News Posts

Tuska has confirmed 16 more names for the 2024 edition with Stratovarius, HEALTH, Lord Of The Lost, Eivør, Elvenking, Devourment, St. Aurora, Assemble the Chariots, I AM YOUR GOD, Swansong, Krypta, Sadistic Drive, Prestige, Putro In Black, SICK URGE and Dome Runner! Get your tickets now before the price increase in a couple of weeks!

What bands are you happy with this time? And what bands are you still hoping for?

Sweden’s most promising new rock band The Gems are gearing up to release their debut album ‘Phoenix’ this Friday, January 26, via Napalm Records and are sharing the single ‘Fruits Of My Labor’ to overcome the last couple of days before that!

Rock ‘n’ roll power duo The Devils will release their 4th album ‘Let The World Burn Down’ next month via Go Down Records and shared another single with ‘Killer’s Kiss’!

Rock ‘n’ roll duo The Devils announced their upcoming new album ‘Let The World Burn Down’ via Go Down Records in February 2024 and shared a first single with ‘Divine Is The Illusion’!

Australian rockers The Lazys shake up spooky season with new ‘Rattle Them Bones’ music video! Get ready for some serious rockin’ out!

The 69 Eyes are set to haunt Munich’s Backstage venue on New Year’s Eve as the very last show of their “Still Gotta Rock Tour 2023”! And dates for 2024 are already announced…

Last Friday, Des Rocs released his 2nd album ‘Dream Machine’ via Sumerian Records and shared a video for the title track of the album, get ready for some good old rockin’!

Psych rock ‘n’ rollers Iron Jinn revealed new single ‘Lick It Or Kick It’ from upcoming debut full-length ‘Iron Jinn’ to be released in April via Stickman Records!

The Belgian rock ‘n’ rollers of Black Box Revelation unveiled with ‘Mr. Big Mouth’ another energy burst coming from the album ‘Poetic Rivals’, set for release via Universal Music in March!

American heavy rockers of Carbellion unleashed their new single ‘Barfight’, from the upcoming new album ‘Weapons of Choice’, out in March via Eclipse Records!

Interviews

We sat down with the Finnish rockers of The Empire Strikes to have a chat about their new album ‘Motell Scandinavia’, how come it took so long to get it out, what the idea is behind the title and some nice background bits about how some of the songs came together! Catch them live at their release show in Helsinki tonight or Spain and Germany later this year!

A good week ago at Rockfest 2023, shortly before his set at the festival, we met up with Finnish rock ‘n’ roll icon Michael Monroe, where he talked candidly about meeting Vince Neil for the first time, reconnecting with Nikki Sixx, an upcoming Michael Monroe album, the documentary about his life that is coming really soon now, the recent Lords Of The New Church reunion show and more!

A talk with Timmy from The New Roses about their latest album, playing at Wacken and the upcoming tour!

We talked with the organisation of Roadkill Festival in Belgium to figure out what they’re all about!

We talked with the organisation of Roadkill Festival in Belgium to figure out what they’re all about!

Thundermother brings straight forward music with a lot of love for Rock’n Roll and for each other.

Thundermother brings straight forward music with a lot of love for Rock’n Roll and for each other.

A highly entertaining talk with a fun-loving bunch of people who found each other in looking for a “backdoor solution” for everything… not to be taken too seriously except for their music!

Talking about their first European tour!

Skindred already played MetalDays in 2015 and they’re back at the top of the bill! We sat down for a chat with singer Benji and bass guitarist Daniel.

Lists

Samoht was clearly somewhat inspired by dark Americana and country inspired music looking at his albums of the year 2023 list featuring artists like Dorthia Cottrell, Osi and the Jupiter, Wayfarer and The Coffinshakers, but also massive albums by bands like Frozen Soul, Serpent’s Oath, SLOW, OAK, Smoulder and Bell Witch!

While we are still regularly looking back at what 2023 brought us, we of course also need to look forward. So here is the first edition of our 2024 series of articles where we bring the editorial team’s most anticipated releases with Escuela Grind, Green Day, The Empire Strikes, Saxon, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Static-X, The Gems, Lucifer, Manticora and Hiraes in January!

