Event Reviews

A new star rises in the metal firmament...
The many flavours of death, all in one convenient package!
Squeeze my brain, till the juice pours out my skull...
Helsinki raised its drinking horns and pumped its fists to a rousing night of folk, battle and symphonic power metal on Easter Sunday. Long time friends Ensiferum and Turisas joined forces with locals Thaurorod to deliver a night of tribute to swords, beer, historical battles, fantastical journeys and leather skirts... erm.. kilts.
After over thirty years of gigs, Newcastle's Satan finally made it to Finland to a reception they never expected. The downstairs of the inner-Helsinki PRKL bar was packed with fans full of sheer violent passion in finally seeing Satan play live in their hometown.
Friday night calls for beers, and last Friday night delivered that with a good dose of local Helsinki metal at the PRKL club in Helsinki. Headlining was Magenta Harvest, with Ceaseless Torment and Enthring. The Finns may have long dark winters, but it makes for solid tunes.
Twelve Foot Ninja’s homecoming was universally adored. Welcome to prime time, my fusion metal senpais
A night of riffs and trips.
As the 'Trollburger' Tour continues MaF editor Scott Adams encounters a band who are frighteningly good yet still nowhere near fulfilling their full potential...
Cold venue. Hot bands...