Meeting Zornheym after their MOA festival gig was impressive. They grand us a full tour through the Zornheim mental asylum, the universe the band calls its home. Let’s dive back into the memories of their amazing gig and a world of mental conditions ruling music.
The Metal Way Of Life presents Alex Odin who loves underground metal and travelling to gigs all over. Although he has been living in Germany for approximately two decades by now his view on metal, the world and his opinions are still affected by his history in the early years of post-soviet period in Belarus.
Sirkuit Preikker is Samuli Peltola's mental health outlet. Living with mental disorders is living in hell. Samuli and the author share their own hells to crash the stigmata and inspire to speak openly of what it is: a disease.
Reflecting the reaction of the metalverse to the war in Ukraine and attempting to differentiate between morals and politics. War shifts priorities and reveals commercial interests above the moral of anti-war songs. Who is good and who is evil. It’s complicated!
What have we learned from 2020/2021? What can we expect from 2022? With threats of an even graver war and the re-growing pandemic, can we still look away? Or expect a blooming festival summer and a tidal wave of bands touring to promote the ocean of new albums and nailing us to our favourite clubs?
Metal is war and war is metal – in the ears of the mainstream, but also on a psychological level. Then again metal is also a child of the hippie era, a revolutionist and has always been highly political. Follow us on this journey into the war in metal.
Sonata Arctica's "Acoustic Adventures Volume One" is an amazing album and even more an essential landmark in roaring turmoil! It is an reinvention of their classics and a statement against the fast-track life cylce in the metal biz.