News Posts

The Finnish masters of fantasy metal Battlelore are back with another single from their upcoming comeback album ‘The Return Of The Shadow’!

Finnish epic symphonic metallers of Battlelore mark their official return with the first single of their upcoming comeback album “The Return Of The Shadow”!

Finnish symphonic death/doom outfit Depressed Mode released the new single “Dissociation of the Extinguished Mind”, another track from their upcoming new album!

Symphonic death metal masters Septicflesh unleashed another track and video of their upcoming new album “Modern Primitive”!

Gallia is looking to release their epic and cinematic new album “Obscura” with all the bells and whistles, but needs your help to do so!

Symphonic death metal masters Septicflesh announced their upcoming new album ‘Modern Primitive’ and unleashed a first track!

Montreal’s extremists Fall of Stasis unleash another track from their upcoming album ‘The Chronophagist’ with ‘Baal Arise’!

Symphonic metal outfit Eleine took a new step in their career by signing with metal label on the rise Atomic Fire Records!

Symphonic black outfit Fall of Stasis are setting up the release of their debut full-length and share the first track/video ‘The Cult’!

The symphonic viking metallers of Heidra announce the approach of their next release ‘To Hell Or Kingdom Come’!

Previews

Tuska is finally back again! The Helsinki center metal and rock festival is shaping up to be quite the epic and glorious return!

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

The biggest rock and metal event of Finland is coming closer! Rockfest, we can barely wait!

Hardcore or metal of a high quality? Evil or Die Fest offers you both on this year’s edition!

Photo Reports

Nightwish finally get to embark on their ‘Human. :||: Nature.’ World Tour and we were there for the Helsinki show!

On Friday we had a blast seeing Finland’s probably most famous band live in the sold out Nokia Arena in Tampere, an event hosted by ProPromotion Oy. Check out all the pictures!

Our favorite melodic band from the cold north of Finland, Sonata Arctica, celebrates their 25th anniversary with 2 shows at Tavastia in Helsinki. Check out the pics.

The pictures of an energetic release show at Tavastia for both Arion and Cyan Kicks!

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

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…

After a great show of Lacuna Coil the stage was hit by our Swiss friends of Eluveitie. Both got introduced bij Infected Rain.

Turilli / Lione Rhapsody came to show why they are known as one of the legends of the symphonic power metal genre and we were there!

Gig Reports

Nightwish finally get to embark on their ‘Human. :||: Nature.’ World Tour and we were there for the Helsinki show!

Our favorite melodic band from the cold north of Finland, Sonata Arctica, celebrates their 25th anniversary with 2 shows at Tavastia in Helsinki.

A glorious return to Tavastia for the first time in 2021 for us! Couldn’t be better kick-off with the epic metallers of Arion and popular alt-rockers of Cyan Kicks!

If you missed the livestream Omega Alive from Epica you surely missed something (sorry for the same old joke, but it truly was) epic. No tour and no album release shows made this band work extremely hard and focusing completely on creating an unbelievable live recorded production.

The 3rd installment of Tuska Utopia brings with Apocalyptica one of the most unique Finnish bands to an absolutely unique location for a show!

Mayan came to Belgium again and they showed everybody they can still smash the house down.

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!

Kamelot’s last stop with The Shadow Tour Europe was at Het Entrepot in Bruges, Belgium. Find out how that turned out and how exclusive the set from special guests Leaves’ Eyes actually was.

Ensiferum gathered their troops, some wolves and fellow pagans to deliver an evening filled with Finnish pagan inspired metal!

Lists

A small grab of what we are looking forward to the most of the many exceptional releases coming our way during May 2022!

First month of 2022 and there are already a bunch of really cool releases coming! Check out our 13 most anticipated releases of the month!

14 melodic metal/rock albums from Finland that we still wanted to give some proper attention to and you should check out still too if you haven’t yet!

It wasn’t all bad in 2020. Although it seemed like that sometimes. An example are these awesome albums that were released this year. The bands couldn’t tour, but I’m sure they will the first moment they can. Enjoy!

Once you go heavy, you never go back… Wouter’s albums of the year hold on to the good olden days of Heavy Metal!