Have I lost seven months or is this for real? Santa Cruz, the “bad boys” of Finnish metal have just released a song with pop sensation Robin.
I saw a post on their Facebook page on Thursday saying that Friday was the day, but I couldn’t quite believe it. On Friday they posted links to Spotify, and other music streaming services, to the song.
What on earth is going on?
Continue reading Santa Cruz goes Pop
August ended with the great Linkin Park playing at the very unusual venue, at least to me, of Himos in Jämsä.
It is normally associated with skiing but obviously there are other attractions in summer.
Continue reading In The End – Linkin Park @Himos
My anticipation and expectations were high for Nightwish and I was not disappointed.
Having enjoyed Sonata Arctica and been very pleasantly surprised by Children of Bodom, we were all set for the Greatest Show on Earth…
Would it be?
Continue reading Rocking’ Ratina – The Greatest Show on Earth #mindblown
Second on stage of the all Finnish line-up for a Nightwish extravaganza at the Ratina Stadium were Children of Bodom.
I’d only heard a few of their songs previously, most of which were cover versions, and never really liked them to be honest. That was to change though after this performance.
Continue reading Rockin’ Ratina – Children Of Bodom Set the Tone
Reminiscing on the super karaoke that was Def Leppard, the sing along aspect was surpassed by an excellent gig at Tavastia by The Local Band.
After the disappointment of the 100guitarsfromHEL event a few hours earlier, the band rocked their way through 14 classic rock covers that had the whole place jumping.
Continue reading Nothing But a Good Time – Local Band
What a great concept. One of the greatest guitarists of modern rock gathers together 100 guitarists, composes a new tune to be played to a crowd on the steps on Helsinki Senate Square.
This great idea was ruined for me and thousands of others due to typically bad Finnish organization. What a disappointment.
Continue reading Nothing Like a Good Time – 100guitarsfromHEL
An all Finnish line-up was scheduled for a Nightwish extravaganza at the Ratina Stadium in Tampere on the last day of July.
Expectations were high for the headlining act, but how would the warm-up bands perform?
Continue reading Rockin’ Ratina – Sonata Arctica warm up for Nightwish
People outside of Finland may never have heard of these guys before but I am really looking forward to seeing them.
They are like the Mr. Big of Finland – a real super group that play Mötley Crüe, Van Halen and more.
Continue reading The Local Band
The high and lows of South Park Festival, 2015. A straight comparison with last year is probably not fair. Def Leppard to me on another level to Europe.
However the whole event, or at least the day we we attended can be compared.
Continue reading Rock of Ages – Highs and Lows of South Park, Tampere
Nightwish do another stadium gig in Finland later with week in Tampere. My anticipation is high, but what to expect?
Continue reading Will this be The Greatest Show on Earth?