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Tuska 2015 adds international cult acts to line up

Tuska Festival taking place in Suvilahti, Helsinki, has managed to book a crop of trailblazing cult acts that have been all over the media the past few days. Taking the stage at this year’s event at Suvilahti will be Mortus (MEX), Crepuscular (MEX), Eternal Dusk (UK), Grey (GER), Yvaeh (MY), Blast (SWE/FIN), …

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Barnyard Boogiemen Steve ‘N’ Seagulls Go From Viral Sensation to Signed Act

Barnyard Boogiemen Steve ‘N’ Seagulls Go From Viral Sensation to Signed Act What became a genuine international phenomenon actually started out on a farm in central Finland; in a barn, to be precise… There, in said barn, a bunch of like-minded countrymen—with the emphasis on “country”—played a customized version of AC/DC’s …

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TUSKA 2015 confirms Alice Cooper and 11 other acts

Eleven new bands and a theatre play have just been confirmed for TUSKA 2015 line-up. Pioneer of theatrical rock and one of the heavy metal ancestors ALICE COOPER brings his shock rock circus to Tuska main stage. OPETH is set to show off how to master progressive metal on a wide …

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In Flames join Amorphis, Lamb Of God, and Stratovarius for TUSKA 2015

Gothenburg based IN FLAMES is confirmed to play at Tuska. In 2015 Tuska-festival will be held from 26th to 28th of June at Suvilahti, Helsinki. In Flames is one of the forefathers of death metal and Gothenburg based metal scene. Numerous world tours and 11 studioalbums under their belt the …

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Blind Channel – Pre Fest Interview Wacken 2014

Blind Channel are the Finnish winners of this years Wacken Metal Battle. They play at Wacken along with all the other Metal Battle winners from all over the world to compete for the Over All Metal Battle Champion! Can you give the readers a quick introduction to the band. Blind …

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Kuolemanlaakso – Tullijousten

Finland has long been the purveyors of fine Doom including Reverend Bizarre, Unholy, Skepticism and Swallow the Sun, which leads into Kuolemanlaakso whom feature a member of Swallow the Sun. This is the second full length release and sits somewhere in the land of doom with a gothic tinge. The …

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Oranssi Pazuzu – Valonielu

Finland’s Oranssi Pazuzu presents fans with six original, genre-expanding, no-frills good tunes. Music replete with creativity sparks interest. Valonielu blends sparse industrial with rock, insanely running it through an extreme metal filter, resulting in a crazy chimera. The long, well-crafted songs feature guitars utilizing some of the heaviest, thickest “breakup” …

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HAYLEY’S ROYAL WHORES – Back To The Zone

Excellent album of Gothic tinged Rock, a real ‘must listen to’ record.    Formed in Finland a couple of years ago, this album actually represents the bands second full length release in that very short period of time. ’Back To The Zone’ however, is a lot heavier than its predecessor …

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Jess and the Ancient Ones – Astral Sabbat EP

Last year, Finland’s Jess and the Ancient Ones delivered their eponymous full length debut. A superb release, with an eloquent combination of 60’s prog rock and occult lyricism.  Having previously released standalone track “13th Breath of the Zodiac” on 7” single in 2011, it is no surprise that they have …

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Seremonia – Seremonia (Album)

Time for something a little different. Seremonia are a Finnish group who simply can’t be labelled, as their debut self titled release shows. These guys boast all kinds of exotic influences from Anglo-American proto-metal to Latin psychedelic rock which, as anyone can expect, makes for a…well, certainly interesting record. The …

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The 69 Eyes – X

The latest gothic rock band to emerge from the depths of Scandinavia, Finland to be precise, are The 69 Eyes, a band that adds another name to a long legacy of rock and metal bands from the snowy country. Their latest release, a full length studio album imaginatively entitled X …

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Embassy Of Silence – ‘Antler Velvet’ cd review.

This is Finnish band Embassy Of Silence’s second full length offering, following on from 2009’s ‘Euphorialight’ which was released to much critical acclaim in their homeland, with it’s musical twists from light to dark, it immediately got the band noticed. ‘Antler Velvet’ however see’s the band progress firmly to a …

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Myon – Call of the senses (single)

Myon are a melodic rock band from Finland.  “Call of the senses” is their new single and is taken from their forthcoming album, Vitalworks, which is due for release in 2012.  Vitalworks will be the bands fifth album. Call of the senses a great track – very radio friendly with …

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