For some reason Sólstafir always play on a rainy Thursdays at the Nosturi when they play a headliner show in Helsinki. After a one year of not seeing them live it this was the third time round to see them at Nosturi with their incredible new album “Svartir Sandar”.
With all the major live events being cluttered for the summertime, there is both an absence of and a demand for metal get-togethers like the Finnish Metal Expo during the darker half of the year.
Arch Enemy Live at The Circus, Helsinki, January 31, 2012. Arch Enemy‘s extensive European run in support of their Khaos Legions album had its final stop in Circus club, Helsinki.
Hardcore Superstar at Tavastia, Helsinki, December 13, 2011
Hardcore Superstar is definitely one of the more successful new generation hardrock/sleaze bands around, but honestly it feels like this whole scene has never really taken off.
It almost seemed like the storm gusts tried to stop people from getting to Nosturi that 3rd December when the US-doom metal pioneers Pentagram were giving their third show in this year in Finland.
If you haven’t heard of the Norwegian powerhouse Kvelertak yet, you must have been living in a cave for the past year. The band has been praised left and right by both media and fans thanks to their 2010’s fresh sounding self-titled debut album.