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29.06-01.07.2018 Tuska Festival @ Suvilahti, Helsinki (Musicalypse Archive)

Tuska Open Air Festival has cemented itself as one of Helsinki’s most iconic annual events and as such, was a must for any self-respecting...

29.6.2018 – Day 1 – Tuska Open Air @ Suvilahti, Helsinki

For the 21 years Tuska has been one of Finland’s biggest and most beloved metal festivals. Even though I have been living here for...

20-23.6.2018 Nummirock @ Nummijärvi, Kauhajoki (Musicalypse Archive)

Midsummer, along with Christmas, is probably the holiest of annual festivities for us Finns. Celebrated on the shores of Kauhajoki’s lake, Nummijärvi, Nummirock has...

18-19.6.2018 South Park -festivaali @ Eteläpuisto, Tampere (Musicalypse Archive)

South Park -festivaali, held in Eteläpuisto (literally South Park - imaginative) in Tampere, was June 8-9th's gift to festivals. Musicalypse has always had a...

6-9.6.2018 Rockfest @ Lentokentta, Hyvinkää (Musicalypse Archive)

Ozzy Osbourne, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH, Marilyn Manson, AVENGED SEVENFOLD... RockFest promised a lot of classic bands in 2018. It was with some hesitation that...

18-19.05.2018 Steelfest @ Villatehdas, Hyvinkää (Musicalypse Archive)

Since the smaller SteelChaos winter festival last year, Steelfest has been much-anticipated. Held in Hyvinkää's old wool factory, Villatehdas, we jumped on a train and caught...

20.1.2018 Metal Crane Festival @ Nosturi, Helsinki (Musicalypse Archive)

The Tampere-based Nem Agency is on a righteous path. Their artist roster is full of prominent names from Finland as well as abroad, and...

06.01.2018 Svartfest II @ Klubi, Tampere (Musicalypse Archive)

Some of you may be familiar with Svart Records, a Finnish record label that was founded in 2009. Svartfest, then, is the mini-tour of...

10-11.11.2017 Steelchaos @ Nosturi, Helsinki (Musicalypse Archive)

The annual summer festival, Steelfest, is a place for black, thrash, and grunge metallers to get down and dirty. Not satisfied with one festival...

13-14.10.2017 Blow Up vol. 3 @ Korjaamo, Helsinki (Musicalypse Archive)

For several years already, the Helsinki-based production agency, Blow Up That Gramophone, has brought the newer and older relevant names of stoner, sludge, and...

6.8.2017 – METAL DAY – Lokerse Feesten @ Lokeren, Belgium

Belgium in summer... Not only does Belgium have the best beer and chocolate, and are their waffles little drops of heaven, the almost overabundant...

5.8.2017 SaariHelvetti @ Viikinsaari, Tampere (Musicalypse Archive)

SaariHelvetti, a metal festival run by the Tampere-based Nem Agency and arranged this year for the third time, intrigued me with its concept and...

28-29.7.2017 Sauna Classic @ Eteläpuisto, Tampere (Musicalypse Archive)

Sauna Classic in Tampere was introduced as a successor to the late Sauna Open Air and celebrated for the first time on July 28-29th,...

21-22.7.2017 John Smith Festival @ Peurunka, Laukaa (Musicalypse Archive)

For the second year in a row, we made the trip to Central Finland to see what the good people at John Smith Festival...

1.7.2017 – Day 2 – Tuska Open Air @ Suvilahti, Helsinki

Tuska, the Open Air Metal Festival celebrating its 20th Anniversary with record high ticket sales adding up to 37 000 visitors during the weekend,...

30.6.2017 – Day 1 – Tuska Open Air @ Suvilahti, Helsinki

Tuska Open Air is the biggest metal festival in the Nordic region and it’s organized by the Finnish Metal Events. On its 20th birthday...

21-24.6.2017 Nummirock @ Nummijärvi, Kauhajoki (Musicalypse Archive)

With midsummer looming at the end of June, it was that time of the year again – the time to pack our tents and...

10.6.2017 – Day 2 – RockFest @ Vehkala, Vantaa.

After the ground was shaken during the first day of RockFest and the dear citizens of Vantaa have become acquainted with what a rock...

9.6.2017 – Day 1 – RockFest @ Vehkala, Vantaa.

In the city of Vantaa, citizens experience excessive noise of planes passing by every 5 minutes on a daily basis. And if they would...

3.12.2016 Helsinki Black Mass @ Ääniwalli, Helsinki (Musicalypse Archive)

Black Mass, a black metal event held in Tampere for the third time this year, expanded into Helsinki this month; in addition to the...