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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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The Pit Kicks Off “No Remorse” Talk Show: Jorts, Psycho Las Vegas, and More

This week, Metal Solstice checked out the debut episode of The Pit’s No Remorse, a metal-inspired talk show produced and directed by Katie Rose Lean (Two Minutes To Late Night) and hosted by Jordan Olds (Two Minutes To Late Night). The host said in a press release, “I’m stoked to be a part of the

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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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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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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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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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