INTERVIEW: AYREON – Arjen Lucassen; The Netherlands, 2020

INTERVIEW: ALTAMULLAN ROAD – Johanna Kurkela & Johanna Iivanainen; Finland, 2020

INTERVIEW: VARG – Fenrir; Germany 2020

INTERVIEW: FINNTROLL – Vreth; The Riff, Helsinki, 2020

Interviews

INTERVIEW: AYREON – Arjen Lucassen; The Netherlands, 2020

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Fans of Arjen Lucassen were delighted to hear about the upcoming release of the next Ayreon release this week, a sci-fi/fantasy ghost story called Transitus....

INTERVIEW: ALTAMULLAN ROAD – Johanna Kurkela & Johanna Iivanainen; Finland, 2020

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If you've ever wanted to hear the sounds of folk fairies singing deep, ambient, fantastical songs in perfect harmony, you need look no further...

INTERVIEW: VARG – Fenrir; Germany 2020

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The German melodeath band Varg will be releasing their newest record, Zeichen, on September 18th, 2020, after a 4 year absence since their album,...

INTERVIEW: FINNTROLL – Vreth; The Riff, Helsinki, 2020

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One of the biggest names in Finnish pagan metal, Finntroll, are back at last with their seventh studio album, Vredesvävd. Naturally, having had a 7-year...

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Canadian melodic power metal outfit Unleash the Archers are back again with the follow-up to the well-received Apex (2017) with its sequel, Abyss. We had a...

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New on the heavy metal scene is a band stylized as Trve Cvlt Clvb. Made up of some well-known names like Asim Searah , Rolf Pilve...

PLAYLIST OF MY LIFE: Samer Elnahhal, 2020

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Once known as Ox from Lordi, Samer Elnahhal has returned to the hard rock/heavy metal world with the release of solo album Supernova Kill Road...

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Progressive metal act Wilderun's most recently released album, Veil of Imagination, is an epic, emotional, and mystical journey through landscapes of the earth and...

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With the approach of Ensiferum's upcoming sea-themed album, Thalassic, not far away on the horizon, Musicalypse was able to arrange a chat with bassist/songwriter Sami...

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While Finland is largely known for metal, there's been a recent resurgence of 80s-style rock 'n' roll with bands like Reckless Love, Shiraz Lane,...
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For those of you who follow the more obscure, self-made artists of the world, the name Leah may already be familiar. If you've not heard,...

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It's easy to get caught up in music from North America and Europe, but every once in a while, it's nice to walk around...

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It's not very often that we come across music that intrigues us on Instagram, but it does happen from time to time. We've been...
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Finnish industrial metal favorites Turmion Kätilöt appear to be an unstoppable machine of disco metal. with the approach of their ninth studio album, Global Warning,...

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With the approach of their tenth studio album upon us, it's time to share the interview we did with Nightwish, regarding their upcoming release,...

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Nightwishin yhdeksännen studioalbumin julkaisun lähestyessä on aika jakaa bändin kanssa tekemämme, tulevaa Human. :||: Naturea koskeva haastattelu. Finnvox-studioilla tammikuussa pidetyn ennakkokuuntelusession jälkeen juttelimme Marko...

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These times can be rough. Though tours get cancelled or postponed, the artists behind the music we all love are still out there. We...

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We've been waiting for the opportunity to speak with the members of Smackbound since their first single debuted in late 2019, "Drive it Like...

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There's a new name in the Finnish music scene: Pihka is My Name. If you're the type who enjoys creative electronic music (largely instrumental)...

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While Europe isn't exactly known for its country music scene, that doesn't mean that there isn't an interest out there. While many country artists...

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If 2019 was a musical sundae, the introduction of Daimonic to the world was the cherry on top at the end! Having released two singles...

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Lordi hasn't exactly bathed in the spotlight in the Finnish mainstream in recent years, and the uninformed may have even thought the band wasn't...

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Lordi ei viime vuosina ole juuri paistatellut Suomen valtavirrassa, ja jotkut asiaan vihkiytymättömät ovatkin saattaneet luulla bändin jo lopettaneen. Hard rock -hirviöt julkaisivat kuitenkin...

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We're always on the prowl for new music and the newest band to come across our radar is Velvet Ocean from up north in...

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Lordi's newest release, Killection, took the monster rockers to a new level with a concept based on a fictional compilation album. While all of our...
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Oceanhoarse visited CrossFit Tuusula on December 3rd, 2019, to try to lift an elephant! We interviewed vocalist Joonas Kosonen about music and fitness before...

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The Game Music Collective has been poking around on our radar for a few years now and now that they've created the Game Music...
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Ikinä visited Stadi CrossFit on December 4th, 2019, to try their hand at a custom CrossFit session. We did a brief interview with Santeri...

INTERVIEW: CRIMSON SUN – Full Band; Viisi Penniä, Helsinki 2019

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It's been longer than we had hoped since Crimson Sun has been releasing music, but fortunately these guys started to drop a trail of...

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Ever since Wheel came on our radar with their incredible debut album, Moving Backwards, this year we've been dying to get a chance to talk...

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You may not have heard of Hyperomm, and if that's the case, it's a shame. Comprised of music written by music by multi-instrumentalist Anton...

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There never seems to be a shortage of new bands in Finland, which means there's always something new for listeners to try. However, that...

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Happy Halloween! If you're into the Finnish industrial scene, you may have heard the name RiESA pop up in the last handful of years....

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While Block Buster has been around for a few years now, they're getting a fresh new start on Friday September 13th, 2019, when their...

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Does the name Velcra sound familiar? This industrial band was making headway in the early 2000s with hits like "Can't Stop Fighting." Playing their...

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Every once in a while, we like to take a step away from heavy metal to see what's going on in the rest of...

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It's no secret that we at Musicalypse are huge fans of Everfrost and are waiting with extreme impatience for their sophomore album, Winterider, to...

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For good or ill, we'll always love Sonata Arctica. With their 10th album being released in their 20th year as a band, we had...

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Well all know about Belzebubs by now, but fans of the comic have only recently been able to learn more about what goes on...

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When Metallica announced the Worldwired Tour's support bands, Bokassa and Ghost, our first thought was, "who is Bokassa?" Well, this grunge/stoner rock trio from...

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While Northtale might be a new band for you, Bill Hudson's name may still be known. Before now, he has played in bands like...

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For followers of punk music, or those who like the drones of stoner rock, Bokassa might be on your radar. Currently on a European...

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Known for catchy melodies, strong riffs, and a singer that the girls can't stop raving about, The BLANKO are showing up on our radar...

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Marko Hietala has been in the music scene for years and years now, but we've never heard a solo album from him... until now!...

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Riverside returned to Finland a year and a half after the group's last visit to our country on the Towards the Blue Horizon tour,...

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De Lirium's Order is releasing their upcoming album, Singularity, on April 26th, 2019. Musicalypse were fortunate enough to attend the pre-listening session for the album...

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Even if you don't know their music, Frosttide should at least ring a bell if you're into folk metal. Known for their frosty Finnish...

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It was about 2 years ago that Silver Bullet first came to Musicalypse' attention, as both Hannes Horma and Nils Nordling contributed to our...

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Cellar Darling has been working hard to get the word out. Having already done a tour with Lacuna Coil, and having quite a few...

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One of the nation's most prestigious doom metal bands, Swallow the Sun, is releasing their new album, When a Shadow is Forced into the Light...