This year, though still in its youth, is shaping up to be the “Year of the New Album”, especially for Finnish metal bands. Saturday’s “Kaaos Metal Night” at On The Rocks in Helsinki was the first live celebration of Brymir’s March 8 release, “Wings of Fire”. The evening, orchestrated by Kaaoszine and Loose Mind Productions,
Six bands bombarded the Nosturi stage on Saturday with Electrik Products’ “Thrash Attack!” The event, which took place on International Women’s Day, drew a diverse crowd in many ways; but the entire evening carried the youthful energy of the Finnish thrash metal scene. Opener Malicious Death got an early start at 19:30, and in camouflage
Norwegian folk metal crew Trollfest is on the road with Korpiklaani, and they’re celebrating a new full-length album release along the way. The band’s vivacious and sometimes over-the-top release, “Norwegian Fairytales”, features themes from their homeland. In case you’re planning to catch these merrymakers on tour, expect a boisterous set filled with instruments ranging from
A small crowd braved heavy snow to attend Dark Sarah’s January 17th set, the band’s first live performance of 2019. The six-piece cinematic metal group, which was recently added to this year’s Tuska festival lineup, recently released a full length album entitled “The Golden Moth”, which continues to tell the story of lead singer
The new year has already proved to be eventful for alternative death metal outfit Medeia, who released their latest full-length, “Xenosis”, worldwide on January 18. The Tampere-based group, comprised of Frans Aalto (lead vocals), Samuli “Sampe” Peltola (guitar, vocals), Pekko Mörö (guitar), Laura Dziadulewicz (piano, synth, vocals), Samuli Kuusinen (bass, vocals), and Janne Putkisaari (drums,
Finnish folk metal giants Ensiferum powered their way through New York on Sunday with support from extreme metal group Arsis and symphonic death metal outfit Septicflesh. Arsis’ set opened with songs such as “Handbook for the Recently Deceased” and “Hellsworn”, from their 2018 album “Visitant”. Lead guitarist Brandon Ellis was ready to riff alongside singer
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