News Posts

2023 will hopefully finally bring the much delayed and plagued “State Of Unrest” tour to Europe with co-headliners Lamb of God and Kreator and just announced support Municipal Waste!

UK darkwave duo HOST released a new video single with ‘Hiding From Tomorrow’, the 2nd single coming from upcoming debut ‘IX’, set for release in February via Nuclear Blast!

Enslaved just announced their 16th studio album ‘Heimdal’, set to be released in March 2023 via Nuclear Blast, and share a blistering new single with ‘Congelia’.

Danish metal outfit CABAL unleashed yet another crushing track with ‘Exit Wound’, a single from their upcoming album ‘Magno Interitus’ to be released in October via Nuclear Blast!

The mighty thrash metallers of Kreator are back with a brand new album out in June and unleashed a first single and the title track ‘Hate Über Alles’!

Satanic doo-wop outfit Twin Temple releases the single ‘Let’s Have A Satanic Orgy!’, including a Spanish version as a B side!

After the impressive jam session album of last year, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter are already back with another release under the form of ‘Wilde Kinder’!

Finally! After a long long wait, we get to hear and see what Matthew Kiichi Heafy’s black metal project is all about!

NY death metal legends Immolation share 2nd single ‘The Age of No Light’ in anticipation of their upcoming new album ‘Acts of God’

The legendary Swedish rockers of The Hellacopters are back with another track from their upcoming new album ‘Eyes Of Oblivion’!

Interviews

A chat with MC Raaka Pee and Shag-U about their tour with Nightwish, why you should probably not miss out on their arena show at Helsinki Ice Hall tonight and why their new album ‘Omen X’ might divide some of their fans!

A chat with Tuomas and Johanna of Auri about the magic and liberation that comes with music and art. Watch the whole conversation now!

Watch the talk we had with Olof and Johan on a sunny day in Helsinki, about the upcoming Amaranthe album “Manifest” and more!

We had a chat with Jón Már Ásbjörnsson, vocalist for Icelandic hardcore unit Une Misère. Here are some details about the band, their next album and the dark place that is Iceland.

We had the honor to interview Pär Sundström from Sabaton about the upcoming release The Great War.

We had the honor to interview Pär Sundström from Sabaton about the upcoming release The Great War.

We had the honor to inteview Pär from Sabaton and talk about a whole bunch of things. Sit back and have fun.

We had the honor to inteview Pär from Sabaton and talk about a whole bunch of things. Sit back and have fun.

Spoil Engine embarked on an eight date-tour in China. We’ve talked with singer Iris Goessens about their biggest crowd ever, work obligations and bulldick soup.

Spoil Engine embarked on an eight date-tour in China. We’ve talked with singer Iris Goessens about their biggest crowd ever, work obligations and bulldick soup.

Lists

2023 starts off with quite the bang with new releases from VV, Anti-Flag, Imperium Dekadenz, Turmion Kätilöt, Katatonia, Kiberspassk, …and Oceans, Obituary, Suasion, Dropout Kings and Vėlių Namai!

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!

14 melodic metal/rock albums from Finland that we still wanted to give some proper attention to and you should check out still too if you haven’t yet!

Some good old familiars and a couple of big surprises made it to the albums of the year 2020 for Glenn!

2017 seems to be the year one-man projects had the biggest impact on C’kes listening habits!

Album Reviews

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.

Avantasia brings us with ‘A Paranormal Evening With the Moonflower Society’ once again an album filled with topnotch power metal. The choruses are very harmonious, and there’s power, there’s beauty, there’s calm, it’s all there.

Septicflesh’s 11th album ‘Modern Primitive’ wields an orchestral forte, illustrating the complex work of the symphonies coupled with gigantic chugging and monstrous growls. The Greek titans spectacularly encompass all of its brutality in a colossal,new, sonic showpiece, out on Nuclear Blast.

Watain achieved mastery over its craft the long-awaited seventh album ‘The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain’ is a masterwork of demonic grandiosity that breaks in a new cycle of vicious savagery. The change in sound here reflects natural progression without sacrificing the foundations of the band.

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.

Immolation’s 11th “Acts Of God” wields a slew of obscure tracks that see them sitting atop the death metal throne, this is without a doubt a serious contender for the albums of the year 2022 lists!

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

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!

This album is special because all the members of Helloween are now playing together for the first time, something that fans have long been waiting for or only could dream of. The good news is that the band likes this line up too and Helloween is planning to release more music with it.

Photo Reports

Eluveitie

Co-Headliners Eluveitie and Amorphis shared the stage with special guest Dark Tranquillity and warm-up act Nailed to Obscurity on their European tour and we caught them at l’Aéronef in Lille, France!

American masters of prog Symphony X came for a visit to Belgium. Check out the pictures here!

Old school death metal lives and Pestilence showed how it’s done on the 24th of March @ Baroeg Rotterdam. Supported by Bleeding Gods and Magnacult.

The Beast In Black is back, baby! Check out the pictures of their release show in Helsinki with very special guests Shiraz Lane!

Time for some black, gothic madness with Cradle Of Filth and Moonspell in Antwerp.

We went to check out the sold out Korpiklaani show in Antwerp a couple of weeks ago, check out the photos here!

Arch Enemy played a near sold out show in 013 in Tilburg, if you didn’t get to be there, this was our impression!

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!

Zero Hour is upon us, find out what it looked like!

A thrash metal night to remember… and even if you have a hard time remembering, here are some pics of the Death Angel, Annihilator and Testament shows to give you some help!