News Posts

Finnish heavy metal monsters Lordi announce their upcoming new album ‘Screem Writers Guild’ to be released in March via Atomic Fire Records and unleash first single ‘Lucyfer Prime Evil’!

American heavy rockers of Carbellion unleashed their new single ‘Barfight’, from the upcoming new album ‘Weapons of Choice’, out in March via Eclipse Records!

VIDEO PREMIERE: The Norwegian hard rockers of Stargazer share the official video for ‘Can You Conceive It’, a song from their upcoming album ‘Life Will Never Be The Same’ out in March via Mighty Music!

The hard rockers of John Diva and The Rockets Of Love are set to bring the 80s back once more with their upcoming new album ‘Back In The Days’, set for release via Steamhammer/SPV in March 2023!

After decades of spreading their monstrous music, Lordi joined the ranks of Atomic Fire Records and will release a new album in the Spring of 2023!

Italian rock band 17 Crash released their new album ‘Stamina’ via Rockshots Records and celebrate with a music video for the track ‘Strike First’, channeling the power of the Kobra Kai!

For those who missed it, multi-platinum selling Canadian rock band Nickelback released a video for their first single ‘San Quentin’, a track from the upcoming ‘Get Rollin’ album that took many people by surprise.

Swedish rockers The Riven shared the experimental heavy track ‘On Top of Evil’ from the upcoming new album ‘Peace And Conflict’, scheduled for release via The Sign Records in November!

Michael Monroe unveiled a big surprise for his upcoming 60th anniversary show in Helsinki: the original line-up of the legendary Hanoi Rocks will rise on stage again!

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!

We have a chat with Patrick Walch, the man behind the successful and interesting new label Noble Demon! Check out what he has to say!

A video interview with vocalist Arde from Temple Balls about touring with Sonata Arctica and the upcoming tour with Shiraz Lane and Block Buster.

A video interview with Hannes Kett from Shiraz Lane about the past, the present and the future! Check out the full conversation!

A talk with Timmy from The New Roses about their latest album, playing at Wacken and the upcoming tour!

We talked with Aarni and Jaakko from Block Buster about their new album and more!

“The first time we ever tried it, I fell right on my face” “There’s a video. You wanna see it?” The guys from Crobot are anything but dull! Read the interview taken at Alcatraz festival!

“The first time we ever tried it, I fell right on my face” “There’s a video. You wanna see it?” The guys from Crobot are anything but dull! Read the interview taken at Alcatraz festival!

Danko Jones talked with us about his new album, the state of the music business overall and how good Belgian festivals are!

Danko Jones talked with us about his new album, the state of the music business overall and how good Belgian festivals are!

Photo Reports

Black and white photo of a concert shot from the right side of the stage. The left half of the image is darkened with the audience on the bottom left. Light streams in from the top right down to the middle center, illuminating the stage. The sihouette of a guitar player can be seen at the front of the stage, approaching the crowd.

After almost 30 years of rocking Flemish stages, the legendary Clement Peerens Explosition is calling it quits or as they would say “kuist zijn schup af”. A sad loss for Belgian music, but we were there to capture them going out with a blast at one of their farewell shows at De Roma in Antwerp.

The triumphant return of the Danish Volbeat to Munich for two sold-out nights at the Olympiahalle was quite the sight to behold, and with them came the ragga metallers of Skindred and US rockers Bad Wolves!

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!

Ashes To New, The Word Alive, Dropout Kings and Eva Under Fire set The Eclectic Room in Angola, Indiana on fire with their high energy sets of alternative metal!

Earlier this month, Finland’s favorite hard rock monsters Lordi rocked the legendary Tavastia venue playing the first of their last three tour dates of “Lordiversitour” in their native land Finland!

Jennifer Batten

Jennifer Batten recently did a club tour in Europe. We went to see her at her stop in Zaal Goedleven in Ghent, Belgium and were pleasantly surprised by a night filled with pop and rock classics by a music legend.

Lordi and his monsters visited Backstage Munich with the “Lordiversitour” and we had a whole lot of fun! With them came the German power metallers of Almanac and the popular Czech metallers Dimitry and we saw it was good!

Skid Row Erik Grönwall

Skid Row on tour with a new album and a new vocalist, so we couldn’t hold back from catching them at their stop in the Kavka Zappa venue in Antwerp with supporting bands Edge of Forever and Max Pie! And what an energetic evening it was!

After 3 years Black Stone Cherry returned to German stages. They have not lost anything ever since the last time and are a fantastic live band with an energy loaded show. Presenting songs from all of their albums making the German fans at the LKA go crazy. With very special guest The Georgia Thunderbolts opening the night, it couldn’t get any better!

The coalition of the Norwegian stoner punks of Bokassa and Greek stoner rockers of Planet of Zeus rocked the house seriously. On The Rocks Helsinki was the place to be and those who weren’t there missed out on some good fun!

Gig Reports

At the end of October, Volbeat impressed the people at the Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland with a rock ‘n’ roll show of epic proportions. With them came Skindred and Bad Wolves for a decent warm-up and party!

Have you ever had a “bangover” before? If not, get ready, because you’re going have one after a Trinity of Terror show with the unholy trinity of Black Veil Brides, Ice Nine Kills and Motionless In White with support from Atreyu!

Bokassa and Planet of Zeus brought a bunch of stoner and attitude to On The Rocks Helsinki in the beginning of September, kicking off our weekend properly!

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!

A night to remember! Shaman’s Harvest, Crobot, Any Given Sin and Hell Came Home all killed it with their shows at the Rockstar Lounge in Ft. Wayne, Indiana with each their own signature style and genre!

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

After 5 long years, Canadian rock ‘n’ roll machine Danko Jones finally came back to the legendary Finnish rock club Tavastia!

We caught Tantric with KrashKarma, This Day Forever and Twenty-Second Dimension at The King of Clubs in Columbus, OH!

A lovely night of AOR and melodic rock from Finnish soil with Brother Firetribe and One Desire at the legendary Tavastia rock club in Helsinki!

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!