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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Moonspell’s recent album, 1755, was released only in November 2017. I gave the album a try and thought immediately: Wow! I should see them live. Definitely! Actually it came as a bit of a surprise as it was 2006 already that I bought my first and for a very long time only Moonspell album. It […]

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The Beasts in Black announced a change in their line-up. Sami Hänninen parted with the band due to “new circumstances” in his life, as he explains online and lasting health issues with his left hand. As he has been a friend of Anton Kabanen, as he mentioned back in summer 2017, long before the band […]

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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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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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The sounds of Judas Priest’s “Night Crawler” introduce a roar exploding from the throats of Mate Molnar (bass) and Anton Kabanen (guitar) “Berserkerrrrrr” unleashes the Beasts in Black! The Greek master bard Yannis Papadopoulos hushes only little later the obvious: “the Beast is back”!  But lets go back in time by perhaps by an hour or […]

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