Meeting Erkka Korhonen I had the pleasure of seeing some gigs with Erkka and the last of those had ended in an unexpected meet & greet session after a most memorable Raskasta Joulua concert. Interestingly, I found out during this interview that Erkka still remembers this particular day quite vividly although it is is some […]

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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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  “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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I met Björn Strid in the back stage oft he Tuska Metal Open Air Festival which is actually not the best place to take an interview. Apparently the organizers are incapable of providing a rather quiet room for interviews. So we sit more or less literally behind the stage with noisy traffic from the road […]

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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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Finally: approaching Helsinki the very day the Heatseeker at Tavastia will start the Tuska Open Air marathon and this on a sunny day!!! After all the rain and cold of the Nummirock weekend, you might imagine this add remarkably to my excitement! The line up is amazing and we have spoken of that plenty of […]

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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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