Wanderers Toward Rebirth: Eluveitie & Korpiklaani Conclude Tour in NYC

“New York Fucking City” is typically a special stop on a metal band’s tour, for many reasons. Besides its obvious esteem and a population of fans much larger than elsewhere along a typical North American tour route, it often makes financial sense as the starting of ending point, connecting bands back to their far-flung home

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“Judgement (& Punishment)”: Jinjer Delivers Memorable Performance at the Gramercy Theatre

Ukrainian progressive- and death-influenced four-piece Jinjer barreled through New York City on October 2, the 18th stop of a 42-date run across North America. It was their first headlining show in the city, and to nobody’s surprise, the Gramercy Theatre was completely sold out. Fans of varying ages and musical tastes flocked to the venue

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Interview with Noumena: Chinese Tour, Upcoming Album, and 21 Years Together

Longtime Finnish melodic death metallers Noumena have returned from the shadows, with announcements of a new album in the works, as well as a headlining Chinese tour in early November. The band’s most recent opus was 2017’s Myrrys (Haunted Zoo Productions), a full-length sung entirely in Finnish. Although all seven members, including Hannu Savolainen (bass),

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“The Space Between Worlds”: Album Feature and Interview with Nashville’s Howling Giant

“Don’t take us too seriously, or take us incredibly seriously. Whatever you do, don’t fall into the middle ground,” said Zach Wheeler, drummer of Nashville-based Howling Giant. This year has been the Nashville trio’s most prolific. The self-described “progressive, heavy rock” outfit have expanded their ecosystem, crisscrossing the U.S. several times on tour, and releasing

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Kobra and the Lotus “Burn!” Manhattan Stage + Interview with Kobra Paige

Kobra and the Lotus opened for Sebastian Bach at Sony Hall, and an abbreviated set didn’t stop them from delivering an energetic performance full of music from their latest release, Evolution. The Napalm Records album is in its infancy; it first saw the light of day on September 20, 2019. Its sound is somewhat a

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Interview with Bloodred Hourglass: “Godsend” Momentum and Their Banner Year

Bloodred Hourglass are hours away from their final festival performance of the summer season at Bloodstock Open Air in the U.K., marking another milestone in the middle of a prolific year. The melodic death metal (and sometimes thrash-inspired) outfit, comprised of Jarkko Koukonen (lead vocals), Lauri Silvonen (guitar), Antti Nenonen (guitar), Jarkko Hyvönen (drums), and

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On the Rocks Show Coverage + Interview with Wolfheart’s Tuomas Saukkonen: Lineup Changes, Tour Surprises, and Album Number Five

Nearing the end of a seemingly limitless string of tour dates across three continents and 10 months, melodic death metal outfit Wofheart returned to On the Rocks in Helsinki, the city closest to what they consider to be a hometown. Sandwiched in between openers and Dutch symphonic black metallers Carach Angren, the band, comprised of

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