NikkyH

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Photographer, Writer, Musician and Mathematician based in Finland.

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As the crowd prepared for Satan to enter the stage at PRKL on Friday night, I stood at the front of the crowd armed with my camera to snap a few shots and politely leave the mosh-pit. Though the energetic crowd-surfers for opening local speed-metallers Ranger were a preview, that was nothing compared to the forward push of the sweaty mass of vest-clad metalheads fist-pumping and screaming for their NWOBHM heroes on the Helsinki stage.
Watain brought their occult ritual to Helsinki last January, joined by fellow Swedes In Solitude. We were there to try to catch some of the heady black metal in pictures.
Chainmail, warpaint and drinking horns were once again the business of the evening in Helsinki as Ensiferum, Turisas and Thaurorod shared the stage on Easter Sunday. A passionate crowd of local fans and visitors from all over Europe drank, moshed and raised their fists to an evening of anthemic metal.
Insomnium launched their new album Shadows of the Dying Sun to the Helsinki audience, filling the venue with the harmonious echoes of their Finnish melodic death metal to culminate in their "best show ever". Opening for them was melancholy death-doom act Kuolemanlaakso, and the melodic power metal of Shear.

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Melancholic black metal from Sweden, poetic with the insignificance of the life of man in face of the timelessness of death.
Get thrown back to your teenage years, slamming through the moshpit to this Thrash-played-by-Punks from Norway.
On a busy night in Sydney, Northlane singer Adrian Fitipaldes found the time to talk to us about staying humble in the face of success, the evolution of the metal community in Australia, and the audiobooks behind his lyrics.

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