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

AKATEEMINEN HEVIRISTEILY – 25 interviews on the metal booze cruise

See, here’s the thing. I’ve been to, and written about the legendary event that no one who has ever attended seems to have any memories of having been on – the event in question being Finland’s student metal group collaborative cruise Akateeminen Heviristeily. So, we don’t really want to hear me write your average, everyday report about how the two bands (Nuclear Omnicide and Noumena) were, how everyone felt already drunk when said bands were playing because the boat was rocking heavily (literally and figuratively, and probably everone actually was drunk already by that time at 10pm when the gigs ended), or to tell more stories about me and my friends’ drunken escapades on our voyage to Tallinn, which most of us didn’t survive to disembark to.

Nuclear Omnicide @ Akateeminen Heviristeily

Nuclear Omnicide @ Akateeminen Heviristeily

Instead, I decided to try a more novel approach, and since our little community is so connected to each other, I thought, why not have a chain interview, where each person who’s asked a question must ask someone else the next question, with the purpose to be for people who know each other to ask things that expose funny, embarrassing or very metal stuff about each other, and then see how far the chain can endure. And here’s what happened. Read away, and laugh at your comrades and cohorts. To their face, next time you see them. Continue reading