News MyGRAIN To Release “V” Album in October

MyGRAIN finally strikes back! And their journey into a new era continues now even stronger as they signed a worldwide record deal with Reaper Entertainment Europe. The group’s new studio

Editorial Discover Monday – WAGTAILS

Welcome to the second edition of the Discover Monday editorial! Looking for new bands and genres? The experts will deliver. Wagtails is a Finnish rock band from the town of

News DEATHING released a new “All Hail the Decay” EP along with video!

Finnish Valkeakoski-based death metal band Deathing released their debut EP “All Hail The Decay” on May 22nd 2020 via Inverse Records. To celebrate the release they also made a new

News Legendary Finnish Band KIUAS Celebrates 20 Years from Founding with Live Release

May 2020 marks 20 years from the founding of KIUAS. To celebrate the band will release a long awaited complete audiovisual experience of their last concert in 2013 at the

News DARK SARAH Reveal First Single From New Album “Grim”

The lyric video for “Melancholia”, a brand new song from Cinematic Metal icons DARK SARAH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming fourth album, “Grim”,

News ALEAH solo album release news

Fans of Trees of Eternity, Hallatar and Swallow the Sun were excited to hear the news posted by Juha Raivio’s official Facebook page on Sunday. The solo album Raivio and

News JOVIAC Releases Pro-Shot Live Studio Video For “Here And Now”

Finnish progressive metallers JOVIAC released their second album “Here And Now” on April 3rd 2020 via Inverse Records. Now, the band has revealed a studio live video from the title

News NICUMO released third album “Inertia”

Finnish melancholic metal act Nicumo released their third full length album “Inertia” on March 27th 2020 through Inverse Records. Aki Pusa, the drummer says: ” ‘Inertia’ continues kind of naturally

News ALTARIA re-release their second album “Divinity”

ALTARIA, the melodic metal legends from Finland, are back. The band celebrates its resurrection with a new edition of the successful album “Divinity” from 2004. The remastered version of the album

News ONE DESIRE Release New Single “Shadowman”; New Album “Midnight Empire” To Be Released in May

Finnish hard rockers ONE DESIRE have released a new official music video for “Shadowman”, a track taken from the band’s upcoming second album “Midnight Empire”. Originally scheduled for early April,

News NIGHTWISH announce AMORPHIS as very special guest on their Europe tour!

Recently, Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH announced their ninth record “HUMAN. :II: NATURE.”, that will be released on 10th April 2020 and will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the

News SHIRAZ LANE To Perform a Special Streamed Live Show in April

Finnish hard rockers SHIRAZ LANE managed to complete their recent trip to the States (for the Monsters of Rock cruise) as well as the band’s first headlining tour of Europe

News NOTHING BUT SUNSHINE Release New Single “Parade”

Preparing to release their debut album, Helsinki-based NOTHING BUT SUNSHINE have just released “Parade”, a new single from their upcoming album. NOTHING BUT SUNSHINE is a synth rock band with

News KAAMOS WARRIORS Release First Single From Upcoming Third Album

Finnish dark metal band KAAMOS WARRIORS have released a new single called “Tuonentuoja”. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming third album “Kirous”, which is set to be released

Editorial Discover Monday – LIEKKI

Welcome to the very beginning of the Discover Monday editorial! Looking for new bands and genres? The experts will deliver. Launching this series was a big challenge for the team

Concerts MOONSORROW – Olympia, Tampere 29.2.2020

As soon as I heard about MOONSORROW’s ‘Verisäkeet Alive‘ tour, I knew it was going to be a big, epic affair. From previous experiences of catching Finnish bands on homeland

News NICUMO released the last single Same Blood from the upcoming Inertia album!

Finnish melancholic metal act Nicumo are about to release their third full length album. The album is titled “INERTIA” and will be out on March 27th 2020 through Inverse Records.

News ENDLESS FORMS MOST GRUESOME Featuring Members of GHOST BRIGADE and SWALLOW THE SUN Releases New Single

ENDLESS FORMS MOST GRUESOME is a musical project consisting of Juuso Raatikainen (SWALLOW THE SUN) and Manne Ikonen (GHOST BRIGADE). The general sound of the project can be described as

News NIGHTWISH release lyric video for second single ‘Harvest’

Recently, Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH announced their ninth record “HUMAN. :II: NATURE.”, that will be released on 10th April 2020 and will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the

News CRIMSON SUN long-awaited new album “Fates” out now!

