Kalmah - Palo
In all honesty, my first playthrough of Kalmah‘s new album, Palo, did not grab my attention much. Luckily I decided to listen to it some more, and it grew on
April 9, 2018 by Riffvader
At The Gates
10 Years. That’s how long it’s been since At The Gates reunited. I remember it fondly. The middle of the summer, July 11, 2008, to be exact. It was a
April 8, 2018 by Nikki Katsi
Circuit Breaker Bookings presented a heavy Wednesday night at Lepakkomies, Helsinki with PRESCRIPTIONDEATH (performing in Finland for the first time) together with HEXHAMMER, BRAINSPOON & EXECUTION MANIA. The local metal
April 6, 2018 by steelrain
Helsinki based progressive death metal band BARREN EARTH finally plays a headline show in their hometown and the opening act, OCEANHOARSE, can be surely considered one of the latest sensations of
April 4, 2018 by steelrain
Alghazanth - Eight Coffin Nails
When I first found out about the release of Eight Coffin Nails, I did not know that it will be Alghazanth’s final album release. After listening to the entire album,
April 4, 2018 by Riffvader
Stormr - Call of the Wild
As a musician myself, I can’t help but to have respect for one man ventures like Stormr. It takes a lot of skill to create an album like this. This
March 28, 2018 by Riffvader
Not too long ago, JYRKI 69 announced that he was not only coming to the States, but more specifically, that he was coming to the West Coast to perform for
March 21, 2018 by Slayanys Maniax
After nearly three hours on the road, I drove by a place where I saw a group of metalheads lined up against a building. That’s how I knew I had
March 21, 2018 by Slayanys Maniax
On a cold Sunday evening Kingstar Music opened the doors of the Luxor in Cologne for a special event. The king of Avatar Country should come to Cologne! The show
March 21, 2018 by Jule Grune
Nightwish - Decades
On March 16, Nightwish brought their Decades tour to the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. At first, I was unsure if I was going to this concert. My schedule has been
March 18, 2018 by Nikki Katsi
Cobra Speed Venom by The Crown
Destroyed by Madness! I am the king of Chaos! What more do you need from Death Metal? The Crown only released this album today, and I already have songs stuck
March 16, 2018 by Riffvader
Avertia - Hundre og Helvete
Once again Avertia proves that the Norwegians are born with Black Metal in their blood. I am personally not a big fan of modern Black Metal, but we do get
March 13, 2018 by Riffvader
Arcturus Costa Rica
Promoters EM3 Producciones made Arcturus‘ visit to Costa Rica possible on March the 4th, 2018 at Pepper’s Club in San José. While waiting in the line outside of the venue,
March 9, 2018 by Daniel Ramos
Arch Enemy - Will To Power
When you hear the name Arch Enemy you automatically associate it with beautiful melodies, brutal vocals and fast pace drumming right? It is kind of a weird combo isn’t it?
March 6, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
At The Gates
The organizer Kingstar Music has invited for Cologne, Gebäude 9 and the call has been heard. At The Gates were headliners, as well as it was the kick-off show of
March 4, 2018 by Jule Grune
Verikalpa - Taistelutahto
Never have I wanted to raise a beer to the sky more than I did while listening to Verikalpa’s  Taistelutahto. These guys sure know how to set the mood for a
March 2, 2018 by Riffvader
The Swedes really stepped it up this year with yet another solid release – this time it is Necrophobic’s Mark of the Necrogram. I had no doubt in my mind
February 26, 2018 by Riffvader
Shiraz Lane - Carnival Days
The first time I came across Shiraz Lane was at South Park Festival in Tampere, Finland in 2016. This was a few months after the release of the band’s first album For Crying
February 24, 2018 by Jule Grune
Rockfest 2018 Logo
It’s getting loud … on four days at the beginning of June 2018. Then the Rockfest opens its doors for the second time. Last year, in 2017,  the Rockfest took place
February 22, 2018 by Jule Grune
Therion - Beloved Antichrist
Listening to Therion brings back fond memories to me. They are one of the bands that introduced me to Extreme Metal with the brilliant Of Darkness… album. Beloved Antichrist is
February 21, 2018 by Riffvader