Live Reports

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...

解散が発表されてからの地元公演。 ソールドアウトするなど根強い人気を持っているバンドだ。 これほどまでに人気のバンドがなぜThe Circus やアイスホールではなくTAVASTIAでコンサートを開催するなんて正直ウソではないかと感じた。しかし、きっとそこには彼らなりのファンへの恩返しがあったのだろうか。 Click to read in English! 今回のサポートバンドは BrymirとBloodred Hourglass の2バンド。 彼らは2019年に来日公演を行なっている。 (2017年Brymir 初来日、2019年Brymir再来日, BRHG初来日) 最初にステージに登場したのがMikkeli出身のメロディックデスメタルの5人組Bloodred Hourglass。2019年に"Godsend"をリリース。 哀愁漂うメロディラインやギターソロに耳を傾けながら、激しいブラストビートによって会場内が暖まっていく。これからの活動に大いに期待したいバンド。 次に登場したのは地元ヘルシンキ出身のメロディックデスメタルバンドの5人組Brymir。2019年に"Wings Of Fire"をリリース。 Children of Bodom とのツアー直前までBattle Beastとツアーを行なっており、ライブパフォーマンスは安定し、演奏力も高かった。 Drums.Patriksのドラムプレイに自然と心拍数は上がり、Vocal. Victorの定期的な煽りに客も自ずと拳を上げた。そして緩徐のついたセットリストによりオーディエンスの興奮は更に上昇。会場のボルテージは最高となった。 そしてついにChildren of Bodomの登場。 2019年に"Hexed"をリリース。それに伴う国内ツアーの予定であったが、まさかのファイナルツアーになるとは。会場内は寂しさや興奮など複雑な感情が混ざっていた。 バンドの登場に寂しさなどを忘れ、オーディエンスの興奮は一気に跳ね上がる。 常に会場内から歌声が聞こえ、それに応えるかのようにそれぞれメンバーも演奏に力をいれていた。 アレキシとヤンネの演奏中の掛け合いは健在。会場内を和ませ笑顔にさせていた。もちろん両者の演奏力は言うまでもなくすばらしく、ソロは聞き入ってしまうほどであった。 そしてリズム隊のヘンカとヤスカ。縁の下の力持ちとはこのことである。全体の流れの中心であるかのように演奏を行なっていた。 そしてダニエルの確実なギター演奏によってヘルシンキ公演は行われた。それぞれのパフォーマンスの高さはさすがなものであった。 Hexedのツアーではあったが新旧おり混ぜたライブで濃厚な1時間半あった。 特にメンバーから解散についての発言は聞かれなかったが満足のいく時間であった。 終演後には涙をする人もいるなど、受け入れがたい事実がここには存在するが、彼らのファンであることは変わりなく、永遠にサポートをしていきたいと感じた。

The adorably Satanic, dark rock and/or metal group, Ghost, returned to Helsinki again under the banner of The Ultimate Tour Named Death, uh... tour. We've...

It seems like just yesterday that Sabaton took the leap from The Circus to the Helsinki Ice Hall, and now they're playing one of...

Another year, another Devin Townsend show. It seems like mere months ago (well, it was mere months ago) that An Evening with Devin Townsend...