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
After a gap of around eight years, one of the most famous black metal bands makes their return: The norwegian band Dimmu Borgir has released their tenth full-lenght studio album entitled
May 27, 2018 by Daniel Ramos
At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself
It feels like we’ve been down this road before. It feels familiar, nostalgic. As soon as you hear the opening riff to the title track, “To Drink From The Night
May 21, 2018 by Nikki Katsi
Lunario is a small stage next to the Auditorio Nacional, where the most important artists perform in Mexico City. Located in the west of the city, surrounded of important and
May 19, 2018 by Ilye Keiju
Amorphis - New Album Cover
Just when you thought AMORPHIS couldn’t get any more progressive after their previous album ‘Under The Red Cloud’, the ‘QUEEN OF TIME’ comes out to sting you in the face!
May 16, 2018 by Slayanys Maniax
Finland’s Demilich has lots of letters, lots of words in their song titles. Hopefully this review will do this justice. On Wednesday, May 9th, Demilich landed at Philadelphia’s Millcreek Tavern.
May 14, 2018 by Nikki Katsi
The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood is one of the coolest venues in the strip! It is especially the perfect venue when a band that normally plays large venues, wants
May 14, 2018 by Slayanys Maniax
Ihsahn - Ámr
I am not very familiar with progressive music in general, but with this being Ihsahn, I had to give it a try. One fact clearly arises by listening to this
May 10, 2018 by Riffvader
Follow The Cipher - Follow The Cipher
It has been a while that I have seen a band releasing an album saying it’s power metal. But at the same time power metal as a genre is something
May 9, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Cavus - The New Era
What an interesting and fresh take on Black Metal this is. Cavus surely made me hungry for more of their dark and soulful music. This album starts of with probably
May 8, 2018 by Riffvader
Finnish melodic death metal band KALMAH has recently been on a 4 dates tour across Finland (Oulu, Vaasa, Tampere and Helsinki) to promote the release of their latest album “Palo“: we
May 7, 2018 by steelrain
True Norwegian black metal veterans TAAKE unleashed their supreme “Helnorsk Svartmetall” at Korjaamo in Helsinki after 3 years absence from Finnish live scenes. They were supported by 2 local acts: Hexhammer
May 3, 2018 by steelrain
Wrathrone - Reflections of Torment
Once again we get assaulted by Finnish brutality – and this time Wrathrone made sure that I feel it into my core. Reflections of Torment will make you realise that
May 2, 2018 by Riffvader
WINTERSUN and WOLFHEART at Nosturi, Helsinki: it was an epic night of enchanting atmospheres, echoes from the forest and heaviness which blasts the ears: that is how I´d personally define the
April 30, 2018 by steelrain
Apocalyptica at Laboral - Gijón (ES) April 7th 2018.
Let me tell you a story about a miracle. At least, that’s how it felt back in November when APOCALYPTICA announced a Spanish tour with six dates, including Asturias for
April 27, 2018 by Kris Murias
Cauldron of Hate - Sickness
It’s high time that we get a band like Cauldron of Hate, feeding us with something so vile and dark. Sickness surely is an album to rival even the greatest
April 19, 2018 by Riffvader
Here we are at Lepakkomies in Helsinki once again to witness a Thursday night of heaviness with MAGENTA HARVEST, CAVUS and NIGHON. MAGENTA HARVEST is currently on a headlining spring tour
April 17, 2018 by steelrain
Gluttony - Cult of the Unborn
Usually when I hear a band call themselves Old School Death Metal, I kind of feel like I should just avoid it, because it will probably end up not being
April 16, 2018 by Riffvader