Calmsite drummer Jukka Penttinen

February 8th, 2005
by EvilG


?It A?int Noise Pollution?
Interview with Calmsite drummer Jukka Penttinen

Interviewed by MetalGeorge
Thanks to www.calmsite.com for promo pics!

Careening down the metal highway, Finland?s booze-addled rock ?n rollers Calmsite have release their debut full length, ?The Erector? via the American Oak Knoll Productions.  With a high energy sound that rides the line between Melodic Death and down home Hard Rock (think Gandalf?s ?Rock Hell? meets Sweden?s Demons of Dirt), ?The Erector? is a surprisingly fresh and exciting listen.  With the band?s up-tempo riffing and driving backbeat (complete with cowbell!), Calmsite are poised to make a mark.  With a new album on the way via Finland?s up and coming Firebox Records (licensed in the States via Oak Knoll), thing?s only look better for these Finnish bastards.  Though this is merely a short update on the band?s affairs, the fact that Calmsite is still an as-of-yet unknown band on these shores should make this little chat a worthwhile peek into a band that is beginning to make a name for themselves. 

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Doro Pesch

February 7th, 2005
by Marko Syrjala



Interview and photos by Marko Syrjala

Former model Doro Pecsh formed a band Warlock in the early eighties and together they reached a great success worldwide until they called it quits by 1988, as Pesch launched a solo career. She has just released her new album called ?Classic Diamonds? and now after seventeen years she finally returned to play in Finland. This interview was done right before their show in Helsinki last November.

 

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Niklas Sundin from Dark Tranquillity

February 5th, 2005
by Anders Sandvall

Dark Tranquillity Guitarist, Niklas Sundin

Interviewed by Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Jenny Walroth at Century Media Sweden for help with the interview.
Thanks to Century Media for promo pictures of the band.

Here is an interview with Niklas Sundin, guitarist for Gothenburg Sweden-based Dark Tranquillity. DT have recently released their new album CHARACTER and I had the opportunity to interview Niklas about DT (who celebrates 16 years in the business) and about the new album. At the moment, CHARACTER is at the third place on the list of most selling albums in Sweden right now…it also lies at the top position on the hard rock chart of most sold metal albums in Sweden.


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Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Unearth: Live In Vancouver Jan. 16/05

February 5th, 2005
by Lord of the Wasteland

Slipknot/Killswitch Engage/Unearth
Sunday, January 16th, 2005
PNE Forum
Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

**Live Review & All Photography By Lord of the Wasteland


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Gorgoroth, Behexen, Horna, SoulGrind : January 7th 2005, Tavastia Club, Helsinki Finland

February 1st, 2005
by Arto Lehtinen

Gorgoroth
Horna, Behexen, Soulgrind
January 7th 2005
Tavastia Club Helsinki Finland
Review and Pics by Arto Lehtinen

The Sirkkeli Rock MetalWeekend was arranged to present a number of domestic metal bands as well as a few foreign names booked to be headliners of the event during the whole weekend. The whole idea around the MetalWeekend was based on a though of awarding domestic metal bands voted by readers of Finnish Metal Magazines. The whole Metalweekend already faced unexpected problems in the early stage of  the planning as Virgin Steel booked in the first place announced about being unable to arrive due to the recording commitments of a new album Therefore the former original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Dianno was announced as a replacement. Then another cancelletion was caused by the Norwegian black metal combo Carpathian Forest whose booking agent just announced the Finnish date has been cancelled a few days before the gig date for a reason or another. Well instead another Norwegian black metal attackers Gorgoroth were booked to replace Carpathian Forest just on time. Of course everything didn’t turn out  with the  arragements as planned in the first place because all kinds of things happened during that night. Before Gorgos unleashed real hellish forces of satan storm, a legion of Finnish black and not- so-black metal bands conquered the stage by spreading their own blasphemies all around in the Tavastia club.

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Sun Descends vocalist Mem von Stein

February 1st, 2005
by Luxi Lahtinen

 Interview with Mem von Stein (ex-Exumer, ex-Phobic Instinct, ex-Humongous Fungus, ex-Of Rytes, Sun Descends) 

Interview and Wacken 2001 live pictures
by Luxi Lahtinen

 

 


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Dismember : The 20th Of January 2005, Hyvinkaa, Finland

January 26th, 2005
by Arto Lehtinen

Dismember
the 20th of January 2005
Klubi, Hyvinkaa, Finland
Pics and article by Arto Lehtinen

The legendary Swedish death metal squad Dismember emerged for the four gig tour in Finland for the first time ever, even though the band has made a visit to Finland a couple of times before. For example last summer when the death pentad literally dismembered the devoted death metal freaks at the prestigious annual Tuska Open Air Metal festival in Helsinki.

