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Northward – Northward

The collaboration between Nightwish's Floor Jansen and Pagan's Mind's Jørn Viggo Lofstad has been the stuff of legends for a long time. Since their friendship started in 2007 at...

Wacken Open Air 2018 Review

Unlike previous years, which were largely shaped by different amounts of rain (from intermittent to "OH MY GOD, PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!"), 2018 promised...

Desert Flowers: An Interview with Troy Donockley

Metal Blast: The first, and perhaps most obvious question, is simply "Why?". Considering how busy you and Tuomas are with Nightwish, why did the...

The Greatest Show on Earth – An Interview with Troy Donockley of Nightwish

To look at the history of Nightwish is to look at a history of maturation and change. Although it is true that some of the elements that...

Sirenia – Dim Days of Dolor

When guitarist Morten Veland left celebrated gothic metal outfit Tristania in 2001, he quickly formed Sirenia. Their music went down a similar sonic path...

Dreaded Past: An Interview with Tomi Joutsen of Amorphis

Amorphis are an amazing band. This isn't really up for debate. They write terrific songs, they have amazing lyrics (particularly if you're interested in Finnish mythology and...

Enter Ratkind: An Interview With Marco Hietala

Marco Hietala's entrance into Nightwish, before the release of their critically acclaimed 2002 album Century Child, was a turning point for the band. His...

Raise the Blind: An Interview with Floor Jansen

Having followed the career of Nightwish since the release of their 2002 album Century Child, I'm aware of the challenges involved in fronting such...

Lordi – Scare Force One

Despite their massive popularity after conquering the Eurovision Song Contest, Lordi have never held much sway in North America. As such I'd had limited exposure to their...

Lyriel – Skin and Bones

If I was to judge Lyriel by “Numbers”, their opening track, alone, I’d call them a Nightwish tribute band. It’s not that the music...

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Belphegor – The Devils

Belphegor's twelfth studio album, "The Devils," is a dark and intense offering that showcases the band's signature blackened death metal sound. From the opening...

Khold – Svartsyn

Khold's album "Svartsyn" has been long-awaited, with an eight-year gap since their previous release. The band's signature steely groove and downtuned guitars continue to...

Milking the Goatmachine – Nach uns die Grindflut

Milking the Goatmachine, the German-born duo of Goatleeb Udder and Goatfreed Udder, have returned with their ninth full-length album, Nach uns die Grindflut. These...
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