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Sonic Syndicate: Living like a robot
And it was summer, and for the first time... thus could have been the quite euphoric way those six young people from Sweden experienced the late summer of 2005 when they won a newcomer competition, and the award exceeded their wildest dreams: A record deal with the successful label Nuclear Blast! >> more/mehr

Sons Of Aeon: A lighthouse of hope
It is rare that a gig takes place without major disturbances – this day, a snow storm had made the trip from Jyväskylä extremely adventurous … No wonder the five guys seemed a bit stressed because of the delay, but still glad to make it to their Helsinki premiere in PRKL Club in one piece ( see report ). Somehow Wille Naukkarinen (git) and Tommi Kiviniemi (b) still managed to deliver an astonishing amount of information in a very short time, between soundcheck and supper, about starting-from-scratch, childlike enthusiasm and ”sisu”, the endurance of Finnish Metal bands... >> more/mehr

Sotajumala: Northern Gods of War
Finnish lyrics, groovy and dark sounds, the drums of hell and the badass voice of Lucifer himself. This maybe describes the young Finns Sotajumala the best. With their record “Teloitus” they reached nro 17 in national sale charts, and impressed STALKER several times on their summer Festival Tour, e.g. at Tuska and Jalometalli, and as support for Obituary. High time to get to know the band a little bit better and find out what´s the story behind the body-covering tattoos of singer Mynni Luukkainen. >> more/mehr

Soulfly - no bootlicker, no waiste of time
Max Cavalera founding and only permanent member of international tribal-metalers Soulfly doesn’t seem to have many past time activities apart from playing his guitar. Within as year, he released an album, played a sold out world during which he cut down a full concert DVD and now he serves us his latest release “Dark Times”, his most metal-esque output in years. Much to talk about to STALKER. >> more/mehr

SoundWitch (Japan): As we change so does our perception of the world
It’s cold and wet outside, but Twin from SoundWitch has agreed to give an interview about their new album ROMANESQUE. Twin, despite her heavily visual stage-image joins me dressed in casual clothes, but she still has that larger-than-life presence that she carries on stage as she drinks her hot chocolate. >> 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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