Helsinki-based heavy rockers DIRT are on the precipice of both their debut album and a new year, and the November 19th release of their latest single “Real World” has given listeners a taste of the band’s direction. The single’s most recent predecessors are 2019’s Low Life EP and “Cold Sweat” cover, and the five-piece—including Aleksi
Jyväskylä, Finland-based Nemecic—we’ll pause for you to pronounce it correctly, like “nemesis” but with Greek spelling—have released their second album since reuniting in 2017. Unleashed on October 29, 2021 via Inverse Records an expeditious few weeks after the prior single, the album represents the creative offerings of drummer Niko Anttila, guitarist Pasi Rajakallio, guitarist Tuomo
Extreme metallers Bloody Falls unleashed their sophomore album Burn the Witch on October 29, 2021 via Art Gates Records. The Valkeakoski, Finland-based fivesome—comprised of Antero Hakala (vocals), Marko Mäkinen (guitars), Mika Lehtinen (bass), Rami Vartiainen (drums), and Stavros Mathios (guitars)—solidified their current lineup in 2019 and have spent recent years both honing their sound and
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,
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),
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
Finnish thrash/death up-and-comers Pahan Ikoni wasted no time releasing news in recent weeks: a new single entitled “Ikonoklasti”, an accompanying music video, and the promise of a debut full-length in 2021. According to bassist Petri Sara, “The story of ‘Ikonoklasti’ is told through the eyes of an iconoclast, a destroyer of sacred icons. It’s about