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.
Spot On Metal Drummer - Set No 2 presents Luana Dametto, Jarkko Hyvönen, Rainer Tuomikanto and Remi Kofoed Johannesen - our all but marginal drummers. But then drummers only sit in the background on stage and often are seen as "only the drummer". There is a lot more to it!
1994 was a milestone in the careers of Frost (Satyricon, 1349) and Jan Rechberger (Amorphis) and it was the year in which Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost, Bodom After Midnight) and Ukri Suvilehto (Abbath) were born. But there is way more to it.
We all miss concerts. Real concerts! Wven more, we all need concerts. They are of essential for us all. Most importantly, they were possible in late summer 2020. What sacrifices have we made and what can we hope to get in 2021?