REVIEW: Accept – The Rise of Chaos

After a long hiatus in 2009, Mark Tornillo joined German titans of Accept as a vocalist. In 2014 guitarist Herman Frank and Stefan Schwarzmann decide to leave the band and Accept finds replacement in guitarist Uwe Lulis and drummer Christopher Williams. It is with this lineup that bassist Peter Baltes and guitarist Wolf Hoffmann continue for their 15th studio release “The Rise of Chaos”.

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REVIEW: Heroes Don’t Ask Why – Heroes Don’t Ask Why

Arising from what was then still a dark cloud in 2015, Heroes Don’t Ask Why rose to existence in Kokkola and is our next band in line for our support your local band threat. The four piece released their first self-titled album, containing six different tracks in December 2016. While they don’t want to put a label on themselves, they call their music “divorce metal, with a rock attitude”. A well sorted out combo of rock and metal.

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REVIEW: Nicumo – Storms Arise

Northern Finland is home to a new genre: Melancholic metal. What is that, you may ask? A genre used to describe the music Finnish band Nicumo creates. It takes cues from different genres, such as goth rock, death metal and doom. Instead you get an unforgettable, unique experience that has a melodic and melancholic sound to it.

Nicumo was initiated by guitarist Atte Jääskelä in Northern Finland in 2007. They found their definite direction with a brand new line up in 2009. Now it’s time for a second full length album, called “Storm Arise”. “Storms Arise” follows the band’s well reviewed debut “The End of Silence” and takes a step towards even more versatile scales of music and emotions.

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Review: Red Moon Architect – Return of the Black Butterflies

 

The town of Kouvola is often referred to as the “largest lighted cemetery” in Finland. Finland, which also happens to be seen as cold and where coldheartedness rules over people. While keeping in mind these stereotypes it seems like it’s the perfect ground for funeral doom metal bands. The Finnish funeral doom metal band Red Moon Architect is one of those bands who came from there. The band released their third album “Return of the Black Butterflies” in May. The name of the album subtly refers to one of the tracks on their debut album called “Black Butterflies”.

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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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Amorphis release “Under The Red Cloud” tour edition

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Today Amorphis release special edition of thier brilliant latest album “Under The Red Cloud”. The package includes “Under Ther Red Cloude” album (with 2 bonus songs) as well as the live tracks from special shows (“An Evening With Friends”) which took place 27.8.2016. in Helsinki during Helsingin Juhlaviikot where together with great musicians as Sakari Kukko, Pekko Käppi and  Amorphis played special setlist.

You can order “Under The Red Cloud” Tour Edition, here: http://nblast.de/AmorphisTourEdition