News Posts

The project between Finnish iconoclasts Läjä Äijälä and Albert Witchfinder has announced a brand new album ‘Ordeal and Triumph’ to be released in March via Svart Records and unleash a 20 minute track for a first taste!

Aðalbjörn “Addi” Tryggvason of Solstafir and Ragnar Zolberg of Sign and ex-Pain of Salvation form new band Isafjørd, and announce new album ‘Hjartastjaki’ to be released via Svart Records in December!

Legendary Finnish doom metal outfit Spiritus Mortis announce their upcoming epic release ‘The Great Seal’ and share a first single ‘Death’s Charioteer’!

A new mesmerizing entity has surfaced… IANAI will cast a spell on you with their music rooted in history and heritage!

Combining raw street rock and power pop with sour but raw power, Kiss Disease’s garage punk is as catchy as bubblegum in your hair!

French doom outfit released an epic new video for the 9 minute long hypnotic piece of doom music!

Finnish death doom band Kuolemanlaakso is setting up to release their first album in 8 years! Check out the first track!

Dutch black metal duo Doodswens announced to release their debut full-length on Svart Records and served a captivating first single!

Living legend Sonny Vincent is back with the punky and raw rock ‘n’ roll track ‘The End of Light’, a track from the upcoming album ‘Snake Pit Therapy’!

The Finnish funeral doom legends of Skepticism announce an upcoming new album in celebration of their 30th anniversary. Check out the first track ‘Calla’!

Album Reviews

8 years after the near perfect ‘The Year is One’, one of the longest running Finnish doom acts Spiritus Mortis has returned with a new lineup and a fifth album ‘The Great Seal’, easing down a bit on the heavy doom riffery and replacing it with simply epic sounding heavy metal. Out on Svart Records since last Friday.

I Am The Night has mastered its craft on the first full-length album “While The Gods Are Sleeping” what we have here is a supreme embodiment of the Swedish and Norwegian trademarks.

After six funeral paced years the grandmasters of Finnish funeral doom have returned to the crematorium with their sixth full length ‘Companion’. Out via their countrymen of Svart Records

Like the drug, Opium Warlords’ “Nembutal” heals the listener of his or hers anxiety and leaves you sober and with an open mind.

Thirty years after Winter’s groundbreaking death doom debut ‘Into Darkness’, founding member, Stephen Flam, has penned its spiritual follow up with his new band, Göden, on ‘Beyond Darkness’.

Hexvessel have pulled a new set of songs from their sleeves for the new album ‘Kindred’. The best magical forest folk from Finland you can find…

With ‘Alloy’ Svart Records continues its quest to make all of Skepticism’s back catalogue available again.

By one of the many lakes in Finland, Jasmin Saarela, leading lady in psychedelic supernauts Jess & the Ancient ones, has written her first solo record ‘Under the Red Light Shine’. a hauntinly beautiful record full of soul and melancholy.

Thrash metal veterans War Curse are ready to convince both old school fans and new adepts!

Jamie Meyers and her loyal followers of Sabbath Assembly will preach their unholy gospel on their hallowed number seven album ‘A Letter in Red’. Come to the Sabbath.

Gig Reports

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

A night of Satanic doo-wop with Twin Temple and wholesome atmospheric tunes from Hexvessel. What a way to get through the rest of your week!

We crossed the Great Plains of the Old West in search of enlightenment, but instead ended up in orbit around Jupiter with a bunch of freaky Fins. No Peyote, just musical highs at Het Bos.

Photo Reports

The Flaming Sideburns made their comeback in 2021 and we finally caught them on a stage!