News Posts

Emerging progressive doom band The Abbey unveiled their 2nd single ‘Widow’s Will’ and opened the pre-sales for the upcoming debut album ‘Word of Sin’, set for release in February via Season of Mist!

Ukrainian stoner rock outfit Stoned Jesus signed with Season of Mist for their upcoming new album!

Kapitur released an impressive cover, including the use of a cello, of Sepultura’s “Roots Bloody Roots”!

Technical prog band Obsidious released another single of their upcoming debut album with ‘Under Black Skies’!

Instrumental proggers of Animals As Leaders released another track from their upcoming album ‘Parrhesia’!

French prog metal outfit Tranzat unleashed the video for “Lord Dranula”, a track from their upcoming new album “Ouh La La”!

Progressive metalcore outfit ONI is back with a brand new track ‘The Lie’, the first of their upcoming new full-length!

In anticipation of the release of their new album ‘Halo’, Amorphis’ vocalist Tomi Joutsen talks about the vocals and lyrics in a new docu episode!

The Russian prog rockers of Velcrocranes signed to InsideOutMusic for the release of their debut album ‘What If I Die’!

Gig Reports

After many years of absence, the Swedish proggers of Evergrey came to present not 1, but 2 brand new full-length albums at Biebob in Belgium with support from Fractal Universe and Virtual Symmetry. And we saw that it was good…

After 7 long years, the Swedish prog masters Soen were back in Belgium with an exciting show at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium. Support came from the French outfit Lizzard and the Finnish heavy metallers Oceanhoarse!

Before the grounds of “The Island of Hell” was taken over by SaariHelvetti festival, we got to welcome Apocalyptica, Wheel and Cyan Kicks for an amazing night!

Report of the Amorphis 30th anniversary show at Tavastia in Helsinki, playing music from their 2nd decade as a band!

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

Green Carnation streamed a release show for ‘Leaves of Yesteryear’ and just like the album itself, it was a night of musical bliss.

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!

Finnish prog metal band Wheel came to present their new release ‘Moving Backwards’ live and showed us the greatness that they bring forth musically!

Photo Reports

Soen with support of the bands LizZard and Oceanhoarse brought some metal magic to the stage of Backstage Munich. A simply perfect heavy metal night!

Danish prog outfit VOLA came to a stage nearby to play their new music and brought along their friends of Port Noir and Atlas!

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

The pictures of the first day of SaariHelvetti, one of the only festivals in Finland during the summer of 2020! Check it out!

Pictures of a proggy night in Helsinki with Monuments, Heart of a Coward and I Built The Sky! Check it out!

Opeth came to amaze us in Helsinki with a progressive show that had heaps of atmosphere and chill vibes. Not a bad way to spend your Wednesday night! See the pics here!

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…

Previews

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

Be Prog My Friend 2018 has done it once again. An outstanding line-up who brings you the best of the past and current progressive metal scene. Check it out !!

The third edition of Dynamo Metalfest will bring a combination of thrash and progressive metal to Eindhoven for all of you to rock out to in a hopefully blistering sun!

Album Reviews

Out of this world musicianship, a journey through musical subgenres delivered with a groovy sauce on top of it. Parrhesia of Animals As Leaders has it all.

Pure Voivod, that is what ‘Syncro Anarchy’ is all about. Dark, wacky songs. This sonic monster takes you on an unusual ride.

After last year’s impressive fictional compilation album “Killection”, Lordi is back with an even more mind-blowing release as they unleash a back catalogue of 7 albums with “Lordiversity”!

Great rock by the talented guys from Beyond The Labyrinth, both seated in history and contemporary sounds!

With Vengeance, Twelve Foot Ninja continues to build on their path to becoming one of the more crazy hard-to-define bands within the metal genre.

With seemingly effortless vocal transitions and musicianship that surprises at every turn, Jinjer is back with the new heavy album “Wallflowers”!

Liquid Tension Experiment 3 delivers once again what they are known for. Super music food for the more nerdy musical progressive lovers out there.

Rise Radiant is the Caligula’s Horse sound pushed to its extremes: at once its most ferocious and its most touching, its most expansive and its most condensed, its most poetic and its most vicious. A mist have for the prog rockers deep inside of us.

With Virus, Haken created once again a very enjoyable progressive album with a conceptually link to Vector.

With Nero Di Marte’s Immoto, a swift blend of theatrical vocals, spoken word and grunts, dissonant filth and melodic pieces, post / progressive / avant-garde / dissonant / black / death / atmospheric metal in a clean and polished package is served.