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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 Ms Cesar Little. MsCL: “You know it is a bit like a fairy fale: Once upon a time on tiny island in the Baltic Sea a grand lady came up with the stories taking place in Muumi Valley. Muumi and his family lived in blue…

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 about our passion – the music! Some people take the opportunity to make this tour life their profession. And their profession is our first guaranty that we’re able to enjoy the concerts as smoothly as it can be. Have you been aware of the funny…

OK, I missed Radio Rock, Finlands number one radio program for the harder music, playing “Blame” by Flat Earth for the very first time. F*! But then the internet is not really forgetting anything and thus, soon I got my opportunity. The teaser had been promising already. Anttoni’s voice sounds different on the teaser than I knew from Polanski and it does even more considering the now digitally available, complete song. But let’s get started from the beginning. The intro has a keyboard passage – it immediately reminded me of a song I had known for a long time, a…

Who are the uncounted helping hands and thoughtful minds who enable our favourite musicians to play in the end? Or to record their next album? Have you ever noticed the one guy checking out each instrument and mike on stage before the show? Or have you ever spoken to the security guy at the gate to the pit? We have spoken to some of these ‘mercenaries’ of this invisible but essential army already and we will meet a lot more of them. Because in the end they are as important as the musicians themselves nowadays still no one takes notice…

“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 rollercoaster of emotions and power. It’s all about sharing the feelings and make the audience embrace all of the light, power, freedom you transmit through your music. Faster like how fast minutes pass when on stage and faster rhythm, harder and more profound emotions and…

The crowd on metal concerts has changed. And even with Black Metal icons SATYRICON on stage you will find lots of guys and girls in regular jeans and shirts, simply hairdos and just like that make ups. Even Black Metal has left the sole shores of underground and arrived in the middle among us. The stage set up is simple and leaves plenty of space for the musicians to fill with their energy, passion and moves. In the background a huge screen showing the Edvard Munch’s sketch “The Kiss of Death” (1899) that Satyricon made their cover art of “Deep…

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…

Imagine a friend asks you to check out a new song. Happens everyday. You do. You listen. And you think: Damn, it’s good! I listen again. Wow. It’s got my vibes, my speed, my moods. And I listen once more to find a shallow glimpse of its depths. Oh dear!!! Catchy, but then more than that. It is this kind of catchiness that creeps rather slowly but unstoppable into your mind, it creeps on deeper, further into your soul and it would not stop before it has found a cosy and warm place deep inside your heart. Still there are…

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 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…