Tag: Metal

“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 Helmouth of Paara: Festivals, Finnish Folklore, and Pushing Their Limits

If there is one thing that the members of Helsinki-based Paara have mastered, it’s defying convention. The band’s three vocalists sing exclusively in Finnish, but unlike many others who do the same, they’ve dared to deliver their set throughout Europe to fans who can’t translate. They’ve also released their four-song sophomore album Riitti (ViciSolum Productions,

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Omnium Gatherum Sets Course for Summer Festival Season

Coated in the polish of decades-long experience together, Omnium Gatherum ascended to the Nummirock main stage and created an atmosphere of fun. Their set was something of a musical ballet, with lead singer Jukka Pelkonen performing his growling vocals, pointing out enthusiastic crowd members, and leaping across the stage simultaneously. Clad in matching logo shirts,

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They’ve Created a Monster: Wake up Frankie to Take Tuska Inferno Stage

Helsinki-based Wake up Frankie, victors of the Tuska-Torstai competition, will take the stage for the first time at the annual Tuska festival on Saturday in Suvilahti. The self-proclaimed “groovin’ thrashrock” performers, comprised of Kasperi Meriläinen (vocals), RisOtto (guitar),Vesa-Matti Pääkkönen (guitar), Dimi Kavvadas (bass), and Joni Huovila (drums), edged out several other up-and-coming bands for the

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Brymir, Oceanhoarse, and I Revolt Incite Kaaos at On The Rocks [Helsinki]

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,

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Thrash Attack! Helsinki: A Nosturi Night to Remember

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

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