The Finnish metal band goes to prove they are “not just a one-album-wonder” The Finnish melodic metal act Crimson Sun made the headlines four years ago with their debut album

News ALTARIA to re-release “Divinity” on March 27, 2020 new lyric video online

ALTARIA, the melodic metal legends from Finland, are back. The band celebrates its resurrection with a new edition of the successful album “Divinity” from 2004, which has been remastered and will

News KALLOMÄKI release music video for “Tanssihin Varjolasten” + tracklist for upcoming album

Finnish pagan metal group, Kallomäki released a music video for their new single “Tanssihin Varjolasten”. This is the third single from their upcoming double album Uuden Kuun Aika, set to

News New LORDI Album Features Unreleased Song by KISS Frontman Paul Stanley: “Like a Bee to the Honey” (Feat. Michael Monroe from HANOI ROCKS) Out Now!

LORDI‘s tenth studio album “Killection” drops worldwide on the 31st of January through AFM Records. Not only is the album a brand new concept in itself – a fictitious collection

News NIGHTWISH Announce New Studio Album “Human. :II: Nature.”

When Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. Band leader Tuomas Holopainen once said that whenever he creates a new record

News DAWN OF SOLACE release brand new lyric video!

It’s been 13 long years until Wolfheart / Before the Dawn mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen returns with his hotly anticipated, sophomore solo-album under the flag of DAWN OF SOLACE. ‘Waves’ will be taking the listener on a dark trip of

News KALMO has released a Khreestmas doom metal single and music video

Hell awaits ye rotten servants, y’all should dismay. Forgotten demon savior resurrected today. Kalmo has dragged a traditional Khreestmas carol through the dark dungeons of hell and mutated it into

News KIUAS Resurrects As DAIMONIC: First Single Out Now!

Six years after their farewell, Finnish metallers KIUAS recently surprised their followers by sharing a mysterious video on their official Facebook page, along with the message “From the ashes of

News KEOMA Announces Katri Hiovain As Lead Vocalist

After a quiet summer, KEOMA is returning reinforced with a new lead vocalist Katri Hiovain (Numento, Soulglass). Katri’s versatile voice is a perfect match for the progressive and unique style

News LORDI Reveal New Music Video “I Dug A Hole In The Yard For You”

The second single of LORDI‘s upcoming tenth album is out now in all major music platforms. “I Dug A Hole In The Yard For You” is taken from “Killection: A

News Swallow the Sun announce “20 years of Gloom, Beauty and Despair” Finnish tour!

To celebrate twenty years of their existence, Swallow the Sun have announced an anniversary tour  in Finland, in February of next year (2020). First, they will play “Beauty”, the second

News KING SATAN released new album along with new animated music video

Finnish industrial metal / Hellelectro act KING SATAN has released their second full length album I WANT YOU TO WORSHIP SATAN today 22nd of November 2019. They also have released

News LOST SOCIETY Releases New Single “Into Eternity” Featuring APOCALYPTICA

Finland’s LOST SOCIETY have unveiled their brand new single “Into Eternity” featuring multi-platinum symphonic metal band APOCALYPTICA. The track is taken from the anticipated album “No Absolution” which will be

News OCEANHOARSE releases their fierce debut EP Voluntary Bends

Oceanhoarse, the Helsinki-based Heavy Fucking Metal quartet has released it’s debut EP today. The 5-song mini album ”Voluntary Bends” consists of the group’s two latest singles, two brand new tracks, and also

News DEAD END FINLAND announce the release date for “Inter Vivos” and unleashed a new video for Deathbed

Finnish melodic metal band Dead End Finland released a new single “Deathbed” from their forthcoming album. Their fourth full-length album “Inter Vivos” will finally see the daylight on January 24th 2020

Reviews INSOMNIUM – ‘Heart Like a Grave’ Album Review

INSOMNIUM is one of those bands that hold a very important place in my heart. Their music, both live and recorded, has carried me through some of the most difficult times.

