WASP Live in FINLAND

October 11th, 2006
by Marko Syrjala

 

24.9 2006

Live at House of Culture, Helsinki FINLAND

 

Blackie Lawless formed WASP in the early eighties together with Randy Piper, Chris Holmes and Tony Richards. The band’s first EP “Animal “F*** Like A Beast” was released in 1983 and it was an instant success world wide. The band established a reputation as a ferocious live act, thanks to having naked beauties in a torture rack on stage and throwing raw meat into the audience during the show. The self titled debut album included such classics as “I Wanna Be Somebody”, “L.O.V.E Machine”, “Sleeping In The Fire” and “Hellion” which all are true heavy metal classics. In the following years the band released the albums “The Last Command”, “Inside The Electric Circus” and “Headless Children” before they went on hiatus around 1990. “The Crimson Idol” was released in 1993 with Blackie being the only original member. 1997 saw the release of “K.F.D” and a brief re-union with Chris Holmes. Since then WASP has released two live albums, five studio albums and has been almost constantly on tour. Although their record sales are far from the glory days, people still are interested to see them play live.Tonight’s show at House of Culture was sold out with the sales of 1500 tickets and on the current tour the band sold altogether almost 6000 tickets in Finland.

REVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ 

 

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DragonForce / All That Remains / HORSE The Band – Live In Vancouver: Sept. 12, 2006

October 7th, 2006
by Lord of the Wasteland

DragonForce/All That Remains/HORSE The Band
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
The Croatian Cultural Center
Vancouver, BC  Canada

***Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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Lord K – God Among Insects

October 5th, 2006
by Anders Sandvall

Once again I had the opportunity to chat with the notorious Lord K from God Among Insects who recently unleashed their stunning second album entitled ZOMBIENOMICON. The last time I talked to Lord K was when I interviewed him for his other band The Project Hate.

So for the first time in Metal-Rules.com, here´s some sort of an info package what you possibly want to know about God Amongst Insects.

 

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Promo pictures provided by: Lord K
Promo pictures taken by: Henrik Hedlund from Chaos Media
 


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Steel Attack Vocalist Ronny Hemlin

October 5th, 2006
by Anders Sandvall

STEEL ATTACK

It is time to have a talk with Ronny Hemlin of the Swedish act Steel Attack. They have recently released their new album DIABOLIC SYMPHONY and because I loved their previous album I thought it was time to update what’s going on in the Steel Attack camp.

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Sound Pollution for providing me with promo pictures.
Thanks to SSG Management for more promo pictuers taken by: Patrik Hellström

 

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Kreator – Mille Petrozza

October 4th, 2006
by Luxi Lahtinen

Mille Petrozza of Kreator

Interview, live and interview pictures by Luxi Lahtinen

Nummirock Festival, located basically in the middle of forests, near by one small lake (or more commonly put, located in the middle of nowhere which most of you want me to say anyway, ha!), celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. The organizers of the festival had booked a bunch of interesting metal acts to the bill of this 2-day festival, off which bands like Kreator, Deicide, Hypocrisy, Amorphis, Samael, Marduk, Tarot and Korpiklaani surely gave metalheads a good enough reason to invest their hard-earned savings in for this particular summer happening. Only one negative setback was announced at the very last minutes as Deicide had to pull out from the festival due to some ?ugly? financial issues with the gig booking agency, being responsible for their tour in the European ground (which sadly resulted in the cancellation of the whole European tour for Deicide). That was already the second attempt from Deicide to play in Finland for the very first time, but every time they have had to cancel their shows. Well, that time will come for them eventually for sure when they will finally get a chance to play in front of their very supportive Finnish metal maniacs… ;o)

One of the finest German Thrash Metal combos ever, Kreator, luckily didn?t have to cancel their live appearance at the Nummirock Festival this year though. The band proved to be in a fine, energetic strike in a live situation at the festival, and the support from the crowd was upliftingly enormous toward Kreator. The band has always been greatly welcomed by the Finnish metalheads – no matter where they have played in Finland.

