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Steelfest Open Air 2019 Is Soon Upon Us


It’s almost that time of year again, Finnish metal festival season will be opened, once again, by the most anticipated underground black/death/obscure metal festival in Finland: Steelfest! Located in the heart of Hyvinkää, this year the festival has included an official camping area for those who would rather not be confined to the walls of a stuffy hotel. They also posted on Facebook that a few gracious locals who are attending the festival are offering a couch (or dark corner) to sleep in for those coming from far away.

This festival has really become a globally known legend. Based on a poll posted on social media, people are hailing from over forty different countries, not including the bands, to experience such an epic event here in the cold, dark (but hopefully not too cold or dark during the festival) north.

The festival will begin with a sold out Pre-party at Crafters the Thursday before the festival at 20:00 featuring Havukruunu & Kalmankantaja.

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As for the lineup – Seigneur Voland (Fra) not only will be performing for the first time in Finland but will perform an excluive 20th anniversary show based on material from 1999-2019).

SF 2019 Seigneur Voland

Marduk (Swe) will also be performing a 20th anniversary show to celebrate “Panzer Division Marduk”’s 20 year existance. This performance will only happen once, it cannot be missed!

SF 2019 Marduk

Vital Remains (US) will also have their debut appearance in Finland!

SF 2019 Vital Remains

We will also get a double shot of Mr.Spellgoth himself with appearances by both Horna and Trollheims Grott.

Along side these legendary performances, the lineup includes:

  • Mysticum (NOR)
  • Immolation (USA)
  • Mgła (POL)
  • Nargaroth (GER) 
  • Belphegor (AUS)
  • Naglfar (Swe)
  • Gaahls Wyrd (NOR)
  • Odium (UKR)
  • Asphyx (NED)
  • Vargrav (FIN)
  • Antimateria (FIN)
  • Grave Miasma (UK)
  • Deiphago (CRC)
  • Monarque (CAN)
  • Evil (BRA)
  • …And Oceans (FIN)
  • Einherjer (NOR)
  • Trollheims Grott (FIN)
  • Deletere (CAN)
  • Totalselfhatred (FIN)
  • Aeternus (NOR)
  • Advent Sorrow (AU)
  • Morgal (FIN)
  • Myrkskog (NOR)
  • Arkhon Infaustus (FRA)

Here is the day schedule as of right now:

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More information  can be found form their Facebook Page or their Official Website

Tickets can be purchased from KVLT Records or Tiketti.

Check out our Spotify playlist to get hyped!

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ARCHITECTS share live clip of track ‘Royal Beggars’ from Berlin, Germany & Festival dates announced


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Architects have shared a live clip of “Royal Beggars”, filmed at their February 8 performance at Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany. Watch the video HERE.

“Royal Beggars” is taken from band’s critically acclaimed new album Holy Hell, which was released in November last year. Physical and digital links to purchase/stream the album can be found via the band’s website.
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2000trees Festival Announce Frank Turner as 2nd headliner/ Xtra Mile stage take over & more bands added


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The 2nd full band announcement for 2000trees Festival is here, and it includes the Thursday main stage headliner, a stage (The Axiom Stage) take over and a run down of the 5 bands in 5 days announcement roll out that happened on Jan 21/22/23/24 and 25th. The three day music festival will take place on Thursday 11th July, Friday 12th July and Saturday 13th July at Upcote Farm near Cheltenham, and tickets can be purchased – HERE

As announced on the stage at Wembley Arena at his sold out show, returning festival hero
Frank Turner will be the 2019 Thursday main stage headliner at 2000trees Festival.

“I’ve been playing the wonderful 2000trees Festival since its inaugural year in 2007, and more than most places in the world it feels like home to me. I’m excited about coming back again in 2019 to headline, my 5th year there. See you in the fields.” – Frank Turner

Joining Frank Turner will be a HOST of his old Xtra Mile pals, with the label taking over The Axiom Stage on the Friday, including headliners Möngöl Hörde, Skinny Lister, Jim Lockey & The Solumn Sun, Crazy Arm (playing ‘Born To Ruin’ in full), Sean McGowan and more. Two more artists are announced for the Forest Stage which are Johnny Lloyd and Grace Petrie (who has also been on the Frank Turner tour as support).

On top of all this, the festival also announced 5 bands, one a day between Monday Jan 21st and Friday 25th, which were Rolo Tomassi, The St Pierre Snake Invasion (who added to the announcement with this exceptional video – HERE), Petrol Girls, WSTR and LIFE.

“It’s a pleasure to return to play 2000trees. The festival continues to go from strength to strength in terms of the calibre of artists it attracts and it’s an honour to be
included among them.” – 
Rolo Tomassi

A list of ALL the bands announced today is below:
Frank Turner (Thursday main stage headliner) / Möngöl Hörde / Skinny Lister / Rolo Tomassi / WSTR / LIFE / Petrol Girls / The St. Pierre Snake Invasion / Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun / Crazy Arm / Sean McGowan / Oxygen Thief / Johnny Lloyd / Brand New Friend / Deux Furieuses and Grace Petrie

Already announced for the event include Friday main stage headliners You Me At Six, the incredible Every Time I Die, who are performing at 2000trees Festival for the first time, AND will be performing ‘Hot Damn’ in full (along with some other bangers) as headliners on The Cave stage on Saturday. As well as Sheffield’s While She Sleeps (Cave Stage headliners on Thursday), returning festival hero Jamie Lenman (who will be curating, opening and closing his very own stage and mini festival, Lenmania 2, on the Axiom Stage on the Thursday – being the first act to be performing at this years event, on the Thursday early afternoon), the hugely anticipated first timer Frank Iero with his band Frank Iero And The Future Violents (headlining the Axiom Stage on the Saturday) and many more. For a full list of bands announced, see below:

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BRUTAL ASSAULT 2019 – PREVIEW


We have about three quarters of the year before all will happen, but here is some preview for Brutal Assault festival in Czech fortress Josefov. Now its gonna be for the twenty fourth time. From the small local one day festival BA evolved into one of the world‘s biggest and the best metal events where people from all the places arrive. Lets see what we got here this year.

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PHOTO REPORT: METAL CRANE FESTIVAL 2019 – DAY 2


PHOTO REPORT: Metal Crane Festival 2019 -Day 2- January 19, 2019 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland

Callidice, Everwave, Medeia and MyGrain

Photography by Serena Solomon

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PHOTO REPORT: METAL CRANE FESTIVAL 2019 – DAY 1


PHOTO REPORT: Metal Crane Festival 2019 -Day 1- January 18, 2019 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland

Sapata, Kaunis Kuolematon, Vorna and Ajattara

Photography by Serena Solomon

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