Live Reports

2017 has been a slightly quiet time for Stratovarius, but towards the end of the year they did a five-stop mini-tour in Finland, and...

When the Finnish punk band from Heinola found themselves in Tampere during their autumn club tour, we had no choice but to be there....

Soilwork is no stranger to Finnish soil, having been here a whopping three times this year already: opening for Kreator, on Radio Rock Risteily...

Icelandic heavy metal giants, Sólstafir, released their sixth studio album in May of this year, Berdreyminn, following a 3-year time period since their last album. Their...

The annual summer festival, Steelfest, is a place for black, thrash, and grunge metallers to get down and dirty. Not satisfied with one festival...

The self-proclaimed antichrist superstar, Marilyn Manson, has had a tumultuous year. Between the delayed album release, the summer festival circuit, a family tragedy, drama...

Liverpool's atmospheric rockers, Anathema, haven't graced Finnish stages since South Park Helsinki in 2015, which was a support set played acoustically due to the...

Anatheman liverpoolilaiset tunnelmarokkarit eivät ole siunanneet Suomen keikkalavoja läsnäolollaan sitten vuoden 2015 South Park Helsingin, joka oli olosuhteiden johdosta akustisesti vedetty lämmittelysetti, ja viimeisimmät...

In 2010, Jesper Strömblad left In Flames, followed by Peter Iwers in 2016. Sometime after, it was announced that these two would be joining...

After the release of their 2013 album, Coal, Norwegian Leprous have quickly made their way to the frontlines of progressive music. For prog enthusiasts,...

Norjalainen Leprous on viimeistään vuoden 2013 Coal-albuminsa jälkeen raivannut tiensä progressiivisen musiikin etulinjaan nopealla tahdilla. Progeharrastajille yhtye on totta kai ollut tuttu sen toimittua...

Opeth's Sorceress tour didn't reach Finland last year, although mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt had said they would come to Helsinki. Luckily this year, the Swedish...

Opethin Sorceress-kiertue ei saapunut Suomeen viime vuonna, vaikka johtohahmo Mikael Åkerfeldt oli lupaillut bändin tulevan Helsinkiin. Onneksi Ruotsin progeilijat korvasivat tämän julkistamalla keikan Finlandia-talossa,...

For several years already, the Helsinki-based production agency, Blow Up That Gramophone, has brought the newer and older relevant names of stoner, sludge, and...

Helsinkiläinen tuotantotoimisto Blow Up That Gramophone on kunnostautunut raskaan vaihtoehtomusiikin sanansaattajana jo useamman vuoden ajan, tuoden Suomeen esiintymään stonerin, sludgen ja doom metalin uusia...

Ensiferum has always been at their live peak during album release shows, with some of their best including the album release party for From Afar...

The Swedish melodic death metal group Arch Enemy has enjoyed immense acclaim and popularity in their modern incarnation. Though some may still miss the...

The Polish prog rockers Riverside lost their guitarist Piotr Grudziński tragically last year, which put the band's touring to a halt. Fortunately, the surviving...

Puolan progeylpeys Riverside menetti kitaristinsa Piotr Grudzińskin traagisesti viime vuonna, mikä laittoi bändin kiertuesuunnitelmat jäihin. Onneksi eloonjääneet jäsenet päättivät marssia eteenpäin triona sessiokitaristien avustuksella,...

Devin Townsend's Ocean Machine: Biomech (1997) is nothing short of a huge deal to his fans. When Townsend announced that he would be playing a special...

It's time to introduce to you all the Game Music Collective. Described as Europe's first professional video game music orchestra, these guys specialize in...

One of the most highly-anticipated shows of the year has finally come to pass: Arjen Lucassen's Ayreon Universe! With three shows promised in the...

Vaikka CMX:llä on takanaan reilusti vuosia ja yhtyeen musiikki on aina luottanut yksittäisten hittien sijaan vahvoihin albumikokonaisuuksiin, eivät nämä suomalaisen rockin oman tiensä kulkijat...

Although CMX have been around for a good while and the band's music has always relied on the album format instead of individual hits,...

