Live Reports

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

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...

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...

Oftentimes, if you see a band at a festival and they impress you enough times, you start to want to see them at clubs...

We've been waiting for Alter Bridge to play in Finland, and it's finally happened! Catching our eye first back in the Blackbird (2007) era,...

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Not only are they a thing that exists, which in itself is awesome, but they actually come tour...

Sonata Arctica is touring at the moment with their new album, Talviyö, and they played their second gig of the Finnish leg of the...

Ever since Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi, and Merlin Sutter parted ways with Eluveitie, we've been waiting for their new band, Cellar Darling, to come...

Folk metal fans having been waiting a long time to get a club show from Equilibrium, and it seems that 2019 finally brought that...

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 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....

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

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 ...

The sun was shining, the July weather could almost be classified as sweltering... it couldn't have been time for John Smith Rock Festival, could...

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...

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...

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...

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...