News LORDI Unleash “Shake The Baby Silent”, First Single From Upcoming Album “Killection”

“Shake The Baby Silent”, the first taste of LORDI‘s new album is now available on all streaming and digital platforms. “Killection: A Fictional Compilation” is set to be released on

News RESOLUTION 13 release official live video “Colossal” from Emergenza Festival 2019

Finnish industrial metal act RESOLUTION 13 are currently in the last recording phase of their upcoming sophomore album. Today, the band released an official live video for “Colossal”, taken from

News THE DARK ELEMENT Premieres New Music Video For “Not Your Monster”

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring Swedish vocalist Anette Olzon (ex Nightwish) and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen (Cain’s Offering, Insomnium, ex Sonata Arctica), have unveiled a new music video

Editorial CHILDREN OF BODOM – Are We Dead Yet?

November 1st 2019 will be remembered a day when Children Of Bodom, one of the most popular metal bands from Finland suddenly announced the departure of three members. And they

News CHILDREN OF BODOM animated video for “Hexed” released

Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM have just released an official animated video for the track “Hexed“, the title track from their 10th studio release. The RMIT University in

News SHIRAZ LANE Release New Single “Revolution”

“Revolution”, a new song by Finnish rockers SHIRAZ LANE is now available to stream in all platforms. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming new EP, which will be

News AMEN-RA’S DYNASTY: LORDI’s Guitarist Amen Unleashes First Solo Single

LORDI‘s guitarist Mr. Amen released today the first taste of his solo project AMEN-RA’S DYNASTY. The two-track single “Stone and Stars” is available now in all digital platforms and will

News THE DARK ELEMENT Release New Single “The Pallbearer Walks Alone”

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring ex Nightwish singer Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen (Cain’s Offering, Insomnium, ex Sonata Arctica), will release its second album, “Songs

Reviews Cvlt Ov the Svn – An introduction to “occult murder pop”

If you are looking for something new to listen to, you would probably like to give COTS a try.

News HEVISAURUS Release “100” Single and Video Featuring Many Finnish and International Metal Stars!

Finnish famous creatures HEVISAURUS released a very special single today: “100”, literally their 100th song, is an almost 10-minute epic crossover featuring many internationally known musicians, from Finland and abroad.

News AMBERIAN DAWN Release “United”, First Single From Upcoming New Album “Looking For You”

Finnish melodic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have unveiled “United”, the first taste of their ninth album. Taking the listener to a futuristic world of the ’80s and synthesizer music, mixed with

Interviews Kaunis Kuolematon – Life, Love, Loneliness and Death

Guitarist/vocalist Mikko Heikkilä of Kaunis Kuolematon was interviewed by Tero Tolkki and below you can find out what is going on in the Kaunis Kuolematon camp in the fall of

News ORANSSI PAZUZU signs worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records

ORANSSI PAZUZU and Nuclear Blast Records announce a worldwide partnership for the band’s upcoming albums. The band in their own words: “Greetings from the US! We’re currently on the road

News Finnish Alternative Metal Act HOLLOW THOUGHTS Releases New Single And Video “Path”

HOLLOW THOUGHTS is an alternative-metal band emerging from Kuopio, Finland. The band has already gained attention from heavy music medias with earlier singles released via Inverse Records: “Half Deceased” (2018)

News APOCALYPTICA Announce New Album “Cell-0”; First Single Unveiled

Bristling with an epically baroque life and energy, “Cell-0”, the ninth studio album by Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA, will be released on January 10, 2020 through Silver Lining Music. The

News THE 69 EYES Jyrki featured on the Vegan Black Metal Chef show

On September 13th, THE 69 EYES have released their 30-year-anniversary album “West End” and just recently announced new US tour dates (See below). After hitting number 1 of the Finnish

News LORDI Announce New Album “Killection” And 2020 Tour

The monsters are out again: LORDI announced today the first details of their upcoming tenth studio album. The release is set for 31st January 2020 through AFM Records, and will

News Lost Society released new music video!

Delivere Me – the brand new single from Jyväskylä based trash/speed metal band Lost Society is out now! The video was directed by great Finnish director Pekka Hara in Widescreen

News Insomnium launched new lyric video!

Finnish melodic death metal pioneers from Insomnium lanuched new music video to the song Pale Morning Star. The song is the track number four and the third single from band’s

News KORPIKLAANI unveil lyric video for new single ‘Land Of A Thousand Drinks’

The Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI release a lyric video for their new single ‘Land Of A Thousand Drinks’ to celebrate the start of their US tour, which kicks off

News THE DARK ELEMENT Release “Songs The Night Sings” Music Video

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring ex Nightwish singer Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen (Cain’s Offering, Insomnium, ex Sonata Arctica), will release its second album, “Songs

News AND OCEANS welcomes Mathias “Vreth” Lillmåns as new vocalist!

