Finští Amorphis lákají posluchače na nové album „Queen of Time“, které spatří světlo světa 18. května. Po lyrickém videu „The Bee“, které představilo Amorphis trochu jinak, než je fanoušci znají, přichází „Wrong Direction“, první oficiální video připravovaného alba. Jaká bude novinka prozatím nevíme, ale zdá se, že spojí jak novější, elektroničtější zvuk s něčím, co známe […]

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A couple of songs on Niclas‘ hard drive (or ‚heart‘-drive speaking in Anttoni’s words) were the seed from which FLAT EARTH has grown. Are they newcomers? A superband? Veterans? Or hilarious geniuses? Former ‚Heartagram‚ (HIM) instrumentalists Gas Lipstick (Mika Karppinen) and Linde (Mikko Lindström) joined the former Amorphis bass player Niclas (Niklas Etelävuori) and found […]

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A couple of songs on Niclas‘ hard drive (or ‚heart‘-drive speaking in Anttoni’s words) were the seed from which FLAT EARTH has grown. Are they newcomers? A superband? Veterans? Or hilarious geniuses? Former ‚Heartagram‚ (HIM) instrumentalists Gas Lipstick (Mika Karppinen) and Linde (Mikko Lindström) joined the former Amorphis bass player Niclas (Niklas Etelävuori) and found […]

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“Faster, Harder, Louder Is not also one of the worlds‘ most important heavy metal festivals motto, is also my own“, Catalin Ungureanu from the Romanian female-fronted metal band Scarlet Aura tells me and it is, perhaps, the natural idea of metal: „Music, passion, attitude is all contained in this three connected words. Music is a […]

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Jón Aldará is the unique voice of the progressive Death Metal band, Barren Earth who will release their fourth studio album “A Complex of Cages” by the end of this month. The new album differs strongly from earlier releases as we all could already learn from the three singles released by now: “Further Down” is […]

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Finští Amorphis už nějakou dobu ohlašovali, že sedí ve studiu a připravují nové album. Nyní konečně oznámili den vydání, tedy 18. květen tohoto roku i cover alba. „Oueen of Time“ slibuje nové, orchestrální aranže a ve spolupráci s velmi neortodoxním performerem Pekkou Kainulainenem i silné texty písní. Kainulainen ostatně s Amorphis spolupracuje dlouhodobě a jeho texty si […]

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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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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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Why writing, or in your case reading a portrait of Olli-Pekka “Oppu” Laine? Easy answer: He is a bassist of mesmerizing skill. He is playing with the Finnish masters of Barren Earth and Amorphis. And he is a composer of enchanting tunes and a strong affinity to progressive death metal. That’s why! The songs Olli-Pekka […]

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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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