Live Reports

One of last year's most hauntingly beautiful, yet crushingly heavy releases was Codex Necro by Septicflesh. Their sound is Gothic orchestral death metal, as...

It hasn't been too long since Poland's Riverside last visited Finland in the fall of 2017. However, since then they've put out a new...

Ei ole kulunut kovin kauan siitä, kun puolalainen Riverside vieraili viimeksi Suomessa syksyllä 2017, mutta sittemmin yhtye on julkaissut uuden Wasteland-albumin, ja keväällä 2019...

Following the release of Transcendence and the parting of ways of the Devin Townsend Project, Finland had a rare more-than-a-year break between Devin Townsend gigs....

One of our favorite local folk metal bands, Frosttide, is making their way back into the live scene this year. In March 2019, they...

Synthwave continues to bridge the gap between electronic music and heavy metal, and one of our favorite French artists, Perturbator, last visited Helsinki in 2017...

It's been a hell of a long time since Alestorm last graced the Finnish club scene, and it has been long overdue. This Scottish...

Somehow it's already been 2 years since German dark rockers, Lord of the Lost came to Helsinki. Since then they've released a new album,...

Whilst releasing their 8th album, Taival, in October 2018, Stam1na started their Haloo Lemi -tour with twenty gigs around Finland. Musicalypse hopped on the wagon...

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...

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...

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...

So, SteelChaos arrived again with all its extreme metal glory, so it was well and proper to check it out once again. It was...

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...