Live Reports

During this coronavirus pandemic, we've seen quite a few bands broadcast live streams from a wide variety of locations. We've seen empty barns, rehearsal...

Upon hearing the band name, True Cult Club (or Trve Cvlt Clvb, as it has been annoyingly stylized) may bring to mind bands like Insomnium or...

There was a bit of a lull in streaming as summer hit its peak in July, with August bringing a handful of live shows...

Having released the second half of the official soundtrack to Noita one month ago, the team of psychedelic/stoner rock band From Grotto and Niilo...

Finnish heroic metal giants, Ensiferum, are back again with a new release entitled Thalassic. Normally, these guys have a big, fun album release party...

Live streaming events are gaining popularity these days and recently, Korpiklaani have joined in the fray. They have over 20 years of service in...

COVID-19 may have happened at the worst possible moment for Amorphis, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. The three anniversary shows scheduled...

Koronapandemia sattui kenties huonoimpaan mahdolliseen saumaan Amorphikselle, koska yhtye viettää tänä vuonna 30-vuotisjuhliaan. Helsingin Tavastialle suunnitellut kolme juhlakeikkaa on siirretty jo kahdesti eteenpäin ja...

While we have watched many a stream lately, we have yet to see a dual-headlining show. Fortunately, bands seem to want to try everything...

As the first coronavirus restrictions set in around Europe, some bands were already out on the road and were forced to return home. One...

Ensimmäisten koronavirusrajoitusten astuessa voimaan ympäri Eurooppaa jotkin bändit olivat jo tien päällä ja joutuivat palaamaan kotiin. Yksi näistä oli Lordi, jonka Euroopan-kiertue tuoreen Killection-levyn...

Live streaming is the way to go during the quarantine and with Greybeard Management partnering up with SemiLive streams, Sonata Arctica jumped on board...

It's no secret that Musicalypse are huge supporters of Blind Channel and their unique brand of "violent pop," aka heavy pop or what could...

Covid-19 wiped out all the tours and festivals for spring and summer 2020 and Insomnium was forced to cut their North American tour with...

Among the many bands who have postponed shows and album release events, Lost Society was one of the groups we were saddest to miss...

Let us return to a simpler time. A time before lock-downs and quarantines in the faraway era known as this February. The Bay Area...

On the list of live streams we've been enjoying during our social distancing, the most recent is that of Swallow the Sun. Taking place...

Like so many other bands, alternative rockers Flat Earth were forced to postpone their spring shows due to the coronavirus; in this case, a...

The coming of May has brought both questionable weather and more fore-promised live streams from many favorite bands, including, most recently Cellar Darling, streaming...

With streaming as the new platform for musicians during this era of quarantine, Devin Townsend has stepped up, donating proceeds to various healthcare workers:...

With their latest album, Aeromantic, freshly released to fans worldwide, it's a shame to say that the Night Flight Orchestra isn't out touring at...

On the ever-growing list of live streaming shows that we've been seeing in the spring of 2020, Shiraz Lane was the one that we...

As local quarantining becomes more and more important, bands are finding alternative ways to share their music and continue their planned events. Coming to...

Thanks to the COVID-19 spread around the world, more and more artists and labels are turning to streaming to spread the word. Shaking things...

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, bands and musicians are needing to be more and more creative in their outreach. Corvus Corax, for...

With the world in quarantine these days, more and more bands are starting to look into streaming to help ends meet, as well as...

Blackgazen edelläkävijä Alcest julkaisi kuudennen täyspitkänsä, Spiritual Instinctin, viime syksynä, ja albumin kiertue - lämppäreinä toimineiden Kælan Miklan ja Birds in Row'n kera -...

Blackgaze pioneers Alcest released their 6th full-length record, Spiritual Instinct, last fall, and the tour for the album - with support acts Kælan Mikla...

Before the COVID-19 crisis set in completely and all gigs were postponed or cancelled, we saw one last show at Semifinal on March 11th,...

It’s 2020 and the winter should be in its fullest when Finnish death-doom band, Swallow the Sun, celebrate their 20-year-long career with a special...

The Finnish pagan metallers of Brymir have slowly and surely been captivating audiences progressively more and more with each album. They were a staff...

American indie band, Icon for Hire, were not a band we expected to play in the Nordics any time soon, so you can imagine...

Moonsorrow has long captured the hearts of Finns and foreigners alike with the beautiful brand of emotive pagan black metal. While they haven't released...

With the release of "The Ascending of Jupiter" last year, as well as the Trio de Facto tour with Ensiferum, it goes without saying...

The latest edition of SunTzu Night is now behind us, with its sixth edition taking place on February 8th, 2020. Let's first define what...

L'irrésistible Cabaret (does it really need a translation?) is the first friendly contest organised by the Cherry Chérie association from Grenoble (France) for amateur...

The gruesome and notorious glam rockers of Steel Panther never leave Finland without their music for very long. Their latest defiling of Helsinki took...

Dream Theater always seem to be keeping busy with their tours and album releases, and now that they've been around for so many decades,...

Having released In Cauda Venenum last fall and toured Europe in support of it, Opeth kicked off 2020 with a short run of Nordic...

Julkaistuaan In Cauda Venenumin viime syksynä ja kierrettyään Eurooppaa sen tiimoilta Opeth polkaisi vuoden 2020 käyntiin lämppäribändi The Vintage Caravanin kanssa lyhyellä Pohjoismaiden-kierroksella, joka...

Every opportunity to see Machinae Supremacy live feels like a treat. The last few times we've seen them were at the small island festival,...

When Greybeard announced the Best Tour Ever pt. I, we were a little skeptical of the boastful name. However, when the bands on the...

It's been a rather long time since the Game Music Collective played their debut gig in 2016 and though we sadly couldn't make it...

The self-proclaimed "dumbest idea ever" was for a new band to host their own festival, so that is just what Oceanhoarse did to celebrate...

Eräs suomalaisen metallimusiikin historian luku sai päätöksensä 15. joulukuuta 2019. Yksi vuoden suurimmista uutisista koski Henkka T. Blacksmithin, Jaska Raatikaisen ja Janne Wirmanin yllättävää...

A chapter ended in Finnish metal history on December 15th, 2019. Some of the biggest news of the year involved the sudden departure of Henkka...

As part of their Octopussy 2019 Tour, Stam1na arranged a proper pre-Christmas party on Saturday December 14th, 2019, in The Circus, Helsinki, with Humavoid...

Beast in Black have been on a rapid rise since songwriter/guitarist Anton Kabanen parted ways with Battle Beast. With two albums under their belt...

As locals Beast in Black were taking over the Helsinki Ice Hall, some of us headed over to Tavastia to check out Eluveitie and...

We know that Children of Bodom are winding down for the year, as well as saying farewell to most of their original line-up. With...