News Posts

New Orleans metal revelation Cane Hill brings in a new era by unleashing 2 new songs via Out of Line Music/Rough Trade: ‘The Midnight Sun’ and ‘Ecstasy In Grief’!

Italian alternative metal act Increased Decay returned with the new track ‘Dim Light Of Soul’, including a video showing off the band’s performance!

British metallers Graphic Nature announced their upcoming second album ‘Who Are You When No One Is Watching?’ for a July release via Rude Records and shared the scathing new single ‘To The Grave’ as a first taste!

The Queens of Metal are back once again! Kittie embrace darkness with the release of their new single ‘We Are Shadows’ via their new label Sumerian Records!

Bad Omens & Poppy shared a live performance video of their collaborative track ‘V.A.N’, with footage taken during their massive European tour together earlier this year!

German trio Future Palace have released their new single ‘Uncontrolled’, including captivating video, via Arising Empire, the first new music in almost a year!

Genre wanderers Crimson Veil have signed an exclusive record deal with Reigning Phoenix Music!

Post Pulse is set on changing the sound of Finnish death metal with their fresh take on the genre on ‘Return to the Halls’, out via Inverse Records in May! The latest single ‘Taste of Freedom’ is out now!

Swedish rock stars on the rise Smash Into Pieces announced a pretty huge UK/EU 2024 tour following their earlier announced 9th studio album ‘Ghost Code’!

UK alt-metal act Vexed released an official video for ‘It’s not the end’, a track from their acclaimed 2023 album ‘Negative Energy’, released via Napalm Records!

Gig Reports

With 3 bands being shining lights for (the future of) metal, and all 3 of them having a brand-new album in their pocket, Amaranthe, Dragonforce and Infected Rain turned Black Box Helsinki into a true celebration of heavy music about a month ago!

Cradle of Filth has been showing Europe why they are considered legends of the metal scene and killed it at the stop in Tampere, Finland where we caught their show at a packed Pakkahuone. And with the very special guests Wednesday 13 playing Murderdolls and Sick ‘n Beautiful, it was a night that many won’t forget soon!

Tesseract came, saw, and absolutely conquered with a mesmerizing and mindblowing set of music at Tavastia in Helsinki, and with them they brought Unprocessed and The Callous Daoboys for a night of proggy delights!

After a long wait we finally got a regular Sonata Arctica gig again in Finland as they kicked off their “Arctic Storm Finland tour 2023”. At the end of September, they hit the stage in Tampere’s Pakkahuone, together with Reckless Love and Luna Kills. A great night organised by TuskaLive and Grey Beard Concerts and Management.

A night in New Hampshire, the Shinedown “Revolutions Live Tour” struck down at BankNH Pavilion, and brought with them Papa Roach and Spiritbox for an amazing evening of modern metal/rock!

Iron Maiden, Future Past 2013 Sportpaleis

This night was Iron Maiden night! After one of their greatest performances ever last year at Graspop Metal Meeting expectations were real high for the band’s return this year. But they left our reporter with somewhat of disappointed feeling after the show at Sportpaleis in Antwerp with support from The Raven Age.

Imminence came back to Finland to play an absolutely killer show for a completely sold out On The Rocks in Helsinki, with the support of the Norwegian deathpop maniacs of Blood Command!

Back in March, Electric Callboy set down one of the parties of the year at Vanha Ylioppilastalo in Helsinki, and did it 2 nights in a row in front of a completely sold out room. We can hardly wait to see these guys kill it again at Tuska Festival and at their headline position at Alcatraz this festival summer! Support came of course of the band to watch, Future Palace!

Last month, Turmion Kätilöt kicked off 2023 with their biggest production to date at Jäähalli in Helsinki, celebrating both their 2 decades of existence and the release of their 10th album ‘Omen X’ and with the help of Lord of the Lost and Proteus!

Blind Channel played the biggest show of their career at Helsinki’s Jäähalli at the end of 2022, a culmination not only of the year but of the whole band’s existence! Support came from the lovely Arttu Lindeman.

Photo Reports

At the beginning of March, Amaranthe, Dragonforce and Infected Rain brought quite the spectacle to thousands of fans gathered in Helsinki’s Black Box Jäähalli venue!

The “Back to the 2000s Tour” has been going strong in the US territories, taking people back to the good old days of nu metal and alternative metal/rock and Ozzfest with stellar shows from The Union Underground, SOiL, Ra and Flaw! We caught the stop at Piere’s in Fort Wayne, IN!

With mind-blowing energy and pure anticipation, Esprit D’air blew the roof off Northumbria University with Diamond Black supporting!

Enter Shikari dropped by the Zenith Kulturhalle in Munich, Germany and amazed with an electric show, supported by an explosive Fever 333 and the locals of Blackout Problems opening the night!

Cradle of Filth came by for a couple of sold out shows in Finland on their massive Europe tour with Wednesday 13 and Sick N’ Beautiful and we caught this spectacle at Tampere’s Pakkahuone a couple of weeks back!

The UK progressive metallers Tesseract were touring around Europe to present their latest release ‘War of Being’, bringing a visual and musical delight to a packed Tavastia in Helsinki! With them, they brought the German proggers of Unprocessed and US mathcore up-and-comers of The Callous Daoboys!

Avatar dropped by the legendary Helsinki venue Tavastia on their “The Great Metal Circus 2024” tour, bringing their visual spectacle and theatrics properly to Finland. With them they brought the US metallers of Æther Realm, really blowing up the night!

In honour of their latest album, Everwave played a “big band” show at Tampere’s Hönö Baari last weekend together with Golden Rot and Paha kurki.

At the end of January, Battle Beast and Merta came through Tampere’s Pakkahuone for a powerful sold out show presented by Tuhdimmat Tahdit and Master Events.