The season of Rovaniemi, Finland’s melodic death metallers I Am Your God has arrived. The five-piece released an explosive single, “My Venom”, in late August 2021, a quick reprise to 2020’s full-length album The Resurrection. The single, which also has some flavors of metalcore, is laden with heavy riffs, underlying countermelodies, a steady rhythm section,
Finnish rockers Rebellix recently deployed a music video, “Serpent’s Kiss”, in tandem with an announcement of their forthcoming EP of the same name, to be released October 15th. In an interview with Metal Solstice, lead singer and guitarist Samuel Honkavaara (you may recognize him from behind the famed Helsinki bar The Riff) eagerly detailed the
Abbath drummer Ukri Suvilehto has established himself as one of the most diversely involved participants in metal, appearing in a variety of musical projects during a time when connection was particularly challenging. In an interview with Metal Solstice, the 27-year-old Finn provided a personal account of his ongoing experiences with shamanism, self-care, and professional collaboration.
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),
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
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
Finland’s Hanging Garden recently announced Skeleton Lake, their seventh full-length opus, scheduled for a May 21st release via Lifeforce Records. “Winter’s Kiss” will be the first single released tomorrow, March 12th, introducing listeners to the latest creative efforts of lead vocalist Toni Hatakka, guitarist Mikko Kolari, guitarist/vocalist Jussi Hämäläinen, female vocalist Riikka Hatakka, keyboardist Nino
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