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Metal, Punk, Rock, Music, Photography, Interviews, Videos, Helsinki, Finland
Metal, Punk, Rock, Music, Photography, Interviews, Videos, Helsinki, Finland

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REVIEW: Steelfest 2016, Day 2: Blood, Spikes, Sermons and Sunlight

Apparently Lady Enslain snores. I was informed of this by a mournful snarl from the blanket encased lump in the living area as I bounced around our rented apartment in Hyvinkää making coffee late on the morning of the second day of Steelfest 2016.…
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70000tons of Metal 2016, Day 4: Bloody Marys, Windy Decks and Belly Flops

After a few hours of rest I needed to get an early start for the day to be prepared to provide assistance with another interview. So I managed to get showered and have a quick breakfast at the Windjammer, while probably still a little drunk from last…
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#Steelfest 2016, Day 1: Underground metal, blue skies and good friends

This year I started my Steelfest weekend by missing the train from Helsinki on Thursday evening. One does go every half hour at that time, but it is a certain type of frustration to push the button on the doors of the train for it only to start moving…
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Fans of psychedelic rock lined up at Tavastia to see  in Helsinki, playing songs from his band The 13th Floor Elevators, who are credited with being one of the pioneers of the genre. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”135″ gal_title=”Roky Erickson plays The 13h…
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Now, this article might not be entirely accurate in terms of gear as I was unable to interrogate any band members that night. However, this is what I saw on stage, and this is what I heard. Coming into Nosturi that night, Hideous Divinity were completely…
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There is nothing quite like a Cannibal Corpse gig to give you mild deafness and a sore neck the next day, but it’s certainly worth it. After more than a year away, the Americans stormed Nosturi supported by Brazil’s Krisiun and Norway’s Hideous Divinity.…
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Sometimes there is nothing for it but to raise a glass of something dubiously brewed and enjoy some country music. Steve’n’Seagulls and Kings of Moonshine delivered just this to the Virgin Oil Co in Helsinki. Our Photo Galleries are fully searchable, so…
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Our Photo Galleries are fully searchable, so go ahead and look through the lot, or search for the band you really want to see with the first word in their name. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”132″ gal_title=”The Coffinshakers + Sörnäinen – 09.04.2016 @…
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When thinking about Ace of Spades this immediately comes to mind: “You know I’m born to lose, and gambling’s for fools, but that’s the way I like it baby, I don’t wanna live for ever…”. Alan Davey is a name that is usually linked to Hawkwind, and…
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On Wednesday, 30th March, Nile landed in Helsinki together with longtime touring partners Melechesh and the Italian melodic deathsters Embryo to promote their latest effort, What Should Not Be Unearthed, in their second Finnish date of this tour. In front…
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