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Interviews

If a winter-metal anime adventure from Finland sounds awesome, we kind of agree. If it sounds ridiculous... well, we don't disagree. However, if you've...

Today's name is Leo Stillman. If you haven't heard of Leo, here's some background: he started playing music at age 3-4, and when guitar...

In the realms of drumming excellence, there are a few names that come to mind more or less immediately, and one of these should...

If you hear the name 'Space Weasels', what style of music do you imagine? The band themselves have a bit of trouble deciding between...

Last week's playlist introduced half of Vuur, the new musical project by renowned vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen. Apart from Anneke herself, Vuur is comprised...

If we talk about the extreme metal scene, one just cannot omit Belphegor. Despite an almost 25-year-long career, they have kept their music consistent,...

Kultprodukt Concert Agency has been working to get some more German music into Finland lately. With a recent show by Lord of the Lost...

It should come as a surprise to no one that we at Musicalypse are rather interested in the up-and-coming career of newcomers Ember Falls....

Legendary vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen is known for many projects, from Arjen Lucassen's Ayreon, to most Devin Townsend Project albums, and more! However, we...

If you're looking for a little something different in your folk music, you might turn your eyes toward Valkeat, a young Finnish band who...

There has been a long debate and controversy about the upcoming Wintersun crowdfunding campaign and its subsequent album, The Forest Seasons. We got the...

Dark Helsinki has a new event coming up this spring at Helsinki's Gloria! On April 1st (no jokes), Covenant will come over from Sweden...

Dark Helsinki has a new event coming up this spring at Helsinki's Gloria! On April 1st (no jokes), local band Ten After Dawn will...

Founded not long ago in 2013, it's possible that you haven't heard about Lost in Grey just yet. This ambitious project has been influenced...

Popular Finnish heavy metallers, Battle Beast, just released their fourth studio album, Bringer of Pain, on February 17th. With their new tour starting up,...

You may or may not know about Wolfheart yet, but there's reasonable certainty that you've at least heard of the band's creator, Tuomas Saukkonen....

It's only a few short days before Ember Falls' debut is finally released! The band has had a long road since their inception as...

Everfrost are a fresh-faced group of symphonic power metallers, straight out of Lapland. Their melodic and epic compositions are laced with elements of fantasy...

If you're looking into incredible keyboardists from Finland, you may have missed a diamond in the rough. In 2007, Thunderstone faced a problem -...

Battle Beast shouldn't be a new name at this point, even though they are a relatively young band. Having won the Wacken Metal Battle...

The Smokin' Aces have been around since 2012, and are joining the current wave of 70s-influenced hard rock that's been blossoming in the area....

If the new wave of classic rock has been suiting your taste (Blues Pills, anyone?), you might consider turning your eye toward the Blue...

We're back from our New Year week off with another playlist for you! Finland is pretty well known for producing incredible keyboardists, and if...

Last but certainly not least, we have the headliner of Dark Helsinki's upcoming event for you! If you've never heard of Germany's In Strict...

Dark Helsinki's upcoming Goth-oriented show is drawing nearer and nearer! If you want to get to know the bands before the event itself, you...

The Finnish Goth scene is about to get a kick in the pants, thanks to Dark Helsinki! This organization is about to get things...

If you think of metal in the UK, you probably immediately think of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Judas Priest, or Saxon. True, metal...

Thunderstone is a Finnish classic, though after the release of Dirt Metal back in 2009, they seemed nearly forgotten. Now, with Pasi Rantanen back...

The year is almost over, but our Swedish/Finnish friends from Machinae Supremacy have graced us with an early Christmas present that fans are already...

One of our favorite bands to talk to has agreed to chat with us once again! Rob Stjärnström from Machinae Supremacy has, from time...

Musicalypse has recently shown a fairly strong affinity for Ember Falls, but did you know that their vocalist, Tuomas Välimaa, also sings for another...

If the Phantom Elite name doesn't sound familiar to you, perhaps Sander Gommans' name might. This ex-After Forever musician's project, HDK (Hate, Death, Kill),...

Once upon a time, Juha Raivio and Pasi Pasanen started a band that today is known as Swallow the Sun. Nowadays, Pasanen has moved...

If you're a fan of local music and good old fashioned power metal, you might be familiar with Force Majeure, who originated from Järvenpää...

