Live Reports

Can you name a band that's been around as long as Uriah Heep? How about a band who's released as many albums? This classic...

It's been a surprisingly busy month and a half of farewells in Lahti scene: first the groove metallers of Profane Omen went dormant –...

It has been 5 years since we last covered a Finntroll show. FIVE YEARS! And that's not a due to lack of effort on...

When In Flames and Amaranthe lost Jesper Strömblad and Jake E. respectively, we all wondered if and when we'd ever see those artists again....

We've all seen Marko Hietala live, with Nightwish or Tarot or his other projects, but opportunities to see him in a solo project have...

If you know power metal, you've heard of Rhapsody (or Rhapsody of Fire). Known for being one of the pioneers of their genre, the...

Soen from Sweden entered the consciousness of prog metal fans with 2012's Cognitive and was hailed as a supergroup, thanks to featuring ex-Opeth drummer...

Ruotsalainen Soen nousi progemetallin ystävien tietoisuuteen vuonna 2012 Cognitive-levyllään ja sitä ylistettiin superbändinä, kiitos ex-Opeth-rumpali Martin Lopezin ja ex-Death-basisti Steve DiGiorgion mukanaolon. Bändi ei...

Two years have passed since our incredible experience at Ayreon Universe, and four since The Theater Equation, which meant that - according to new...

It's no secret that we love Ember Falls over here at Musicalypse, so when a show was announced at Bar Loose on the last...

Children of Bodom certainly needs no introduction these days. Known for shredding riffs that hit hard and heavy, in recent years, Bodom has been...

Dark River Festival in Kotka is one of the longest-standing small scale festivals in Finland, but are known for hosting some of the best...

Musicalypse have been big fans of The Milestones for years now, which makes it hard to believe that they aren't anywhere in our archives....

It's been a few years since NEM Agency started hosting Saarihelvetti on Viikinsaari in Tampere back in 2016. We've popped by a few times...

The city of Savonlinna is less a metal hub and more a place of castles (well, just one castle) and culture. Though Olavinlinna ...

Metallica fans rejoice, because if you hadn't gotten enough of Metallica during the Worldwired Tour, another opportunity came in July 2019. The Kantola Event...

The alternative rock icons Alice in Chains released their sixth full-length album, Rainier Fog, last August, and have toured all over the world since...

Vaihtoehtorockin ikoni Alice in Chains julkaisi kuudennen täyspitkän albuminsa Rainier Fog viime elokuussa, ja sittemmin se on kiertänyt ympäri maailmaa. Kesän alussa oli vihdoin...

Another year has passed us, which means that another Tuska Open Air was upon us. Musicalypse has been at Tuska and its events since...

Because there is no better way to spend midsummer, the Musicalypse crew was happy to once again attend Nummirock festival on the shores of...

It's been 3 years since Rockfest appeared on the Finnish festival scene, but only 2 years since we've begun to follow along. Musicalypse had...

Rockfest begins tomorrow, and in what appeared to be a straight-up money-grab, a fourth day was added to the event... which was not included...

Suotana, Brymir and Kalmahit sounds like a promising combination of bands, and with the 2019 Finland Tour passing through Klubi in Tampere on June...

While De Lirium's Order has been around for ages, they only popped up on our radar recently, when we went to the Singularity pre-listening session...

As part of their Eastern Eclipse Tour, Swedish Watain visited Nosturi on April 19th, 2019, along with Obnoxious Youth, presented by Steelfest. As such,...

Beast in Black has been on the rise since Anton Kabanen parted ways with Battle Beast a few years ago. With a similar sound...

If you've heard of "the Backstreet Boys of Sweden," you're familiar with Dead by April. This pop metalcore band from next door last released...

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...