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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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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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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Meeting a legend – that’s what I hoped for. And I met a man that fully qualifies to be called a legend. Although perhaps he even more is a wise one. But let’s go back to the early days: A metal band called Anvil rises from Canada in the late 1970s and very early 1980s. […]

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Have you ever been on tour? Well, we’re talking about like following a band around so you don’t miss a single concert because you enjoy seeing this band on stage so damn much! It’s such a memorable experience you never want to miss. And we’re absolutely not talking about the groupie thing here! It’s just […]

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I had heard and read about Luca being a person for whom spirituality is of utmost importance. It is. Even more I learn about his holistic approach in life, in music, in everything. He is very reflected and interconnecting every aspect into a well-balanced system. I heard about him practising yoga and meditating a lot. […]

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