News Posts

2023 will hopefully finally bring the much delayed and plagued “State Of Unrest” tour to Europe with co-headliners Lamb of God and Kreator and just announced support Municipal Waste!

Helsinki based groove metal outfit The Silenced is gearing up to release the new single ‘The Detrimental Ones’ via Out of Line Music tomorrow, December 7!

French modern metal outfit Rage Behind unleash a brand new, wickedly heavy single ‘Season Of Blood’ via Atomic Fire Records!

Lions At The Gate unleashed yet another banger of a track with ‘Find My Way’, featuring the talented Tatiana Shmayluk from Jinjer!

Underground icon Max Cavalera is back with a brand new album with Soulfly! Check out the first single ‘Superstition’ now!

Finnish metal outfit Where’s My Bible shares yet another single from their experimental epos ‘Circle’ with the video for ‘Nest’!

Machine Head is coming back with a bang with the concept album ‘ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN’ and unleashed the first single “CHØKE ØN THE ASHES ØF YØUR HATE”!

The new and promising modern metal outfit Aeveris kicks ass again with a third track, properly introducing who they are and what they are all about!

While they’re working on a brand new 2nd full-length, Oceanhoarse found the time to share a re-recording of their popular track “Fading Neons”!

Indian metal sensations Bloodywood unleash their heaviest song yet in celebration of the release of their debut full-length ‘Rakshak’!

Photo Reports

Swedish melodeath legends In Flames filled Jäähalli in Helsinki with a massive crowd, along with fellow melodeath instigators At The Gates and up-and-comers Imminence and Orbit Culture to warm us up!

We caught Ra at their stop at Piere’s in Fort Wayne, Indiana while being on the road for their “From One 20th Anniversary Tour”, with support from A Killer’s Confession, Blood of Heroes and The Illegals!

Machine Head and Amon Amarth are well on their way on their conquest of Europe with “The Vikings & Lionhearts Tour 2022”! This time we caught them in Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, of course again with warming up by The Halo Effect.

Amon Amarth and Machine Head set the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany on fire in front of a large gathering of metalheads being out of their minds of excitement to see these heavy metal monsters on a stage again!

Amon Amarth is always a spectacle on a stage. Add to that the US metallers Machine Head that finally managed to get to Helsinki and the supergroup The Halo Effect and you know that the night was going to be a good one!

Metal mastodons Gojira came, saw and conquered a sold out Jäähalli in Helsinki, Finland with their amazing music and killer visuals back in July, with support from Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve!

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

The pictures of celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with 5 stellar bands and with the modern rockers of Nonpoint headlining the bill!

Omnium Gatherum embarked on a little release tour for their new ‘Origin’ album and we caught them at the first stop in Helsinki. See the pics now!

Pictures of the second day of SaariHelvetti 2021 with some of Finland’s brightest future in metal and absolute legends!

Gig Reports

Amon Amarth and Machine Head came, saw and delivered! The ‘Vikings & Lionhearts tour’ made a stop in Helsinki, Finland and set the room on fire, quite literally… Support came from Swedish melodeath supergroup The Halo Effect.

Gojira took over Europe on their massive ‘Fortitude’ tour with support from up-and-comers Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve and we caught them at their show at a sold out Jäähalli in Helsinki, Finland in front of a crowd that was absolutely hungry for some good live show!

We had quite a blast at the St. Paddy’s Day Party at The King of Clubs in Columbus, Ohio with great bands, headed by the ever amazing Nonpoint!

A night of quality underground heavy music from the Finnish scene with Enragement, Ninetyfive50 and Crucify The Faith!

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

Lost Society released an impressive album with ‘No Absolution’ and they clearly couldn’t wait to play their new songs live… so here is a live stream album release show!

We caught Jungle Rot at Brussels and were blown away by some good old death groove!

Brymir presented their brand new album in front of an excited crowd in Helsinki, with support from Oceanhoarse and I Revolt!

From the groove djenty melodic metalcore of Jinjer to the more thrashy sound of Soilwork , Amorphis made this evening unforgettable

A night of heart-warmingly happy, crazy and joyeus (folk) metal is just what the doctor prescribed against the gloomy Finnish Winter weather!

Lists

Things are getting ramped up now that the summer period is at its end! Great releases are coming out soon and it showed in the past week with new singles from Slipknot, Gaerea, Alien Weaponry, Brymir, Orbit Culture, Suasion ft. Steffi Pacson and The Callous Daoboys that amazed us!

With the end of summer in sight, we came across 10 releases coming out in August that our editorial team has been looking forward to the most.

A small grab of what we are looking forward to the most of the many exceptional releases coming our way during May 2022!

February 2022 is yet again brimming with great releases, here’s a small selection of our most anticipated ones!

Not including these records in my top 2020 was just too painful.

The same struggle that comes back every single year: making a selection of the best albums of the year from all the quality releases it has brought forth, so here is the 2018 edition!

End of the year means albums of the year lists, so here is the one we accumulated from what our editorial team likes!