News Posts

The Finnish rockers of Shiraz Lane announce their upcoming next album and are about to unleash a first single this Friday!

Finnish melodic metal act Gladenfold announce the upcoming release of their new album ‘Nemesis’ via Reaper Entertainment!

The Finnish Goth ‘n’ Roll pioneers The 69 Eyes signed to Atomic Fire Records for the release of their upcoming new album!

Combining raw street rock and power pop with sour but raw power, Kiss Disease’s garage punk is as catchy as bubblegum in your hair!

Finnish industrial metallers Ruoska release the 2nd single ‘Kade’ of their upcoming new album!

Finnish blackened death outfit Progeny of Sun start their year with the brutal offering ‘Worthless’!

In anticipation of the release of their new album ‘Halo’, Amorphis’ vocalist Tomi Joutsen talks about the vocals and lyrics in a new docu episode!

Finnish pop metal outfit Memoremains released another new single ‘Back Off’, a track from their upcoming 2nd album!

The Finnish rockers of Reckless Love shared the video for their single ‘Turborider’, the title track of their upcoming new album!

Gig Reports

Finally, the power metal masters of Beast In Black found a moment and stage to play their new ‘Dark Connection’ music live!

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!

A night with music of some of the best bands Finland (and Ginger Vine Management) has to offer with Luna Kills, Blame Me! and Edge of Haze!

A glorious return to Tavastia for the first time in 2021 for us! Couldn’t be better kick-off with the epic metallers of Arion and popular alt-rockers of Cyan Kicks!


Our site is dedicated to everything rock and metal with a few sidesteps in music that appeals to the same music fans like synthwave, neo (pagan) folk, industrial,… But some of us do have a taste for music and art that goes beyond these limitations. Enter “GRIMM goes rogue”: where you’ll get a metalhead, punker, rocker,… who ventures into realms beyond their usual habitat with an open mind and give their honest opinion, views and experiences.

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open."

Frank Zappa



One of the first shows we get to cover in Finland was a special one! Coolhead Live hosted an afternoon of quality Suomi rap with Gasellit, Aivovuoto and NCO!

The 3rd installment of Tuska Utopia brings with Apocalyptica one of the most unique Finnish bands to an absolutely unique location for a show!

The first episode of Tuska Utopia featured one of the wackiest and most popular bands Finland has with Turmion Kätilöt!

The Finnish youngsters of Lost Society thrashed Tavastia up for some relief during these rather difficult pandemic times!

One of the first shows of the Children of Bodom follow-up Bodom After Midnight… and we were lucky enough to be there!

Report of the Amorphis 30th anniversary show at Tavastia in Helsinki, playing music from their 2nd decade as a band!

Photo Reports

The pictures of power metal masters of Beast In Black finding a moment and stage to play their new ‘Dark Connection’ music live!

The pictures of an energetic release show at Tavastia for both Arion and Cyan Kicks!


Our site is dedicated to everything rock and metal with a few sidesteps in music that appeals to the same music fans like synthwave, neo (pagan) folk, industrial,… But some of us do have a taste for music and art that goes beyond these limitations. Enter “GRIMM goes rogue”: where you’ll get a metalhead, punker, rocker,… who ventures into realms beyond their usual habitat with an open mind and give their honest opinion, views and experiences.

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open."

Frank Zappa



Pictures of one of the first Coolhead Live events with top quality Finnish rappers Gasellit, Aivovuoto and NCO!

Pictures of spending some time in a venue with the thrashers of Lost Society at one of those rare gigs nowadays!

Pictures of one of the first shows ever by Alexi Laiho’s CoB continuation baptized Bodom After Midnight!

Pictures of one of the 30th anniversary shows by Amorphis, a great trip back into time with one of Finland’s top bands!

Pictures of Finnish hard rock around the clock with Shiraz Lane and Violent Fever absolutely kicking ass!

Pics of a night of up-and-coming and promising metalcore outfits from Finland with Balance Breach, My Favourite Nemesis and Dead End Scene!

The pictures of a rare night out for a concert AND the very first show of a new Finnish band called Trve Cvlt Clvb!

Pictures of a most impressive night with Moonsorrow playing their popular ‘Verisäkeet’ album from start to finish! Check it out!

Album Reviews

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.

The debut album of promising and up-and-coming Finnish melodeath outfit I Am Your God shows us what the future of Finnish metal could look like!

Melodeath outfit Mors Subita is back with another release, showing off their songwriting skills on a whole new level!

Finnish melodeath outfit myGRAIN comes back with a renewed and rejuvenated sound and energy on their new release ‘V’!