… 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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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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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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Jak už určitě stačili pravidelní i náhodní čtenáři Obscura zaznamenat, naše redakce je informovala pravidelně o své účasti na festivalu Nummirock ve Finsku. Redakci se opravdu podařilo získat akreditaci na Nummirock a vyslat svého zástuce. Respektive zástupkyni. Nadaná fotografka a naše externí redaktorka Katja Gessner dostala možnost užívat si jednoho z nejlepších finských festivalů hodně zblízka. […]

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Intro We just do what we do Introversion in its many forms Patience, precision and a hole in the wall We all love the bass The hawk, the spirit, the cat and … The 7th member, the elephant and Ukko Intro Meeting this band of introvert childhood friends in their Nummirock camp was a very […]

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Chapters of the interview: Relieved from death. Death. Death. More than just a metal band Naked on stage Mental Freedom Superheroes and antiheroes What is music? There are good and not so good and actually senseless slots to meet a band for an interview. And perhaps only few hours after their after show party, bleary […]

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The festival ended with a range of more than interesting gigs. Yet after another three nights in a row short in sleep and days crowded with information, music and meeting musicians and managers, I was simply too tired to attend everything I had planned. I am quite confident that Mastodon gave an impressive show without […]

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Only two more days left before the gates to one of the most traditional clubs, the Tavastia, in Helsinki open for the Tuska warm up event, the Pre Party. Here we will see Antony Parviainen and his energetic Band Psychework again. And no doubt they will fuel the Helsinki party people as much as they […]

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The final gig of Nummirock 2017 was played by the amazing and fantastic Insomnium.  And what a gig they played. I met them at the check in and the first thing they or more precisely Niilo asked: „What the hell are you doing here?“ relating to me being German and thereby being theoretically able to […]

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Moikka from the beautiful lake Nummijärvi, from sunny shores and flimmering heat …. Äh – no. Well, the lake is beautiful. And the sun is at least from time to time visible. And the flimmering heat, well … I haven’t found that yet. Also, travelling here was a bit of an adventure. First my luggage […]

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