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2016 Staff Picks Playlist (Musicalypse Archive)

Well, it's been a long year and we've seen a lot of shows and listened to a lot of albums. However, as the holidays...

PHOTOSHOOT: Ember Falls & Blind Channel Backstage @ Virgin Oil Co. (Musicalypse Archive)

One of Musicalypse' favorite new acts is Finnish BLIND CHANNEL, who have taken the country by storm with their unique style of "violent pop"...

PHOTOSHOOT: Stage prep & soundcheck with Blind Channel @ Virgin Oil Co. (Musicalypse Archive)

Okay, maybe it's time for Musicalypse to take a break from covering BLIND CHANNEL shows... but come on, what fun would that be? This...

SCREENING: Nightwish – Vehicle of Spirit (Musicalypse Archive)

NIGHTWISH is one hell of a band these days, now that they have their strongest line-up yet, so it's no small wonder why they...

PHOTOSHOOT: Backstage @ EDGE:Nordic 2016 (Musicalypse Archive)

When EDGE:Nordic 2016 hit Helsinki, we had pretty much the run of Nosturi. While we were a bit busy watching the bands, we did...

UNLEASHED: Machine Supremacy share the story from “Phantom Shadow” (Musicalypse Archive)

When I spoke to Robert Stjärnström and the guys from MACHINAE SUPREMACY last year, I had asked if they've ever told the actual story...

Nummirock’s Campsite: An Institution in Itself (Musicalypse Archive)

When talking about Nummirock, there’s one thing that’s evident right away: Nummirock’s campsite is an institution in itself. A mystical, fabled one to those...

Ten Years of Tuska Open Air (Musicalypse Archive)

Tuska Open Air is one of the major summer metal festivals held annually in Finland, and is a summer must for metalheads new and...

CONCEPT THEORY: An elaborate, yet incorrect theory about Machinae Supremacy’s “Phantom Shadow” (Musicalypse Archive)

Have you ever just sat around and wondered what the real story behind MACHINAE SUPREMACY's "Phantom Shadow" is? Who are these characters on the...

PHOTOSHOOT: Ember Falls & Jake E. Backstage @ Jack the Rooster, Tampere (Musicalypse Archive)

We've been waiting for what feels like forever but is more like 2 years for EMBER FALLS to grace us with an album, and...

Losing Legends: Why there may never be new “greats” (Musicalypse Archive

Today we found out that Piotr Grudziński, the guitarist from RIVERSIDE, passed away. It’s incredible how many musicians we’ve lost in such a short...

The Best of 2015 in Metal (Musicalypse Archive)

No one can deny that 2015 was a lottery winner for new releases. With bands like BLIND GUARDIAN, ENSIFERUM, NIGHTWISH, APOCALYPTICA, KAMELOT, HELLOWEEN, DISTURBED,...

Why Machinae Supremacy’s “One Day in the Universe” is the Best Modern Love Song (Musicalypse Archive)

Let me posit a question for you: Are love songs like rom-coms? Do you feel like a lot of romantic music is actually fairly...

The Best of 2014 in Metal (Musicalypse Archive)

This year, I made an effort to stay more or less on top of the new releases. This was probably due to the fact...

The Best of 2013 in Metal (Musicalypse Archive)

Ever since 2012, at the end of the year, after I’ve had enough time to digest everything from the past 365 days, I write...

The Best of 2012 in Metal (Musicalypse Archive)

Ah, 2012, how kind you have been to us music-lovers. The metal world is a delightful place and 2012 did not fail to provide...

PORTFOLIO: Best of Bear Wiseman

Bear Wiseman has been a music journalist since the end of 2011, when she joined Musicalypse.net. She became the editor-in-chief of Musicalypse in 2012....

PHOTOSHOOT: Soundcheck with Sunrise Avenue @ Nosturi (Musicalypse Archive)

It may seem like being in a band is not all fun and games, though sometimes fun and games are required! Here are some...

PRELISTENING: Finntroll – Mot Skoggornas Värld [Nifelvind] (Musicalypse Archive)

On September 1, Finnish folk metal band FINNTROLL introduced several songs to media representatives from the long-waited sixth studio album under working title "Mot Skoggornas...