News Posts

Finnish heavy metal band Oceanhoarse has returned! With new single ‘Killer & the Queen’ and a new line-up, they’re ready to continue their quest to bring proper metal to people around the world!

Finnish metal band Black Light Discipline revealed their new single ‘Russian Roulette’, their take on Rihanna’s iconic pop/R&B anthem from 2009!

Finnish melodic metal band Dead End Finland released the first single ‘Innocent’ from their upcoming sixth studio album, to be released by Inverse Records!

Helsinki vampires The 69 Eyes unleashed a visualizer video for their new song ‘Fade To Grey’, the result of their collaboration with American songwriter Diane Warren, released via Reigning Phoenix Music!

For those who missed this massive new item last week, Marko Hietala’s latest song ‘Left On Mars’ reunited 2 friends on a recording with Tarja Turunen joining him in a mesmerizing duet!

Finland’s gothic/doom shapeshifters Hanging Garden shared the first single from their upcoming EP ‘Citylight Seassons’, set for release in April via Agonia Records. Watch the video that comes along with the new rendition of ‘The Fireside’ now!

Finnish sludge doom metal band Earthblood is set to release their 2nd EP ‘Witchburner’ via Inverse Records in April and shared first single ‘Sons of Heavy Rain’!

Finnish black metal collective Night Shall Drape Us hail ‘The Queen of the Red Streams’ in their new single and video, a second offering from the upcoming debut album ‘Lunatic Choir’, set for release in April via Season of Mist!

Finnish melancholic melodic death metal outfit Beyond The Hate released their debut album ‘Darkest Times’ via Inverse Records last Friday!

Finnish melancholic melodeath outfit As The Sun Falls released the video for the first single ‘Among The Stars’ from upcoming anticipated album ‘Kaamos’, set for release in May via Theogonia Records!


Last year, we met up with Mikko and Juho of Valkeat shortly before the release of their 2nd full-length album ‘Fireborn’ (released via Reaper Entertainment) to talk about how things came together and how they have a mission to create modern folk metal incorporating the kantele and being inspired by Finnish legends and poetry.

We sat down with Esa from Metal De Facto to talk about how things have been going for the band since their first album, their new album ‘Land of the Rising Sun part 1’ (out since today via Rockshots Records), why they went for the Japanese culture as the theme and their hopes and plans for the future of the band!

They’re playing a release show tonight in Tampere and tomorrow in Helsinki, be there and contribute in making power metal great again!

We sat down with the Finnish rockers of The Empire Strikes to have a chat about their new album ‘Motell Scandinavia’, how come it took so long to get it out, what the idea is behind the title and some nice background bits about how some of the songs came together! Catch them live at their release show in Helsinki tonight or Spain and Germany later this year!

Watch the talk we had with Harri and Anne from Lost In Grey about their upcoming album ‘Under The Surface’!

A chat with the remaining members of Bodom After Midnight about their EP ‘Paint the Sky with Blood’, working with Alexi Laiho and the possible future.

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’!

A chat with the Finnish melodic metal outfit Evil Drive about their new album ‘Demons Within’ and working on new material!

A short chat with Jonne and Samuli from Korpiklaani about their new album ‘Jylhä’ and how much they’re looking forward to playing it live.

Watch the interview with Finnish band Awake Again about their music and the high level of energy they usually crank out in everything they do.

Watch the chat we had with Mors Subita about their new album “Extinction Era” and what they did different this time around.

Album Reviews

With ‘Clear Cold Beyond’ Sonata Arctica are re-visiting their faster and heavier roots and will delight older fans, while possibly surprising some of their more new fans. Out via Atomic Fire Records (Reigning Phoenix Music) since last Friday!

The fifth installment “Dismal Spells Part II: The Night Circus” from the project Druadan Forest invites us to traverse through this sonic creation of V-Khaoz’ visual worlds, released on February 23rd via Werewolf Records.

After Volume 1 of ‘Acoustic Adventures’ came out in January via Atomic Fire Records, its follow up wasn’t far behind. Volume 2 focuses more on the faster tunes in Sonata Arctica’s catalogue, but is just as filled with tender emotions.

Shape of Despair has transcended far and beyond “Return to the Void” returns to the old ways as it set a new paradigm of outstanding craftsmanship that will surpass many fans of funeral doom metal.

Finnish heavy metal band Battle Beast just released their new album »Circus of Doom«, on which they perfected their usual sound while still adding a lot of new flavours into the mix. Definitely recommended.

Finnish “Northcore” stars Atlas have released what we believe is a monumental piece of art and huge leap forward in their career!

Sonata Arctica immortalized the acoustic versions of some of their classics on the new album »Acoustic Adventures Volume One«.

Marianas Rest seeks to expand and critique melancholic melodic death metal on their sophomore album.

Finnish metalcore misfits One Morning Left are sitting on a banger of an album with ‘Hyperactive’, mixing in the right amounts of 80s kitsch creating a neon monster along the way!

3 songs which gives a sense of what has been and what could have been with Bodom After Midnight. A worthy addition to Alexi Laiho’s repertoire and career. May the Wildchild rest/shred in peace.