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Multi-camera viideo footage of reunited Swedish heavy rockers TRANSPORT LEAGUE performing on June 29 at Virgin Oil in Helsinki in Helsinki, FInland can be seen below (clip shot and edited by Timo Halo).

TRANSPORT LEAGUE‘s latest album, “Boogie From Hell”, was released digitally on May 20 via frontman Tony Jelencovich‘s (DEATHDESTRUCTION, B-THONG, MASSIVE AUDIO NERVE, MNEMIC, ICON IN ME) Hoffa Entertainment. A physical CD was also printed for release through the Bengans record store.

“Boogie From Hell” was tracked over a 17-month period and was mixed by Svein Jensen at Grand Recordings in Gothenburg, Sweden. The CD’s sound is described in a press release as “groovy, shaky-boogie-rock ‘n’ roll metal … for the fans of CLUTCH, CATHEDRAL, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, MUSTASCH and even VOLBEAT.”

TRANSPORT LEAGUE will embark on a short tour of Sweden and The Netherlands at the end of the month. Guitarist Peter Hunyadi will be forced to sit out most of these shows due to “serious health problems, but will soon be on his feet again.” Filling in for him on the road will be Dan Johansson (GENEROUS MARIA, MARY BEATS JANE).

The band states: “We are really looking forward to play some shows again, and we are very happy that the album has been getting raging reviews all over, from both media and fans.”


Tony Julien Jelencovich – Vocals, Guitar
Lars Häglund – Bass
Mattias Starander – Drums
Peter Hunyadi – Lead Guitar

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American rockers SKID ROW kicked off their European tour last night (Thursday, June 6) at Virgin Oil in Helsinki, Finland.

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Amaranthe has checked in with the following announcement about headlining tour dates this coming March, 2013:

“Finnish headlining tour announced! Check the dates below! (This tour is without Stratovarius) We are STOKED to see you guys there! Cheers!”

8.3.2013 HELSINKI, Virgin Oil Co.
9.3.2013 SEINÄJOKI, Rytmikorjaamo [+ Steen1 Orkestra]
10.3.2013 OULU, 45-Special
12.3.2013 KUOPIO, Henry’s Pub
13.3.2013 TAMPERE, Klubi [+ One Morning Left]
14.3.2013 TURKU, Klubi [+ One Morning Left]
15.3.2013 JYVÄSKYLÄ, Lutakko
16.3.2013 JOENSUU, Kerubi

Amaranthe is also currently working on a new album to see release next year through Spinefarm Records. Watch the band’s latest studio video report right here.

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The Swedes of Pain have just announced the “Kidneys To The Limit” 2012 mini-tour through Finland together with Finnish electro-crossover-metallers Turmion Kätilöt. Mastermind Peter Tägtgren states:

“We’ve decided to throw a party with our Finnish friends in Turmion Kätilöt that most likely will endanger your (and our) health. This time Pain will act as an opening act for TK.”

The mini-tour will cover the following five cities:

17.10. FIN Helsinki – Virgin Oil Co.
18.10. FIN Jyväskylä – Lutakko
19.10. FIN Mikkeli – Wilhelm
20.10. FIN Kuopio – Henry’s Pub
21.10. FIN Turku – Klubi

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Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers Korpiklaani are proud to present new video clips for the songs “Rauta” and “The Steel” (which is the English version of “Rauta”). Both songs are taken from the band’s upcoming 8th studio album “Manala,” which will be released in a 2-CD-version, including the album in both Finnish and English language, on August 31st.

The clips were shot with director Markku Kirves in the idyllic region of Janakkala in the South of Finland. Check out “Rauta” and “The Steel” in the YouTube players available below.

Immediately after the release of “Manala”, the workaholics will set off for an extensive round of touring. Make sure not to miss the party when it comes to your town. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be viewed after the jump.

