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Live Reports

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,...

Blow Up vol. 2 is the second annual celebration of slow and gloomy music organized by Blow Up That Gramophone. On trying to find...

The fans of extreme metal rubbed their eyes last year, when Tuska festival announced that they had added Ne Obliviscaris, hailing all the way...

Äärimetallin ystävät hieraisivat viime vuonna silmiään, kun Tuska-festivaali kiinnitti ohjelmistoonsa australialaisen Ne Obliviscarisin. Vuonna 2003 perustettu, kahden vokalistin ääniä hyödyntävä bändi nousi äärimetalliväen kollektiiviselle...

Topping the Finnish charts on the week of its release, Insomnium's experimental new album, Winter's Gate, has certainly caught the attention of the music...

It's been nearly a year since Entwine had their Chaotic Nation release gig in Lahti, but they've been doing enough local shows since then...

For the larger audiences, guitarist Jani Liimatainen is probably most known for his work in one of the most well-known Finnish metal bands, Sonata...

Kitaristi Jani Liimatainen on suurelle yleisölle todennäköisesti eniten tuttu kotimaamme tunnetuimpiin metalliorkestereihin lukeutuvasta Sonata Arcticasta, josta mies sai kenkää vuonna 2007. Epäselvissä olosuhteissa tapahtunut...

How often do you get the chance to witness history in the making? Particularly when it comes to music, it's easy to get wrapped...

As Iron Maiden's classic album, Somewhere in Time, turns 30 years old, local tribute act Mauron Maiden put together a special evening to celebrate....

Poets of the Fall have been around since 2003, and even though they've been releasing albums fairly regularly (the last being Jealous Gods in...

When you've seen a band uncountable times on stage like I have with Mokoma, at some point you are bound to wonder whether the...

Battlelore, one of Finland’s most under-appreciated local acts, released six albums between 2002-2011 before retreating, taking a hiatus of unspecified length. Some time ago,...

In 2016, The Damager Agency decided to host a festival in both Helsinki (Finland) and Bergen (Norway) to showcase both established electronic metal/metalcore bands,...

A lot has happened in the course of Helsinki-based Amoral’s career. Their first three albums, Wound Creations (2004), Decrowning (2005), and Reptile Ride (2007),...

Helsinkiläisbändi Amoralin uralle on mahtunut juonenkäännettä juonenkäänteen perään. Amoralin ensimmäiset kolme levyä, Wound Creations (2004), Decrowning (2005) sekä Reptile Ride (2007) olivat väkivahvoja modernin...

Amorphis has been pretty much dominating the Finnish live music scene this whole summer. As August drew to a close, Helsinki celebrated the annual...

The Local Band started in 2013 as a fun project that was supposed to last only for one gig. Instead, the group has now...

After having such a good time at Sotkamon Syke last year, there was no question as to whether or not we'd be back in...

A picturesque lake view, lush trees, and bushes filled with delicious red berries on a grassy green slope, with slightly sunny, tropically humid weather,...

The existence of Korso Rock Festival only very recently made its way onto our radar, a mere handful of days before the event itself....

Last year the godfathers of metal, Black Sabbath, announced that their 2016 tour would be their last. In Finland, a mini-festival called Monsters of...

Viime vuonna metallin kummisedät, Black Sabbath, ilmoittivat vuoden 2016 kiertueensa jäävän yhtyeen viimeiseksi. Suomessa Sabbathin viimeisen Helsingin-vierailun ympärille rakennettiin Monsters of Rock -niminen festivaali. Pääesiintyjän...

Juhannus (re: Nummirock) has come and gone, which means it's high time for Tuska Open Air once again! In case you didn't notice, we...

On the last day of June, the most peculiar combination of bands climbed on On the Rocks’ club stage, as Ben Varon’s (Amoral) grunge...

To me, Iron Maiden is akin to a dear old ex-partner. Someone that I once loved very dearly and even after our passionate affair...

For us, as well as many others, the countdown for Nummirock 2016 started as soon as Nummirock 2015 ended. All the more special, this...

Suurten, perinteisten suomalaisten kesäfestivaalien siirtäessä esiintyjärosteriaan yhä enemmän EDM:n ja hiphopin suuntaan, oli mukava kuulla alkuvuodesta uutisia kokonaan uuden metallifestivaalin, Tampere Metal Meetingin, järjestämisestä....

As the large traditional Finnish summer festivals are leaning more and more towards EDM and hip-hop, it was a pleasure to hear news of...

It's been three years and South Park -festivaali has earned it's place on the Finnish festival front. The 2-day festival in Tampere has been...

Sabaton, Children of Bodom, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus… the list of bands that Lost Society has supported is quite impressive. This time, however, it was...

Entwine has been in no hurry lately when it comes to releasing albums. After taking a 6-year break, the band released their newest album,...

Before the promise of a hiatus from touring in 2017, Anneke van Giersbergen seems to be cramming in as many shows as she can...

It's always a strange feeling to be heading to a concert on a Monday evening... even more so when the concert in question is...

Musicalypse has covered a few gigs that feature orchestras, but what about the symphonies themselves? We confess that it’s sadly not something we’ve done...

Arena concerts have been all the rage for the past couple of years in Finland, and not just the big international acts from abroad,...

The first of April this year was no joke - the world was given the first new Thunderstone album since 2009's Dirt Metal. Apocalypse...

It's been 5 years since Moonsorrow released Varjoina kuljemme kuoleiden maassa, and now it's time for something new! On April 1st, 2016, this fantastic...

Maaliskuun lähestyessä loppuaan Nosturissa oli tarjolla odotettu toisinto viiden vuoden takaa, kun etnisemmän raskaan musiikin airuet, yhdysvaltalainen Nile sekä nykyisin Alankomaista ponnistava Melechesh valloittivat...

As March was drawing to an end, the messengers of ethnic extreme music, Nile and Melechesh, returned to Nosturi along with the warm-up act...

Kiirastorstaina 24.3. Nosturi tarjoili messevän annoksen grindcorea ja tiukkaa punkkia viiden bändin voimin. Hintaa koko lystille kertyi ainostaan 15 euroa, mitä voidaan pitää nykyisten...

On Thursday, March 24th, Nosturi provided a hefty dose of domestic grindcore and punk: not less than five bands for – in my opinion...

If you look at the Finnish pop scene right now, you’re bound to come across more than a few female singers. While most of...

It's been a crazy 15 years since the self-titled album by The Used first came out, and the boys are ready to celebrate! The...

What better way to spend a Saturday night than watching live music? Finnish pop-rock band Sunrise Avenue kicked off their European tour with the...

The eighth annual Metalorgy was held this year as a three-day tour. In addition to Helsinki, where the event has traditionally been held, the...

Not even a year has passed since progressive rock’s Renaissance man, Steven Wilson, last played in Helsinki. However, he recently paid another visit to...

Progressiivisen rockin renessanssimies Steven Wilsonin edellisestä Helsingin-keikasta ei ole kulunut edes vuotta, mutta hiljattain hän teki uuden vierailun Suomeen. Tällä kertaa hän soitti kaksi...

One can say with certainty that metal bands doing all-acoustic tours are a rare sight. However, the Finnish Viking-folk metal act, Ensiferum, recently did...

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to start out with something new, be it a new hobby or a...

The Finnish death/doom masters, Swallow the Sun, released a brilliant mammoth of an album, Songs from the North I, II, & III by the...