After skipping Delain’s first visit to Finland I finally got to see one of my “Bucket list” bands and I’ve got to say – they were magnificent.
For various reasons I missed Delain’s debut at Tuska earlier this year but I really wanted to see them live and this was second only to Nightwish in terms of living up to expectations.
Continue reading The Gathering
Following on from the success of
Linkin Park last year, Himos hosted Nightwish and supports in what turned out to be an even greater show on Earth.
This post covers the whole day, the venue, the bands, the food, transportation and the vibes surrounding the event.
Continue reading Another Rocking Day Out at Himos
So Muse return to Helsinki, for this first time, I think, since their Olympic Stadium gig in 2013. They promised a spectacular show and have a great repertoire of songs so we were all set.
Continue reading Bemused – Old feelings rise up – I’m Dead Inside
By this time last year I had seen a couple of gigs and was anticipating great things for the coming months. There were plenty of festivals to look forward to and I had already gotten my tickets to see a couple of them.
2016 seems to be a bit different. There are lots of festivals, but none of them so far have more than 1 or 2 bands that I would actually like to see.
Continue reading There has to be 1 Music Festival worth going to this year?
So my “find” of last year has been recognized. I’m guessing that their gigs in Finland this year will be even more busy given their publicity.
I wonder if they are happy with it all?
Metal News: Ghost Takes Home The ‘Best Metal Performance’ Grammy
Ghost Takes Home The Grammy – in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com )
This should be the same, or very similar to My 2015 According to Spotify post, but here are my top artists, albums and tracks according to LastFM.
Continue reading My 2015 According to LastFM
Summary and highlights from Spotify for 2015. No surprises really. Drop Dead Cynical still hanging in there though.
Continue reading My 2015 According to Spotify
I’ve discovered and seen a fair number of new to me bands this year. Here are my top 3. These bands are not brand new, they have been around for a few years but the first two are certainly not mainstream yet.
Continue reading My Top 3 New Bands of 2015
I have seen a lot of gigs and bands this year, starting with Danko Jones in January and ending in November with Apocalyptica. Who rates the best as a live performance?
Continue reading My Top 3 Live Performances of 2015
I’ve seen many great gigs this year, but what were the stand out tracks by the many bands I’ve watch performing?
Continue reading My Top 3 Live Song Performances of 2015