Scarlet, Creed(FIN) & Serpico live at Meara Klubi, Pori (Finland)

The last Meara Klubi before the summer break saw three rock bands on stage: Scarlet, Creed(Fin) and Serpico.
Scarlet is a Grunge band from Eastern Finland founded in 1999, the band returned from over 10 year hiatus in 2015. Creed is a rock band from Pori, their new five-song EP will be released this summer. Serpico is genuine & unique rock n’ roll band which has a big respect to classic rock music.
Here some photos taken by Cristina Gregori.

Ratface, Final Assault, Hävitys, & I,Cursed live at Meara Klubi, Pori (Finland)

On the stage of Meara Klubi vol. 28 Ratface, Final Assault, Hävitys, and I,Cursed performed and our photographer Cristina was there to take some shots.
Ratface is a Finnish hardcore punk band piloted by MC Respektor. It was founded in 2006 in Helsinki. The band’s lyrics mainly deal with alcohol use and drunkenness. Final Assault is a Finnish thrash/punk-hardcore band formed in 2009. Hävitys is a Finnish grindcore band from Jyväskylä in 2010. I, Cursed is a death-grind band formed from Pori, at the core of the bands are musicians familiar from Atlases, Oceanwake and Marto.



Surut & Matti ja Tappo live at Meara Klubi, Pori (Finland)

Meara Klubi‘s second event of the year saw three very different bands on stage Matti ja Tappo, Surut and Juggling Jugulars. Matti ja tappo plasy upsidedown crossover since 2017. Surut is a blackened hardcore band from Tampere, founded in 2017, that combines the explosiveness and psychoticism of hardcore, screamo and black metal with the soaring melodies of post-rock and blackgaze. Juggling Jugulars play melodic hardcore punk, the band was founded in 1989 and has been active throughout its existence.
Our reporter Cristina was there and took some photos from the performances of Matti ja Tappo and Surut.

Askel, Svarta Havet & Sunniva live at Meara Klubi, Pori (Finland)

Meara Klubi inaugurates 2024 with the first event of the year and three bands on stage: Askel, Svarta Havet and Sunniva.
Sunniva is a fusion of sludge, doom and post-metal, founded in Turku in 2016. Svarta Havet plays post-hardcore and metal that defies definition and ripples in shades of black. In the band’s disconsolate lyrics, the loss of nature and the eco-crisis, fear and anxiety for the future and hatred towards the capitalist destruction machine of the north of the world come to the fore. Askel is a band founded in Helsinki in 2022 that plays cold, painful and loud sludge.
Here some photos of the night by Cristina Gregori.

Black Royal, Kaiser & Zombie Eater live at Meara Klubi, Pori (Finland)

The last Meara Klubi of 2023 was held on December 9th; Zombie Eater, Kaiser and Black Royal performed on stage.
Zombie Eater is a Groove trio from Helsinki that offers a cross between sludge and stoner. Kaiser is a three-headed stoner rock band that has shared festivals with Red Fang, Nebula and John Garcia in the United States, scoured the corners of Europe and escorted the retired Slayer to Tuska. Black Royal, founded in 2013, play a devilishly catchy mix of death metal and sludge, which the band calls Death Blues, in 2021 they signed a contract with M-Theory Audio, through which the third and final album “Earthbound” was published on October 21, 2022.
Here some photos by Cristina Gregori.


Psychework, Folkrim & Vanguardian live at Meara Klubi, Pori (Fin)

This time on the stage of the Meara Klubi three bands with different genres created a noteworthy show. The first to take the stage was Vanguardian, an extreme technical heavy metal band from Jyväskylä resurrected from the ashes of the thrash band Inkvisitor in 2019, followed by Folkrim, a band that plays a combination of metal and traditional instruments inspired by beer and nature that brings good mood everywhere. Closing the evening was Psychework, with singer Antony Parviainen and guitarist J-V Hintikka (ex-Machine Men), who offers melodically strong, dark and progressive heavy metal with impressive orchestrations and an undeniable talent for the dramatic.
Here some photos taken by Cristina Gregori.





Split Iris, Balance Breach & Khroma live at Meara Klubi Vol.18, Pori (Fin)

This time on the stage of Meara Klubi played Split Iris, Balance Breach and Khroma. Split Iris is a progressive metalcore band that combines elements of djent, deathcore and many other sub-styles of modern metal. Balance Breach is one of the most promising metal bands from Finland, its music combines wistful melodies, furious energy and big choruses in such an irresistible way that it has been noticed not only in Finland but also in Central Europe. Combining low-key groove, electro, hip hop and ambient, Khroma has done several foreign tours since its founding in 2010, the most recent being a massive 37-gig European tour with the Jinjer in autumn 2019, as well as a 10-gig club tour in the fall of 2022, with the crowning gig at Cologne’s Euroblast festivals in October 2022. Khroma has also warmed up for the band Gojira, performed in addition to the 2013 Tuska Festival at several festivals in Central Europe and visited Japan for a showcase gig.
Here some photos taken by Cristina Gregori.


Atlases, Golden Rot & Sirkuit Preiker live at Meara Klubi, Pori (Finland)

The last appointment with Meara Klubi before the summer was also a pre-release party for Atlases album “Between The Day & I”, as open acts Sirkuit Preiker and Golden Rot.
Atlases is a six-piece fiercely forward-thinking ensemble, whose brushes have touched the metal starting point plus plenty of experimental attitude, with their next album, the band made an unprejudiced leap towards even more original expression, the post metal elements are still present, but the band’s experimental attitude also brought with it songs that were more truncated than before.
Golden Rot is a fresh and modern alternative metal band from Tampere, whose members each gained experience in various genres of heavy music, the songs sound fresh as a mix of influences from metalcore, 90s alternative, progressive metal and catchy radio rock tune of the millennium.
Sirkuit Preiker is a Finnish-language electronic metal project, where Samuli Peltola, best known for Medeia, wanders the boundaries of film music and technical death metal.
Here some photos of the night brought to you from Cristina Gregori.




Palehørse, AvAciA & After Avalon live at Meara Klubi, Pori (Fin)

Second appointment of the month with Meara Klubi, this time on the stage we saw  After Avalon alternative metal from Pori, AvAciA a trio from Turku that plays Finnish-language metal rock with an unfailing and strong attitude, and Palehørse a cobination of progressive metal, desert rock, inventive hooks and harmonious melodies. Here some photos taken by Cristina Gregori.