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  • In 1986, the heavy metal band Vortex is the first band from Groningen to shoot a music video of their single 'Open the Gate'. The song immediately becomes a hit; the video clip recorded in Bourtange is even played on the British Sky Channel and MTV. A big breakthrough seems to be within reach. But the times are changing in the second half of the eighties, however. Classical heavy metal became less popular. The third album of the band never sees the light of day.

    Vortex is already such a strange duck in Groningen, with their theatrical appearance, make-up and fake blood. Yet the idiosyncratic boys of Vortex do not care about anything at all. Thirty years later, Jurjen and Martjo look back at the origin of the song that has become their favorite. To this day 'Open the Gate' has to be played at every concert. A Rockumentary about how a song becomes a classic, about how just being crazy is not enough, and about always doing what you like.

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