Tag Archives: Finland

Amorphis Announce Tales From the Thousand Lakes Tour Dates

Tales From the Thousand Lakes Tour Dates

Finland’s melodic death metal juggernaut Amorphis are hitting the road in late December in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their 1994 epic release “Tales From the Thousand Lakes.” The Swedish band Avatarium is joining them on this celebration. Guitarist Esa Holopainen says: “We are really happy to have Avatarium as a special quest for

Metal Review: Vainaja: Kadotetut (2014)

Vainaja: Kadotetut

Finland’s Vainaja (Finnish for Deceased) has released their debut full-length release, “Kadotetut,” via Svart Records and it is a good one. Finland has been known to be a mecca of good music for some time now, but more recently, they are home to quite a few doom metal bands. We can now add Vainaja to

Metal Review: Poisonblack: Lyijy (2013)

Poisonblack: Lyijy

Poisonblack’s latest effort, “Lyijy” (translated to “Lead”), bears an errie similarity to Metallica’s “Black Album,” with a few more melodic hooks. But, the fact of the matter remains that hearing Ville Laihiala’s voice makes me miss Sentenced more and more. That is not to say that I am not a Poisonblack fan, because I love

Video Interview: Amoral Tuska 2014

Amoral Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows

TJ from Skullbanger Media sits down and talks with Ben and Ari of Finnish progressive band Amoral. We discuss the band musical evolution from a death metal band to what they are today, their upcoming tour with Dark Tranquility and a special surprise for fans for the bands 10 year anniversary. Video interview originally posted

Metal Review: Coraxo: Starlit Flame (2014)

Coraxo Starlit Flame

Finland’s Coraxo has self-released their debut EP, “Starlit Flame,” after forming just a few months back in September 2013. “Starlit Flame” is said to be the start of an EP trilogy, and gauging from the feel of this EP, I am eagerly anticipating the next two. Their industrial metal sound is felt throughout the entire

Metal Review: Children of Bodom: Halo of Blood (2013)

Children of Bodom Halo of Blood

Once upon a time, I was a huge Children of Bodom fan. “Hate Crew Deathroll,” to me, was the pinnacle of their career. Since that point, I was luke warm on their releases with “Are You Dead Yet?” having some great songs, but too many fillers. The trend kept going on and on after that

Concert Review: Battle Beast: Henry’s Pub Jan. 4th, 2014

Battle Beast

Official Websites: http://www.battlebeast.fi http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/label/musi… https://www.facebook.com/battlebeastofficial Battle Beast is one of Finland’s newer metal bands having released their first album ‘Steel’ in 2012.  Soon after they released their self titled second album in 2013 with brand new singer Noora Louhimo.  Many times when a band has to replace a singer it can many times result in

Amorphis Announces More Circle European Tour Dates

Amorphis Circle

You know how much I love me some Amorphis. Finland’s melodic death metal powerhouse Amorphis may have just finished the first part of their Circle World Tour earlier this month, but they have also just announced a full set of European tour dates for the new year. Stated guitarist Esa Holopainen: “Just wanted to drop

Metal Review: Graveborne: Through the Window of the Night (2013)

Graveborne Through the Window of the Night

Finland’s black metal horde Graveborne has a January 20, 2014 release date on Seance Records for their latest album, “Through the Window of the Night,” which is an uncompromising, unrelenting, ferocious black metal beast of an album calling back to classic 90’s era black metal. You will hear influences from such monster bands like Immortal,

Metal Review: Kuolemanlaakso: Musta Aurinko Nousee (2013)

Kuolemanlaakso Musta Aurinko Nousee

Finnish death/doom metal newcomers Kuolemanlaakso (translated to “Death Valley”) burst onto the scene last year with the release of “Uljas Uusi Maailma” and for good reason. After a homeland tour and a performance at the 2013 Tuska Open Air Festival, Kuolemanlaakso laid down some tracks, some of which were used for the “Musta Aurinko Nousee”