News Posts

Fat Mike launches new musical collective Codefendants and the new genre “Crime Wave”… 2 singles and music videos are out already!

Rockers Silver Phantom share the music single ‘We Sing Along’, a banger of a song of the upcoming new album ‘Crimson Cabaret’ out next month via UPRISING! Records!

The New Jersey punks of Pollyanna unleashed their energetic new single and video ‘Mars’ from the upcoming new album ‘Slime’!

The “Punk Day” of Lokerse Feesten is back and with quite a bang having Flogging Molly and Bad Religion as co-headliners!

The Interrupters are finally back with their infectious mix of punk rock and two-tone ska and announced a brand new upcoming album!

Simple Plan announced their highly anticipated new album, along with their “Blame Canada” tour which begins April 29th!

Starbenders released the single and video “Seven White Horses” via Sumerian Records, another captivating track from this unique band!

Simple Plan teamed up with Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley to deliver the anthemic new single ‘Ruin My Life’!

Punk rock agitators Drug Church are back with yet another single from their upcoming new album ‘Hygiene’!

Orange County punk rock outfit zebrahead releases a brand new track with ‘Lay Me To Rest’, introducing the new singer Adrian Estrella!

Gig Reports

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Dropkick Murphys finally made it to the Hydro in Glasgow and proved to us yet again why they are one of the most popular bands in the Celtic punk genre!

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Blind Channel played the biggest show of their career at Helsinki’s Jäähalli at the end of 2022, a culmination not only of the year but of the whole band’s existence! Support came from the lovely Arttu Lindeman.

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The Damned recently did one last tour with the original line-up and our reporter went to check out the stop at the O2 Academy in Glasgow for what turned into a celebration of old school punk with support from Penetration, TV Smith and The Bored Teenagers and Smalltown Tigers!

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At the “Does This Look All Killer No Filler tour” stop at Vorst Nationaal in Brussels, Cassyette provided us with something new to check out while Simple Plan and Sum 41 provided a true trip though memory lane.

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The old school “Brummie Hardcore Punks” of GBH came to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their debut album ‘City Baby Attacked by Rats’ and started a riot at On The Rocks in Helsinki with support from Broken Trend and Likaiset Pikkarit!

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We truly believe we got to experience the new prince of modern rock on his rise to kingdom when we got to go to his Kulttuuritalo Helsinki stop on the “Life on Mars Europe tour”! What an artist, bringing new life into rock ‘n’ roll while being a genuine and down-to-earth human being. Support came from Boy Bleach.

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After 5 long years, Canadian rock ‘n’ roll machine Danko Jones finally came back to the legendary Finnish rock club Tavastia!

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The Swedish alternative rock/metal sensation Normandie came back to have a party with their Finnish fans!

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As closer for my weekend, I caught the show of melodic hardcore greats Ignite in Helsinki!

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A night of Swedish rock ‘n’ roll on a Finnish stage with Backyard Babies and Satan Takes A Holiday!

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!

Week 37 brought us a bunch of wholesome, heavy and unique songs and videos from bands like Dust In Mind, SKYND, Lorna shore, Starbenders, In Flames, Vévaki, King Dude, Sahg and Electric Callboy. Go 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.

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.

Photo Reports

Canadian Billy Talent stopped in Munich to celebrate a night of celebration, friendship and love of neighbors, with support from the British Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls and Berlin based punk rock outfit Pabst!

Sum 41 came to set Vorst Nationaal in Belgium on fire. They brought Cassyette and Simple Plan to support them in giving everyone a great evening.

An evening of fun and enjoyment in the large and beautiful hall of the Ollympiahalle in Munich with pop punk veterans Sum 41, special guests Simple Plan and surprising discovery Cassyette as opener.

Punk rock fans were spoiled on a Saturday a couple of weeks ago when the absolute legends of hardcore punk GBH turned On The Rocks in Helsinki into a complete chaos of old school punks and new school punks dancing and partying like there’s no tomorrow. An event by Loose Mind Productions and support from Broken Trend and Likaiset Pikkarit.

YUNGBLUD at Kulttuuritalo Helsinki on his “Life on Mars Tour” was quite the rock ‘n’ roll experience. People saying that rock is dead, clearly haven’t seen this guy rockin’ the stage! With support from Boy Bleach, it was an absolutely memorable night!

Day 2 of Sauna Open Air was a blast with a great Line Up, including Battle Beast, Avantasia, Doro and Five Finger Death Punch. The festival was organised by RH Entertainment and Master Events.

Canadian hard rocker Danko Jones was finally back to rock the legendary Finnish rock club Tavastia in Helsinki! The pictures…

Today we celebrated The Kids playing for 45 years (!) in one of the most beautiful historic venues in their home town. And they brought along the next generation with Midnight Tattoo and Captain Kaiser!

Black and white photograph of Janez Detd singer Nicholas Vanderveken surrounded by young girls in white shirts and dark polka-dot skirts and holding pompons.

Janez Detd filled played a packed Vooruit for their “Beenies & Blockheads” Rewind Show, a throwback to 1998 for an enhusiastic crowd.

Pictures of the San Diego stop of the Pure Noise Tour 2021 with State Champs, Real Friends, Four Year Strong, Just Friends and Bearings.