Finnish symphonic metal formation And Oceans have announced that vocalist Kim ’Kena’ Strömsholm has stepped down from the band, due to personal reasons. The band remains on friendly terms with their former

News NORTHERN GENOCIDE Release Music Video For “Genesis Vol. 666”; Debut Album Out Now!

Finnish modern metallers NORTHERN GENOCIDE just released their debut album “Genesis Vol. 666” through Inverse Records. A brand new music video for eponymous track from the album is available below.

News SONATA ARCTICA launch first track by track trailer

Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA are set to release release their new studio album »Talviyö« (“Winter Night”), this Friday through Nuclear Blast. To give their fans some more impressions

News SANTA CRUZ Release New Single “Into The War”

“Into The War”, a new song from Finland’s SANTA CRUZ, is now available to stream and download on all platforms. The track is taken from their next album “Katharsis”, which

News SHIRAZ LANE Release New Track “Do You”

Finnish rockers SHIRAZ LANE have started a new chapter by releasing “Do You”, the first taste of their upcoming next EP. As the band comments, “This groovy first single is molded

News SONATA ARCTICA Discuss The Band’s History In Fourth Album Trailer

In three weeks – on September 6th – Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their new 11-track studio album »Talviyö« (“Winter Night”), through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band

News TARJA: Official Video For “Tears In Rain” Released

Three weeks prior to the release of TARJA’s brand new studio album “In The Raw”, the official video for “Tears In Rain” sees its premiere today. Taking you to the

News ENTWINE Announce Farewell Tour

Finnish band ENTWINE has made an important and bittersweet announcement today through their social channels. With the following video, the band reveal that they will be back on the road

News SONATA ARCTICA Discuss The Lyrical Concept of “Talviyö” In Third Album Trailer

In four weeks – on September 6th – Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their new 11-track studio album »Talviyö« (“Winter Night”), through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band

News BATTLE BEAST confirmed as special guests to HAMMERFALL for their »World Dominion Tour 2020«

BATTLE BEAST, the Finnish heavy metal sextet led by front-woman Noora Louhimo, is currently on an extensive European festival run in support of their fifth studio album »No More Hollywood

News SONATA ARCTICA reveal tracklist and formats for “Talviyö”

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their tenth studio album, called »Talviyö« (which means »Winter Night«), including eleven new tracks. Today, the band kick off

Gallery Def Leppard at Rockfest 2019 – 09.06.2019

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The 69 Eyes at Rockfest 2019 – 09.06.2019

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KISS at Rockfest 2019 – 09.06.2019

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Kotiteollisuus – Rock in the City – Kuopio 14.6.2019

KOTITEOLLISUUS at Nordic Metal. ROCK IN THE CITY KUOPIO festival review.

SONATA ARCTICA – Rock in the City – Kuopio 14.6.2019

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STRATOVARIUS – Rock in the city – Kuopio 14.6.2019

Stratovarius in Nordic Metal. Rock In The City festival review in Nordic Metal.   STRATOVARIUS SETLIST FOR ROCK IN THE CITY KUOPIO: Enigma Eagleheart Shine in the Dark Dragons SOS

Gallery BATTLE BEAST – Rock in the City – Kuopio 15.6.2019

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MOKOMA in Nordic Metal. ROCK IN THE CITY KUOPIO festival review.

News KORPIKLAANI unveil lyric video for ‘Pivo Pivo’ and Russian shows with TROLLFEST!

Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are currently hopping from festival stage to festival stage (next stop: MetalDays, Tolmin, SLO) in support of their current studio album »Kulkija« (“Wanderer”; released on

News THE 69 EYES allow a look into their studio in second album trailer

On July 26th, Finland’s dark rockers THE 69 EYES will finally start the pre-order for their 12th studio album due to be released on September 13th. Right in time for

Reviews 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

News SONATA ARCTICA announce “The Raven still flies over Europe” tour for November and December

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their tenth studio album, called »Talviyö« (which means »Winter Night«), including eleven new tracks. Today, the band proudly announce

News SONATA ARCTICA Announce New Album “Talviyö” – First Single Released

On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their tenth studio album, called »Talviyö« (which means »Winter Night«), including eleven new tracks. “We were talking about having

News NICUMO released a second single from their forthcoming third album!!

