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Sirkuit Preiker Interview: Medeia’s Samuli Peltola Unleashes Electronic Metal Solo Project

In Sirkuit Preiker’s first-ever interview, Tampere, Finland’s Samuli Peltola explained his project’s origins with striking honesty. Also serving as guitarist-vocalist in alternative death metal outfit Medeia, Peltola poured personal experience and three years’ preparation into “Heijastus”, a single released on May 15, 2020 via Playground Music Finland. The single combines complex sampling with harsh vocals,

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Troll Metal Stands Tall: Verikalpa Talk “Tuoppitanssi” and Live Performances in 2020

Oulu, Finland’s Verikalpa are ready to unleash their freshly brewed “beer-drenched troll metal” with Tuoppitanssi, due in nine days on February 21 via Italy’s Scarlet Records. Verikalpa’s most recent single, “Nalulattujen Vaellus”, will appear on the album, and it gives listeners a taste of what to expect for the group’s sophomore full length. The band’s

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Eluveitie Announce 2020 North American Tour: NYC Dates in September

Swiss folk metal frontrunners Eluveitie will make a two-night appearance in NYC on September 28 and 29, 2020 at the Gramercy Theatre. The nine-piece last performed in the Big Apple on October 14, 2019 at the now-defunct Playstation Theater alongside Finland’s Korpiklaani. A Nuclear Blast press release has touted the upcoming tour as a “victory

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Brooklyn’s Path to Victory: Ensiferum with Kalmah, Abigail Williams, Aenimus

Ensiferum’s lively gig at New York City’s Irving Plaza was Metal Solstice’s first show of the year, so it was only fitting that their Brooklyn show closed out 2019 with Aenimus, Abigail Williams, and Kalmah in tow. It was Aenimus’ second time in the five boroughs in 2019; their first appearance supported Hypocrisy and Fleshgod

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Vorna, Kaunis Kuolematon, Voidfallen at On The Rocks (Show Coverage and Interview with Vorna’s Vesa Salovaara)

Metal Solstice witnessed Vorna in action on their recent tour, celebrating the autumn release of full-length Sateet palata saavat on Lifeforce Records. Their Helsinki stop at On The Rocks fell on the same night as Turbonegro’s performance in town, but they still nearly sold out the venue, an intimate stage for the band alongside Kaunis

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Breathing New Life: Vio-Lence and Zombie Apocalypse in Brooklyn (Show Coverage and Interview with ZA’s Eric Dellon)

New York City’s boundless options for metal shows on any given evening can be helpful and frustrating in equal parts. For example, if you have to miss a performance by your favorite band, barring anything catastrophic, they’ll be back in town. Other nights, you’re faced with impossible choices, such as selecting from Slayer and Primus,

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Vorna’s Season: Autumn and the Release of “Sateet palata saavat”

It’s Vorna’s season now; with the September 27th release of Sateet palata saavat, translated in English as “the rains will return”, they gift Finnish metal with insight into the climate and imagery of autumn and beyond. The band, comprised of Vesa Salovaara (vocals), Niilo Könönen (bass), Arttu Järvisalo (lead guitar), Saku Myyryläinen (keyboards), Henri Lammintausta

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New and Noteworthy: Interview with Helsinki’s Voidfallen

Giving birth to a band is no small amount of work, and Helsinki’s Voidfallen have chosen an interesting time to join the Finnish metal landscape. In an environment brimming with tenured bands and their decades-long fan bases, kicking off a new act can be, in some ways, courageous. The melodic death metal five-piece, comprised of

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