Gira is an alternative metal band from Southern Finland that consists of five members. They have roamed the venues of Finland since 2012, but...

One can never complain when an old favorite band comes back after a hiatus with brilliant new material, nor can they complain when said...

Founded around the start of the 90s in Gothenburg, alongside the likes of In Flames and At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity are still going...

Though these bands have certainly kept their affairs private, many people were heartbroken to see Eluveitie split down the middle. Merlin Sutter, Anna Murphy,...

At this point, you may or may not have seen the odd post on Musicalypse regarding Taylor Davis, an American violinist who has made...

Forever Still is one of Nuclear Blast's latest acquisitions, having just announced their collaboration at the end of August, 2016. The band is comprised...

Approximately 9 years ago, Niilo Sevänen wrote a short folklore/fantasy story called Winter's Gate, which went on to get published and win a few...

Founded in 2006, Fear of Domination is known for their heavy blend of shock/industrial metal, painted faces, and strong performances. With three or so...

The name Spellgoth may bring several bands to mind. This Finnish fellow from Savo can be found in many bands, from Turmion Kätilöt and...

With Vehicle of Spirit coming out at the end of this year, Tuomas Holopainen, Marco Hietala, and Floor Jansen traveled to Helsinki on September...

Faster than the speed of light, Blind Channel is rising to the top! These clever young fellows from Oulu have proven themselves quite quickly...

If you're looking for Finnish drummers with some experience, look no further than Rainer "Raikku" Tuomikanto. His past CV includes bands like Kiuas, and...

Sonata Arctica is one of Finland's biggest metal exports, which is understandable, considering they have their own unique and diverse sound. With their tenth...

You may recall that a while ago we received a playlist from Sara Strömmer of End of Aeon. Their male vocalist, Olli Suvanto, or...

Edge Nordic festival is coming up this September and we wanted to introduce you to a few of the bands that will be playing...

Volymian, in case the name is new to you, formed in 2008, with the goal of performing "groovy, heavy rock music"  that would inspire...

Edge Nordic festival is coming up this September and we wanted to introduce you to a few of the bands that will be playing...

The early 2000s introduced a plethora of excellent metal acts to the whole of Finland, including Suolahti-based Machine Men, who served their Iron Maiden...

With all of Amorphis' shows this summer, we felt rather ashamed that we hadn't done a single interview with them... ever. So when the...

Devin Townsend is a man who needs no introduction. This Canadian heavy metal superhero has been around the block, singing with Steve Vai, setting...

Edge Nordic festival is coming up this September and we wanted to introduce you to a few of the bands that will be playing...

Melodic folk metal act Frosttide has been around since 2009. Known for sharing the stage with other Finnish folk/Viking legends like Korpiklaani, Ensiferum, Turisas,...

For those of you who don't know Mike Mills, for shame! He is the heart and soul behind Australian rock band, Toehider, as well...

If you're a fan of Finnish industrial/disco metal, you need look no further than the shock-metal band Turmion Kätilöt. These guys have defined their...

Sweden-based psychedelic rockers Blues Pills popped into people's consciousness with their self-titled debut in 2014. The album received positive reviews in the press for...

When we mention Dakesis, you may not immediately know who we're talking about, and that's a shame. This group of English progressive power metallers...

Trying to classify Stam1na's music is one hell of a hard nut to crack. The longer way to describe it would start from a...

From Grotto is a four piece, Helsinki-based psychedelic rock band, influenced by ambient, jazz, trance, funk, prog, and other genres. They released their first...

Following the release of their new album, The Fall of Hearts, Katatonia has been on the road playing some summer festivals to help get...

Nothing warms the heart more than seeing the youth of today bringing back real rock n' roll! We wouldn't exactly call Shiraz Lane newcomers...

Ever since MetalOrgy earlier this year, we've found ourselves growing more and more intrigued by Crimson Sun! This modern melodic metal group released a...

It's hard to exactly pinpoint what SalmonSnake's sound is, but "Some really funny fucked up shit" comes pretty close. Our next life playlist comes...

Netta Skog certainly needs no introduction. Before she was known as the accordionist in Turisas, but these days she can be seen on stage...

If you haven't heard of Crimson Sun, we suggest you hop over to Spotify or YouTube to check out their debut album from 2015,...

The violent pop revolution has begun and leading the charge are Finland's own Blind Channel! These energetic young guys from Oulu aren't just sweeping...

