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New collab with De Pul in Uden

Students will learn what it takes to run a music venue

Metal Factory and pop stage De Pul in Uden are going to work together intensively. The students will work with the team of the Uden pop venue in the areas of artist handling, programming, organizing and marketing. “Offering young people opportunities is something we have been working hard at”, says De Pul programmer Hugo Berends. “The students get a lot of freedom and trust to discover what goes on at a pop venue.”

The idea came from the programmer himself. “We have long had the desire to cooperate with a music school. Metal is a genre that we program a lot, so the link with Metal Factory was quite logical and quickly established. And we clicked with the students right away.”

At De Pul, the students will soon be active during music productions. “They will work in artist supervision and with the lighting and audio team.” They will also be involved in future marketing plans and programming. “This is very valuable for our students,” says Metal Factory teacher Kevin Quilligan: “They get the chance to learn and help in a real workplace and work with people from the field.”

The students will not only work at De Pul. Musical plans have also been made. “Metal Factory bands will definitely have a place on our stage,” Berends said. The first performance has already been scheduled for March 30.

Open day Metal Factory on January 28th

Our open day is here! This is your chance to visit us, chat with our teachers and students, experience live music and see educational presentations. Are you interested in pursuing a career in music? Come visit our open day on Sunday January 28th.

Yes, you can bring your instrument and jam with us!

  • Date: January 28th 2024
  • Location: Dynamo Eindhoven (Google maps)
  • Park at: Q Park Heuvel

Metal Factory Open Day 2024

Audition dates are here!

Do you have what it takes to become the next big thing in alternative music? Do you want to learn from industry professionals that are still active in the business? Do you want to start building an actual career in the music industry? We hear you!

At Metal Factory you can study all forms of alternative music. Think of: Metal, Rock, Grunge and even Electronic music among many other things. Applications for auditioning to the only educational platform for alternative music are now open, the audition dates for next schoolyear are:

  • Friday April 12th 2024
  • Saturday April 13th 2024
  • Friday April 26nd 2024


To apply click here

From conservatory to Metal Factory

Italian Nina is chasing her dream

She has just graduated from the conservatory in Milan, but at the Metal Factory in Eindhoven, Italian Nina Grimm (24 years old) can truly pursue her passion. “There’s a metal scene here.”


From conservatory to Metal Factory - Italian Nina is chasing her dream


It’s certainly not the most logical step to move from a songwriting course at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan to the Metal Factory. But for Nina Grimm – her stage name, her real name being Andreina Grimaldi – it feels like coming home. “In Italy, you can’t make a living from metal music. There are successful metal bands, but they rarely perform in their own country. If you don’t make pop or rap in Italy, you can forget it. So, I quickly realized that I had to leave my homeland because I want to earn a living from metal music.”


Idol Leads Her to Eindhoven

A discovery on Instagram brought her to Eindhoven. “I follow Marcela Bovio on Insta. She’s an amazing singer, truly an idol of mine. In her profile, I saw ‘vocal coach at @metal.factory’. I dived into it. I found out she teaches in Eindhoven, at a school entirely focused on metal. I didn’t know such a thing existed. Wow, I thought, that’s where I want to go! I applied and have been attending the program since September.”


Learning New Skills

Nina enjoys her studies every day. “I learn a lot. Band skills, instrument skills, playing together, composing together. I didn’t learn that at the conservatory. I’m also building a great network and learning from my fellow students. Everyone is very helpful and motivated. Fortunately, the lessons are in English, so I can easily follow them.” As for music theory, they can’t teach Nina anything new in Eindhoven. “I gained that knowledge at the conservatory. Therefore, it’s nice that I don’t have to follow the theory. Instead, I get more Marketing, so I can promote myself well later on. You don’t learn that at the conservatory either.”


Building a Future

Nina also enjoys life in the Netherlands outside of her studies. “I’ve already made some friends and regularly go to gigs. All my favourite bands perform here. Foreign acts, but also Dutch bands like Within Temptation, Anneke van Giersbergen, and For All We Know.” She continues: “I’m grateful for the opportunity I have here. Of course, I miss my family, but my mother, who also loves the Netherlands, visits regularly. My Italian boyfriend would like to come and live with me. My goal is to make a living from my work in metal. That’s possible here, so I’m determined to build a future in the Netherlands.”


Nina Grimm’s video’s

This is Nina’s song ‘into the blue’
This is Nina covering Pain Of Salvation song ‘Song of The Innocent’
This is Nina’s song ‘Spooky Love’