News Posts

Oceanhoarse is celebrating Ozztober again, this time with the Ozzy classic ‘Bark at the Moon’ with guest appearances from Hannes Kett and Markus Vanhala!

Finnish melodeath masters Insomnium present another new single ‘The Antagonist’, which will be featured on their upcoming EP ‘Argent Moon’!

Members of several folk metal bands gathered under the name The Wee Folk Metal Crew and released their first musical collaboration under the form of a cover of Insomnium’s ‘While We Sleep’!

Wacken unleashed 11 more names during their Halloween live stream show with a performance from Hämatom!

Century Media tries to soften the blow of all the cancelled festivals by organizing a massive online Century Media “Isolation Festival”!

Rockfest adds 12 more names from both Finland and other countries to the 2020 line-up, check it out!

Tuska unleashed a bunch of names for 2020!

Wolfheart gets recognition for their talent and get signed to one of the major metal labels: Napalm Records!

Headliners & some other awesomeness

Go see what’s new and on what days what bands play!

Gig Reports

Insomnium finally got to do their Finnish tour with Finntroll and we were at the very first stop in Helsinki!

Masters of melancholic melodic death metal, Insomnium, bring their masterpiece ‘Winter’s Gate’ live through a streaming concert and we were there!

Photo Reports

Insomnium finally got to do their Finnish tour with Finntroll and we were at the very first stop in Helsinki!

Pictures of the first day of Finland’s SaariHelvetti festival held in Tampere in 2021! With a whole slab of quality Finnish metal bands from start to finish!

The MTV Headbanger’s Ball is always a very good show, and this year was no different. If you want to see our photo impression, this is it!

The pictures of a weekend of celebrations and discoveries at the 20th anniversary of Tuska Open Air!

How does a night of “Winter metal” look like?

Pick Your Poison

Insomnium has released a light and clear beer to go along with the dark and murky thoughts you might have. Check out what we think of it!

Lists

An albums of the year list that focuses on quite a few deathcore and metalcore releases, but also has room for some more melancholic affairs.

After endless debating the list is done with one clear winner!

A bit of everything, but all high quality stuff!

Interviews

Watch the chat we had with Markus Vanhala about the new Insomnium EP ‘Argent Moon’, the upcoming new work of Omnium Gatherum and his new black metal project I Am The Night!

Interview with the melodic death metallers from Re-Armed about their upcoming new album “Ignis Aeternum”.

We talked with guitarist Ville Friman about recording “Winter’s Gate”, touring, branding, beer and science!

Talking about beer, phones and the “good old days”…

Festival Reports

SaariHelvetti is back! The island of hell brought a line-up with only Finnish bands again and we had no complaints, not one bit!

The very last day of Belgium’s biggest yearly metal event with the very last (we promise) show of Kiss!

Tuska 2017 promised to be a huge party for metal and rock lovers. With their 20th anniversary they geared up to make it one hell of a celebration…

Previews

Why should you get stuck on an island in Tampere in the beginning of August? SaariHelvetti 2021 is a pretty good reason, but if you need convincing to be done, here are 10 reasons why you should…