Last September, we got to meet Hannes Kett and Miki Kalske of Shiraz Lane before they opened the stage for Santa Cruz. Back then,...

Tampere-based Ember Falls started out under the name of Mekanism in 2010, formed by brothers Jussi "Jay V" and Kalle "Calu" Laakso (guitars) and...

Who is Pyry Hanski, you may ask? Well, you may know him from such bands as Less Than Three, Mörbid Vomit, and Gloria Morti....

Jos Ruotsin metalliskenessä on yksi todellinen monitoimimies, se on Dan Swanö. Hän on tullut tunnetuksi multi-instrumentalistina ja lukuisien bändien ja projektien - mm. Edge...

If there's one person in the Swedish metal scene that is truly a man for all seasons, it's Dan Swanö. Not only has he...

If pleasant folky Finnish music of the likes of Jaakko Teppo tickle your fancy, you might just enjoy the lovely acoustic sounds of Finnish-Canadian...

There are a lot of legendary female vocalists that come out of the Netherlands, but what about the legendary men? The first name that...

Hailing from the southern coast of Finland, Kotka-based End of Aeon has delivered their atmospheric doom metal since 2011 and has attracted praise from...

Anyone who likes Finnish metal should have at least a passing familiarity with Nico Hartonen and his work in Godsplague, Resolution 13, Hevein, and...

Some musicians pick one style and stick to it like glue, while others will dabble in a little bit of whatever they can get...

Crib45 is the evolutionary result of a Finnish grunge band getting dark and gritty. This Helsinki-based band describes themselves as "slow and heavy, like...

When speaking of Finnish metal, Seinäjoki and Southern Ostrobothnia are probably not the first places that come to mind, but every now and then...

Swallow the Sun hardly needs any introduction, as one of the leaders of the Finnish doom metal scene, with such great albums as Hope,...

It's hard to describe Helsinki underground metal band, Beneath the Endless, so I'll let them describe themselves for you: "Beneath the Endless is the last...

With the recent release of the very staff-popular album, Jumalten aika, as well as generally being responsible for a lot of Finntroll's great sounds,...

We don't like to serve exclusively to big rockstars and fancy-pants bands with labels, so we brought in Servant L from a long-lost Finnish...

Lots of magazines include questions about certain artists' favorite songs or first albums they've ever bought. We decided, why not put a bunch of...

It’s been nearly a year since we managed to sneak an interview with Titus, Jukka, and Pasi of Thunderstone to hear about what it’s...

Moonsorrow, Turisas, Finntroll, Ensiferum, Korpiklaani… Finland may be the land of folk and Viking metal, but there is one band from outside the Nordics...

Musicalypse has undergone a lot of changes in the last 5 years! We’ve had a complete staff turnover, we’ve got a gorgeous new gallery,...

If you want a collection of great bands without the cheese factor of a “supergroup,” Barren Earth might be a good place to start!...

Musicalypse has undergone a lot of changes in the last 5 years! We’ve had a complete staff turnover, we’ve got a gorgeous new gallery,...

We can’t believe it’s true and couldn’t be more excited – Entwine has come out of hiding at long last! Their newest album, Chaotic...

It’s been two years and one incredible album since Kamelot was last in Helsinki. They’ve upgraded from Nosturi to The Circus now that the...

Speculum on viisimiehinen death/thrash metal -ryhmä Etelä-Pohjanmaalta – kokoonpanoon kuuluu Ilmari Kamila (laulu), Santtu Muhonen (rummut), Juuso Kiiala (basso), Veli-Jussi Korpela (kitara, taustalaulu) ja...

Speculum is a five-piece death/thrash metal group from Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. The lineup consists of Ilmari Kamila (vocals), Santtu Muhonen (drums), Juuso Kiiala (bass), Veli-Jussi...

Finnish progressive metal band Simulacrum released their second album, Sky Divided, at the end of August 2015. Musicalypse had a chat with the band...

It’s been a big year for Finnish melodic metal band, Arion! They’re off to a great start after the Emma-nominated hit that was their...

Newcomers Shiraz Lane have been making massive waves in the hard rock scene in the last year or two, and with some seriously great...

If at any point in your life you’ve enjoyed a video game and a metal band, and you still aren’t familiar with Machinae Supremacy,...