News Posts

German heavy metal hellions Vulture to release their fourth album ‘Sentinels’ via Metal Blade and shared the single ‘Unhallowed & Forgotten’!

Sum 41 shared their latest single ‘Waiting On A Twist Of Fate’, another track from their upcoming final album ‘Heaven :x: Hell’, set for release next month via Rise Records, right when they’ll have wrapped up the first leg in Asia of their very last “Tour Of The Setting Sum” tour!

After just recently announcing signing with Reigning Phoenix Music, All For Metal is already back to rock out with us by unleashing the music video for their take on the classic ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’!

For the Swifties among us: DragonForce just unleashed an official video for their cover of the Taylor Swift track ‘Wildest Dreams’, which will be a bonus track on the upcoming album ‘Warp Speed Warriors’, set for release next month via Napalm Records!

Also, don’t miss out on seeing them live on tour with Amaranthe and Infected Rain throughout Europe starting next week already! It’ll be a party!

Tuska completed their 2024 line-up with the addition of Kerry King and 6 domestic acts with Kaunis Kuolematon, The Abbey, NightStop, Suotana, Malformed and Shereign. The Tuska KVLT bands still need to be announced, though! Get your tickets now!

Witherfall released their new single and video ‘What Have You Done?’, another track from their upcoming album ‘Sounds Of The Forgotten’!

German heavy metal band on the rise All For Metal signed to Reigning Phoenix Music and are working on a second full-length! Catch them on tour in Europe with their now labelmates Lordi starting next month!

UK’s heavy metal shooting stars Tailgunner welcome a new drummer with the Finn Jani Pasanen! Right on time for their upcoming tours with U.D.O. and Riot (V) and UK tours the following months!

German heavy metal legends Accept announced their new album ‘Humanoid’ to be released in April via Napalm Records, with a first single and video coming at the end of this month! And following the new album, they will go on an extensive tour through South America and Europe this year still!

Faroe Islands viking metal collective Týr is set to release their new album ‘Battle Ballads’ in April via Metal Blade Records and shared a new single with ‘Axes’!

Photo Reports

Last week, Cyhra, together with NeonFly, started off their short Finland tour at Tampere’s YO-Talo with a blast of a show organised by Nem Agency.

The Nordic weeks in Rock over Germany have been going on. Just a week after a fabulous BEAST IN BLACK tour stop in Stuttgart, another headliner from Finland’s power-metal top-notch acts conquered another concert venue in town with a show deluxe: BATTLE BEAST on their ‘Circus Of Doom Over Europe Tour 2024’. Support was given by INDUCTION and SAINT DEAMON.

Whenever Finnish bands travel around in other parts of the world, we tend to try catch them live at least once. The “Glory and the Beast” tour brought together three of the most exciting bands in the European power metal scene: Brothers Of Metal, Gloryhammer and our Finnish friends of Beast in Black. The tour enthralled fans throughout Germany with a spectacular blend of epic melodies and high-energy performances. See and feel the power of this night of their stop-over in Stuttgart, Germany!

Last Monday, TuskaLive and Grey Beard Concerts & Management brought the carnival to town. To be precise, the Swedish band Avatar and along with them Æther Realm from the USA. Avatar played a very fun show at Olympia-Kortteli in Tampere, including magic tricks, balloons and of course some good old heavy metal.

At the end of January, Battle Beast and Merta came through Tampere’s Pakkahuone for a powerful sold out show presented by Tuhdimmat Tahdit and Master Events.

Our recently joined photographer Lindy is excited to see what 2024 is going to bring for her, but for now, let’s have a look back at some of her favorite pictures she took in 2023 at shows from bands like Across the White Water Tower, Alesana, Autopsy Affair, Brand of Sacrifice, Currents, Emmure, Greyhaven, Knuckle Puck, Magg Dylan, Magnolia Parl, Midnight Threat, Norma Jean, Origami Angel, Pink Shift, Saliva, See You Space Cowboy, Silverstein, Sweet Pill, The Contactees, The SoapGirls, Virginia, and We Came As Romans!

One of our newest photographers to have joined the team, Tommy offers a fine selection of cover bands, and gigs from the local club scene with pictures of Sabbra Cadabra, Crowley, Kraken Waker, Self Revolution, The SoapGirls, Nu-Castle, All Before, Audioslaves, Rage, Spartan Warrior, Twin Lizzy, and Red Hot Chilipinos!

Gig Reports

Modern metal outfit CyHra came to present their latest album ‘The Vertigo Trigger’ to their Finnish fans starting with a show at Yo-Talo in Tampere, with support band Neonfly, turning the night into a celebration of good music and community!

One of our reporters got to fulfill her dream to see a show at the legendary Palladium on Time Square while she was in New York City and caught great shows from Dragonforce, Amaranthe, Nanowar of Steel and Edge of Paradise ripping it up, turning the night into a celebration of heavy metal!

Poisonblack returned for a couple more shows in October 2023, organized by Fullsteam Agency. We were present for the gig at Klubi in Tampere, a true celebration of the gothic metal legends they are.

Earlier this month, Kvelertak dropped by in Helsinki on their “Krøterveg Te Helvete tour 2023” in support of their latest album ‘Endling’ (released via Rise Records) and brought the house down with support from Cancer Bats! An event by TuskaLive and Greybeard Concerts & Management.

Legendary Belgian metal band Channel Zero finally got to celebrate their 30th anniversary (a few years late due to the pandemic) at Cactus Club in Brugge, a small venue that was a perfect setting for an intense, energetic and somewhat intimate show. Support came from modern metal/nu metal stars on the rise Mantah!

Iron Maiden, Future Past 2013 Sportpaleis

This night was Iron Maiden night! After one of their greatest performances ever last year at Graspop Metal Meeting expectations were real high for the band’s return this year. But they left our reporter with somewhat of disappointed feeling after the show at Sportpaleis in Antwerp with support from The Raven Age.

Sabatons ‘Tour To End All Tours’ came finally to an end, but not before also bringing the fire to Finland. With the Support of Lordi and BABYMETAL, they gave us an incredible show at the sold out Jäähalli in Helsinki last week. Thanks to TuskaLive and Grey Beard for bringing them here!

Nervosa came to On The Rocks in Helsinki to prove to us all that they are still a force to be reckoned with, even though the band is in yet another new iteration at the moment. With Prika on vocals, they sound as solid as ever, and killed it. Local heavy metal heroes Satan’s Fall were special guests and warmed us up nicely for the good old thrashing we were getting later.

Kamelot struck down in Helsinki to give us a proper “awakening” on their European tour, and brought with them some excellent support through Myrath, Eleine and League of Distortion! A night of absolutely excellent music that left a positive feeling with anyone who attended the show at Vanha Ylioppilastalo at the end of March!

Trivium and Heaven Shall Burn came to Finland to tear it up at Kulttuuritalo Helsinki, but not before Obituary and Malevolence softened up the crowd with some killer sets! An event by Live Nation Finland.