News Posts

Swedish melodeath fans in Europe, rejoice! In Flames, Arch Enemy, and Soilwork, 3 of the biggest and most influential bands of the genre are banding together and will reap havoc across the continent with the “Rising From The North 2024 tour” next year!

IN FLAMES released their 14th studio album ‘Foregone’ last month with Nuclear Blast, and it has been skyrocketing up international charts!

In Flames is back! And how! Besides re-signing to their good old home Nuclear Blast, they released with the new track ‘State Of Slow Decay’ a heavy hitter! What do you think of the single?

Check out the second track by The Kings Of Quarantine in support of the Roadie Relief fund and support those behind tours all over the world!

Rockfest announced 5 more bands for their 2019 edition!

We now have a total of 50 bands that are announced. Who are you excited for? And who do you hope Graspop adds to their line up? Let us know! See you there.

5FDP shows that they’re here to stay with a lyric video for “Ain’t My Last Dance” and are gearing up to take Europe by storm and prove that they’re a force to be reckoned with…

Supergroup Cyhra has grown even stronger with the addition of a talented fifth member to play the second guitars!

Lists

With Glenn’s selection of his albums of the year, there is a bunch of metalcore, deathcore, djent and some surprising entries with Thy Art Is Murder, Avenged Sevenfold, Within Temptation, Tesseract, Avatar, In Flames, Sleep Token, Periphery, Invent Animate, and Chelsea Grin!

If you are still looking for a great summer destination, here are 10 festivals that might make Finland the ideal place to go for you with #Horizon23, Rockfest, Tuhdimmat Tahdit, Nummirock, Tuska, John Smith Festival, SaariHelvetti, Dark River Festival, Hellsinki Metal Festival and Flow Festival!

February has some great releases again, and we’re looking forward to albums from artists like Memoriam, In Flames, Paramore, dEUS, Mordkaul, Ulthar, Avatar, The Abbey, Insomnium, Host, Gorillaz and Heidevolk!

After 2 years of nothing, Sauna Open Air is back! And how! If you haven’t checked it out yet, here are 6 very convincing reasons why you should try to go!

Annet’s personal choice of best albums of the year 2019 brings a nice mix of accessible power metal, metalcore and modern metal releases. Check it out!

Festival Reports

The 3rd day of Graspop Metal Meeting 2023 brought a lot of firsts for our team member there, seeing shows of Architects, Rancid and Pantera, but also some of her favorites like Halestorm, In Flames and of course, the band that is very near and dear to her heart: Parkway Drive!

Wacken 2018 was definitely a shiner of an edition! Go have a look at our experiences and see you next year!

We gooiden onszelf weer heel vrijwillig in de gevangenis voor een geweldig festival op Alcatraz in Kortrijk!

Check out the pictures from our time in our favorite prison Alcatraz!

It’s oh so quiet, it’s oh so hot…! This year’s edition was one of heat, historical events and many records!

Interviews

A chat with Björn Gelotte about In Flames’ amazing year in 2022, their new album ‘Foregone’ and how everyone seem to link it to a different stage of their sound with the way they put the mixing and production together this time around. We also touch on his personal writing process and how incredible it is to him to be able to have their music transcend into other forms of art like the upcoming graphic novel!

We had a chat with Niclas about touring, the changes in their music and bands from their homecountry.

A talk with Steven Wussow of Xandria about touring, covers and festivals…

Gig Reports

In Flames crammed the Jäähalli arena in Helsinki full with an energetic, pulsating crowd with the help of country mates At The Gates, Imminence and Orbit Culture, giving the people a taste of both the old and the new in Swedish metal!

In Flames & Five Finger Death Punch embark on a massive double headliner European tour and we were there at the very first stop at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki!

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!

The last Day of Sauna Open Air 2022 was probably the best day of this year’s edition. With In Flames as headliner, but also other great bands like Reckless Love, Hardcore Superstar, Skid Row and Danko Jones. RH Entertainment and Master Events offered us an overall really nice festival.

The pictures of day 2 of Rockfest madness with headliner Disturbed!

Check out the pictures from our time in our favorite prison Alcatraz!

The debut show of Cyhra was quite the event and support bands Eyes Wide Open & Ember Falls made it even more interesting!