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Sunset Riot: From the undercurrent of hope
Australia is the home country of good Rock acts like AC/DC, Rose Tattoo or top artists like Nick Cave. All those have been around for a while, but still there are new Australian bands with the potential to become world stars. We introduced this band as Fresh Act in 2011 which is slowly making their way to the top. Sunset Riot have it all to compete with the top guns – great sound, Rock attitude and a charismatic singer with star appeal. We talked about their latest album „Uprising“ and their plans for a US-Tour. >> more/mehr

Survivors Zero: A great day to die
Do you think that anything resembling piano- or synthesizer sounds, anything vaguely expressing the idea of “soft” or “atmospheric” is totally redundant in a music genre labelled “Metal” - well, then you will definitely enjoy this band which only recently appeared on the Finnish Metal canopy . However young in existence, this act can refer to many years of experience when it comes to the band members, recruited from e.g. Scourger, Deathchain or Finntroll: Tommi Virranta – voc, Seppo Tarvainen – dr, Sami Jämsén – git, Jani Luttinen – git and Tapio Wilska - bass+voc. The latter of those Metal veterans found time to satisfy STALKERs curiosity... >> more/mehr

Swallow The Sun: Pulling the strings
Using the word "cheerful" in combination with Swallow The Sun seems a major contradiction, yet the guys from Jyväskylä have all reason to smile: A successful new album (”Hope”), a completed Europe-tour with Moonsorrow, many festival shows and a tour overseas coming up. So STALKER had to be quick catching STS guitarist and mastermind Juha Raivio right before the show at Nosturi, to talk about hopes - and underwear design... >> more/mehr

Swallow The Sun: No Twilight, no humour
Right before their European tour kick-off show in Helsinki (check our tourdates!), Keyboarder Aleksi Munter and singer Mikko Kotamäki found time to meet with STALKER for a chat. So here you can find out the real reason why their recent output “New Moon” (see review here) was recorded in Sweden, why there´s a new guy on the drum seat now, what´s the thing with “Pussy Doom” and which topic they are totally at odds with....
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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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