NikkyH

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Photographer, Writer, Musician and Mathematician based in Finland.

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Devilstone Open Air is three days of metal, mud and beer in the picturesque countryside just outside Anykščiai in north-eastern Lithuania. Day two brought heavy hitters of the music community onstage, and a strong festival atmosphere engulfed the campsite. A little rain in the afternoon didn't slow down the festival, and just revved up the people who spun around in the moshpits. It cleared by evening for a Lithuanian debut by Orange Goblin and the incredible stagecraft of Shining.
Devilstone Open Air is three days of metal, mud and beer in the picturesque countryside just outside Anykščiai in north-eastern Lithuania. Day Three relaxed back with rock and progressive sounds on the East stage all day, but the West stage exploded with Thrash, Death and Black metal acts, finishing up with festival headliners Enslaved.
Last Monday the Bataclan in Paris was rocked by the travelling Folk Metal Festival Heidenfest 2013. On the line-up were Ensiferum, Turisas, Equilibrium, SuidAkrA and Frosttide.
The first night of Metalheim IV stormed forth with a night of quality metal from the Nordic region. Held at Nosturi in Helsinki, the evening was headlined by Thyrfing and Einherjer, with notable tributes made to Quorthon (Bathory). Other notable performances of the night included local band Shear, headlined by the talented Alexa Leroux, and the new solo project of Tuomas Saukkonen, Wolfheart.

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Tales from the Kingdom of Fife is soaked with the PG blood of battle, singed by fireballs and enchanted by a +1 to inspire an air-guitar solo.
Lothorian’s Welldweller provides the distorted heavy fuzz of sludge metal, resonating with stoner rock chord progressions overlaid by feedback, creating a bass-driven morass of sound.
Timothy Pope, the Noise and FX supremo from Sydney's The Amenta, talks about the war of the psyche, musical experimentation and the new release Flesh Is Heir.

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