tour-t285227/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

17.01.2020 Nuremberg, Germany

medieval city of toys; largest municipal museum in Germany

2h are enough for this experience

Nuremberg medieval tour

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/nuremberg-l127/nuremberg-15-hour-medieval-tour-t47855/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

18.01.2020 Pratteln, Switzerland

all this village is a Swiss Herirage Site located 10km from Basel – Swiss capital of culture

2h are enough for this experience but it takes 10 minutes extra to get from Pratteln to Basel with train (good advice: remember to always book train tickets on-line when in Switzerland, you would need to stick to chosen hours of your train but you would pay around half price; otherwise offices in Swiss train stations sell only day – flexible tickets which are twice more expensive)

Walking tour through Basel Old Town

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/basel-l51/2-hour-historical-walking-tour-through-basel-t28992/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

20.01.2020 Munich, Germany

capital of Bavaria

2h are enough for this experience

Munich city and english garden walking tour

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/munich-l26/munich-city-english-garden-walking-tour-t21127/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

21.01.2020 Leipzig, Germany

European City of the Year 2019 according to Urbanism Awards; the most liveable city in Germany; one of the musical capitals of Europe (Wagner, Bach, Schumann)

2h are enough for this experience

Music in Leipzig tour

read more: https://www.getyourguide.com/leipzig-l25/800-years-of-music-in-leipzig-walk-the-music-trail-t24869/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

author: Sam O’Black

How to enjoy awesome music in unique places


Musictivity is a term defined in the urban dictionary as “an unique expression of musical creativity influenced by emotion, imagination and improvisation (…) going outside the box with music and creating something new.” https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Musictivity

My professor from Academy of Business (where I used to study Management 5 years ago) told once that contemporary leader have to think hybrid.

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Over the hills and far away somebody else told that everything in music was already created and there is nothing else to discover. Dumb joke! After that the world got the album “Theli” from Swedish band Therion. It was unprecedented because nobody else was brave enough to mix extreme metal with classical music before Christofer Johnsson made it in 1996. Many others tried the same later and here you go – entire new genre of metal music flourished in XXI century!

On the contrary, many bands wished to categorize themselves as a progressive metal actually duplicate each other. More experienced metal maniacs complain nowadays that all newest metal bands sound not distinguishable. Some of these new bands try to get out of the box but at the same time they are interested in sailing towards only one course, both as musicians and as a listeners. It’s a good thing. Music become listenable. But not much original.

One dimensional attitude is a genuine core of this problem.

You may say: Motorhead played one dimensional, Testament played one dimensional, The Rolling Stones played one dimensional, Iron Maiden played one dimensional and even Rush played one dimensional.

We don’t have any problem to classify these bands to one specific category.

But all of them had strong hybrid inspirations. Each of these old rock legends developed one dimensional style based on improvisations about few other music styles like:

– blues,

– rock’n’roll,

– heavy metal,

– jazz,

– folk,

– punk.

It makes a huge difference!


Writing not only songs, lyrics but even blog articles like this one which you read right now, is an act of creativity influenced by emotion and imagination. I take a risk and try to construct hybrid posts about my two hobbies: traveling and music. It requires courage, especially that I turn upside down the concerts review process: other bloggers and journalists write reports from the best concerts which have already happened, while I try to build whole long content articles around concerts which will happen in the future.

Crazy? No. Musictivity is Musictivity. Full list of all of my articles: https://musictivity.org/2019/09/18/upcoming-concerts/

If you want to stay informed about new posts published on Musictivity, please type your e-mail address in the subscription spot on the right side (PX) or below (smartphones).

Well, future events are fragile. I’ve spent all day writing about upcoming Eric Burdon concert in Nuremberg. Then Eric Burdon was attacked by his own promoter because the promoter was unhonest, didn’t want to pay bills and Eric Burdon spoke in public against this kind of practices in music industry. The tour including concert in Nuremberg was canceled. I needed to remove whole article from Musictivity blog.

