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Enslain @ Metallihumala

METALLIHUMALA: Nov 25-26, 2016 – Bar Bäkkäri – Helsinki

DAY ONE: Crack, cocaine, karaoke?  Don’t remember.  (AKA interesting stuff in plastic bags)

Friday: Cannibal Accident, Ceaseless Torment, Freedomination

As a fledgling member of the badass crew of Enslain, I’m more than honored to write my first gig report for the magazine.  Read on if you’re curious; enjoy if possible!

Enslaining @ Metallihumala

I have to admit I was beyond excited on Friday evening, even before the bands started playing.   The overall atmosphere in Bäkkäri was already promising – dark clubroom, preparing the gear and instruments, metalheads everywhere, you name it.  Oh, and some insanely good beer too, courtesy of the festival’s namesake, Humalove Brewing.  Don’t forget the beer. Continue reading

Living Exhumations from the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction

Toxic Holocaust & Exhumed – Nosturi, Helsinki – March 19, 2014

Exhumed’s sadistic string section: Bud, Matt & Rob

This cold and (at least weather-wise) miserable Wednesday evening marked the only log bomb that Toxic Holocaust and Exhumed’s over a month-long European Invasion dropped on Finnish soil.  Having already caught both bands a few times during their previous visits, there was no long built-up tension in the air for me, but as 2013 had seen a fresh full-length from the Portland predators as well as the San Jose slaughterers, I welcomed this clash of West Coast wackos with relative excitement. Continue reading