News Posts

Finnish alternative rock act Luna Kills released another banger of a track that teeters between modern rock and metalcore with ‘Deep Cuts’!

Alt-rock revelation Nova Twins have added their touch to the Sam Smith track gone viral, ‘Unholy’, with an official remix!

Waltari and Lordi joined forced to create a celebratory version of the opening track ‘Lights On’ for the 30th anniversary of their classic album ‘Torcha’!

Belgian modern metallers Suasion released another single and video with ‘Equilibrium’, a track from the upcoming ‘The Infinites’ album set for release in January via Atomic Fire Records!

Up-and-coming stoner rockers Bird’s View premiered the new song and music video ‘Phoning’ via Drakkar Entertainment! Get ready for some proper rocking out!

Enter Shikari released another banger of a track with ‘Bull’, featuring guest vocals from Cody Frost, dealing with toxic people in your life!

Popular alternative rock outfit Paramore if finally back! Announcing their upcoming new album ‘This Is Why’ and revealing the infectious title track with a music video.

Alternative rockers The New Death Cult share their latest single ‘Antidote’, sharing their renewed sound and attitude and teasing a new album to be coming in 2023 via Indie Recordings!

US rock giants Icon For Hire shared the video for the new single ‘Shadow’ (from their upcoming new album ‘The Reckoning’ out at the end of the month) and announce to be the special guest for The Rasmus’ Europe tour!

Photo Reports

Blind Channel’s biggest show to date was a visual spectacle and everything they’ve worked towards for all these years! With support from Arttu Lindeman, it was a great way to wrap up an amazing year.

A look back at the energetic shows from Normandie, Balance Breach and Delta Enigma at On The Rocks back in December!

One from the archives… back in October we attended to the “Come To Latin America” showcase where competition winner Where’s My Bible and one of the runner ups Luna Kills brought us a night of some good live music at On The Rocks in Helsinki, showing yet again what kind of goodies Finland has to offer musically!

On a cold day in October, Volbeat came to warm us up with their hard rock and heavy metal circus at the Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland. With them, they had the UK ragga metallers Skindred and the US rockers of Bad Wolves, and we saw it was good!

Greta Van Fleet really brought the love and a serious rocking out to the County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, Indiana with the help of Houndmouth and Robert Finley!

Pictures of a night of good old rocking with the Shiraz Lane boys at the release show of their latest album, with The Cruel Intentions and Luna Kills joining in on the fun!

The Mission brought The Crescent York to a steaming point with their double set, almost reducing our photographer to a puddle of sweat. Luckily before succumbing under the heat he managed to take a few snapshots of the memorable night!

Pictures of the 2nd day of Rock in the City Kerava 2022 with Stam1na, Melrose, Uriah Heep, Accept, Cyan Kicks and Deep Purple.

The galactic atmosphere created by Starset and sheer energy coming from both band and crowd was impressive. With the support of Red and Divide The Fall, it was really a great night at Kemba Live! in Columbus, Ohio!

Enter Shikari made a hot summer evening even hotter with a sweet mix of rock and electronicore, getting everyone to sing and dance along to all the songs. With Trash Boat as support.

Gig Reports

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.

Throwback to Normandie finally making it back to Finland to celebrate their 2021 release ‘Dark & Beautiful Secrets’ and blew the roof off On The Rocks with the support from Balance Breach and Delta Enigma.

Starset took us on a galactical trip like no other at their show at Kemba Live! in Columbus, Ohio! And with the support of Red and Divide The Fall, the evening was really packed with limitless energy to feed off from!

The rockers of The Sounds finally came back to Finland to rock the house and party with their fans and it was simply a blast!

The report of an amazing night with shows from Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Starset and Lacey Sturm in Fort Wayne, IN!

Eivør made it back to Finnish soil to put us under a spell with her gorgeous music and vocals at the legendary Tavastia club in Helsinki!

After an impressive release last year, VOLA came to our neighborhood to bring their intricate music live, with the support of Port Noir and Atlas!

Report of the first ever Black Box event in Mikkeli with Bloodred Hourglass, Wolfheart, Sara and Balance Breach!

Temple Balls finally gets to play their new music at On The Rocks and brought along the rising youngsters of St. Aurora for their debut show!

Before the grounds of “The Island of Hell” was taken over by SaariHelvetti festival, we got to welcome Apocalyptica, Wheel and Cyan Kicks for an amazing night!

Interviews

A chat with Sara Strömmer of Shereign about the release of their debut album “Ghost Diaries”, the themes and artwork of the album, the planned release shows with Dark Sarah and how she would describe the band in images, with a very interesting result!

Watch the interview we had with the people from the up-and-coming Finnish alternative rock band Luna Kills about the band, their music and the new album!

Watch the chat we had with Vallu and Bini from the Finnish alternative rock outfit Blame Me! about their upcoming new album ‘The Invisible You’!

A video of the chat we had with Ero and Nile of the new Finnish alternative rock outfit St. Aurora about their music and upcoming debut EP ‘They All Remember’!

I got to chat with Sharone and discuss her upcoming album Morbid Illusion as well as Cinco De Mayo outfits, archery adventures and inspirations!

A chat with Ariel Bloomer and Shawn Jump of Icon For Hire about their music and way of life just before they hit the stage in Helsinki!

We had a chat with Normandie about their music, touring and more!

We talked with vocalist Maja Shining about touring, their music, inspiration and being empowering to women and girls in the music business!

We sat down with the man-wolves? wolf-men? of MWAM to figure out what their mission is all about…

Album Reviews

‘Will of the People’ is probably the most exciting piece of music that Muse has released in the last decade with something for fans of all the different sounds they’ve had in their 28 years of existence. Released via Warner Records and Helium-3.

Pop Evil released ‘Versatile’, which is the album we didn’t know we needed! For those who think rock is dead, think again!

For the first time in almost 10 years Evanescence puts out new music. Get ready to jam to this heavy hitting masterpiece.

From Ashes To New bring back the nu metal/rap metal sound from a couple of decades back and do it damn well!

Jaye Jayles third record is Evan Patterson’s most personal record. An electronically driven journal of three months on the road through spoken word snapshots.

Papa Roach is back with another release and are wondering who to trust…

This album has the Black Veil Brides sound that you know. It won’t disappoint you and it won’t surprise you. But it will amaze you.

Sun-drenched tunes from the cold North!

Another comeback record to be happy about!

Skillet “Unleashed” their brand new creations to the world!