Interviews

Earlier this year, Dark Helsinki planned to host a gig by Germany's In Strict Confidence at Gloria in Helsinki. Unfortunately, due to illness, the...

The Norwegian prog masterminds Leprous are in full swing on tour and promoting their upcoming album, Malina. Hot off the heels of their appearance...

The Devin Townsend Project brought their Transcendence Tour through Finland back in February, but alas, he was only doing two interviews per show and...

With Vuur's upcoming debut approaching us slowly on the horizon, we've been dying for any chance we can get to learn more about the...

While Finland has some of the most famous folk and pagan metal bands in the world, there are a few gems to be found...

Helsinki-based hybrid metal troupe Creinium have worked on their thing since 2012, and despite some heavy turbulence in the line-up, they successfully released their...

Nils Nordling might not be a familiar name to you, unless, perhaps, you've listened to a lot of Dreamtale over a decade ago. Norling...

By now, everyone knows that Eluveitie had a rough split not long ago, dividing the band. Merlin Sutter, Ivo Henzi, and Anna Murphy departed...

Block Buster is a young hard rock band from Kuopio, Finland, formed by brothers Aarni & Jaakko Metsäpelto. With only two EPs under their...

Savage Land is a Finnish thrash metal band, based out of Turku. Formed in early 2016, the band has already played several gigs across...

Metallihelvetti brings Batushka to Finland for the second time! The show will take place in Kåren, Turku, on Saturday, June 3rd. The Swedish Wormwood...

Metallihelvetti brings Batushka to Finland for the second time! The show will take place in Kåren, Turku, on Saturday, June 3rd. The Swedish Wormwood...

Sweden's doomy vintage rockers, Avatarium, just released their third album, Hurricanes and Halos, so the time was appropriate to catch up with six-string maestro...

We've been waiting no less than 5 years for Lacuna Coil to come back to Finland, and the European Sanatorium Tour finally brought them...

If you ask Drug of Choice what style of music they play, they'd answer that it combines rock, metal, rap, and punk elements. Founded...

Having just finished their massive 2-year-long world tour, German progressive power metal outfit Blind Guardian announced a live album, titled Live from Beyond the...

We all know Hannes Horma from his time as bass player for Turisas, but where has he been since his departure in 2011? Apparently,...

Following the release of their latest album, Endure and Survive - the second installment to a three part concept album - legendary former Iron...

This week's playlist(s) come from another relative newcomer: Blind Hen. This collective from Helsinki, Hyvinkää, and Riihimäki take influences from bands like Kingston Wall,...

This week's playlist comes from another local band, the Helsinki-based Limelight Showdown. Having released two EPs already - 2013's Circles and 2015's Mode: Crisis...

Well, if you haven't already heard, Arjen Lucassen has done it again with his latest release, The Source! In honor of the new album,...

If you know Hatchet Dawn or Diamond Noir, you already know Billie-Jade. If not, this Australian vocalist has already toured in support of Marilyn...

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...

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...