Metal-Rules.com caught up with Mille from Kreator at the backstage area right before the band was about to get confronted with their fanatical (mostly) Finnish audience, and basically asked about what?s going on in the Kreator -camp; when to expect new material from the band, Mille?s endorsement deal with the Moser guitars, etc. – and what Mille actually did on Saturday evening on 20th, May 2006…


 
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Mike Flyntz of Faith And Fire

October 3rd, 2006
by Rick

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Riot Guitarist Flies Solo

Interviewed by Keith MacDonald

 

Most metal fans are well aware of the band Riot and all the accomplishments that they have had in their long career. Guitarist Mike Flyntz has decided to branch out on his own and has released a solo album with a little help from his friends now available through his website. Faith and Fire has been long in the works as Mike has been busy with the new release of Riot’s studio album as well as other projects. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Mike who gave me some insight into this new release.

 

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DAY OF THE EQUINOX II – SACRIFICE / MELECHESH / MISERY INDEX / NEURAXIS / RAMMER

October 1st, 2006
by EvilG

DAY OF THE EQUINOX II
SACRIFICE / MELECHESH / MISERY INDEX / NEURAXIS / RAMMER
09/23/06, The Opera House, Toronto, Canada

SACRIFICE / MELECHESH / MISERY INDEX / NEURAXIS / RAMMER

Review and pics by by Blake ‘Metal’ Wolfe

 

 

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WARRANT – Jaime St. James

September 29th, 2006
by Celtic Bob

Jaime “The Saint” St. James
Warrant

Interviewed on Aug. 25, 2006 by Celtic Bob

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Warrel Dane – Nevermore Vocalist

September 27th, 2006
by Luxi Lahtinen

Warrel Dane of Nevermore

Interview, live + interview pictures by Luxi Lahtinen & Kapa Kilgast

Transcription by Wyatt Marshall

 

Nevermore?s latest studio album, THIS GODLESS ENDEAVOR, has been gaining rave reviews from critics all around the world so it shouldn?t come as a surprise to anyone that they are considered  one of the biggest and most important bands for their own label, Century Media Records nowadays. The band?s journey through the years has been victorious for them since the day Nevermore was started from the remains of another short-lived, but successful group, Sanctuary.

Nevermore?s journey continued victoriously to Finland where the band played a special headline show at the Tavastia Club, Helsinki on 8th of September 2006, right before their tour with Disturbed and the DVD recording show in Bochum, Germany (which was unfortunately cancelled due to an infection of the band?s vocalist, Darrel Wane).

We met Warrel at the Restaurant Ilves in the downtown of Helsinki just a few hours before their first ever show in Finland, and had 20 minutes on our hands to inquire briefly from Warrel about the ongoing tour in general, the Sanctuary years, his solo project together with Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork) – amongst other things, too…

 


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Saxon’s Nibbs Carter and Paul Quinn

September 26th, 2006
by Marko Syrjala

 

INTERVIEW WITH PAUL QUINN AND NIBBS CARTER

The legendary Saxon doesn’t need too much introduction here but I will do it briefly anyway. Saxon, who originally called themselves Son of a Bitch, was formed in1977 by vocalist Biff Byford, guitarists Graham Olivier and Paul Quinn, bassist Steve Dawson and drummer Pete Gill. Their early albums “Denim and Leather”, “Wheels of Steel” and “Strong Arm Of The Law” are heralded as some of the most important NWOBHM classics. A ground breaking live album “The Eagle Has Landed” was released in 1983 and still today, along with such classic as Motorheads “No Sleep At All”, it’s often mentioned as one of the most important live releases from that period. Since those days the band has gone through many ups and downs. There has been a great number of line -up changes, problems with record companies, problems with former band members and low record sales but on the other hand over the last few years they have succeeded to reach a new, strong and loyal fanbase who have helped them to re-create their glory days. Their recent albums “Lionheart”, Killing Ground” and “Metalhead” are modern heavy metal classics and are also living proof that Saxon is alive and well. Recently the band released a brand new live album “The Eagle Has Landed III” which continues the saga which originally started in 1983. I managed to catch Paul Quinn and Nibbs Carter after their great show in Ruisrock and here is the transcription of our lengthy causerie, hope you like it?

