News Posts

Norwegian black metal legends Immortal shared the first single and title track of the upcoming new album ‘War Against All’, set for release in May via Nuclear Blast!

Modern metal giants Sylosis are finally back with new music under the form of ‘Deadwood’, out now via Nuclear Blast!

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

Deathstars unleashed the new video single ‘Midnigh Party’, another track of their highly anticipated new album ‘Everything Destroys You’, set for release via Nuclear Blast in May!

Heavy metal supergroup Elegant Weapons unleashed the new video single ‘Blind Leading the Blind’ from their upcoming debut album ‘Horns for a Halo’, set for release in May via Nuclear Blast!

Australian blackened deathcore outfit Mélancolia signed with Nuclear Blast and Greyscale Records for the release of their upcoming music, and unleashed the video for ‘Horror_Ethereal’!

The rockers of Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons released the brand new live album ‘Live In The North’ via Nuclear Blast and unleashed the live video for ‘Bite my Tongue’!

The Swedes of Enforcer are finally back with another serving of their modern take on traditional heavy metal with the upcoming album ‘Nostalgia’, set for release in May via Nuclear Blast! And have unleashed a first single as a taster with ‘Coming Alive’!

Marko Hietala releases new video for the track ‘Dead God’s Son’ and announces to be working on a new album as we speak!

Enslaved have released a new single and video from ‘Heimdal’ with ‘Forest Dweller’. The album is set for release in March via Nuclear Blast!

Gig Reports

Finally, after 3 years of waiting the “State of Unrest” tour transformed the magical music temple Ancienne Belgique into a pumping meltdown of metalheads. Lamb Of God was the absolute winner of moshpits and crowdsurfing while Kreator treated the German thrash fans. Municipal Waste was the excellent opening act to warm up the audience.

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.

The kickoff of the European tour of Kataklysm came in a package of some old school Canadian death metal mixed with the Swedish melodic death metal of Soilwork topped with a sauce of the progressive antics of Wilderun. Quite a lot of variation which satisfied a lot of people. Make sure you catch this tour whenever it comes to a venue near you!

Battle Beast proved with their Jäähalli show in Helsinki that they are one of Finland’s up-and-coming heavy metal greats and can put down one hell of a show, with the support from Ensiferum and Kiuas. A production by Master Events.

Last month, Turmion Kätilöt kicked off 2023 with their biggest production to date at Jäähalli in Helsinki, celebrating both their 2 decades of existence and the release of their 10th album ‘Omen X’ and with the help of Lord of the Lost and Proteus!

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!

Nightwish finally get to embark on their ‘Human. :||: Nature.’ World Tour and we were there for the Helsinki show!

Finally, the power metal masters of Beast In Black found a moment and stage to play their new ‘Dark Connection’ music live!

Amorphis couldn’t celebrate their 30th anniversary with their fans as planned, so they decided to at least have a streaming event…

By performing ‘Mestarin Kynsi’ in full, Oranssi Pazuzu brought the cosmic soundscapes of their psychedelic and progressive black metal into our living rooms

Album Reviews

Host’s debut release ‘IX’ is a very catchy album and has multiple complex textures and dark gothic themes as you will find yourself sprawling on the ground with sedatives. Nick Holmes & Gregor Mackintosh take a dark direction toward the electro gothic synth/rock music that is fully of catchy choruses and lush electronic textures. Released February 24 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The 18th album “Leviathan II” by the Swedish symphonic orchestral metal Therion wields its fantastic orchestral forte with some mystic soundscapes, Therion aspires to bring a transcendental experience the new album is full of great hits and catchy songs that will appeal to the fans of symphonic metal, released via Nuclear Blast.

Austria’s blackened death metal act Belphegor conjures us a demonic soundtrack to Walpurgis on its newest album ‘The Devils’ which is the band’s strongest release to date. The eight tracks offer atmospheric and epic qualities without sacrificing any of their trademark blackened aggression. Out on Nuclear Blast.

After 14 long years The Hellacopters have finally released their new long player called ‘Eyes Of Oblivion’. It was worth the wait – a fantastic hard rock album comes your way!

‘Oh What The Future Holds’ brings a more sophisticated side of the deathcore genre. Never I had the thought that it was boring or bad. Every song has it’s unique stamp of pure greatness.

Sabaton is back singing about “The War To End All Wars”, telling stories that took place during WW1, going all the way from the beginning to the very end.

The hardcore veterans of Comeback Kid are back with another absolutely banger of an album! ‘Heavy Steps’ comes in and kills!

Finnish heavy metal band Battle Beast just released their new album »Circus of Doom«, on which they perfected their usual sound while still adding a lot of new flavours into the mix. Definitely recommended.

With “Worship” Hypocrisy managed to craft one of it’s best albums that combines the classic trademarks of these Swedish pioneers.

Light The Torch is back with their 2nd album under the new moniker and continues down the path of epic and extremely catchy tunes that will stick in your head forever!

Photo Reports

Trivium and Heaven Shall Burn resulted in an amazing night of modern heavy metal at Kulttuuritalo Helsinki with the help of Obituary and Malevolence!

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!

Machine Head and Amon Amarth are well on their way on their conquest of Europe with “The Vikings & Lionhearts Tour 2022”! This time we caught them in Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, of course again with warming up by The Halo Effect.


Metal bands on the rise Amaranthe and Beyond The Black have been on a co-headline tour through Europe with support from Butcher Babies and Ad Infinitum. And we were at their stop at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium to celebrate these talented men and women!

Amon Amarth is always a spectacle on a stage. Add to that the US metallers Machine Head that finally managed to get to Helsinki and the supergroup The Halo Effect and you know that the night was going to be a good one!

Nightwish finally get to embark on their ‘Human. :||: Nature.’ World Tour and we were there for the Helsinki show!

On Friday we had a blast seeing Finland’s probably most famous band live in the sold out Nokia Arena in Tampere, an event hosted by ProPromotion Oy. Check out all the pictures!

The pictures of power metal masters of Beast In Black finding a moment and stage to play their new ‘Dark Connection’ music live!

Pictures of one of the 30th anniversary shows by Amorphis, a great trip back into time with one of Finland’s top bands!


7 epic singles again selected by us of last week with Psychonaut, Before The Dawn, Black Mirrors, Wednesday 13, Sowulo, Ciemra and Skyforger! Highly recommended to check them out if you haven’t yet!

The music industry is at it again at full force after the festival season with a massive amount of really cool releases coming out, just look at the number of our most anticipated releases for September have grown into and then we probably could have included more still. With new albums from Blind Guardian, Yungblud, Wolfheart, Slipknot, Starcrawler, Lost Society, The Hu, Vermin Womb, Vermilia, Bloodbath, Slugcrust, Electric Callboy, Innumerable Forms, Tribal Gaze, Gaerea and Graceless, it’ll be quite the month again!

With the end of summer in sight, we came across 10 releases coming out in August that our editorial team has been looking forward to the most.

A small grab of what we are looking forward to the most of the many exceptional releases coming our way during May 2022!

February 2022 is yet again brimming with great releases, here’s a small selection of our most anticipated ones!

First month of 2022 and there are already a bunch of really cool releases coming! Check out our 13 most anticipated releases of the month!