Tag: Finnish Metal

May 19

Sonata Arctica – Stones Grow Her Name (2012)

Sonata Arctica continues with the process of shifting towards a different sound that begun on their albums Unia (2007) and The Days Of Grace (2009). This year they present their 7th studio album Stones Grow Her Name. For many change or shifting is not easy to assimilate, at least not from a band with a …

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Apr 30

Mathias Nygård of Turisas checked in with The Age Of Metal

Last week I had the chance to see live the Finnish battle metal band Turisas in full swing, last time they came to town supporting Cradle Of Filth (Feb.2011) I missed half of their set as I got late to the venue that night. This time around it was different as Turisas was headlining the …

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Mar 22

Barren Earth – The Devil’s Resolve (2012)

If I were to tell you that members and ex-members of bands such as Swallow the Sun, Amorphis, Moonsorrow, and Kreator got together to make a band you would think I’m ready to be institutionalized. Well, Barren Earth is exactly that band. Formed in 2007 by Olli-Pekka Laine of Amorphis fame he had some composed …

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Mar 20

Lullacry – Where Angels Fear (2012)

I remember Lullacry opening for Nightwish during their Nemo tour back in 2004. their show at the Cajun House (now Venue of Scottsdale) in Scottsdale,AZ blew me away. That show was for me love at first sight, but is one of those stories where you see someone you like at a concert or at a …

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Feb 20

Children Of Bodom at Marquee Theater. Tempe,AZ (02/15/2012)

It has been a long time since the last time I saw Children Of Bodom live, so when they announced their 15th anniversary tour I decided I have to be there, besides everyone loves a “Quinceanera” party right. With that in mind I arrived to the Marquee this past Wednesday February 15th just around 6:30pm …

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Dec 13

Interview with Jarkko of Korpiklaani

Last time Korpiklaani visited the US was almost three years ago, and for some reason I missed their date here in AZ. So when their Ukon Wacka Tour 2011 was announced I cleared my calendar for December 8th. It was my first time seeing them live, I’ve heard the stories that the best way to …

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Dec 07

Nightwish – Imaginaerum (2011)

It has been four years since Nightwish released Dark Passion Play, and the beginning of a new chapter on the band’s history. With opinions divided between fans and press about the new singer Annete Olzon and the new direction of the band. Nightwish continued their evolution quietly until now, the release of their 7th studio …

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Nov 16

Sonata Arctica – Live In Finland (2011)

Sonata Arctica presents this 2 disc (DVD and CD) album, Live In Finland. This album captured the essence of Sonata Arctica on stage, is a good warm up for those that never have seen the band live, and a trip down to memory to those that have seen them before. As always the voice of …

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Oct 19

Insomnium – One for Sorrow (2011)

Finland’s Insomnium recently released their fifth album, titled One for Sorrow. It’s very dark – not to say that it’s depressing, but the album has the feeling of being resolved to a lonely, somber path. Guitarists Ville Friman and Ville Vanni’s beautiful work immerse the listener in powerful dual guitar lines that are the backbone …

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Sep 26

Interview with Ville Friman guitar player of Insomnium

With more than 14 years of experience and 4th full studio albums recorded, Insomnium is one of the flag bearers of the melodic death metal scene, and  after the success of their last album Across The Dark in 2009. The band returns with a new album One For Sorrow, a more melancholic and melodic album …

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Apr 27

Andre Matos of Symfonia talked to The Age Of Metal

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d191/migurozo/20090726-182831-442810.jpg Andre Matos has been one of the most charismatic and hard-working power metal singers in the last decade. Since his works with Angra, Shaaman & his solo career he had achieve international recognition, that talent also took him to work with the likes of Tobias Sammet in his all-stars band Avantasia during the band’s …

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