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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19. 1. 2018, Club Garáž, Ostrava-Martinov,The Czech Republic Interviewer: Do you still prefer playing in clubs than in bigger areas? Fernando:  Yes, I think it´s a perfect atmosphere for us but of course there´s nothing wrong to perform at festivals too. It´s a different experience to play in front of larger crowds. Sometimes we even […]

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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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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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The crystal-clear sorrow. The fear of open landscape full of mist, which soaks the land and the people walking it. The rain which falls over the edge of the cliffs, covering the view. That rain falls for three hundred days a year. We are at the Faroese islands and through the whispering rain, we hear […]

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Interview with Michael Setzer/Sad Sir and Matthias Siffermann/Lusiffer from End of Green I am not sure what I expected from meeting the dark rock veterans of End Of Green. What I got is a deep insight into their band dynamics that after 25 years of band history is still based on what it was in […]

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Behind-the-scences interview with Anton Kabanen from Beast in Black Anton pops up out of thin air in the door to the venue’s office right behind me. He seems a not as relaxed as on our first meeting but then we meet on tour and not at home. And as the Beast in Black’s sensational kick […]

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Who would have thought this possible only some months ago? But there it has happened right in front of my eyes! The black haired opera singer-like diva Tarja Turunen and Marco Hietala, her blonde, former Nightwish mate and metal bard stand on stage together, arms around each others waist, singing from the depths of their […]

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Aephanemer was forming since 2013. Originally, it was a small, isolated project, a dream, whose solitary dreamer was Marin Hamiche. He released the first EP ‘Know Thyself’ as a multi-instrumentalist and these six tracks actually turned out to be a viable child of one parent. However, many great multi-instrumentalists’ projects are actually doomed to death, […]

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