The rumour says, alcohol is very expensive in the North of Europe. And yes it is. As music festivals are considered several days lasting parties – and Nummirock is the most traditional example for this rather than an exception – the supplies as well as the accessibility of alcohol in each situation of the festival […]

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Welcome back to my session with the kings of borgacore. But before getting into the details of the essential questions of life, let’s introduce the band. There is, of course, Mr Aminoff, the passionate vocalist appropriately dressed in a black suit including a tie, of course. I found him to be the networker of the […]

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This is my first chapter in a loose series of questions I discussed with the Finnish “borgacore” band Bob Malmström. We had a great time at Nummirock discussing the essential questions of the borgacore life style and the festival season 2017. Outstanding situation require outstanding measure, it is said and so I choose to present […]

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I had some really great opportunities this summer, and I hope you’re not getting bored by me pointing out yet again that I met an outstanding personality. But, shit, they are! Each of them! And each for different reason! So perhaps some might remember the show of Amorphis in late summer 2016 during the Helsinki […]

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Not too long ago I noticed that Antti Karhu, formerly The Man Eating Tree, had a new band, named Post Pulse. I found their just released first album named “Halls of the Damned” and listened to it. It is quite different from The Man Eating Tree, of course. It is aggressive stuff! Straightforward, honest and […]

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… but still it can be evil! Dozens of visas in our passports We were completely a DIY band I met Eugene during Nummirock some time after his gig. It was the first time I had seen Jinjer and it was no less than awesome. Power, passion and their pleasure in performance. Tatjana Shmailyuk’s performance […]

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  “Rise of the Messenger” “Reality Illusion” “Darker World” “Don’t Talk to Strangers”   During this summer I have met numerous, very impressive musicians. Each of them is impressive in his own fashion. And there is no way to tell one more or less impressive as their achievements are hardly to be compared. Each of […]

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The biggest moments are the biggest losses It’s like nothing you know Noise that I can never share Finnish men drown their sorrow I had prepared set of questions but the interview took a totally different turn. What happened and how it happened was utterly unexpected and thereby on the other hand exactly what one […]

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The Beast is Born The Beasts in the Mixer The Berserk and the Beast’s Evolution The Beast Whispers and Roars The Beast is Alive and Hungry The Beast Learns to Dance No One Can Stop the Beast Meeting Anton Kabanen was surprising in many ways. He has changed since leaving Battle Beast and as far […]

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Meeting S-Tool This is gonna be a killer album! Fed up with corporation music business We’re on this together The arse of the elephant Meeting S-Tool Arranging the meeting with S-Tool was a bit surprising. As I did not find a media contact, I wrote to the band directly. I knew they had read the […]

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