Powerful blend of heavy and raw, black metal, heavy metal, folk/pagan, blues and grooves from another era. Wormwood’s second full length album Nattarvet not only combines a handful of musical
July 15, 2019 by Serena
Timo Tolkki's Avalon - Return To Eden
Everyone who has listened to melodic metal or power metal knows Timo Tolkki. If not by name but through his songs he made while in Stratovarius. Those songs are still
July 11, 2019 by Tero Tolkki
Tons of Rock started back in 2014 with bands such as Volbeat, Anthrax, Slayer and Ghost as headliners. Back then the festival was in an old fortress called “Fredriksten Festning”
July 9, 2019 by Kenneth Larsen
Rock In The City Kuopio 2019
Rock in the City is a new festival tour in Finnish summer, happening in 9 mid-sized “cities” or more like towns, and the very first in line was Kuopio, the
June 22, 2019 by Jussi Hevander
manegarmfornaldarsagor
After more than 3 years of work, the trio of Månegarm invites us to go back in time with a new album, “Fornaldarsagor” (released on April 26, 2019 – Napalm
May 2, 2019 by Sophie
Finnish Battle Metal pioneers Turisas played at Apollo Nightclub in Turku on Saturday, 13.4. Although they haven’t released new material in about six years, the old songs never get old,
April 15, 2019 by Serena
Hanging Garden-Backwoods Sessions Part II
I got a thing for Hanging Garden. Don’t tell Katatonia. They’re my new side piece. All joking aside, since the announcement of Katatonia’s hiatus (of which they had recently become
April 10, 2019 by Nikki Katsi
Hypocrisy
It was an event nearly eleven/twelve years in the making. Maybe ten. I’ve lost count. But it has been a very long time since I was able to see Hypocrisy
April 9, 2019 by Nikki Katsi
January 20th 2019 – the first cold day in Kraków since very long time. But the coldnes does not scared fans of good metal sounds. One hour before the door
March 18, 2019 by Justyna Klorek
Finnish Symphonic Death metal heroes Brymir  released their third studio album Wings of Fire on 8.2.2019. At first listen, it felt a bit chaotic and not recognizably Brymir, but after getting
March 9, 2019 by Serena
Månegarm
  This weekend I had the chance to go to my first festival of the year, the Cernunnos Pagan Fest at the « Ferme du Buisson » (Noisiel, France). We are still
March 2, 2019 by Sophie
Swallow the Sun released their seventh studio album When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light at the end of January. They played the second show of their album tour
February 13, 2019 by Serena
A band’s sophomore album can arguably be even more important than their debut for several reasons. When a debut is highly successful, however, it all comes down to one big
February 12, 2019 by Slayanys Maniax
It was a bit difficult for me to listen to this album with a critical ear. Swallow the Sun (along with Trees of Eternity and Hallatar) have a deep personal
January 28, 2019 by Serena
In the spring of 2018, Nightwish released Decades, an album highlighting the most “essential” (in Tuomas’s words), songs in the history of Nightwish. They did an extensive world tour which
December 18, 2018 by Serena
Ensiferum
On November 24, 2018, Lezard’Os Metal Fest saw us at the “Fuseaux” (Saint Dizier, France) on the occasion of the 13th Eclectic Rock Festival. The 400m² hall can accommodate up
December 4, 2018 by Sophie
There’s a little legend about Finnish bands bringing the brutal weather with them when they perform their Southern Californian debuts. It happened with Wintersun‘s debut in 2012 and with too
November 4, 2018 by Slayanys Maniax
Wardruna @ Ace Hotel Sept 2018
The Ace Hotel Theatre in Los Angeles is a Gothic-style theater that was built in 1927 and has been recently restored and re-opened as a concert venue. The 1600-seat palace,
October 28, 2018 by Slayanys Maniax
  Stam1na kicked off the Finnish tour for their eighth upcoming studio album Taival in the first week of October 2018. The second date of the tour found them in
October 11, 2018 by Serena
Profane Omen - Ooka
Depends which sources you believe it’s been 4-5 years since their previous release “Reset“. Either way it’s quite a long time for a band between albums especially considering you need
September 10, 2018 by Tero Tolkki