Nicumo has released a second single from forthcoming third album which will be released later this year. Song’s name is “Tree of Life” and you can check it below: Vocalist Hannu Karppinen comments:

News LORDI To Release “Recordead Live – Sextourcism In Z7” DVD In July

Creepy-crawly atmosphere in summer: On 26th July, the Finnish monsters LORDI release their brand-new DVD “Recordead Live – Sextourcism In Z7” via AFM Records. Though there are some live records

News BEAST IN BLACK announce second part of »From Hell With Love« European tour!

International heavy metal group BEAST IN BLACK unleashed their chart topping sophomore record »From Hell With Love«, on February 8, 2019 through Nuclear Blast Records. To celebrate, the band played

News MARKO HIETALA Releases Video For First Solo Single “Isäni Ääni”

NIGHTWISH and TAROT bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala (a.k.a. Marko Hietala) has unveiled a music video for “Isäni ääni”; the first single from his solo album “Mustan Sydämen Rovio”. Watch it here:

News TIMO TOLKKI (Avalon, ex-Stratovarius) opened himself to his fans worldwide

TIMO TOLKKI (Avalon, Revolution Renaissance, Symfonia, Stratovarius) came out from complete media silence with an announcement that he is going to release his 3rd Avalon album titled “Return To Eden”

News BATTLE BEAST announce second leg of »No More Hollywood Endings« EU/UK tour for November/December 2019!

Last night, Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST finished a 6-week European tour in support of their latest album »No More Hollywood Endings« (released on March 22, 2019 through Nuclear

News GLADENFOLD – first track-by-track released

The Finnish Melodic-Death/Power-Metal newcomers GLADENFOLD are going to release their new studio album, “When Gods Descend”,  on May 24th, via REAPER ENTERTAINMENT.Today, the band presents the first track-by-track video. Check it and find out

News TARJA To Release New Album “In the Raw” In August

As the saying goes, not all that glitters is gold. But then again, not all that is gold necessarily glitters. It was this idea that struck Finnish singer Tarja Turunen

News SABATON Shares APOCALYPTICA’s Cover of Their New Track “Fields of Verdun”

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are pleased to share ‘Fields of Verdun’, the first song from their upcoming album “The Great War”, as performed by their friends in Finnish cello

News TIMO TOLKKI’S AVALON: “Promises” Music Video Released

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the return of TIMO TOLKKI’S AVALON with the release of the long awaited third chapter in his metal opera, “Return to Eden” on

News SANTA CRUZ Returns With New Line Up And Single

A new era has officially started for SANTA CRUZ! The Finnish band is back with a new single called “Changing Of Seasons”, the first taste of a new album that

News BATTLE BEAST – release ‘Endless Summer’ music video + “No More Hollywood Endings” out now + kick off EU tour!

Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST unleash their studio album ‘No More Hollywood Endings‘ today through Nuclear Blast Records. To mark the occasion, the group has unveiled a brand new music video for

News OCEANHOARSE Releases Video For “Death Row Center”

Helsinki-based heavy metallers OCEANHOARSE have launched the official music video for their latest single “Death Row Center”. The track, which was released last month, is the band’s first recording with

News LORDI’s Longtime Bassist OX Leaves The Band

Finnish hard rockers LORDI have announced today the departure of their bassist Mr. OX. “The Hellbull”, who’s been a member of the monster band for thirteen years, will say goodbye

News KING COMPANY Introduce New Singer With “King For Tonight” Single

Finnish hard rockers KING COMPANY have released a new version of their song “King For Tonight”, the band’s first recording with new vocalist Ilkka Keskitalo. The band comments: “We wanted

News BATTLE BEAST Present New Digital Single & Music Video “Eden”

Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST will release their fifth studio album »No More Hollywood Endings«, in only three weeks, on March 22, 2019 through Nuclear Blast Records. Now the

News CHILDREN OF BODOM third single & music video released

Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are going to release their tenth album, »Hexed«, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveals the official video for

News Timo Tolkki to release the third part of the Avalon series: “Return to Eden”

During this Saturday, March 23rd, Timo Tolkki posted on his personal Facebook account about releasing what would be the third part of the Avalon series. “Return to Eden” would be the name of this album.