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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 in the Polanski singer Anthony (Anttoni Pikkarainen) their perfect match, conneting these grownups in his emotion club. Their first single, „Blame“ will be out any moment. You might just have enough time to read how they met, how the success of their crowd funding and…

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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 a rather dark and Opeth-like song. “Withdrawal” is a kind of a ballad with only clean vocals, somehow bright and in the same moment of nearly choking emotional weight. The just released “The Ruby” comes with a video taken by the former Sentenced drummer and…

Music is so much more than just a creative piece of work of an artist or band. First of all it’s something which can give us the necessarily timeout from our particular daily lives no matter if we listen to it digitally, on CD, on vinyl or what we all definitely love the most in a live show. The last one is obviously the way with the most impact on us and our mood because the musically vibes are coming directly to us from the band themselves. But making it to the point to have the opportunity to perform live…

Viktor Gullichsen is the vocalist of the Finnish “epic pagan metal horde” as the BRYMIR describe themselves. As their new single is to be released soon and they’re working hard on finishing their next album, there were many good reasons to meet him. Viktor granted me and thereby us some deep insights into Brymir’s creative processes but also how he manages to in the end make his living from music or with music, to be precise. I met him short before Brymir’s gig on the Metal Crane Festival in Nosturi/Helsinki back in January. The festival was a big success, attracting…

Austrian post-black metal band Harakiri For The Sky released their fourth album, “Arson” on Friday, February 16th. We had a little chat about the new album and some other topics during their short tour in Finland in January. In the backstage room at Nosturi venue, Helsinki, I meet two polite and very Austrian-like friendly mob-heads. Matthias Sollak writes the music, Michael “Jimbo” Wahntraum writes the lyrics. A two-man creative project, but like a little family on the road The creative decisions in making music and lyrics are shared between the two men. Matthias writes the music, makes the…

What would you expect from meeting a metal band from Iceland? Ice-cool characters, rough statements uttered in few, harsh word. Then perhaps this interview is boring to you. Because meeting Bibbi (Snæbjörn Ragnarsson – Bass/Vocals) and Þráinn (Þráinn Árni Baldvinsson – Guitar/Vocals) is different. It resembles­ more the conversation you have with good friends over a bottle of wine. One moment you’re laughing out loudly and the next you discuss a serious topic only to learn that you share the opinions of your friends before diving into some telling tales of recent shows, role play adventures and alike. Time flies…

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 their first tour abroad in Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. Only one or two days before they set sail I heard Sam, their most charismatic bass player felt severely ill. Just returned from the hospital they started touring, including Sam, of course. Now that they…

The Moon and The Nightspirit is a pagan-folk band established in 2003, based in Hungary. Their charming music has bewitched hundreds of thousands fans internationally. The band will soon tour across central Europe, having gigs in Poland, Germany (including Wacken Winter Nights) and Czech Republic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2uUYAaXkEk Hello Gergely! Looking forward to meet with you guys in Prague! What would you tell about TMATN to people to convince them to check it out live? What is your style? What is so attractive about your performances? Hi Petra, we are also looking forward to play in Prague again. As you mentioned in…

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 WITHDRAWAL” we might think differently. It feels so light but then …  A somewhat soft tune ripples by like a slow, yet deep river. It seems like the perfect song to listen to during your breakfast in that one hotel in Rovaniemi that enables you…

Megaherz vocalist Lex in an interview on their new album “KOMET” (>> deutsche Vollversion) The German band, well more like an institution in heavy music, Megaherz is about to release a new album, „KOMET“. As I had the chance to do an email interview with them I could not resist. Then again email interviews are lacking one of my most important source of information – the interaction with my interviewee sitting next to me. I am limited to read in black letters, hear no words, no further sounds, no sensing of emotions. I have no face or pose to read.…

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