SaariHelvetti, a metal festival run by the Tampere-based Nem Agency and arranged this year for the third time, intrigued me with its concept and...

Tamperelaisen Nem Agencyn pyörittämä, tänä vuonna kolmatta kertaa järjestetty SaariHelvetti-metallifestivaali houkutteli konseptillaan ja bändikattauksellaan jo viime vuonna, mutta pitkän linjan Jurassic Rock –kävijänä menin...

For some reason, it has been hugely difficult to get excited about new or new-ish metal bands over the last few years. While my...

Aivan viime vuosina uusista tai uudehkoista metallibändeistä innostuminen on ollut työn ja tuskan takana. Perinteisempää metallijunttaa on tullut kuunneltua koko ajan vähemmän musiikkimaun ääripäistyessä...

In spite of having just been here twice last summer, the Red Hot Chili Peppers decided to return to Finland once again this year....

Sauna Classic in Tampere was introduced as a successor to the late Sauna Open Air and celebrated for the first time on July 28-29th,...

For the second year in a row, we made the trip to Central Finland to see what the good people at John Smith Festival...

Just when I thought I had a few days to recover after Tuska Open Air, I had to go see yet another great band....

The end of June has come and gone, which means that another one of our favorite festivals has come and gone with it. Tuska...

Last year, Tuska Live decided to arrange a pre-party before the actual festival, and in 2017, they decided to keep on with the tradition....

With midsummer looming at the end of June, it was that time of the year again – the time to pack our tents and...

Kesäkuun alun sää ei ole Suomessa oikein osannut päättää, miten päin olisi – välillä on paistanut aurinko, välillä taas vihmonut vettä ja tuullut. Torstai-illaksi...

The black metal event, Turku Saatanalle V (Turku for Satan V), got its fair share of misfortune in February, when the venue, Gong, prohibited...

Helmikuinen Turku Saatanalle V –tapahtuma joutui taannoin pahaan vastatuuleen, kun tapahtumapaikkana toiminut Gong esti tapahtumaan jo buukattujen Naer Mataronin sekä Sielunvihollisen esiintymisen vedoten bändejä...

Sweden's Machinae Supremacy doesn’t need much introduction in Finland. Hailing from Luleå, this nerd squad combines old Commodore 64 era sounds with metal, and...

Ruotsalainen Machinae Supremacy ei juuri Suomessa esittelyjä kaipaa. Luulajasta kotoisin oleva, vanhoja Commodore 64 -soundeja metalliin yhdistelevä nörttipartio keikkailee kotimaassamme tiheään ja keikkapaikat ovat...

I was starting to get worried that the European Sanatorium Tour from Lacuna Coil, following the release of Delirium over a year ago, might...

The Finnish rock clubs have seen a lot of sweaty hair and dandruff since the last time the Polish death metal legends, Vader, played...

Paljon on hilsettä lentänyt kotimaan rockklubeilla sen jälkeen kun puolalainen death metal -legenda Vader on viimeksi käynyt Suomessa sisätilakeikalla. Bändi on viime vuosina soittanut...

If you asked me a year ago for a list of bands I don't ever expect to get the opportunity to see, it might...

A visit form the legendary Blaze Bayley has become something of a spring tradition to us in Scandinavia. Though known to most for his...

The ambassadors of so-called tennis heavy metal, Brother Firetribe, have reached the honorable age of 15 as a group. While the band just released...

Tennishevin sanansaattaja Brother Firetribe on ehtinyt jo kunnioitettavaan viidentoista vuoden ikään. Vastikään mainion Sunbound-neloslevynsä julkaissut bändi on toimintansa alkuajoista lähtien joutunut operoimaan kitaristinsa Emppu...

Dark Tranquillity, the Swedish pioneers of the so-called Gothenburg sound, are no newcomers to visiting Finland. The band, having released their acclaimed Atoma album...

Ruotsalaisen Göteborg-soundin pioneeri Dark Tranquillity on Suomen-vieraana tuttu tapaus. Mainion Atoma-levyn viime marraskuussa julkaissut bändi rantautui julkaisukiertueellaan Suomeen kesken kevään kiireisimmän juhlakauden, sillä ohjelmaan...

