Interview on a black winter night in Berlin with Olli-Pekka “Oppu” Laine from Amorphis. How has he been in the pandemic years, the anniversary of Privilege of Evil, English issue of the Amorphis biography and naturally his other bands, such as Barren Earth.
Amorphis were co-headlining with Eluveitie with their special guests Dark Tranquillity and Nailed To Obscurity. The package delivered an energetic and passionate show night at Huxley’s Neue Welt in Berlin lately.
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.
Congratulations Amorphis to 30 years spoiling us with amazing music and making these shows happen! Take a very short walk through their history and enjoy the show in the legendary Tavastia club in Helsinki.
My epic interview with Jukka Kolehmainen, vocalist of Abhorrence. It seems some people have never accepted that they quit after roughly one year and so after another some 20 years they entered stage again.
What is Metal and what is a jouhikko? Pekko Käppi is one of the few masters on this rare, ancient instrument. He shares is very own open-minded attitude with us and introduces us into the history as well as more recent evolution of this unique instrument.
Meeting Anneke was very special to me. She one of the role models in metal for generations of female metal vocalists, radiats such a positive vibe and inspiring. There is so much energy she gives in the interview as much as on stage.
Olli-Pekka Laine, often called "Oppu" is bassist, composer, lyricist, loves to arrange and play on stage. He has played in numerous bands, was founding member of Amorphis but left ten years later. He joined Amorphis in 2017 again, when Niklas Etelävuori quit. Furthermore, he has come up with the majority of songs of his 2008 founded Progressive Death Metal band, Barren Earth; played many years in the Stoner Band Mannhai ... See, there are so many tales to tell of him.