The hard facts and plans of Raskasta Joulua It is particularly rare to get some hard facts on the finances of such project or any tour. These things are usually not spoken of. But already before the actual interview when I kind of had a social cup of coffee with Erkka he was very much […]

Read more

Winter is coming. Frosty air bites your face, even the tiniest drop of humidity is stinging like a needle in your skin yet growing beautiful white crusts at your beards and eyelashes and breathing burns harshly in your throat. You walk on a lonely plane in the bitter cold of an Arctic night. Below the […]

Read more

Meeting Erkka Korhonen  – The voices of Raskasta Joulua “How did you get to all these new singers you’ve taken into the band over the years?” He frowns. “Earlier we would approach people because we had to. We would like back in 2006, when we started expanding the line up live because we did ten […]

Read more

Solstafir are cult because they are unique. I would not know of any other band like them. Perhaps their music sounds even weird to many people. They describe their music as Pink Floyd metal. My personal history with Solstafir started when I noticed that some of (my favourite) musicians wore their shirts quite some years […]

Read more

Some time before I heard of Raskasta Joulua for the first time, I ran into some amazing 80’s cover songs from a band called the Northern Kings. One thing was for sure: these guys had amazing voices but also great humor. Check out yourself: Northern Kings, ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ The core – in […]

Read more

Meeting Erkka Korhonen I had the pleasure of seeing some gigs with Erkka and the last of those had ended in an unexpected meet & greet session after a most memorable Raskasta Joulua concert. Interestingly, I found out during this interview that Erkka still remembers this particular day quite vividly although it is is some […]

Read more

Tomorrow Bloodred Hourglass (BRHG) from Mikkeli in Finland will release their third full-length album “Heal”. And as the band is spread all over the country – in terms of space – it did not work out for us to meet in person. I tend to identify ‘new’ bands by following the tracks of musicians from […]

Read more

Discussing the superheroes’ topic with the kings of borgacore could naturally not be limited to the identification with a particularly named superhero. We have the honor of speaking with the punks of punks and that would surely provide a very unique approach to the superhero topic. Batman – the true hero of borgacore? So I […]

Read more

The rumour says, alcohol is very expensive in the North of Europe. And yes it is. As music festivals are considered several days lasting parties – and Nummirock is the most traditional example for this rather than an exception – the supplies as well as the accessibility of alcohol in each situation of the festival […]

Read more

Welcome back to my session with the kings of borgacore. But before getting into the details of the essential questions of life, let’s introduce the band. There is, of course, Mr Aminoff, the passionate vocalist appropriately dressed in a black suit including a tie, of course. I found him to be the networker of the […]

Read more