There have been quite some changes in Barren Earth lately either within the band line up or affecting the band dynamics. When there was never a doubt that Kreator would limit Sami’s [Yli-Sirniö, guitar] availability for Barren Earth the question arose how Oppu’s [Olli-Pekka Laine, bass] return to Amorphis would affect the band. And then […]

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The Czech folk-corists Cruadalach from Prague strike again after three years of „silence“! Their brand new single „Brave New Dawn“ was recorded and produced by MusicMap, as well as the music video, and is a preview of their new upcoming album! The CD will be released this autumn, so stay tuned! It´s international distribution will […]

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Their latest album ‘Into the Pitch Black’ is a master piece being highly appreciated by fans and reviewers. The lyrics, mostly written by vocalist Eemeli Bodde, often deal with some kind of disappointment in recent social structures and developments. Yet there always is hope Mika Lammassaari points out even stronger than Eemeli who joins our […]

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    Know the feeling you know some band before anyone else do? Wonderful! I love that feeling so much, I spent my time eagerly searching for new and unknown bands and than enjoy watching their rise. I’m not talking falls now. The advantage new bands have is that they are easily approachable and they […]

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Heavy Muumi Rock or mostly knows as HM Rock has become one of the most popular faces at the legendary Finnish midsummer metal festival: Nummirock. We followed the little one on his journey their and enjoyed his adventures on festival. But then who is Muumi and who is HM Rock? Osbscuro asked our foreign editor […]

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Have you ever wondered what Kataklysm would sound like, if they hadn’t created Ex Deo but a bit more aggressive side-project with an oriental touch? Nah, I know you haven’t, me neither. But there is an answer to almost every question – even to the seemingly stupid ones. Lelahell from Algiers may not be Kataklysm, […]

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Shades of Sorrow – a canadian female fronted band out of Moncton, New Brunswick – put out their second album „Ascension“ this early June. And guess what: It landed on my (virtual) desk and I was pretty eager to hear the complete album after I saw the cover and got a glimpse into one of […]

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To us metal lovers from Central Europe, Finland often seem to be the promised land of heavy music, satisfying our hunger for melancholic, dark or even blackest tunes with a never ending flow of new bands. This is all the more interesting as the metal scene of our Northern neighbours is quite young – at […]

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Like a tornado the new song “Dead Like Silence” from Post Pulse kicks off. Nothing of silence in here. Not all. But then again who needs silence if you can have the growls and screams of Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow the Sun), Otto Aleksanteri Eräjoki (Mørket), Niko Kalliojärvi (Humavoid), and Sami Silvennoinen (Skein) adding to Doe‘s […]

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Finnish top metal export Amorphis released their 13th studio album “Queen Of Time” on May 18th, 2018. The new album is even stronger, more varying and more mature Amorphis than ever before. A couple of days prior the release, I had an opportunity to exchange a couple of words with Amorphis’ guitarist Tomi Koivusaari, who […]

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