Battle Beast tour in Finland

Battle Beast announces a Finnish headlining tour taking place in autumn 2017.

“Following the string of sold out club shows earlier this year, we are happy to announce the second leg of our Bringer of Pain Finnish tour. Including a headlinging show at the Lost In Music festival in Tampere, this will be the last chance to catch Battle Beast in the Finnish soil in 2017. Supporting us on this trek we are happy to welcome Oulu-based hard rockers Temple Balls (Not in Tampere).

You know what to do, so DO IT!”

Schedule

29.9. Bar Kino, Pori
30.9. House of Rock, Kouvola
5.10. Henry’s Pub, Kuopio
6.10. Kerubi, Joensuu
7.10. Lost In Music, Tampere
13.10. Nosturi, Helsinki
14.10. Tuiskula, Nivala
20.10. GONG 1, Turku
21.10. Katuklubi, Lahti
27.10. WS Arena, Vaasa

(Source: Battle Beast)

Review: Skellington – Caveman Rising EP

Swedish metal band Skellington returns after a couple of years of silence with a brand new EP “Caveman Rising”. The album is digitally available now.

 

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Santa Cruz new single “River Phoenix” out now!

26.5.2017. Finnish glam metal band Santa Cruz presented new single named “River Phoenix”. Single promotes 3rd album on which the band is currently working with Finnvox Studios in their hometown – Helsinki, Finland. Santa Cruz plans to release the full album in late 2017.

 

16.05.2017 – VADER & DECAPITATED w/ THY DISEASE, NOX VORAGO, THRASHRED @ Nosturi, Helsinki.

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On May 16th at one of Helsinki’s most popular club – Nosturi after long break played again trash metal legends from Poland – Vader.

Vader came back to Finland as part of the Crushing the North tour during which the band played in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Concert in Helsinki was hosted by Elektrik Products and Enslain Magazine.

Together with Vader on stage performed masters of technical death metal – Decapitated, Krakow based – Thy Disease, Swedish Nox Vorago and Russian Thrashred.

 

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Paul “Headliner” @ Nosturi, Helsinki – 16.5.2017.

Evening started quite early, especially if we think about Tuesday. First band to perform was founded in turn of 2014 in St. Petersburg trash metal band Thrashred. It was a shame that during the concert venue was kind of empty as the band delivered short but good and energetic show.

 

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Glam Dickens @ Nosturi, Helsinki – 16.5.2017.

After short break Gothenburg based black metal Nox Vorago came on stage for a short sound check. What a surprise to see the guys without characteristic masks reminiscent of Scream movie.

 

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J.N Uduun @ Nosturi, Helsinki – 16.5.2017.

I never heard one single song beforehand from this band but their 25-minute concert full of symphonic parts was definitely worth to see.

During Nox Vorago’s concert venue seemed to fill up slowly and everyone seemed to enjoy the show.

After the 15-minute intermission was time for Poles to take over the stage. First to go was industrial groove metal Thy Disease. I have to admit that my Polish heart began to beat harder, especially due to the fact that Krakow will always have a special place in my heart. Did the band’s singer – Sirius felt it? Because when he appeared on stage he came closer to the photo pit and looked at me with a sincere smile.

 

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Sirius @ Nosturi, Helsinki – 16.5.2017.

The Thy Disease concert was very energetic and Sirius took care not only about the great vocal part but also a good atmosphere during the gig.

I need to say the schedule was very well planned and all the concerts were delivered very smoothly without any delay. So as was planned at 21:10 was time for very first Decapitated show in Helsinki. Band, which was founded in Krosno in 1996, after many dramatical events in its history, had not surrendered and after long break with new lineup returned onto the international metal scene. Decapitated has many devoted fans who have been waiting for this big day for many years.

 

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Rafał “Rasta” Piotrowski @ Nosturi, Helsinki – 16.5.2017.

That was not a surprise that the Nosturi was practically filled to the brim. I need to confess that Helsinki’s concert was also for my first Decapitated concert ever – although I was study for 3 years in their hometown – sorry guys!

As everyone expected the band just killed it! The setlist was way too short to play all of their kick ass songs but Decapitated presented all brilliant old and new songs. Charismatic vocalist Rafał “Rasta” Piotrowski warmed the audience to moshpit and once again Nosturi venue swirled in the rhythm of metal music.

 

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Hubert Więcek @ Nosturi, Helsinki – 16.5.2017.

Finally came the time for headliner! Audience was very excited and wormed up after previous excellent performances. Once again – shame on me as I never been to any Vader live show before! But I still have memory of their music, especially old good stuff – as my brother was and still after many years is a devoted fan to the band. I felt very excited while waiting in photo pit.

 

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Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek @ Nosturi, Helsinki – 16.5.2017.

From the very first minute you could see the guys are professionals and they definitely deserve to be called a legend! Great energy and charisma, beautiful lights and of course – Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek with his smile – created an amazing spectacle.

The atmosphere was very hot and after leaving the photo pit I saw Nosturi’s audience banging their heads and rising their fists.

 

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Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek  & Marek “Spider” Pająk @ Nosturi, Helsinki – 16.5.2017.

Vader delivered great show with a brutal power – which was evidenced by broken James Stewart’s bass drum. While technicians were saving the concert Peter took his chance to talk to audience end expressed his joy of returning to Finland. And as Nosturi gathered also quite big group of Polish fans he had a chance to say few words in his own language – which cheered up my Polish heart even more.

 

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Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek @ Nosturi, Helsinki – 16.5.2017.

After this epic night Vader can add me to the fan list and I will definitely borrow all their records from my brother when returning home for holidays!

This wonderful evening came to its end too early. Despite the fatigue after work day, I did not feel tired during the whole evening. Anyway, I was glad that the next day I could stay at home.

Vader and Decapitated 16.5.2017 at Nosturi.

16.5.2017 Polish death/thrash metal legends of Vader together with masters of technical death metal Decapitated will perform in Helsinki at Nosturi. Don’t miss it!

The Finnish leg of the Crushing the North tour is presented by Helsinki-based Elektrik Products in association with Enslain Magazine.

Schedule:

18.30 doors
19:00 – 19:25 THRASHRED (Rus)
19:40 – 20:05 NOX VORAGO (Swe)
20:20 – 20:50 THY DISEASE (Pol)
21:10 – 22:00 DECAPITATED (Pol)
22:20 – 23:20 VADER (Pol)

11-05-2017 Destrage, The Contortionist & Periphery @ Tavastia, Helsinki

After all the confusing weather and an endless winter, a little bit of happiness of the supposed spring season came to Helsinki when Periphery brought their tour to a halt in Tavastia on Thursday 11 May 2017, together with other progressive metal bands Destrage and The Contortionist.

 

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Niclas Etelävuori left Amorphis

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Niclas Etelävuori who played bass in the band since 2000 and together with Amorphis relesed seven studio albums declared that he decided to leave Amorphis due to “(miss)management of the band”.

Original Amorphis bass player Olli-Pekka “Oppu” Laine is going to play the forthcoming shows and festivals with the band this year.

Here you can read Niclas statemant: