News Posts

The prog rockers of Velocranes shared the official video for their single ‘Afterlife Pt. 2’ from their album ‘What If I Die’! Fans of Porcupine Tree, Riverside and Pain of Salvation might want to check this out!

For the prog fans under us who somehow missed this exciting news… Wheel is back with their third studio album ‘Charismatic Leaders’ in May via InsideOutMusic and launched a first single with ‘Empire’ a while ago!

New prog metal sensation and supergroup TEMIC announced the first details of their debut album ‘Terror Management Theory’ (set for release in November via Season of Mist) and shared a first single with ‘Count Your Losses’!

Einar Solberg, frontman of Leprous, announced the release of his debut solo album ’16’ in June via InsideOut Music and shared a first track with ‘Grotto’ featuring Magnus Børmark!

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’!


Back in 2023, when Leprous was last in Helsinki, we met up with Simen from Leprous to have a fun chat about touring, his highlights when being on tour and supporting your local live and cultural scene!

Since they’re playing in Finland again this coming week, we wanted to share this fun little bit from our archives, so enjoy and don’t miss out on their shows!

An old chat with Olly and Mike from Monuments we dug up from our archives because it was just too much fun to keep it from you!

A chat with the Finnish progressive outfit Wheel about their upcoming sophomore full-length ‘Resident Human’!

The video of the talk we had with Wheel about their quick rise in 2019, some of their highlights of the year and what they think of the new Tool album…

Vocalist Julien Deyres shines a light on Gorod’s latest album “Aethra”.

Vocalist Julien Deyres shines a light on Gorod’s latest album “Aethra”.

A short talk with Scott about Alex leaving the band, writing music and touring in Europe!

Photo Reports

Ne Obliviscaris

Ne Obliviscaris and Persefone on tour in Europe, supported by openers Asymmetric Universe, providing us with an evening of the finest progressive metal out there! We caught them at their stop in Belgium, at Trix in Antwerp!

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…

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!