Interview with St. Aurora’s Tuomas ‘Nile’ Nilsson: “They All Remember EP” and Band Introductions

Helsinki-based newcomers St. Aurora self-released their debut EP, They All Remember, on May 28, 2021 as a melting pot of alternative rock, emo, and heavier musical elements. The Finnish five-piece combines the talents of founding members Ero Lamberg (bass, backing vocals) and Walter Kousa (drums), as well as Tuomas ‘Nile’ Nilsson (vocals), Oscar Mäkinen (guitar),

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Interview with Ville Rautakorpi: Dead End Scene’s “Lockdown Archives EP”

Helsinki, Finland’s Dead End Scene recently made a splash with the late May release of the Lockdown Archives EP, their first major opus since 2017’s Dead End Scene EP.  The band—Mikko Kylmänen (vocals), Ville Rautakorpi (bass), Tuukka Hanhiniemi (drums), Olli Salmi (guitar), and Sulo Hohko (guitar)—took advantage of early pandemic seclusion to polish up this

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Interview with Pasi Löfgrén: Where’s My Bible Announce New EP and Music Videos with “Definitely Darker” Feel

Heinola, Finland’s finest “mosh ‘n’ roll” squad Where’s My Bible have embraced 2021 with open arms and raised fists, eager to unleash new material. The five-piece group, including vocalist Jussi Matilainen, bassist Jarno Laakkonen, guitarist Toni Hinkkala, guitarist Pasi Löfgrén, and drummer Teppo Ristola, are on the brink of releasing a new EP, along with

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Interview with Sebastian Rosenlindt: I Revolt to Deliver Debut Album and High Energy in 2021

Kerava, Finland-based metallers I Revolt know how to pack a punch at their live shows, and until those resume, the band is channeling their energy into a debut album. The five-piece have changed their songwriting process and also welcomed the talents of drummer Andreas Krysl in August 2020. For those just discovering I Revolt, start

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Metal Album Cover Artists Interview: Behind the Scenes with Niko Anttila, Petri Lampela, and Heino Brand

In something of a long-distance digital roundtable, Metal Solstice caught up with three artists whose creations help to bring metal to life in the form of album covers, stage equipment, and merch designs. Niko Anttila has a unique perspective, his creative pursuits including traditional physical media, digital art, and drumming for death/thrash outfit Nemecic. The

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Interview with Kevin Storm: Fleetburner’s Origins and Looking Ahead

Fleetburner may be a new band in town, but they’ve wasted no time putting their best foot forward with their namesake debut album, Fleetburner, released in September 2020 on Butler Records. In order to best tell the album’s story, Dutch guitarist Kevin Storm hand-picked the other international talents, including American vocalist Ken Simerly, Finnish keyboardist

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Interview with Sara Strömmer: Shereign’s “Losing Sight” and Plans for 2021

Finnish rockers Shereign made a splash in their first year, assembling their ranks in early 2020 then garnering an impressive number of streams on their self-released debut single “Losing Sight”, released in November. The band, comprised of vocalist Sara Strömmer (Fear of Domination), drummer Miikki Kunttu (Fear of Domination), guitarist Joonas Pulkkinen (Black Light Discipline),

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