TRUE CULT CLUB: Debut Show – On the Rocks, Helsinki, 26.08.2020

DARK SARAH w/ CRIMSON SUN: Grim Release Show – On the Rocks, Helsinki, 07.08.2020

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During this coronavirus pandemic, we've seen quite a few bands broadcast live streams from a wide variety of locations. We've seen empty barns, rehearsal...

TRUE CULT CLUB: Debut Show – On the Rocks, Helsinki, 26.08.2020

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Upon hearing the band name, True Cult Club (or Trve Cvlt Clvb, as it has been annoyingly stylized) may bring to mind bands like Insomnium or...

DARK SARAH w/ CRIMSON SUN: Grim Release Show – On the Rocks, Helsinki, 07.08.2020

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There was a bit of a lull in streaming as summer hit its peak in July, with August bringing a handful of live shows...

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Having released the second half of the official soundtrack to Noita one month ago, the team of psychedelic/stoner rock band From Grotto and Niilo...

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Finnish heroic metal giants, Ensiferum, are back again with a new release entitled Thalassic. Normally, these guys have a big, fun album release party...

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Live streaming events are gaining popularity these days and recently, Korpiklaani have joined in the fray. They have over 20 years of service in...

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COVID-19 may have happened at the worst possible moment for Amorphis, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. The three anniversary shows scheduled...

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Koronapandemia sattui kenties huonoimpaan mahdolliseen saumaan Amorphikselle, koska yhtye viettää tänä vuonna 30-vuotisjuhliaan. Helsingin Tavastialle suunnitellut kolme juhlakeikkaa on siirretty jo kahdesti eteenpäin ja...

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While we have watched many a stream lately, we have yet to see a dual-headlining show. Fortunately, bands seem to want to try everything...

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As the first coronavirus restrictions set in around Europe, some bands were already out on the road and were forced to return home. One...

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Ensimmäisten koronavirusrajoitusten astuessa voimaan ympäri Eurooppaa jotkin bändit olivat jo tien päällä ja joutuivat palaamaan kotiin. Yksi näistä oli Lordi, jonka Euroopan-kiertue tuoreen Killection-levyn...

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Live streaming is the way to go during the quarantine and with Greybeard Management partnering up with SemiLive streams, Sonata Arctica jumped on board...

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It's no secret that Musicalypse are huge supporters of Blind Channel and their unique brand of "violent pop," aka heavy pop or what could...

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Covid-19 wiped out all the tours and festivals for spring and summer 2020 and Insomnium was forced to cut their North American tour with...

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Among the many bands who have postponed shows and album release events, Lost Society was one of the groups we were saddest to miss...

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Let us return to a simpler time. A time before lock-downs and quarantines in the faraway era known as this February. The Bay Area...

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On the list of live streams we've been enjoying during our social distancing, the most recent is that of Swallow the Sun. Taking place...

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Like so many other bands, alternative rockers Flat Earth were forced to postpone their spring shows due to the coronavirus; in this case, a...

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The coming of May has brought both questionable weather and more fore-promised live streams from many favorite bands, including, most recently Cellar Darling, streaming...

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With streaming as the new platform for musicians during this era of quarantine, Devin Townsend has stepped up, donating proceeds to various healthcare workers:...

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With their latest album, Aeromantic, freshly released to fans worldwide, it's a shame to say that the Night Flight Orchestra isn't out touring at...

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On the ever-growing list of live streaming shows that we've been seeing in the spring of 2020, Shiraz Lane was the one that we...

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As local quarantining becomes more and more important, bands are finding alternative ways to share their music and continue their planned events. Coming to...

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Thanks to the COVID-19 spread around the world, more and more artists and labels are turning to streaming to spread the word. Shaking things...

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In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, bands and musicians are needing to be more and more creative in their outreach. Corvus Corax, for...

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With the world in quarantine these days, more and more bands are starting to look into streaming to help ends meet, as well as...

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Blackgazen edelläkävijä Alcest julkaisi kuudennen täyspitkänsä, Spiritual Instinctin, viime syksynä, ja albumin kiertue - lämppäreinä toimineiden Kælan Miklan ja Birds in Row'n kera -...

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Blackgaze pioneers Alcest released their 6th full-length record, Spiritual Instinct, last fall, and the tour for the album - with support acts Kælan Mikla...

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Before the COVID-19 crisis set in completely and all gigs were postponed or cancelled, we saw one last show at Semifinal on March 11th,...

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It’s 2020 and the winter should be in its fullest when Finnish death-doom band, Swallow the Sun, celebrate their 20-year-long career with a special...

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The Finnish pagan metallers of Brymir have slowly and surely been captivating audiences progressively more and more with each album. They were a staff...

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American indie band, Icon for Hire, were not a band we expected to play in the Nordics any time soon, so you can imagine...

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Moonsorrow has long captured the hearts of Finns and foreigners alike with the beautiful brand of emotive pagan black metal. While they haven't released...

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With the release of "The Ascending of Jupiter" last year, as well as the Trio de Facto tour with Ensiferum, it goes without saying...

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The latest edition of SunTzu Night is now behind us, with its sixth edition taking place on February 8th, 2020. Let's first define what...

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L'irrésistible Cabaret (does it really need a translation?) is the first friendly contest organised by the Cherry Chérie association from Grenoble (France) for amateur...

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The gruesome and notorious glam rockers of Steel Panther never leave Finland without their music for very long. Their latest defiling of Helsinki took...

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Dream Theater always seem to be keeping busy with their tours and album releases, and now that they've been around for so many decades,...

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Having released In Cauda Venenum last fall and toured Europe in support of it, Opeth kicked off 2020 with a short run of Nordic...

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Julkaistuaan In Cauda Venenumin viime syksynä ja kierrettyään Eurooppaa sen tiimoilta Opeth polkaisi vuoden 2020 käyntiin lämppäribändi The Vintage Caravanin kanssa lyhyellä Pohjoismaiden-kierroksella, joka...

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Every opportunity to see Machinae Supremacy live feels like a treat. The last few times we've seen them were at the small island festival,...

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When Greybeard announced the Best Tour Ever pt. I, we were a little skeptical of the boastful name. However, when the bands on the...

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It's been a rather long time since the Game Music Collective played their debut gig in 2016 and though we sadly couldn't make it...

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The self-proclaimed "dumbest idea ever" was for a new band to host their own festival, so that is just what Oceanhoarse did to celebrate...

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Eräs suomalaisen metallimusiikin historian luku sai päätöksensä 15. joulukuuta 2019. Yksi vuoden suurimmista uutisista koski Henkka T. Blacksmithin, Jaska Raatikaisen ja Janne Wirmanin yllättävää...

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A chapter ended in Finnish metal history on December 15th, 2019. Some of the biggest news of the year involved the sudden departure of Henkka...

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As part of their Octopussy 2019 Tour, Stam1na arranged a proper pre-Christmas party on Saturday December 14th, 2019, in The Circus, Helsinki, with Humavoid...

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Beast in Black have been on a rapid rise since songwriter/guitarist Anton Kabanen parted ways with Battle Beast. With two albums under their belt...

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As locals Beast in Black were taking over the Helsinki Ice Hall, some of us headed over to Tavastia to check out Eluveitie and...

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We know that Children of Bodom are winding down for the year, as well as saying farewell to most of their original line-up. With...