The first Tuska 2023 day is here! In a handful of hours the gates will open and 3 days of heavy music will begin! Besides the headliners and some big names, we’ve picked out about 10 bands and artists we believe you should give a shot while you’re at Tuska this weekend with Vended, Kouta, Foreseen and Miseria Ultima today, A.A. Williams, Orbit Culture, Dirt and Nakkeknækker tomorrow, and Vermilia and URNE on Sunday!

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!

12 more releases of March 2021 we have been looking forward to for a while! Check it out!

Photo Reports

Our recently joined photographer Lindy is excited to see what 2024 is going to bring for her, but for now, let’s have a look back at some of her favorite pictures she took in 2023 at shows from bands like Across the White Water Tower, Alesana, Autopsy Affair, Brand of Sacrifice, Currents, Emmure, Greyhaven, Knuckle Puck, Magg Dylan, Magnolia Parl, Midnight Threat, Norma Jean, Origami Angel, Pink Shift, Saliva, See You Space Cowboy, Silverstein, Sweet Pill, The Contactees, The SoapGirls, Virginia, and We Came As Romans!

Kvelertak is continuing to take Europe by storm on their “Krøterveg Te Helvete Tour” presenting their latest work, in the company of Cancer Bats as support. We were there at the Backstage venue in Munich, Germany last week!

The cowboys from Berlin proved again how great they are in all aspects! We caught The BossHoss putting the Zenith in Munich, Germany on fire with their country rock party!

Right in the beginning of this month, Michael Monroe, Sami Yaffa, Nasty Suicide and Karl Rockfist showed what a true rock ‘n’ roll show is when Demolition 23. took over the legendary Tavastia in Helsinki for a fully sold out show. This night was the epitome of what a rock ‘n’ roll show should be, brought to us by true legends of the Finnish rock scene!

People at the Backstage venue in Munich were eager to see The Baboon Show play the songs of their new album ‘God Bless You All’ live, and we were not disappointed! What an energetic punk and rock ‘n’ roll show was that! Support came from the equally killer Spiders, both bands you need to go see live whenever you can!

After having brought an impression of the first day of TollRock Festival, here are the impressions for day 2 from our photographer with Guano Apes, Thundermother, and Dog Eat Dog!

One of our photographers went to the smaller, but wonderful festival TollRock in Germany a couple of weeks ago and was so kind to share some of his pictures with us of day 1 with Mötorblast, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons and Völkerball.

Last week Friday, it was time to rock in Lima, Ohio with Tesla, and supporting band Fastest Land Animal, rocking a completely sold out Veterans Memorial Center with an amazing show!

Fozzy is saving the world by bringing their rock ‘n’ roll to stages all around! We caught them at their sold out show at The King of Clubs in Columbus, OH where they kicked ass with the support of Seventh Day Slumber and The Nocturnal Affair!

Gig Reports

2023 was the year when you could say that Demolition 23. are back, and they are here to show what a true punk rock ‘n’ roll show is. This unit only released one album in 1994 with a lot of critical acclaim, achieving legendary status that still stays almost 30 years later, and they destroyed Tavastia in Helsinki back in October!

30 years of ‘River Runs Red’, the iconic album of Life Of Agony was brought with bravura and the same grinta as if it was yesterday. The rockers of Prong showed us also that they are alive and kicking, never giving up, and with the night opened by Tarah Who? the night VIERNULVIER in Ghent, Belgium was complete!

On Friday 23th of September, we witnessed a historical night of rock ‘n’ roll when the original lineup of the legendary band Hanoi Rocks performed for the first time in 40 years in front of a sold out arena with over 8000 people in Jäähalli, Helsinki at Michael Monroe’s 60th birthday extravaganza.

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.

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

A night of old school rock ‘n’ roll like no other with The Flaming Sideburns at the legendary Tavastia rock club in Helsinki!

A wonderful night of rock ‘n’ roll with a new generation of talented musicians keeping the future for the old school sound very much alive!

Finally! The traditional anniversary show of The Empire Strikes was able to take place again! Night of rock ‘n’ roll, here we come!

The hard rocking Swedes of Royal Republic are back in Finland, ready to bring ‘Club Majesty’ to live on the legendary Tavastia stage!

What better to fill up a Saturday night than going to see some of the best local bands that Finland has to offer with The Empire Strikes and Temple Balls?