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Shakra: „Yesterday´s gone – fortunately!“
Shakra are back, after they parted ways with Mark Fox, with a new singer and the album  “Back On Track”. They convince with powerful songs and catchy choruses and prove that those difficult days have passed. Guitar player Thomas Muster and „the new guy“ John Prakesh have good reasons to be optimistic... >> more/mehr

Shape Of Despair: No songs of joy
If there was a Guiness Record about “how many years it took a band to play the first show ever”, SHAPE OF DESPAIR are in a good position to make this entry... Founded in 1995, the Finns released three studio albums, then disappeared from the scene – until returning 2010, presenting a new vocalist Henri Koivula 2011, and 2012 they made their stage debut at Tuska jatkoklubi (see STALKER festival report ). Band mastermind Jarno Salomaa tells us more about it... >> more/mehr

Shatter Messiah: Prose for Metalheads
A history with Annihilator and Nevermore, so what could possibly go wrong? And indeed, Curran Murhpy, Shatter Messiah guitarist and mastermind, chose a great team with vocalist Greg "Wags" Wagner, guitarist Dusty Holt, bass player Ron Boisvert and drummer Robert Falzano. This bright new star on Thrash Metal heaven just released their second longplayer „God Burns Like Flesh“. STALKER managed to get hold of Curran for a short chat... >> more/mehr

SHEAR : “You don’t have to prove anything to anyone but yourself!”
Their debut album „Breaking the Stillness“ (see STALKER Review ) received quite good response. The Finnish band SHEAR wants to take new untraded paths with their music and prove once again that women in Metal can indeed kick ass (although there are still people who find it hard to believe). Alexa Leroux is a top-notch front woman, and in order to find out more about this blonde beauty and the band, just continue reading the interview with her and keyboarder Lari Sorvo. >> more/mehr

Siberian Jay: Sexy on the ice
A few weeks ago Siberian Jay could celebrate the release of their debut album (of the same title). In Finland, singer and mastermind Ilari Hämäläinen is mainly known as bass player of the bands Naked, Kengurumeininki and of Idols contestants Katri Ylander and Pete Parkkonen; and he also acts in musicals at Helsinki City Theater. A down-to-earth, multitalented musician who fulfilled his dream with Siberian Jay and now acts as front man. Ilari found time to answer our questions shortly before a show on a Baltic ferry... >> more/mehr


Axemaster: Overture for more to come
One of those bands with a long history: Axemaster was formed in 1985, rocking the scene with classic >> more/mehr
Fresh Act July / August
When living in Finland, it is difficult to ignore the simple fact that this country is the world´s number >> more/mehr
Tuska Open Air 2015
Just when it seemed certain that the summer of 2015 was a hopeless case, along came Tuska and brought the good weather with ... more/mehr 2015-07-07
CD: Powerwolf
Two years after their no 1 hit album “Preachers of the Night” (at least in Germany), Powerwolf release their new album “Blessed ... more/mehr 2015-08-03
CONCERT: Faith No More
The comeback of the legendary crossover band Faith No More was one of the remarkable recent news on music heaven. ... more/mehr 2015-06-24
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