 

Interview and pictures by Marko Syrjälä
Interview pictures by Taru Saarinen
Transcription by Cindy Zhang

 

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Tuska Open Air 2006

September 24th, 2006
by Arto Lehtinen

 

TUSKA OPEN AIR 2006 

Central Park Kaisaniemi
Helsinki Finland
30.6-2.7.2006

Pics and article by the Finnish Metal-Rules.com team respectively
(Luxi “The Keeper of Moshpit” Lahtinen, Arto “The mighty servant of metallic death” Lehtinen & Marko “KISS my ass” Syrjälä)

 

Once again thousands and thousands of metal fans arrived to conquer the capital of Finland, Helsinki. This was of course for the annual and prestigious Tuska Open Air Festival. The festival is arranged in the heart of the town, namely the central park Kaisaniemi. Nearly 33,000 freaks of all ages, possessed by metal, gathered to enjoy the metallic feast to the central park. Unlike the previous events of Tuska having been totally sold-out, instead a few days of the event this year weren’t sold out for some strange reason. Obviously the line-up didn’t manage to convince everyone to check out for example Sisters Of Mercy, Opeth, Celtic Frost. 

Frankly, from our point of view, the bill for 2006 didn’t definitely offer any groundshaking names. Celtic Frost and Venom stand for the more nostalgic trip back to the 80’s in the eyes of several old school thrash metal maniacs, but in the positive way. Picking up Sisters Of Mercy to conclude the first opening day went beyond the sense of humour of several people. To be honest, none of these bands would have been the right ones to be a headliner for each day. But all in all the bill was based on covering a variety of different metal genres ranging from hyper-blasting metal to a more melancholic Finnish mainstream rock stuff ala Timo Rautiainen. Especially odd and strange sounding names booked to the festival had room to perform stuff of their own. Having a large range of metal and other types of rock proves Tuska is not limited to one certain metal category as everyone had something to feel, taste and see during these three long days.

Now it is definitely true that The Gods made and created Metal as the weather was extremely warm and hot during the whole weekend as there was no single rain cloud floating above the festival area. In general the atmosphere was peaceful and bigger problems managed to be avoided, thanks to the common metal spirit of the Finnish die hard metal freaks.

As usual, it has turned out to be an annual mandatory tradition for compiling this article of the Tuska festival in Metal-Rules.com with both pleasure and pain. Therefore the Finnish Metal-Rules.com pain squad spent the whole weekend testifying several acts in action and tried to feel and taste the spirit of Heavy Metal and soccer during three insane long days in the beautiful central park of Kaisaniemi with several friends as well as everlasting enemies as usual. Enjoy…


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Evil Masquerade Guitarist Henrik Flyman

September 23rd, 2006
by Anders Sandvall

Here is an interview I recently did with band leader and mastermind Henrik Flyman of the Danish act Evil Masquerade. Evil Masquerade has pretty recently released their third album simply called THIRD ACT.  The band has also gone through some line-up changes. We spoke about all that and much more regarding Evil Masquerade.

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Escape Music for providing the promo pictures of the band

Thanks to Stefan at Zink Music for lending me more pictures of the band as well

 

 

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Dark Tranquillity in Sydney, Australia

September 22nd, 2006
by Brat

DARK TRANQUILLITY

ALARUM, INFERNAL METHOD

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA, 17 SEPTEMBER 2006

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Sebastian Bach – Sydney Australia

September 19th, 2006
by Arto Lehtinen

SEBASTIAN BACH

I REMEMBER YOU. SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

14 September 2006, Selina’s, Coogee Bay Hotel

Written and pics Brat

SEBASTIAN BACH AND BAND tickets went on sale while I was in Europe covering a couple of the summer festivals and seeing the sights. I had given someone in Sydney the responsibility of buying my ticket as this was one show I had no intentions of missing and although Selina’s is a decent sized venue, it’s still sells out regularly. I was a little surprised at the announcement. I didn’t know of anything recently done by Sebastian Bach except Supergroup being shown on pay TV here, but surely that wasn’t the reason for the tour? His new album doesn’t come out until next year.


 

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Ronnie James Dio

September 14th, 2006
by EvilG

DIO

Interviewed By EvilG
If there was ever a person I would say “I’m not worthy” to, it would be this man. I’m talking about one the most influential and STILL one of the best vocalists to grace the heavy metal scene. Despite my lack of worthiness, I was lucky enough to talk with Ronnie James Dio for thirty minutes about Dio, Rainbow, metal and his future plans. So without any more of my rambling and drooling, here you go my interview with the voice of heavy metal…Ronnie James Dio!!!!

Listen in MP3: 30 mins, 6.9megs

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