Back in summer I met a cool new band full of energy, passion and ambition. Post Pulse had just released their first album – great, straightaway and honest to the bone, groovy stuff – and where full of plans. They had played a couple of shows in autumn and winter before they started off for […]

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The new album – “A COMPLEX OF CAGES” – is announced to be released on March 30th, 2018. Back in summer already Olli-Pekka Laine (bass, main composer) told me, “Yeah, definitely. It’s darker.” While the first single “FURTHER DOWN” is pretty much that from the first moment on, listening to second, just released single, “THE […]

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For quite some time I … well ok, we have waited to see what Niklas Etelävuori is going to do after leaving Amorphis in April 2017. And who would have guessed that when only few weeks later HIM announced their farewell tour, the ‘lose’ ends – speaking of Linde (Mikko Lindström) and Gas Lipstick (Mika […]

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The Beasts in Black announced a change in their line-up. Sami Hänninen parted with the band due to “new circumstances” in his life, as he explains online and lasting health issues with his left hand. As he has been a friend of Anton Kabanen, as he mentioned back in summer 2017, long before the band […]

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Dr Ville-Petri Friman is researcher in life sciences at a university in England. He is a passionate researcher and teacher. And his publication record is impressive. ‘Hm … And haven’t I read this name before?’ you might wonder now. ‘Oh yes, you have!’ Ville is the main composer, guitarist and clean vocalist of the Finnish […]

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Some interviewees you can’t meet too often. One of these to me is Jukka Pelkonen from Omnium Gatherum. This time I intended to focus on him as a lyricist and soon I found us discussing rather philosophical approaches of his linguistic style, the aggression in metal music on the background of the peaceful metal community […]

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Špičková melodic death/thrashová formace z Finska Mors Subita připravila svým fanouškům první ochutnávku z chystaného alba „Into the Pitch Black“, které má vyjít 6. dubna tohoto roku. Kapela, která se na scéně pohybuje od roku 1999 má na kontě dvě dlouhohrající alba a dvě EP. Publikum si získala moderním, ostrým zvukem, dynamičností, tvrdostí a technickou brilancí. […]

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Time and again, we hear that there is a true story behind the lyrics of a song. And so when lately I had the opportunity to meet Juuso Turkki and Antti Seppälä from THE HYPOTHESIS, I learned from them that there is a true story behind their latest single, too. We sat on a room […]

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Finský koutek nespí, jen se mu nějak v lednu nechtějí rozjet brusle. Ale aby naši redaktoři vybudili chutě nedočkavců, mohou předložit malé degustační menu v podobě několika neuvěřitelně chutných novinek. Jako první se o slovo hlásí několik temných duší, z nichž hned ta první je dost známá. Black metalové ohlášky načneme legendou Alghazanth. Kapela na březen tohoto roku […]

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What are you going to do to fight the blues deriving from the lack of light on the darkest of Northern, midwinter nights when the chilly winds cut the skin of your face and frost bites through your pants? – You spend your time and energy on banging heavily to the heart-warming sounds of carefully […]

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