The sounds of Judas Priest’s „Night Crawler“ introduce a roar exploding from the throat of the Greek master bard Yannis: „Berserkerrrrrr“ unleashes the Beasts in Black! But lets go back in time by perhaps by an hour or two because my personal Beast in Black concert experience started with an remarkable encounter or less pathetic […]

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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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Winter is coming. Frosty air bites your face, even the tiniest drop of humidity is stinging like a needle in your skin yet growing beautiful white crusts at your beards and eyelashes and breathing burns harshly in your throat. You walk on a lonely plane in the bitter cold of an Arctic night. Below the […]

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Kaunis Kuolematon just released a very touching ballad “Palava maa”. They released a song completely different than any other song I have heard of them. Really, totally different? I met the band, the whole band, in summer during Nummirock festival in Finland. They announced that there would be a release later this year very different […]

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Norský kult Satyricon je v českých zemí častým hostem, jak v pražských klubech, tak na Brutal Assaultu, kde patří mezi největší atrakce večerního programu. Říjnová zastávka turné k aktuální nahrávce „Deep Calleth Upon the Deep“ zamířila do pražského Paláce Akropolis ve společnosti kapel Fight the Fight a Suicidal Angels, to vše v péči Obscure Promotion. Plánovaný začátek už v 17:30 odskákala […]

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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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Now that was a long festival day! We started roughly at noon and returned home only after sunrise, literally. Blasting gigs, passionate interviewees, meeting lots of cool folks on the venue and all this free of rain. It feels hard to make a cut what to write and what not. Ok, the inteviews. There was […]

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When I listened to this line of Omnium Gatherum’s „Rejuvenate!“ it stuck in my memory and popped up again and again from time to time. Just like this morning while taking a sighing look on today’s Tuska schedule. ‚Bull…‘ I thought. ‚There’ll be hardly a break not to think of break long enough to take […]

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