News Posts

Aussie metalcore behemoths Alpha Wolf released their hotly anticipated new album ‘Half Living Things’ via Greyscale Records and SharpTone Records last Friday and celebrate with a video for the track ‘Haunter’!

Metalcore outfit Make Them Suffer returned armed with a glossy yet blistering new single ‘Epitaph’, out via Greyscale Records and SharpTone Records! Catch them live this Summer at European festivals like Copenhell, Graspop and Tuska Open Air, and select club dates!

British metallers Graphic Nature announced their upcoming second album ‘Who Are You When No One Is Watching?’ for a July release via Rude Records and shared the scathing new single ‘To The Grave’ as a first taste!

Bad Omens & Poppy shared a live performance video of their collaborative track ‘V.A.N’, with footage taken during their massive European tour together earlier this year!

Ohio powerhouse The Plot In You released their latest new single and music video ‘Don’t Look Away’, track from their upcoming EP ‘Vol. 2’, set for release in May via Fearless Records!

The Devil Wears Prada have entered their ‘Ritual’ era and dropped the video for the brand-new single, out via Solid State Records!

Seeyouspacecowboy announced their new album ‘Coup De Grâce’ to be released in April via Pure Noise Records and shared the double music video single ‘Respite For A Tragic Tale (ft. iRis.EXE)/Silhouettes in Motion’!

ten56. dropped their new single/video ‘Good Morning’ via Out of Line Music, a tribute to the loyal supporters who have embraced their unique sound and vision!

Trailblazing Swedish alternative metalcore ensemble Imminence announced their new album ‘The Black’ for independent release in April and shared the video single ‘Continuum’!

Australian metalcore force Alienist announced their debut EP ‘LOVE/HATE’ to be released in March via UNFD and shared the video single ‘Distorted Reflections’!

Album Reviews

While She Sleeps can make music speak, even with no lyrics. What they’ve accomplished again on their latest album ‘Self Hell’ is truly beautiful. Out via Spinefarm Records.

At the end of last month, the Swedish metalcore legends Dead By April were finally back with their latest album ‘The Affliction’, another solid album that on the one hand surprises with some really cool collaborations with other bands and artists, but on the other hand doesn’t really bring in much new. If you’re a fan of the band, you’ll love this, though!

Metalcore institution Unearth is back with some melodic and brutal core tunes on their new album ‘The Wretched; The Ruinous’, released via Century Media Records!

Invent Animate’s new and 4th album ‘Heavener’ is ready to break all the bones in your body and proves that they’re ready for the big leagues with their new and improved sound. Released via UNFD!

Almost a decade after their debut, Swedish metalcore outfit Beneath My Feet is finally releasing their second album ‘In Parts, Together’ via Noble Demon this Friday! And with a couple of refreshing sounding tracks, this should appeal to fans of Dead By April and Bullet For My Valentine!

Ten56. released ‘Downer part.2’, filled with songs that have a metalcore sound with rap influences similar to Landmvrks. 20 years ago we had nu metal, and now we have something you could call the “nu metalcore” sound, a progression that most definitely will have its own share of fans. Released via Out of Line Music!

Mantah brings you low tuned and heavy guitar riffs. Their album ‘Evoke’ gives a mix between late 90s nu metal, modern metal and metalcore, very melodic and heavy at the same time. A beautiful album to listen to, musically at first, but also lyrically when you take the time to dive deeper into this album.

Parkway Drive’s latest ‘Darker Still’ is a darker album than usual, but the quality is outstanding. So much energy is coming from this, you can feel that this was an outlet for the band to share some of their dark thoughts. A masterpiece from a continuously evolving band, out via Epitaph Records.

Electric Callboy proves that they’re not just a one trick pony and brings you the best of two worlds on ‘Tekkno’: electronica and metalcore perfectly combined into both party bangers and more serious tracks, but all equally killer! Out this Friday via Century Media!

Finnish “Northcore” stars Atlas have released what we believe is a monumental piece of art and huge leap forward in their career!

