News Posts

The Finnish masters of fantasy metal Battlelore are back with another single from their upcoming comeback album ‘The Return Of The Shadow’!

Finnish melodic metal outfit Altaria is back! A new album with ‘Wisdom’ is coming via Reaper Entertainment in July!

Finnish melodeath/power metal outfit Gladenfold shared another single and video in anticipation of the release of their new album “Nemesis”!

A new Finnish summer festival has been announced with Hellsinki Metal Horizons, the place to be if you intend to widen your horizons!

Induction signs to Atomic Fire Records for their upcoming new work and introduced their brand new line-up!

Italian symphonic/power metal band Moonlight Haze shares their 2nd single of the upcoming album in exclusive premiere right here!

Sabaton released another track and epic video from their upcoming new full-length with ‘Soldier Of Heaven’!

In celebration of the release of their debut album, Power Paladin unleashed a stellar animated video for the single ‘Creatures of the Night’!

Brand new Icelandic power metal outfit Power Paladin signed with Atomic Fire and tease the music on their upcoming album with a play-through for ‘Righteous Fury’!

Beast In Black shared a first epic music video for the single ‘Moonlight Rendezvous’ of their upcoming Nuclear Blast album ‘Dark Connection’!

Album Reviews

‘A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)’ proves that even after 25 years of existence, Evergrey still has the ability to impress.

Get ready to go on a magical journey with Power Paladin’s debut album!

Crusade of Bards create this mix of power metal, symphonic metal, folk touches, and even gothic and pagan touches. It’s all there, and it all blends in beautifully together.

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.

The excellent 9th album from Swedish power metal band Bloodbound quickly became one of my favorite ones of 2021!

The fourth album from Belgium’s combat metal unit FireForce is a really tasty slab of heavy metal!

With their second album ‘When Good Men Go To War’ Vexillum takes us on an epic and heroic adventure. Are you ready to set sails and join them?

Adamantis brings us a power metal release that doesn’t surprise but heralds the great bands of the genre!

After a few delays, German heavy metal band Orden Ogan‘s new album ‘Final Days‘ has finally been released in March 2021. This album, a dark sci-fi concept, is once again produced by Sebastian ‘Seeb’ Levermann (vocals). “After creating a Dark Wild West scenery for ‘Gunmen’ and having storylines about monasteries in moorlands, apocalyptic ice worlds […]

Italian power metal outfit Labyrinth released yet another impressive album after their comeback from a while back.

Previews

Tuska is finally back again! The Helsinki center metal and rock festival is shaping up to be quite the epic and glorious return!

Rockfest is back with a vengeance and a solid line-up that will rock your world for about 3 days in Hyvinkää, Finland!

The biggest rock and metal event of Finland is coming closer! Rockfest, we can barely wait!

Photo Reports

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

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

The pictures of an energetic release show at Tavastia for both Arion and Cyan Kicks!

Pictures of one of the first shows ever by Alexi Laiho’s CoB continuation baptized Bodom After Midnight!

Pictures of Sound Of Noise or what will be known as one of the only metal festivals in Belgium during 2020’s pandemic.

Swedish heavy metal institute Hammerfall came to bring their epicness to the stage of Trix in Antwerp! Check out the pics of the show here!

Sabaton came all the way from Sweden with their theatrics and pyrotechnics to almost literally set Antwerps biggest venue on fire and brought Amaranthe and Apocalyptica to heat things up even more.

What a way to close Nosturi down! The Best Tour Ever Part 1 brought some of the best bands of the Finnish scene to the stage one more time to blow the roof off! The proof is in the pictures…

Pictures of the last show of Children of Bodom the way as we know it…

Metal is religion! For many this is true and the one band really embodying this, must be Powerwolf! Here are the pics of our night with them in Helsinki!

Gig Reports

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!

A glorious return to Tavastia for the first time in 2021 for us! Couldn’t be better kick-off with the epic metallers of Arion and popular alt-rockers of Cyan Kicks!

The second installment of Tuska Utopia made the Battle Beast roar in the middle of a Finnish forest, another highly entertaining streaming event!

Sabaton’s The Great Tour has come to burn the place down in Het Sportpaleis in Belgium. They were all too happy to perform their songs in the country where it all happend. Support of Amaranthe and Apocalyptica

What a way to close Nosturi down! The Best Tour Ever Part 1 brought some of the best bands of the Finnish scene to the stage one more time to blow the roof off!

The last show of the metal institute that is Children of Bodom took place in Helsinki and we just had to be there to witness it!

The Beast In Black is back ‘From Hell With Love’ and set the stage, venue and every single fan ablaze!

The first official tribute to Wizz Wizzard at the same venue as Wizzfest. Find out here how that turned out.

The first official tribute to Wizz Wizzard at the same venue as Wizzfest. Find out here how that turned out.

Lists

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

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!

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!

An AOTY list with the usual thrash, power and heavy metal suspects, but also a couple of surprises!

With 2021 being again a bit of a weird year, while looking forward to a hopefully better 2022, lets look back at some of the albums I enjoyed the most this past year.

Last month of 2021, still some releases coming in December that are most anticipated by our team of writers!