In Helsinki and still looking for something to do this weekend? Don’t hesitate and start your festival season early by going to Desert Hel 2024 that has a stellar line-up with Finnish bands Heezer, Orbiter, Polymoon, Kairon; IRSE!, Dome Runner, Skyjoggers, Mansion and Maan Tomu and excellent visitors from abroad with Italian doom rockers on the rise Messa and stoner rock legends Truckfighters! If that doesn’t convince you enough, be sure to read more details on why we think you should go!

Heavy Temple dropped a respectfully tasty nod towards doom giants Candlemass with their catchy new single ‘House of Warship’, another track from their upcoming album ‘Garden of Heathens’, set for release in April via Magnetic Eye Records!

The by Amorphis’ bassist Olli-Pekka newly formed outfit Octoploid is set to release their debut album ‘Beyond The Aeons’ in July via Reigning Phoenix Music! Pre-save their upcoming single set for release in April now!

Instrumental psych rock maestros Monkey3 are set to release their much-awaited new album ‘Welcome To The Machine’ next month via Napalm Records and shared another majestic track with ‘Collision’!

Psychedelic doom fast-risers Heavy Temple have released the booming opening track ‘Extreme Indifference to Life’ as the first single of their upcoming album ‘Garden of Heathens’, set for release in April via Magnetic Eye Records!

Heavy psych-doom duo GRIN has released ‘PORTAL’, the second single from their upcoming album ‘HUSH’, set for release next month via TLD Records!

After earlier this year releasing their 5th full-length album ‘Father Light’ via Season of Mist, Stoned Jesus announce their “XV Anniversary Tour” with special guests Mars Red Sky in April next year!

Pictures of the first night of Fall Fest 2023 with Blackwater Holylight and Iron Jinn!

Legendary psych rock band Gong announced new album ‘Unending Ascending’ to be out in November via Kscope and shared a first single with ‘Tiny Galaxies’!