Not only this year`s festival line-ups were weak this summer, but also good gigs in Helsinki are rare, at least in my opinion. An exception: The 69 Eyes frontman Jyrki69 and Rane Raitsikka, former guitarist of the legendary Smack, as a duo, playing in a tikibar. The venue seems to be a problem among the goth fans of The 69 Eyes, ... more/mehr
Theatre Of Tragedy | Pain | Sirenia
To see an Industrial- and Gothic-Metal-Evening, a lot of fans of this genre travelled even through the wet cold weather and the winter road conditions to the JUZ Live Club in Andernach.
This evening SIRENIA from Norway took over the disliked part of the opener. Maybe the winter weather had an effect on the audience and they ... more/mehr
Theatre of Tragedy, Gothminister, Catastrophe Ballet
Fans will hardly believe it, but the concert with Theater of Tragedy – support Gothminister and Catastrophe Ballet – had to be shifted from Markthalle into the smaller MARX. The advance sales didn´t go too well to fill Markthalle. Some might say, ToT are too good to play on such a small stage, others might say that MARX is cosy. ... more/mehr
I was very excited for this evening because after a two-year hiatus and the departure of singer Pasi Rantanen and keyboarder Kari Tornack Thunderstone are now back on stage again. The Swede Rick Altzi known from the band At Vance took over vocal duties and Jukka Karinen from Status Minor tickles the ivories. The only question is, ... more/mehr
Thunderstone | Machine Men | Twilightning
The first Thunderstone-gig after release of their new album “Evolution 4.0” in Helsinki, and their second place in the Finnish Eurovision preliminary, therefore a lot of people had gathered in Tavastia, many old and new fans. And also the opening acts of that evening were quite well-known.