Some interviewees you can’t meet too often. One of these to me is Jukka Pelkonen from Omnium Gatherum. This time I intended to focus on him as a lyricist and soon I found us discussing rather philosophical approaches of his linguistic style, the aggression in metal music on the background of the peaceful metal community […]

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Time and again, we hear that there is a true story behind the lyrics of a song. And so when lately I had the opportunity to meet Juuso Turkki and Antti Seppälä from THE HYPOTHESIS, I learned from them that there is a true story behind their latest single, too. We sat on a room […]

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What are you going to do to fight the blues deriving from the lack of light on the darkest of Northern, midwinter nights when the chilly winds cut the skin of your face and frost bites through your pants? – You spend your time and energy on banging heavily to the heart-warming sounds of carefully […]

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Interview with Michael Setzer/Sad Sir and Matthias Siffermann/Lusiffer from End of Green I am not sure what I expected from meeting the dark rock veterans of End Of Green. What I got is a deep insight into their band dynamics that after 25 years of band history is still based on what it was in […]

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Behind-the-scences interview with Anton Kabanen from Beast in Black Anton pops up out of thin air in the door to the venue’s office right behind me. He seems a not as relaxed as on our first meeting but then we meet on tour and not at home. And as the Beast in Black’s sensational kick […]

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Who would have thought this possible only some months ago? But there it has happened right in front of my eyes! The black haired opera singer-like diva Tarja Turunen and Marco Hietala, her blonde, former Nightwish mate and metal bard stand on stage together, arms around each others waist, singing from the depths of their […]

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The sounds of Judas Priest’s „Night Crawler“ introduce a roar exploding from the throats of Mate Molnar (bass) and Anton Kabanen (guitar) „Berserkerrrrrr“ unleashes the Beasts in Black! The Greek master bard Yannis Papadopoulos hushes only little later the obvious: „the Beast is back“!  But lets go back in time by perhaps by an hour or […]

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Why writing, or in your case reading a portrait of Olli-Pekka “Oppu” Laine? Easy answer: He is a bassist of mesmerizing skill. He is playing with the Finnish masters of Barren Earth and Amorphis. And he is a composer of enchanting tunes and a strong affinity to progressive death metal. That’s why! The songs Olli-Pekka […]

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Hier geht’s zu: Raskasta Joulua – ein finnisches Weihnachtsmärchen “Christmas truly is the time of miracles”, Erkka Korhonen states in a post thanking audience, musicians, and all helping hands enabling the Christmas concert of Raskasta Joulua in Finland becoming a story of success. The big success is the result of hard work, careful planning and […]

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I don’t write reviews yet I write about music and what music causes me to feel, what I relate with what I hear, and why I like what I hear, perhaps at which point I would wish something different. So let me introduce you to the Lone Gunmen and their EP „Dawn“! I listened to […]

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