Many things can go wrong when somebody try to express or experience something unique. Perhaps the most striking example is the Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne tour. They planned a spectacular tour in England and Europe in the beginning of 2019 but it was postponed due to Ozzy’s health issue. At the moment we could find info about their new European dates on their official website http://judaspriest.com/tour/ However these dates will be probably postponed as well: http://judaspriest.com/news/fullstory.asp?id=D217218C-94EF-4F1F-B94C-9D100B704795


What if you buy not only a ticket for concert but also a plane ticket? So would you like to tell me that you were going to travel abroad to see Priest and Ozzy? I call it holidays, shorter or longer but still holidays.

What if you are a member of a band which is going for international tournee? Congrats but will you visit some major big cities on the way? Why wouldn’t you use this opportunity to get insight into unique culture and history of visited places? I’m aware that you don’t have much time and perhaps you feel alone in new places but the thing is that you don’t need much time neither local friends to get solid cultural insight. It can be easy to realize and inspiring. Remember that you are able to create something new when you are under the influence of art unrelated to your specific style.

I have something interesting for you and it may be free, no hidden costs.

This is the most useful website which I know to plan itinerary each time when I am somewhere out of home. There are hundreds activities in each major city and also some interesting ones in non-major towns. I use it regularly. Prices are moderate and guides usually very knowledgeable, they know how to impress you about history and culture of their own city.

My favorite kind of tour is a biking tour where each participant get a bike for few hours and biking behind an experienced guide who shows all most prominent landmarks.

Although this one is paid, you can find a free walking tour in each major city. You don’t pay for signing, guides have proper expertise and are willing to show you all of these awesome places, explain cultural context and answer on your questions.

Such a constructive time, just two or three hours and you are acquainted with the city!

You can give a tip directly to the hand of your guide if you like this tour. I appreciate their job so I usually give 10 or 20 eur/usd/gbp/chf but it’s entirely up to you.


Type “free Berlin”, “free Copenhagen”, “free Paris” or any other free-something, using the following link


I believe that it’s better for everybody to use this source when abroad. Regardless if it’s a business trip, holidays with whole family or you just fly for concert, you can take advantage from free walking tour. It’s not time consuming (usually three hours are perfectly enough), free, educative, fun, inspiring and memorable.

If you aren’t on a tough budget, you can consider to use this source also for:

– walking tours,

– biking tours,

– bus tours,

– boat tours,

– theme tours,

– art and museums tickets (also include skip the line option),

– theme parks tickets,

– culinary or pub crawl tours,

– architecture tours,

– history and heritage tours,

– extreme sports activities (balloon, Ferrari ride, skydiving, many others),

– family tours,

– special wheelchair accessible activities,

– booking transportation from the airport,

– many many other options to spend quality time.

The conclusion is that concert don’t need to be your only one activity when you fly somewhere. There are so many cool things to do in the world! Don’t forget to book your tour before you depart for journey. You can also bookmark this website to have it always easily accessible.


Skip the line tickets to popular landmarks are worth to mention separately. Recently I was happy to make a complete Colosseum tour in Rome in just 90 minutes and I can not find any good reason why so many people waited half day in endless line just to get inside the same Colosseum. It’s not a saving at all, difference in price between standard ticket and skip the line ticket with guide is maybe 20 euro while all of this crowd waste half day of precious holidays waiting in the endless line. Maybe they just needed someone to inform them about existence of GetYourGuide? Skip the line tickets are especially useful in the most popular tourist destinations in the world, read about Paris https://musictivity.org/2019/09/01/alter-bridge-paris-09-12-2019/

On the end, I would like to suggest you some other practical tools to plan your travel. I am a frequent international traveler, I use it regularly and I can recommend it as reliable and useful. I will appreciate if you make a purchase using links displayed on Musictivity – price will stay the same for you but I would get a small commission which will help me to run this website 😉

Hotels, hostels, apartments, cottages, guest houses, house boats, tree houses, resorts, villas, any other kind of accomodation (brand Hotels . com)


Large on-line store with rock and metal merchandise, they sell also stuff related to films and other popular heroes (brand EMP)


Tickets for concerts and other cool events (brand Eventim)


I sincerely wish you to enjoy your favorite music in unique places so complete your transaction right now.

author: Sam O’Black