Mixing movie and video game scores with ominous electronic sounds, synthwave seems to have been a hot topic for some time now – conceived...

Elokuva- ja videopelimusiikkia synkkään elektroniseen soundiin yhdistelevä synthwave tuntuu olleen jo hetkisen aikaa kaikkien huulilla. 2000-luvun puolivälissä syntyneestä, mutta vasta vuoden 2011 loistavan rikosleffa...

With Maximalism out now, Amaranthe is celebrating the release of their fourth studio album. I still remember buying their demo back in 2010 after...

So, I think we can all agree that time flies - 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Children of Bodom's debut album, Something Wild....

The last time I was at The Circus for a gig was in October 2015, when Sweden's sweetheart, Måns Zelmerlöw, came to Finland. This...

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Korpiklaani in a club setting, and as you might know, we’re not ones to skip a good...

Let’s begin with by laying the facts on the table: the Kotka-based TOTO-core-unit, Omnium Gatherum, is by far the finest melodic death metal band...

Aloitetaan kirjoitus latomalla faktat tiskin: Karhulan totocore-partio Omnium Gatherum on heittämällä kotimaamme kovin melodisen death metalin yhtye. Nykyisin myös Insomniumissa kitaroivan Markus Vanhalan luotsaama...

It may not surprise you, but we've been to see Ember Falls. Again. But we had to! With the recent release of Welcome to Ember...

Has it been a year already? Yes, it must have been since the last time we've seen Moonsorrow was at Virgin Oil Co. for...

It's been a proper while since Avenged Sevenfold last visited our Nordic home base, with their last local show in 2013 on the Hail...

It's starting to feel a bit like spring is a very Devin Townsend time of the year, considering he was recently here in at...

This year marks 25 years since the release of Dream Theater’s seminal album Images and Words (1992). To celebrate this, the prog metal legends...

Tänä vuonna tulee 25 vuotta kuluneeksi Dream Theaterin uraauurtavan Images and Words -albumin julkaisusta. Tätä merkkipaalua juhlistaakseen progemetallin legendat lähtivät Eurooppaan Images, Words and...

Celebrating the Gothic side of rock and metal, German dark rock masters Lord of the Lost returned to Helsinki for an intimate club gig...

Clearly, the time has come for the bands to tour their 2016 albums in Finland. With Sonata Arctica's Ninth Hour Tour just behind us,...

If Diablo was a person, it could finally enter a liquor store and buy booze without a fake ID – the nowadays Tampere-based band...

Jos Diablo olisi ihminen, se voisi viimeinkin kävellä Alkoon ja ostaa jallua ilman vääriä papereita; Tampereella jo pidemmän aikaa vaikuttanut bändi täyttää nimittäin tänä...

The Tampere-based NEM Agency is doing fine cultural work in the domestic live music scene, since they finally got Arkona, the Russian folk metal...

Tamperelainen NEM Agency tekee tällä hetkellä hienoa kulttuurityötä kotimaisessa tapahtumaskenessä, sillä ohjelmatoimisto sai viimein venäläisen pitkän linjan folk metal –yhtye Arkonan Suomeen keikalle. Vuonna...

Netta Skog is no new name to the music scene, particularly in Finland. This champion accordionist made a name for herself as the replacement...

On a dark and slippery Saturday night, sometimes it's best to stay home. However, occasionally, there comes an event that's intriguing enough to pull...

The joint show of the two somewhat-cornerstones of thrash metal, Kreator and Sepultura, came to The Circus in Helsinki on February 10th, 2017; the...

Kahden thrash metalin todellisen kulmakivibändin, saksalaisen Kreatorin sekä brasilialaisen Sepulturan, yhteiskeikan piti alun perin tapahtua Helsingin jäähallissa pyörivän Black Box –konseptin puitteissa, mutta järjestäjätahot,...

What's not to like about killing two birds with one stone? Sonic Syndicate has recently been touring their latest album, Confessions, in Finland, accompanied...

We at Musicalypse have always believed in new talent and one never knows where it's found until it is. On a cold February evening,...

