Tarja - Act III
Act II is what every fan of the Finnish soprano Tarja Turunen has been waiting for. After the success of Act I, Turunen released the live album ‘Act II’ that
August 28, 2018 by Anastasia Konstantinidou
Auri - Auri
Auri is a mystical journey of Celtic music by the music duo of Nightwish Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley accompanied by the soprano and lyrical voice of Johanna Kurkela who
July 28, 2018 by Anastasia Konstantinidou
Vihan Messu - Kuolema
My respect for one man band projects just keep on growing and growing by the day, especially when I come across releases as brilliant as Vihan Messu’s latest offering. Kuolema
July 25, 2018 by Riffvader
Sargeist
Sargeist is made up of two words; Sarg (coffin), and Geist (spirit), taking their name from Rotting Christ’s The Old Coffin Spirit. Sargeist can also be defined as; a pretty damn good Finnish
July 21, 2018 by Nikki Katsi
Northern Chaos Gods Album Cover
When Immortal is mentioned, I immediately think of the over the top character, Abbath. With this album, I had to finally put that image in my brain to rest. Immortal
July 11, 2018 by Riffvader
Insomnium
INSOMNIUM is a band I ran into on accident at Hellfest 2012. I arrived to the festival on the last day and walked by the Altar stage when I heard
July 11, 2018 by Slayanys Maniax
Cyhra Metalfest 2018
Sonata Arctica is my ultimate winter time favourite. It’s like a nice hot chocolate with marshmallows on a winter day to make you feel warmer. I associate this band with
July 9, 2018 by helvettia
Cyhra Metalfest 2018
CyHra is one of those bands that I never heard of but then suddenly everyone was talking about it. It was a similar experience with Amaranthe. Huh? Anyway, if you’re
June 28, 2018 by helvettia
Marduk - Viktoria
Every time I hear Marduk mentioned, I stand at attention. This was definitely also the case when I heard that they finally released their new album, Viktoria. With their previous
June 26, 2018 by Riffvader
Cyhra Metalfest 2018
Battle Beast – wow, sounds exciting, what’s in these words for you? For me it’s power, energy, never-ending will to go on and awesome live shows! The first time I
June 25, 2018 by helvettia
Insomnium
On June 19, 2018, Finnish metallers Insomnium took their Winter’s Gate World Tour to the city of Philadelphia. A quaint, yet loud city filled with pride in their underdog status
June 23, 2018 by Nikki Katsi
Rockfest 2018 Monday, June 18th 2018. I am back home and back to normal life. Time to have a look back to four days of pure metal in Finland. An
June 18, 2018 by Jule Grune
Rockfest 2018
Day 4 – last day of on amazing festival in Finland. The day started with bright sunshine and it wasn’t as cold as the last days. The first band for
June 12, 2018 by Jule Grune
South Park Festival 2018
Finland is most likely one of the best country for a metalhead to spend summer in. We literally have festivals that at least feature some metal every weekend + all
June 12, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Rockfest 2018
Rockfest Day 3 has found it‘s end. It started nearly perfectly, the bright sun was shining, it burned as hell. About 15000 people came to Hyvinkää. Nearly 5000 more than
June 9, 2018 by Jule Grune
Rockfest 2018
Second day of Rockfest is done. I was told that it was a typical day of Finnish summer. Cloudy, windy and not too warm. Anyway, that is nothing a real
June 8, 2018 by Jule Grune
Rockfest 2018
06th of June, 2018 in Hyvinkää, Finland. On time, exactly 4pm the doors opened for the second Rockfest. Some problems with the cashless bracelets at the entrance were no great
June 7, 2018 by Jule Grune
Suotana - Land of the Ending Time
Suotana proves a really important point with their latest offering – the metal underground is alive and well. Land of the Ending Time is a brilliant album with a really
June 4, 2018 by Riffvader
Stam1na celebrated the 10th anniversary release of their “Raja” album with a special gig at Jäähalli´s Black Box in Helsinki. Rytmihäiriö and Skálmöld joined the party as well. We were lucky
May 31, 2018 by steelrain
Mokoma - Hengen pitimet
For Finnish audience Mokoma needs no introductions. They have been in the core of the Finnish metal industry for 2 decades and their latest release “Hengen pitimet” is their 10th
May 30, 2018 by Tero Tolkki