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Report: Poisonblack @ Tavastia, Helsinki

Report: Poisonblack @ Tavastia, Helsinki

Gothic metal masters Poisonblack, which split up in 2015, surprised their fans around the world with a tour of Finland in September/October 2023. This year marked the 20th anniversary of their first album “Escapexstacy,” and they celebrated this by bringing back their original singer, J-P Leppäluoto, and performing the whole album live. The tour dates [...]

November 20, 2023 Elsa Marques Concerts Comments Off on Report: Poisonblack @ Tavastia, Helsinki

Hellsinki Metal Horizons – festival preview

Hellsinki Metal Horizons – festival preview

Our Finish partner, Rauta, published today a preview of our sponsored festival – Hellsinki Metal Horizons 2022 preview [opinion]. Check the video and don’t miss the opportunity to join us on this adventure! Check below for the festival pages links. About Hellsinki Metal Horizons: Webpage / Facebook [...]

May 28, 2022 Elsa Marques Rauta Comments Off on Hellsinki Metal Horizons – festival preview

Steelfest celebrates its 10th anniversary with a very ambitious lineup!

Steelfest celebrates its 10th anniversary with a very ambitious lineup!

The first Steelfest edition of this decade, and the 10th anniversary of this extreme festival, will be the most ambitious ever. The festival will be held once again at Villatehdas in Hyvinkää, and it will comprise over four days completely filled with live shows – 50 bands in total!! Special events will be held on [...]

April 4, 2022 Elsa Marques Previews Comments Off on Steelfest celebrates its 10th anniversary with a very ambitious lineup!

Hellsinki Metal Horizons announced new bands

Hellsinki Metal Horizons announced new bands

Our partner festival, Hellsinki Metal Horizons, announced new bands on 01.03. : Exciter and local heroes MyGrain, Assemble the Chariots and The Hirvi reinforce the festival lineup. Hellsinki Metal Horizons, a club festival with eyes to the horizons, scouring the metalverse for acts that you don’t see every summer around every corner! The main festival event [...]

March 3, 2022 Elsa Marques News Comments Off on Hellsinki Metal Horizons announced new bands

Hellsinki Metal Horizons festival 2022 introduction and 1st bands to join lineup

Hellsinki Metal Horizons festival 2022 introduction and 1st bands to join lineup

The Black Planet Zine is proud to announce the full support and partnership in the organization of  Finland’s newest summer festival: HELLSINKI METAL HORIZONS Hellsinki Metal Horizons, a club festival with eyes to the horizons, scouring the metalverse for acts that you don’t see every summer around every corner – instead inviting those that delight [...]

January 16, 2022 Elsa Marques News Comments Off on Hellsinki Metal Horizons festival 2022 introduction and 1st bands to join lineup

Report: Sunn O))) + Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem + Ilpo Väisänen @Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki

Report: Sunn O))) + Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem + Ilpo Väisänen @Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki

The vanguards of heavy drone music, Sunn O))), unleashes a twirling maelstrom of sound, that is equally an endurance test, as it is an example of minimalism and maximalism, inviting the audience to an exercise in deep listening.   There is a classic scene in the 1984 movie “This is Spinal Tap” – a hilarious “rockumentary”about [...]

October 24, 2019 Elsa Marques Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Sunn O))) + Caspar Brötzmann Bass Totem + Ilpo Väisänen @Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki

Preview: Carpenter Brut + Youth Code @ TheCircus, Helsinki

Preview: Carpenter Brut + Youth Code @ TheCircus, Helsinki

Fullsteam Agency brings the genre iconic band Carpenter Brut to Helsinki. The event will take place on 28th March at The Circus venue and will rely on Youth Code as opening band. The French single-man synthwave phenomenon Carpenter Brut will be back to Helsinki. For those who still don’t know the act, the artist combines influences from [...]

March 12, 2018 Elsa Marques Previews Comments Off on Preview: Carpenter Brut + Youth Code @ TheCircus, Helsinki

Report: Helloween @Helsingin Jäähalli

Report: Helloween @Helsingin Jäähalli

The legendary Germanic Power Metal band Helloween visited Helsinki’s Ice hall (Black Box) on the 30th of November. This show was part of the very special tour entitled “Pumpkins Reunited”, that as the name implies saw the return of Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske. The band was formed in the early 80’s (1984) and suffered [...]

December 15, 2017 Elsa Marques Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Helloween @Helsingin Jäähalli

Report: Virus & Grave Pleasures in Kuudes Linja, Helsinki

Report: Virus & Grave Pleasures in Kuudes Linja, Helsinki

Some bands are a rare treat to witness live, and the Norwegian post-metal giants Virus (not to be confused with at least 20+ other groups sharing the same name) is definitely one of them. Alongside with Grave Pleasures, the group warmed up Blowup That Gramophone’s Helsinki-based Blowup (Vol. 3) festival extravaganza, which brings experimental and [...]

October 27, 2017 Elsa Marques Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Virus & Grave Pleasures in Kuudes Linja, Helsinki

Report: Boris @ Nosturi, Helsinki

Report: Boris @ Nosturi, Helsinki

Boris, the legendary Japanese three-piece sonic entity, is celebrating its 25th anniversary by making a thank-you record to fans and bringing it to life with an extensive world tour, which ended its European portion on a Friday night in Helsinki, after an intense showcase of doom and gloom. Even though the group has reached a very [...]

September 5, 2017 Elsa Marques Concerts, Reports Comments Off on Report: Boris @ Nosturi, Helsinki

Crushing the North Tour – May 16 at Nosturi, Helsinki

Crushing the North Tour – May 16 at Nosturi, Helsinki

Vader and Decapitated deal death upon Finland! Their the “Crushing the north” Tour will be in Helsinki on May 16th. They will be accompanied by Thy Disease, Thrashred and Nox Vorago. Polish death metal commanders VADER are returning to Finland this May with brothers-in-arms Decapitated and Thy Disease, for three nights of merciless onslaught. Opening [...]

May 11, 2017 Elsa Marques Previews Comments Off on Crushing the North Tour – May 16 at Nosturi, Helsinki

Preview: Urfaust & TotalSelfHatred in Helsinki

Preview: Urfaust & TotalSelfHatred in Helsinki

Next Friday, 17th of February 2017, Helsinki will welcome again URFAUST. Their last appearance in the country was in 2014 at Steelfest Festival and their return has been highly awaited. They will headline the event relying in TOTALSELFHATRED as main support band, TELOCH and KYY. The event will take place at Virgin Oil Co. venue, [...]

February 14, 2017 Elsa Marques Previews Comments Off on Preview: Urfaust & TotalSelfHatred in Helsinki

PREVIEW: Ne Obliviscaris, Brymir, Oddland at Nosturi, Helsinki

PREVIEW: Ne Obliviscaris, Brymir, Oddland at Nosturi, Helsinki

Read what you can expect from this exceptional event, held at Nosturi venue in Helsinki (Finland) already this week wednesday (October 12th). Highlighting the come back to Helsinki of the acclaimed Australian band Ne Obliviscaris, currently touring in Europe with Enslaved. The event counts also with the presence of the Finnish bands Brymir and Oddland.  ODDLAND With a [...]

October 10, 2016 Elsa Marques Previews Comments Off on PREVIEW: Ne Obliviscaris, Brymir, Oddland at Nosturi, Helsinki