Photo Reports

Dear Mother

Dear Mother held 4 Dutch club shows to promote the release of their new EP ‘Necessary Darkness’ with the Finnish Luna Kills invited as support for what would be their first shows outside their country, setting the stage for future international endeavors!

In January, as it happens on the regular, we hosted a night with local talents at our Asgaard venue in Gent, Belgium, with Powerstroke, Hudiç, and what ended up being the last show of Beyond Our Sight!

AUGUST BURNS RED, the metalcore giants from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, are currently storming across European stages as part of their ‘Death Below’ tour. They are accompanied by THROWN and DYING WISH, bringing some of the best metalcore has to offer all across the continent!

Ektomorf

A couple of weeks ago, Ektomorf brought their ‘Vivid Black Over Europe Tour 2024’ to the South of Heaven venue in Bilzen, Belgium, and supported by Inmate, Serpents and Tag My Heart brought the house down!

Orbit Culture

“Descending into madness EU/UK Tour 2024” is Orbit Culture’s first European headliner tour ever and we caught them at their impressive stop in Antwerp, Belgium, with support from Defects!

Tonight we get to see them in Helsinki, but about a week-and-a-half ago, the Australian Polaris returned to Munich as one of the stops on their Europe together with Paledusk, Thornhill and Silent Planet.

It’s spring and the year kicks off with a metalcore highlight: Electric Callboy is on the ‘Tekkno World Tour 2024’, and we caught them at the Schleyerhalle venue in Stuttgart, Germany. In tow, the German sextet brought along the band Coldrain from Japan and Nothing More from the United States. They are setting ablaze the largest stages in Europe before heading on to the US, Canada, and a selection of summer festivals, don’t miss out!

The UK progressive metallers Tesseract were touring around Europe to present their latest release ‘War of Being’, bringing a visual and musical delight to a packed Tavastia in Helsinki! With them, they brought the German proggers of Unprocessed and US mathcore up-and-comers of The Callous Daoboys!

An assault bus passed through Munich, and inside it were the Americans of Lionheart, Suicide Silence, Kublai Khan and Paleface Swiss, who simply wrung all the sweat out of those present in the larger room of the Backstage club.

Once again the Backstage München received an explosive night with Tenside dropping by for a hometown show showcasing their brand-new album ‘Come Alive Dying’, and very special guests For I Am King and The Oklahoma Kid!

Gig Reports

With 3 bands being shining lights for (the future of) metal, and all 3 of them having a brand-new album in their pocket, Amaranthe, Dragonforce and Infected Rain turned Black Box Helsinki into a true celebration of heavy music about a month ago!

Tesseract came, saw, and absolutely conquered with a mesmerizing and mindblowing set of music at Tavastia in Helsinki, and with them they brought Unprocessed and The Callous Daoboys for a night of proggy delights!

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.

Ice Nine Kills finally made it to Finland for 2 sold out shows, and we were at the Helsinki show in Vanha Ylioppilastalo back in May with support from special guests SKYND and openers Lansdowne! They quite literally killed it!

Imminence came back to Finland to play an absolutely killer show for a completely sold out On The Rocks in Helsinki, with the support of the Norwegian deathpop maniacs of Blood Command!

Back in March, Electric Callboy set down one of the parties of the year at Vanha Ylioppilastalo in Helsinki, and did it 2 nights in a row in front of a completely sold out room. We can hardly wait to see these guys kill it again at Tuska Festival and at their headline position at Alcatraz this festival summer! Support came of course of the band to watch, Future Palace!

At the beginning of March, Electric Callboy came back to Belgium to take over the Lotto Arena in Antwerp and do things bigger than even before! And they really set the place ablaze with the help of support acts Holding Absence and Future Palace! We can hardly wait to see what craziness they will bring us when they’re headlining Alcatraz in August!

Lost Society brought with Balance Breach and Luna Kills a showcase of the future of the Finnish heavy music scene in front of a completely sold out and packed to the brim Tavastia in Helsinki!

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.

Throwback to Normandie finally making it back to Finland to celebrate their 2021 release ‘Dark & Beautiful Secrets’ and blew the roof off On The Rocks with the support from Balance Breach and Delta Enigma.