Tag Archives: Finland

Dissident Aggression: Behexen – The Poisonous Path

Posted by on June 2, 2016

We could debate until the cows come home exactly which bands deserve the ‘underrated’ tag. Within each sub-genre there are literally dozens upon dozens of bands that the metal consensus cries foul about not getting their due. One such act in the black metal world who has been criminally overlooked lo these last two decades […]

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President Obama praises Finland for “heavy metal” and “good governance”

Posted by on May 13, 2016

Earlier today President Obama welcomed the leaders of five Nordic nations, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland, to the Nordic Summit at the White House. Climate change, countering violent extremism, the refugee crisis, and Russian aggression, were all on the agenda for the summit, but more importantly when President Obama was addressing Finnish president Sauli Niinistö, […]

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Amplified: Endzeit “Hunger” for evil

Posted by on October 29, 2015

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] It’s almost Halloween! Given the spooky time of year, throw on some corpse paint and listen to a little black metal. Today’s Amplified band is Finland’s Endzeit with their EP Years of Hunger. This is very Emperor-influenced […]

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Amplified: Throat are party music for lobotomy patients

Posted by on July 10, 2015

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] I caught wind of these guys in our inbox a while ago, and have been waiting eagerly to hear some brand new material. Short Circuit is here for exactly that. Finland’s Throat are an excessively tough […]

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New Finnish postage stamps feature Children of Bodom, Nightwish and more

Posted by on April 16, 2015

Mail just got a lot more metal in Finland. Reaffirming that this country is beyond awesome in its assimilation of metal culture into everyday life, there will soon be postal stamps bearing the images of a few Finnish bands. Among those honored are Children of Bodom, Nightwish, HIM, Apocalyptica, The Rasmus and Hanoi Rocks. Graphic […]

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Insomnium announce North American tour with Omnium Gatherum

Posted by on March 6, 2015

Finnish progressive melodic death/doom metallers Insomnium released their latest album, Shadows of the Dying Sun, last April on Century Media. The band just wrapped up a tour supporting Dark Tranquillity in January, and have already announced their first ever headlining tour in the U.S. for the late summer and early fall of 2015. For direct support, […]

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Dissident Aggression: Into The Void With Oranssi Pazuzu

Posted by on October 11, 2013

Black metal has come a long, long way since the bullet belts and corpse paint of the early 90’s.  Sure there are still a ton of bands that carry the flag of “true” or “kvlt” black metal.  There are also bands that are taking the genre and stretching it like a rubber band to see […]

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