The hard facts and plans of Raskasta Joulua It is particularly rare to get some hard facts on the finances of such project or any tour. These things are usually not spoken of. But already before the actual interview when I kind of had a social cup of coffee with Erkka he was very much […]

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Meeting Erkka Korhonen  – The voices of Raskasta Joulua „How did you get to all these new singers you’ve taken into the band over the years?“ He frowns. „Earlier we would approach people because we had to. We would like back in 2006, when we started expanding the line up live because we did ten […]

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Some time before I heard of Raskasta Joulua for the first time, I ran into some amazing 80’s cover songs from a band called the Northern Kings. One thing was for sure: these guys had amazing voices but also great humor. Check out yourself: Northern Kings, ‚I Should Be So Lucky‘ The core – in […]

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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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