Festival Report: Saturday 29.7 at Qstock, Oulu


This Saturday it was time to head north. It has been three years since I last visited Qstock, so it was nice to be there again. The two-day festival was sold out. Regarding rock and metal, some of this year’s bands were Marilyn Manson, Danko Jones, Michael Monroe, S-Tool and Apulanta on Friday while Alice... Continue Reading →

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Festival Report: Saturday 24.6 at Nummirock, Kauhajoki


This year’s Nummirock had a fairly strong and consistent line-up with band such as Devil Driver, Epica, Rhapsody, Insomnium, Wintersun, Raised Fist, Jinjer, Shade Empire, Ensiferum and many more. As is now more or less custom for me, I attended Nummirock on Saturday evening. The weather was rainy and it could not have been more... Continue Reading →

Throes of Dawn and Furciferi at Leipätehdas, Vaasa 7.4.


I had never listened to Throes of Dawn until about two weeks ago when I figured I had to check the band out since they were booked to play at Leipätehdas, a venue which happens to be located like twenty metres from the flat I am renting. I am very glad that I did, but... Continue Reading →

Gems of the North


Today is a theme day called Nordic Day, and it is only right to promote cooperation and companionship beyond country borders in times like these. So, in honour of the day I would like to seize the opportunity to bring out some cool bands, not only from Finland, but also from Finland’s Nordic fellow countries.... Continue Reading →

Insomnium, Swallow the Sun and Pressure Points at Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki 14.10


Okay, so there are several reasons to why I should not write this: I wrote about Insomnium as recently as in June when they played at Provinssi in this same city. Risk for clouded sense of objectivity due to fanboyism. I should be working on my M.A. thesis. However, there is one important thing that... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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