In a long while hasn’t there been a concert in Helsinki of this kind of magnitude, when the seated audience would be applauding, standing up, by the third song only! And the further it went, the more of the hall stood up and sung along and moved – security didn’t even attempt to put anyone back on their seats. Even after the encore, ... more/mehr
A few weeks ago the fourth Blake album was released in Finland, this time via Stay Heavy Records, and with a tendency to more melody. Are they going "commercial" also performance-wise?
Well, no, as those 4 Finns presented themselves again in a sinister atmosphere that reeks of motor oil and alcohol. With "Spirit Of Cain" ... more/mehr
Blake / Godsplague / Bloodred Hourglass
When the days get darker and it´s raining constantly, you hardly find motivation to go outside. But on this evening it´s worth it to check those bands at Virgin Oil. This Club in Helsinki center doesn´t quite impress with sound quality, but the stage looks great with those four statues at the sides.
Originally this concert should have taken place at Z7, but with pre-selling below expectations the event was moved to the smaller and therefore cost-effective neighbour Galery. As mentioned before, the location´s charme is similar to the Zick Zack Restaurants in Zürich with the same high quality food, but it´s smaller. And despite ... more/mehr
Blaze Bayley / Mainpain / Aziz
Somehow Blaze the Madman Bayley is already part of this concert hall, like the Z7 crew, the taps, the malt whisky and all that. And like every year, or almost every year, Blaze is back in Pratteln to the delight of all fans. The evening is opened by the Swiss band Aziz, but unfortunately I miss most of their show.