Gladenfold is a Finnish power-melodic death band influenced by bands such as Children of Bodom, Nightwish, Wintersun, Kamelot, Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, and Freedom Call. Over the years Gladenfold has managed to refine its own unique yet constantly evolving sound. Their third album “Nemesis” was released last April, the songs are dealing with themes of self-reflection, about giving in the dark regions of one’s mind, and finding the existence of one’s wicked features. We had the chance to have a chat with Matias, Toke and Paaveli before their gig at Meara Klubi in Pori, and talk about their music, gigs and much more.
Ending Fortune is a young Finnish death metal band, who has been making music for four years now, the debut album “Engraved Insight” was released in 2020 and a new EP will be released this month. We had the opportunity to have a chat with the band after their gig at Meara Klubi and talk about their music, concerts and much more.
Irvikuvat describe their music as the love/hate child of Pantera and Mokoma. The Finnish band, after line-up changes, is working on the first full-length which promises to be different from what the band has proposed in the past with demos. We got to chat with the band before their show at Meara klubi and find out more about them and their music.
This time at the Meara Klubi on stage performed Toxic Commander (Thrash Metal), Morbid Evils (Sludge / Doom / Death Metal) and Gladenfold (Melodic Death / Power Metal).
Finnish melodic hard rock band Lilli released their second album “Kintsugi” last September, the album has received many good reviews and now the band is hoping to have many concerts to play. We had the chance to meet the band after their gig at Meara Klubi vol. 5 and talk about the band, their music, lyrics and much more.
Cyan Kicks, the messenger of modern rock from Helsinki, has quickly become one of the most talked about names of the year. Their single “Hurricane” has been a big radio hits in early 2022. With the song, the band also participated in the UMK competition, becoming one of the early favorites of the entire competition. Now the band is touring and working on a new album. We had the chance to meet singer Susanna after their show at Rock in the City in Pori and talk about their upcoming album, tours, outfits and much more.
Nestor is a Swedish rock band formed in 1989 by a group of friends in love with music, their first full-length “Kids In A Ghost Town”, which features 80s pop icon Samatha Fox, saw light in 2021, gaining acclaim in the rock world. The band embraces the influences of the 80s with irony and a lot of heart. We had the opportunity to meet Tobias Gustavsson, Jonny Wemmenstedt and Marcus Åblad before their show at Rock In The City Pori (Finland) and talk about the band, their music, festivals and much more.
Photo: Milja Linna
Stoned Statues is a young Finnish band that play a mix of metal and prog with rock and pop elements. Their self-titled debut album was released last spring reaching the top 10 of the official Finnish physical album sales. We had the chance to meet Allu Tanskanen, Markus Hakala & Jenna Kosunen after their gig at Knotfest and talk about their music, gigs and much more.
2022 looks to be a good year for Finnish rockers Shiraz Lane; first they toured Europe with Crashdïet, then last June in Helsinki opened for Kiss, and on August 12th released their third full-length album “Forgotten Shades Of Life”. After their performance at Knotfest in Turku, we had the opportunity to have a chat with Hannes & Miki to discover all the nuances and details behind this latest album,talk about the experience with Kiss and much more.