Beginning life as a Black Metal projected called Raven in 1995 before changing their name and style three years later, Finnish Funeral Doom six piece Shape of Despair took their time over finding the sound they would eventually call their own. Their fourth studio album “Monotony Fields” was the first to feature vocalist Henri Koivula who
Beginning life in 2017, “Sagacity” is the result of nearly 15 years of experience. Starting out back in 2005 under the moniker HarroW and playing a mix of Metallica and Iron Maiden covers in with their own, changes in the bands line-up and chemistry created a style shift. Three years later they changed their name to
Finland’s Sinisthra who feature in their ranks Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen are sharing the new music video for single ‘Eterne’ from their forthcoming album, “The Broad and Beaten Way” due out 15th May 2020 via Rockshots Records. Guitarist Markku Mäkinen writes the majority of the music for the highly elusive band whose original and complex sound has often been mislabeled. The band explains
Finland based Sinisthra who feature Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen in their ranks are sharing the first single ‘Closely Guarded Distance‘ off their forthcoming album, “The Broad and Beaten Way” due out 15th May 2020 via Rockshots Records. The name for the album comes from “Paradise Lost” by John Milton, this album comes 15 years after
Today marks the day that Finnish melancholic metal act Nicumo release their third full length album “Inertia” via Inverse Records. Recorded and mixed at Joshua Music Studios during 2019 by Olli Tainio, who has worked in post metal/rock scene with bands like Callisto and Blind Architect. Mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Amorphis, Volbeat, Apocalyptica, Rammstein). The album contains nine tracks
There have been a lot of naysayers since Max and Igor Cavalera left Sepultura and many may have thought that the remaining members of the original line up in guitarist Andreas Kisser and bassist Paulo Jr would have given up the name in the face of them and started over. But they haven’t and with
For those not in the know, it’s time for us to spin you some yarn. You see Metal Noise was created in the aftermath of Tech-Fest in 2017, it was inspired by the four days of wall to wall Metal and so you could say that Metal Noise would not exist if it wasn’t for
Helsinki Finland is the home of Progressive Metal titans Amorphis. They’re currently touring “Queen of Time”, their 2017 offering with the return of bassist Oppu Laine. Here’s their full set from Cabooze in Minneapolis Minnesota on 30th September, courtesy of Leo Sypniewski.
January will see a cross European co-headlining trek from Dimmu Borgir and Amorphis with Wolves In The Throne Room handling opening duties! It’s mainly a German run with a quartet of other capitals being hit before hand so if you’re after a ticket and outside of London it’s time to book some travel… 22nd London, O2 Forum Kentish
Filmed prior to their show in Budapest Hungary on 25th January, Metal Impact caught up with Tomi Jouten, the frontman of Finnish Metallers Amorphis. The genre crossing band are about to enter their 30th year are currently touring “Queen of Time”, which was released last May via Nuclear Blast.