Steelfest Open Air - Day One, May 16th, Hyvinkää, Finland

Steelfest Open Air 2014 launched with a barrage of black, thrash and death metal in Hyvinkää, Finland. Kicking the summer festival season awake and pouring the first glugs of cheap Finnish beer down it's throat, Steelfest showcases local and international acts heavy on the leather and spikes. Day One was headlined by Inquisition (USA), Deströyer 666 (AUS/NED) and Nifelheim (SWE)

Valkyrja - Contamination (Metal Blade/Riot)

They may not be spectacularly well known in the black metal scene, but this album could be set to change things for Valkyrja.

I cannot tell a lie: this album scared me.