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Southern California’s rogue faction The Dread Crew Of Oddwood returns to the high seas with a fifth dose of their signature sound on the new album ‘Rust & Glory’, released in March and share a first single with ‘Lawful Evil’!

Windhand’s Dorthia Cottrell shares the new single ‘Harvester’ from ‘Death Folk Country’, her upcoming solo album with Relapse Records set for release in April!

Dutch pagan folk metal masters Heidevolk shared the acoustic title track of the upcoming new album ‘Wederkeer’, set for release next month via Napalm Records!

Finnish dark acoustic folk rock project Nobody released the new EP ‘Father of Lies’ via Inverse Records!

Amenra shared a performance video of their acoustic rendition of the Townes Van Zandt track ‘Black Crow Blues’ for the recently on Neurot Recordings released ‘Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol. III’ album with interpretations by Cave In and Marissa Nadler besides Amenra!

In anticipation of their upcoming ‘Acoustic In Hell’ EP, Eleine revealed a music video for the new single ‘Enemies (Acoustic)’ via Atomic Fire Records.

Symphonic outfit Eleine gives a first taste of their upcoming ‘Acoustic In Hell’ album, to be released via Atomic Fire Records, with the video single ‘All Shall Burn (acoustic)’!

Swedish dark symphonic metallers Eleine announced their new EP ‘Acoustic In Hell’ to be released via Atomic Fire Records right before the start of their tour in October!

Alcest took one of the hits of their latest album and turned it into an acoustic alternative pop version for all of us to enjoy.


Samoht was clearly somewhat inspired by dark Americana and country inspired music looking at his albums of the year 2023 list featuring artists like Dorthia Cottrell, Osi and the Jupiter, Wayfarer and The Coffinshakers, but also massive albums by bands like Frozen Soul, Serpent’s Oath, SLOW, OAK, Smoulder and Bell Witch!

Gary’s albums of the year venture away from our more standard metal selection with a bunch of stellar punk releases from bands like The Bar Stool Preachers, Grade 2, The Darts, The Dollyrots, Rumkicks and Rancid, but also sidesteps into other music like the special brand of rock that Public Image Ltd. brings, blues rock with Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton, an acoustic Dropkick Murphys and a trip back into time, reminiscing about London’s legendary Batcave Club!

The first Tuska 2023 day is here! In a handful of hours the gates will open and 3 days of heavy music will begin! Besides the headliners and some big names, we’ve picked out about 10 bands and artists we believe you should give a shot while you’re at Tuska this weekend with Vended, Kouta, Foreseen and Miseria Ultima today, A.A. Williams, Orbit Culture, Dirt and Nakkeknækker tomorrow, and Vermilia and URNE on Sunday!

After endless debating the list is done with one clear winner!

Photo Reports

Fitting for December we went to see André Linman perform some Christmas songs at Vaasa’s Trefaldighetskyrkan in Finland awhile back!

Apocalyptica recently came to Tampere’s Tuomiokirkko for their ‘Matka Mieleen – Kaamoksen Sellot’ tour. It was an amazing experience and a visual delight.

Sonata Arctica gave us a blast of a show on their gig in Hämeenlinna and Verkatehdas made it perfect by delivering excellent sound. The show was presented by TuskaLive.

Fans of the Finnish band Sturm und Drang were in for a treat at Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri, when Jeppe Welroos and André Linman played some of their best known songs in an intimate acoustic set. We really enjoyed finally being able to listen to these songs live again.

Pictures of a dark, cozy and atmospheric acoustic show by the illustrious Myrkur…

Gig Reports


André Linman together with Johnny Nordström and Tuomo Unkuri performed some of their favourite Christmas songs at Vaasas Trefaldighetskyrkan earlier this month. From pop classics to church chorales, there was surely something for every taste.


A couple of weeks ago, Apocalyptica brought the amazing experience of ‘Matka Mieleen – Kaamoksen Sellot’ to Tampere’s Tuomiokirkko, an experience our reporter won’t be forgetting any time soon!


A cold evening in February, we were taken on a magical journey with the acoustic set of Myrkur!