Live Reports

Amorphis announced a Finnish tour right after the release of their well-received new opus, Queen of Time. The band had a variety of support...

Musicalypse doesn't get around to a lot of see a ton of American bands, but since Attention, Attention was a pretty fun album, we thought...

For those of you who've been asleep for the last few years, the latest name in hard rock is the Night Flight Orchestra, the...

Within Temptation has been gone from the scene a while now, for good reason it seems, as vocalist Sharon den Adel has recently released...

Kamelot's Shadows Over Europe tour has been underway for a while now, and stopped in Helsinki on September 25th, 2018. Seeing as how we are...

It was that time of the year again: to pack our wellies and raincoats and head out to Peurunka Spa Hotel in Laukaa for...

If you aren't familiar with the good Nightwish name at this point, shame on you. These guys are one of (if not the) biggest...

Tuska Open Air Metal has cemented itself as one of Helsinki's most iconic annual events and as such was a must for any self-respecting...

Midsummer, along with Christmas, is probably the holiest of annual festivities for us Finns. Celebrated on the shores of Kauhajoki’s lake, Nummijärvi, Nummirock has...

Juhannus on monelle suomalaiselle yhdessä joulun kanssa vuoden pyhin juhla. Kauhajoella Nummijärven rannalla vietettävä Nummirock on tarjonnut vaihtoehdon rauhalliselle mökkiviikonlopulle jo yli 30 vuoden...

South Park -festivaali, held in Eteläpuisto (literally South Park - imaginative) in Tampere, was June 8-9th's gift to festivals. Musicalypse has always had a...

Ilmajoen Musiikkijuhlat is a yearly event in Ilmajoki, Southern Ostrobothnia, which hosts several different music events, including an opera. This year, the evening of...

Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson, Avenged Sevenfold... RockFest promised a lot of classic bands in 2018. It was with some hesitation that...

Iron Maiden needs no introduction. After hitting Hämeenlinna on their last album tour in 2016, it was time again for another best-of themed tour....

When an album reaches a certain age, it gives an excellent excuse for an artist or band to arrange something special. This year, it...

One of Musicalypse' favorite up-and-coming bands, Blind Channel, are back on the scene with their sophomore album, Blood Brothers, out and ready to be heard....

Since the smaller SteelChaos winter festival last year, Steelfest has been much-anticipated. Held in Hyvinkää's old wool factory, Villatehdas, we jumped on a train and caught...

Finnish Psychework released their second album, Karelian Hills, at the end of April, and started a tour consisting of six shows around their homeland. Musicalypse...

In spite of being around for over a decade, Fear of Domination has been on the rise and on our radar a lot in...

Arguably the biggest metal band in the world, Metallica, brought their WorldWired Tour to Hartwall Arena in Helsinki for two sold-out nights, on May...

Of all of the big-name touring YouTube sensations, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox might be one of the most beloved by fans the world round....

The Australian progressive sensation, Ne Obliviscaris, hopefully doesn’t need any introduction at this point in time. Their latest effort, Urn, released last fall, has...

Australian progeihme Ne Obliviscaris ei toivottavasti enää tässä vaiheessa kaipaa liiemmin esittelyjä. Viime syksyllä julkaistu kolmoslevy Urn on kerännyt ylistäviä arvioita eri medioissa sekä...

Swedish/Finnish SID-metal kings, Machinae Supremacy, had done a small Finnish tour in 2017, but didn't hit every city they wanted to. As such, 2018...

Hailing from Tornio, CMX have reached the 16th album in their career already. After the release of Alkuteos in February, the band set out...

Torniolaislähtöinen CMX on edennyt urallaan jo 16. albumiinsa. Helmikuun alussa ilmestyneen Alkuteoksen myötä bändi lähti Kolmen vuosikymmenen lauluja -otsikon alla kulkevalle kiertueelle, jonka kahdella...

Valurauta 2018 is a student-organized event hosted by the Helsingin Tekniikan Opiskelijat (HKO Oy). The event took place on March 14th at The Circus...

The UK's purveyors of extreme Gothic metal, Cradle of Filth, came to Nosturi, Helsinki to promote their new album, Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of...

A few years ago, Myrkur caused quite a stir in the black metal community. A project conceived of by a 20-something Danish runway model,...

Swedish Pain returned to Finland for a mini tour of four gigs with Finnish Fear of Domination as the opening act. Musicalypse attended the...

Continuing on after their Hope 10th anniversary tour, Swallow the Sun stopped by for a gig in Helsinki with their compatriots Red Moon Architect...

Sonata Arctica's tour in support of The Ninth Hour (2016) ended last fall and the next album isn't on the horizon yet, but the...

Sonata Arctican The Ninth Houria (2016) promonnut kiertue päättyi viime syksynä, eikä uutta albumia ole vielä horisontissa, mutta Kemin pojat päättivät tarjota suomalaisille faneilleen...

The Tampere-based Nem Agency is on a righteous path. Their artist roster is full of prominent names from Finland as well as abroad, and...

Tamperelainen ohjelmatoimisto Nem Agency on hyvällä asialla. Artistirosteri pullistelee metallin tämänhetkisiä kärkinimiä kotimaasta sekä ulkomailta, minkä lisäksi esimerkiksi Viikinsaaressa elokuussa järjestettävän Saarihelvetti-festivaalin voidaan sanoa...

A group of smaller bands from the former municipality of Nastola did something of a comeback two-stop mini-tour in Finland in the beginning of...

One of the best-known Italian metal bands around, Lacuna Coil, recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. To celebrate the event, they put on a special...

Some of you may be familiar with Svart Records, a Finnish record label that was founded in 2009. SvartFest, then, is the mini-tour of...

Vuoden 2017 tavoin love metalin lähettiläiden, HIMin, ura tuli tiensä päähän hiljattain. Vitsikkäästi nimetyn Bang & Whimper -jäähyväiskiertueen viimeinen osuus luonnollisesti soitettiin koto-Suomessa, ja...

As 2017 drew to a close, so did the career of HIM, the ambassadors of love metal. The final leg of the jokingly titled...

New experiences can be fun, which is why breaking out of your comfort zone every now and again is a necessary evil. Thus, Musicalypse...

MetalOrgy was first organized back in 2008, when the vocalist from Fear of Domination (now also second vocalist of Turmion Kätilöt) Saku Solin, along with his...

Eluveitie released their latest album, Evocation II: Pantheon, in mid-to-late 2017 and have been on tour ever since. They graced Finland with two stops - the...

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...

The Finnish giants of death/doom, Swallow the Sun, took their 2007 gem Hope on the road in the bleak November to celebrate the album’s...

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

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

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

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...