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Devil in the Kitchen : Somerville, MA, January 20, 2005

January 24th, 2005
by Los Muertos

Devil in the Kitchen

SkyBar, Sommerville, MA
January 20, 2005
Review and Photos by Michael De Los Muertos

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Confessor Vocalist Scott Jeffreys

January 20th, 2005
by EvilG


Confessor Interview with Vocalist Scott Jeffreys
Interview by EvilG and Arto Lehtinen

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Threat Signal Vocalist Jon Howard

January 16th, 2005
by Lord of the Wasteland

Threat Signal Vocalist Jon Howard

**Interview By Lord of The Wasteland

**All images courtesy of Threat Signal


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On tour with Krisiun, Behemoth, Ragnarok and Incantation

January 13th, 2005
by Arto Lehtinen

On tour with Krisiun, Behemoth,
Ragnarok and Incantation

By Stacy Young
Germany, Sweden & Norway
2 November 2004 ? 8 November 2004

What better way to celebrate being American than to leave the US on the eve of election day for fear that Bush might actually get re-elected.  I did vote early, but in a country where popular votes are merely guidelines for how the electoral college ?should? vote, it was very unlikely that the incumbent would be ousted.  Unfortunately, Bush did manage to get re-elected and we still have our farce of a fair election.  Wouldn?t it be nice to actually be able to vote for the President and have our votes count?  So with all this in mind, I packed my bags and went for a week of headbanging with the European metalheads.  Lucky enough to have friends in high places (or is it low?), I caught up with the amazing tour package of Krisiun, Behemoth, Ragnarok and Incantation for several shows.
 

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Steel Attack Guitarist John Allan

January 12th, 2005
by Anders Sandvall

Steel Attack Guitarist John Allan
By: Anders Sandvall

Here is an interview with John Allan guitar player from the Swedish band Steel Attack. In October they released their album ENSLAVED and I took the opportunity to ask John about the album, the band, plus other questions in general. Due to some difficulties with finding a member that was available to answer my questions (because of touring and the Christmas holidays) the interview couldn?t be done by until now.

 


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Satyricon: Dec 2, 2004 The Pound, San Francisco, CA USA

January 12th, 2005
by Arto Lehtinen


Satyricon
The 2nd of  December 2004
The Pound, San Francisco, CA USA
Review and pics by Stacy Young

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Craig Nielsen of Flotsam And Jetsam

January 12th, 2005
by Arto Lehtinen

Flotsam And Jetsam have been in the metal scene as long as other so called big and legendary names for example Exodus, Testament, Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica to name a few. The Arizona thrashers have struggled through the years by facing both ups and downs. However, after the vocalist Eric A.K.?s departure and return, and after the megalomaniac Japan tour together with OverKill and Death Angel, the band has finally started working on the follow up to the 2001 release MY GOD. Flots? drummer Craig Neilsen politely unveiled about the upcoming ninth studio album? Enjoy!

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Ross Dolan of Immolation

January 11th, 2005
by Luxi Lahtinen



Ross Dolan of Immolation

Intro and questions by Luxi Lahtinen

 

The true Death Metal pioneers from New York, Immolation, have been busy for the past 5-6 months, preparing songs for their 6th full-length opus, recording them at Millbrook Sound Studio under sensitive yet sharp ears of Paul Orofino (who also took care of the production on the last 3 Immolation albums) and getting ready to hit the road again to promote so far their most matured, advanced and strongest album to date musically titled HARNESSING RUIN.

Ross Dolan, the insanely long-haired frontman of Immolation spoke to Metal-Rules.com recently, so let´s hear what he had to say about the new album, their long-time friend and the producer of the last four Immolation albums Paul Orofino, the new guy in the Immolation –ranks Steve Shalaty, the Internet – amongst other interesting topics as well.

Now let´s get immolated gently for a moment, letting Ross to be our guide through HARNESSING RUIN piece by piece…

 

 

 

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