It would have been the party tour of the year: Graveworm and Finntroll together on one stage! That would´ve meant excellent, brute and melodic black metal plus superb humppa black metal. But unfortunately the Finns just couldn´t bring themselves to travel with the graveworms around singer Stefano Fiori from South Tyrol ... more/mehr
Ensiferum | Insomnium | Omnium Gatherum
Once upon a rainy Sunday, the Finnish bands Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum and Ensiferum had made their way to the Grünspan in Hamburg.
I´ve made my way to the venue earlier than the rest of the fans, so that I still had some spare time to sit down with ex-Turisas accordionist Netta Skog, who has been replacing Emmi Silvennoinen ... more/mehr
Enslaved | Winterfylleth
Winterfylleth Enslaved´s warm-up, Winterfylleth, was a definite surprise. They sounded awesome, but when you looked up, something was drastically wrong; none of the members had corpse paint, or costumes on. They looked like the run-off-the-mill English lads –not to mention the drummer, who looked like an English boxer, ... more/mehr
Entwine | Gotham O. D.
The same day winter finally made a short guest appearance in Finland´s capital, quite a lot of Goth Metal fans in Helsinki´s Rock club number 1, and their numbers should even increase. But the opening act had maybe only half of the audience that would cheer to Entwine later.
I have to admit that I had never heard of “Gotham ... more/mehr
Tonight´s show is the occasion for the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica to both promote”Requiem For The Indifferent” and celebrate the 10th anniversary as a band. It had been a long time since Epic played a club show in Helsinki, so fans are pretty thrilled tonight.
After the introduction “Karma” played in a pitch dark Nosturi, ... more/mehr