Festival report: Saturday 25.6 at Nummirock, Kauhajoki


Midsummer is for many metalheads in Finland strongly associated with Nummirock. This year was special since the festival celebrated 30 years, which tells quite a great deal about its popularity and status. This was the third time I visited the festival with its beautiful scenery next to lake Nummijärvi. Nummirock is dedicated to quite extreme... Continue Reading →

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Festival report: Saturday 11.6 at South Park Festival, Tampere


The festival season has now started for my part as I attended South Park festival as one should in June. This time only Saturday for me though. This year the festival offered acts such as Slayer, Triptykon, Amorphis and Battle Beast on Friday, while Bullet for My Valentine was the headliner on Saturday after Soilwork,... Continue Reading →

Ten awesome songs by ten not so renowned Finnish bands


As President Obama recently noticed, Finland may be the country in the world with the most metal bands per capita. This means that the metal genre is responsible for most of Finland's music export, which seems very much plausible due to prominent bands such as Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Amorphis, HIM and many more. However,... Continue Reading →

I come with great news


This has been a good week. Firstly, Finland has advanced to the final of the ice hockey World Championship. Secondly, Insomnium released the album details of their upcoming record on their official Facebook page. The album is called Winter's Gate (originally Talven Portti in Finnsh), and will consist of one forty-minute song based on a... Continue Reading →

POISONBLACK to end their career


Sad news, friends. Poisonblack has decided that 15 years ad 6 albums of music is enough. Poisonblack was formed in 2000 in Oulu, and the line-up these last few years looked like this: Ville Laihiala - Vocals, Guitar Tarmo Kanerva - Drums Antti Remes - Bass Marco Sneck - Keyboards Antti Leiviskä - Guitar Previous... Continue Reading →

Festival report: Saturday 20.6 at Nummirock, Kauhajoki


Nummirock is a really old school type of festival, positioned at the shore of the lake Nummijärvi, pretty much in the middle of the woods. It has been around since 1987. Nummirock offered a really strong line-up this year, including bands such as Testament, Arch Enemy, Heaven Shall Burn, Amaranthe, Moonsorrow, Diablo, Eluveitie and Insomnium.... Continue Reading →

Festival report: Radio City South Park, Tampere 5-6.6


This year's Radio City South Park festival had a considerably more international and stronger line up than last year with bands such as Def Leppard, Accept, Helloween, Extreme and Masterplan. The festival was a success as the number of visitors reached about 11 000, which is a clear improvement from 2014. Friday The progressive power... Continue Reading →

Why is KORPIKLAANI  so underrated in Finland?


Because we are stupid, that's why. Korpiklaani is one of the most popular and well-known metal ambassadors, yet they are not featured in the radio (which we have established earlier, is shit here in the great FIN). They have half a million Facebook followers. They are constantly deployed on big ass tours all around the... Continue Reading →

The Man-Eating Tree; in the Absence of Light


The Man-Eating Tree has been around since 2009 and this is their 3rd album, that came out the day of the big solar eclipse; March 20th 2015. They (too) have gone through some changes personnel-wise; a new singer and the keyboardist is now gone, and now their line-up looks like this: Antti Kumpulainen - Vocals... Continue Reading →

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