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Finland’s Mausoleum Gate Releasing ‘Into a Dark Divinity’ September 8 on Cruz Del Sur Music

 

MAUSOLEUM GATE’s 2014 self-titled debut album was not as much of a revelation as it was a reminder of how vintage metal should be played. Bucking virtually every modern production trend, the Finns greeted audiences with a warm analog production sound, flanked by the star-gazing vocals of V-P Varpula and the classy twin guitar action of
Count LaFey and Kasperi Puranen. Critical and fan acclaim soon followed, along with key festival appearances at Keep It True and Muskelrock, with many hailing
MAUSOLEUM GATE as one of the most exciting new retro metal bands on the scene. Continue reading Finland’s Mausoleum Gate Releasing ‘Into a Dark Divinity’ September 8 on Cruz Del Sur Music

Finland’s hard rockers Block Buster have released a new single, titled “Bulletproof”

bb-pekka-2. The track is the first single off their upcoming full length debut album and the band says it’s a perfect example of what’s yet to come.

“From that exact moment on we came up with the opening riff of the song, we knew this has to be the first thing people hear from the upcoming album. ‘Bulletproof’ is a really aggressive straight forward rocker, but at the same time when it comes to singing, it’s probably the mellowest and most melodic song we have ever written” explains the band’s lead guitarist, Elias Salo.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Insomnium & Swallow The Sun, Seinäjoki, Finland 14.10.2016 (in Finnish)

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Teksti: Samuli Keskitalo
Valokuvat: Samuli Keskitalo & Anneli Keski-Petäjä

Insomnium on itselleni bändi, jonka otteet ovat parantuneet tasaiseen tahtiin levy levyltä. Uunituoreella Winter’s Gate -täysipitkällä soitto ja laulu alkavat olla lähellä huippuunsa hioutunutta timanttia – etenkin, kun levyn eeppistä 40 minuutin mittaista ainoaa kappaletta siivittää mukaansatempaava viikinkitarina. Tarina juontaa juurensa vajaan kymmenen vuoden takaiseen yhtyeen basistilaulaja Niilo Seväsen kirjoittamaan Talven portti -novelliin. Kunnianhimoiset suunnitelmat kannatti, ja Insomnium piti lupauksensa soittaa kappaleen kokonaisuudessaan palattuaan takaisin esiintymislavoille uuden levyn tiimoilta.
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Music Review: Lordi CD: Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs Demonarchy)

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BY: Jussi Mikkonen

Available: Now

Label: AFM Records/Sony Music

 

 

Lordi’s eighth studio album has been released today and it’s awesome. Let me tell you why. Well first off it’s definitely different from the previous Lordi albums because it’s like a 2-in-1 package. The album is called Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs Demonarchy) so I’m going to review the so called a-side (Theaterror) first and after that I will give quick review about the b-side (Demonarchy)

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