Category: Concerts/Festivals

15-03-2017 Kilt.
By: Nilgün Lesonen
Starts: 15-03-2017
On The Rocks
Helsinki
FI
Thanks for the awesome gig to Alternative Metal Band Kilt. from Finland. The guys have been together for quite some years and tonight was the record release party of their third full length album called: “Momentum”. Read more of this article »

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03-03-2017 Aesthetic Perfection
Support: Nyxx, Night Club
Starts: 03-03-2017
Brick & Mortar
San Francisco, California
US

It is Friday night in San Francisco. There is plenty of places to go. We chose Brick & Mortar. A little club in San Francisco. Why? Because three amazing bands were playing there tonight: Nyxx, Night Club, and Aesthetic Perfection. Read more of this article »

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Battle Beast 24-02-17
Starts: 24-02-2017
Virgin Oil Co
Helsinki
FI

Text by: Reija Myllynen
Photos by: Juho Karila
Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast at Virgin Oil Co
Battle Beast is a band that had conquered our hearts few years ago in Nummirock and it’s been a delight to see them developing and growing year after year, thanks for them being active to play near us. After the departure of the songwriter-guitarist Anton Kabanen, it was only a matter of time when we’ve got to hear the first album where the rest of the group had finally got to contribute. This is a story about how well the songs work live. Read more of this article »

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Valkeat Album Release Show 20-1-2017
Support: Vetten Äpärät
Gloria
Helsinki
FI

Text by: Reija Myllynen
Photos by: Juho Karila

We were up for a folk metal night in Helsinki as one of the most promising and praised bands, Valkeat were about to make their debut. But before the main act, we witnessed Vetten Äpärät, which was a completely new acquaintance for both of us. Read more of this article »

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06-01-2017 Nation in Despair & Instant
Bar Rock Bear
Vantaa
FI

Text by: Reija Myllynen
Photos by: Juho Karila

It was a dark night in Vantaa, the neighboring city for Helsinki, and the midwinter coldness only fitted to the scene as we ventured into the venue that looked almost like a warehouse turned into a bar. Pretty perfect for some death metal. Read more of this article »

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11-02-2017 S-Tool
Starts: 11-02-2017
Jack The Rooster
Tampere
FI

By: Gamze Öyunc

Finnish heavy metal rockers Ville Laihiala (ex-Sentenced and Poisonblack) as a frontman and his crew of prestigious musicians Aksu Hanttu (Entwine), Sami Leppikangas and Kimmo Hiltunen (ex-Lullacry) founded S-Tool in 2015. It originated from Laihiala´s personal demos and evolved into this project relatively very timely. They have been crowdfunding and recording their debut album for a while now. The rockers decided to make a Finnish tour with their material in hand to measure the temperature of the Finnish rock seas, and I attended the last leg of this mini tour in Tampere, at the famous Jack the Rooster. The Tampere gig was the 8th show of this mini winter tour of the band.

Tampere is a lively city bustling with young people and music enthusiasts as I´ve seen in the crowd in this rock bar Jack the Rooster. We arrived at the bar an hour earlier. The show was sold out and exuberance hit the top point when great rock and metal blared from the speakers before the show. The stage was very intimate enabling fans and the band interact with each other easily. I even ran into my instagram friend in the first row who is an Finnish metal fan, we hugged each other warmly, and felt the delight of the fun night ahead of us full of Finnish rock `n roll. My friend´s husband was kind enough to let me squeeze between them in the first row, we started headbanging to the pre-show songs.

The atmosphere was very candid and friendly, Laihiala came on the stage to accord his guitar, everyone cheered when they saw him and he was all smiles and in a jolly mood, which was a sign of an awesome show waiting for us. The band took the stage after midnight, started rocking with their 1st single “Shovel Man”. The energy oozing from the stage to the crowd was awesome and it felt very positive. As the band agreed later on in the interview after the show, they have been enjoying the 1st fruits of their time together as a band quite a lot.

“Your Despiser No.1”, “Hammering”, “Back to Zero”, “Until The Lid Closes and “Shovel Man” were the most outstanding live tracks and grabbed full attention from the audience. They played 12 brand new songs in total. I kind of expected some covers from the band during their setlist but they were eager for their own material and they wanted to showcase them to the audience for immediate feedback.

Their kickstarter campaign reached its goal and their recordings for the S-Tool album is going on full throttle. After this mini winter tour, we as fans can only wait to hear the album when it comes out even though there is no certain release date for it.

S-tool is scheduled to play at the summer festivals of 2017 so if you have the chance to catch them in festivals all over Finland this summer, do not miss it.

Links:
S-Tool Facebook

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11-02-2017 Doyle
Support: Mkiebo
Cadillac
Oldenburg
DE

By: Basak Günel

 

Who would have thought the band DOYLE would include the city of Oldenburg as part of their European tour? The band, consisting of the notorious Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein and Alex “Wolfman” Story is currently embarking on the European tour to promote their latest album “Abominator” and they played in Oldenburg on a Saturday evening. Read more of this article »

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06-02-2017 Lordi
Support: Warcorpse
Starts: 06-02-2017
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, California
US

Tonight the gods of music called me out to Santa Cruz to see a band that has come long ways and is a legendary live band all throughout Europe. A band that has won the Eurovision Song Contest despite all the doubters: Lordi from Finland were stopping by in Santa Cruz to play at The Catalyst. And I was there with them. Read more of this article »

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17-11-2016 Stratovarius Episode Show
Support: Thunderstone
Starts: 17-11-2016
Nosturi
Helsinki
FI

Text by: Reija Myllynen
Photos by: Juho Karila

After the strong comeback roughly half a year before, the power metal masters of Thunderstone seemed only as a logical choice to open a one very special night, which got our photographer to be excited of way ahead of showtime. Read more of this article »

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04-02-2017 Year Of The Goat
Support: The Order of Israfel
MTS
Oldenburg
DE

By: Basak Günel

It’s not always that I get to see some amazing doom metal / occult rock bands live in Oldenburg! So when I saw the news of Swedish bands Year of the Goat and The Order of Israfel playing live in my city, I was beyond excited! Oldenburg does not have many concert venues but MTS is especially a nice one; it’s normally a record/LP store but it can also be booked as venue. The store itself is not so big which makes the whole atmosphere a bit more familiar and sincere. Read more of this article »

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