2017 is well on it's way, but for my part, the 4th of February marked the beginning of concert season. Kicking it off with...

So, January - and 2017 by association - have finally arrived. To tell the truth, I usually tend to hibernate a little longer than...

Hailing from Heinola, Apulanta have solidified their position in the canon of Finnish rock with numerous hits for a quarter of a century already....

Heinolan ylpeys Apulanta on vakiinnuttanut paikkansa suomirockin kaanonissa lukuisilla hiteillään jo neljännesvuosisadan ajan. Vaikka Biolanta-lannoitteen ja Apulandia-museon kaltaiset oheistuotteet ja -hankkeet ovat takuulla saaneet...

The Swedish Viking metal messenger, Thyrfing, hasn’t exactly kept a busy recording schedule in the course of their over-20-year career, seeing as they’ve only...

Ruotsalainen viikinkimetallin airut, Thyrfing, ei ole päälle kaksikymmentä vuotta pitkällä urallaan pitänyt varsinaisesti kiirettä levytystahtinsa kanssa, sillä viimeisen kymmenen vuoden aikana yhtye on julkaissut...

Mankind had barely recovered from 2016, an apocalyptic year for musical and theatrical celebrities, when yet another funeral was held, as Helsinki-based Amoral played...

Ihmiskunta oli hädin tuskin ehtinyt toipua roiman määrän musiikki- sekä teatterialan ammattilaisia niittäneestä vuodesta 2016, kun heti tammikuun alussa päästiin viettämään taas uusia hautajaisia...

If you follow the Finnish music scene in any way, shape, or form, you've heard the name Sanni popping up a lot in the...

The year is closing up, but December still offered a few shows that seemed like they'd be worth bundling up and venturing out into...

The Finnish rock chameleon CMX's rarity tour, 'Kuljettuja teitä, harvoin kuultuja lauluja,' must've been rather successful a year ago, since the band decided to...

Suomirockin kameleontin CMX:n vuoden takainen harvinaisuuskiertue "Kuljettuja teitä, harvoin kuultuja lauluja" osoittautui ilmeisen menestyksekkääksi, sillä bändi päätti järjestää toisen kierroksen samalla sapluunalla. Tuoreen Cloaca...

Black Mass, a black metal event held in Tampere for the third time this year, expanded into Helsinki this month; in addition to the...

Tampereella tänä vuonna järjestyksessään kolmatta kertaa järjestettävä Black Mass teki uuden aluevaltauksen, kun black metal -tapahtuma järjestettiin Tampereen Kuivaamon lisäksi seuraavana iltana myös Helsingin...

Eppu Normaali, one of the most noteworthy and consistently popular music acts in Finland, reached the admirable age of 40 this year. To commemorate...

Eppu Normaali - yksi Suomen pitkäkestoisesti suosituimmista yhtyeistä - täytti tänä vuonna kunnioitettavat 40 vuotta. Tätä juhlistettiin julkaisemalla uusi dokumenttielokuva Eput joulukuun 2. päivä....

Marraskuun lopussa koettiin pienimuotoinen spektaakkeli Korjaamon intiimillä Vintillä, kun brittiläinen doom metal –yhtye 40 Watt Sun saapui Suomeen juhlistamaan vastikään julkaistua Wider Than the...

At the end of November, one could experience somewhat of a spectacle in the attic of Korjaamo, as the British doom metal unit, 40...

A few years ago, Stratovarius did a tour where they played the classic album Visions (1997) in its entirety. This year it was Episode's...

Swedish Pain has been a rare sight lately in Finland. After releasing a new album this September, Pain finally paid us a visit, touring...

Blues Pills' sophomore effort, Lady in Gold, was released in August, and it built on the success of their 2014 debut. In Finland, the...

Although Katatonia just played at Tuska last summer, it's been a while since the melancholic Swedes have been to other cities in Finland besides...

Amorphis is no stranger to the metal scene or Musicalypse readers at this point. With two anniversaries this year (Elegy's 20th and Eclipse's 10th),...

Legendary ex-Scorpions guitarist and neo-classical metal pioneer Uli Jon Roth has never graced the Finnish soil with his presence before, but on October 31,...