Review of Finntroll’s ‘Vredesvävd’


Review by Ryan Murray | September 15, 2020 Folk metal band Finntroll, from Helsinki Finland, is releasing “Vredesvävd”, their first studio album in seven years via Century Media Records on Friday, September 18th! With a career spanning over two decades, Finntroll has managed to sell over 50,000 albums in the US alone and has gained … Continue reading Review of Finntroll’s ‘Vredesvävd’

Fun Interview with Elina Siirala (Leaves’ Eyes)


Interview by Jessica Clingempeel | Official Facebook Some quarantine fun with Elina Siirala of Leaves' Eyes! • What made you want to become a musician?After building my own violin with a piece of wood, nails and rubber bands, it showed quite a strong interest towards starting lessons myself. • What are some of your hobbies … Continue reading Fun Interview with Elina Siirala (Leaves’ Eyes)

Review of ‘Phantoms of Yesterday’ by Welkins Boreal


Review by Ryan Murray | October 18, 2019 It’s been a long time since I’ve listened through a Goth Rock album, but Welkins Boreal’s new release “Phantoms of Yesteryear” is, for me, somewhat reminiscent of The Crüxshadows and Type O Negative.  “Sleep Eternal” is the album opener.  Chugging guitars and pulsing drums opens up the … Continue reading Review of ‘Phantoms of Yesterday’ by Welkins Boreal

A Critique of Mape Ollila’s Once Upon A Nightwish


Reviewed by Brian KelmanRevised 6/8/2014 A Critique of Mape Ollila’s Once Upon A Nightwish: Part 1 I was blissfully unaware of the Nightwish with Tarja Era when its drama took place between 1996 and 2005. I don’t have the emotional baggage that comes with following and loving the band’s career and then living through the … Continue reading A Critique of Mape Ollila’s Once Upon A Nightwish

Interview with Lauri of Stratovarius (A Nordic Symphony/Enigma: Intermission II)


Interview by Joshua Becker & Jessica Clingempeel10/2/2018A Nordic Symphony tour has officially started, how has it been so far?Today is the second show, so it´s early to tell yet. But Stratovarius camp is feeling good and it´s nice to play some new and other songs we haven´t played in a long time. It´s also great … Continue reading Interview with Lauri of Stratovarius (A Nordic Symphony/Enigma: Intermission II)

Review of Tarja’s “Love to Hate” Act II Single


Photo © Tim Tronckoe Reviewed by Jessica Clingempeel6/27/2018 Love to Hate was presented as the first single of the upcoming release of Act II. We were first introduced to this song back in August of 2016 when the sixth studio album, “The Shadow Self”, was released. This performance was recorded not in Milan, which is … Continue reading Review of Tarja’s “Love to Hate” Act II Single