14.07. CZ Vizovice – Masters Of Rock
27.07. FI Kuopio – Kuopio RockCock
03.08. FI Helsinki – Virgin Oil – “MANALA” RELEASE PARTY
04.08. HU Szekesfehervar – Fezen 2012
09.08. SI Tolmin – Metal Camp
10.08. SK Snina – Rock Pod Kamenom
11.08. DE Höchstadt – Schlosshof Festival
17.08. FI Hämeenlinna – Hämeen keskiaikamarkkinat
25.08. MX Mexico City – Circo Volador

North American tour with MOONSORROW, TÝR and METSATÖLL
29.08. CA Montreal – Club Soda
30.08. CA Toronto – Opera House
31.08. US Cleveland – Peabody’s
01.09. US Joliet – Mojoe’s
02.09. US St. Paul – Station 4
03.09. US Lawrence – Granada Theater
04.09. US Denver – Marquis Theater
05.09. US Billings – Manny’s
08.09. US Seattle – Studio Seven
09.09. CA Vancouver – Rickshaw Theater
10.09. US Portland – Hawthorne Theater
11.09. US San Francisco – DNA Lounge
12.09. US Hollywood – The Whisky
13.09. US Santa Ana – The Observatory
14.09. US Ramona – Ramona Mainstage
15.09. US Tempe – Rocky Point
18.09. US Detroit – Harpo’s
19.09. US Buffalo – Club Infinity
20.09. US Reading – Reverb
21.09. US Springfield – Empire
22.09. US New York – Gramercy Theater
23.09. US Worcester – Palladium
05.10. FIN Lahti – Finlandia-Klubi Heidenfest 2012 with WINTERSUN, VARG, TROLLFEST, KRAMPUS + guests
19.10. DE Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
20.10. DE Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
21.10. NL Tilburg – 013
22.10. CH Pratteln – Z723.10. CH Fribourg – Fri-Son
24.10. IT Bologna – Estragon
25.10. AT Wien – Gasometer
26.10. DE Leipzig – Hellraiser
27.10. CZ Prague – KD Vltavska
28.10. PL Krakow – Studio
29.10. DE Hamburg – Markthalle
30.10. DE Berlin – Postbahnhof
31.10. DE Munich – Backstage
01.11. DE Saarbrücken – Garage
02.11. DE Geiselwind – Music Hall
03.11. DE Giessen – Hessenhallen
04.11. BE Antwerp – Trix

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Progressive death metal act Barren Earth has checked in with the following recap of the band’s recent tour dates in Finland:

“With Barren Earth’s Finnish Tour almost complete it is now time to reflect upon some of the gigs and the circumstances surrounding them.

“The opening gig of the tour, which was also the album launch gig, took place at one of the more prestigious venues in Finland, namely the Tavastia club. The gig was originally booked to Dom where we’d played a couple of times before. Unfortunately, Dom decided to close shop and all its gigs were transferred to Virgin Oil Co. As it happened, this resulted in several double bookings, including our date. The reggae act The Capital Beat was deemed to have a bigger status than Barren Earth and therefore it was up to us to find a new venue. Luckily, Tavastia neatly happened to have a cancellation for Thursday March 15. We jumped at the possibility to play there and grabbed the date.

“The week prior to the gig was spent rehearsing, either individually or collectively. There was quite a lot of rehearsing to do, since we hadn’t played together in almost 6 months. Additionally, we would be playing a whole bunch of new songs which had never been played live before. There was some speculation on whether we’d even be able to play some of those songs live because of their intricate nature…

“But the gig was a success! Despite being a relatively large venue (for us, anyway) there was a decent and a supportive crowd which seemed to embrace both the old and new songs with gusto. In addition to some BE ‘classics’ the set included 6 songs from the new album: Passing Of The Crimson Shadows, As It Is Written, Vintage Warlords, The Rains Begin, Oriental Pyre and The Dead Exiles, of which the latter three received their live premiere. There were a few rugged edges and mistakes here and there, but all in all it was a very enjoyable gig and a perfect way to inaugurate the new album. It was also a great way to introduce the very fashionable new selection of Barren Earth T-shirts!

“The following day we were off to Tampere. Whilst carrying the gear to the van parked outside Tavastia a woman appeared. She was keen on buying a ticket for Magenta Skycode’s Tavastia gig taking place that night. However, she didn’t want to wait at the long box office queue. So she asked our opinion on whether there would still be tickets left at the door in the evening. We were unable to give any authoritative opinions on the matter, but did manage to make an alternative suggestion. If she had doubts on the gig being sold out, and if she didn’t want to wait in the queue at the box office, wouldn’t it be easiest if she just went inside Tavastia at that very moment? After all, the doors were wide open, and she’d be sure to secure the best seat in the house. She acknowledged the ingenuity of the plan, but eventually voted against it.

“Packing the van outside Tavastia, it soon became obvious that we had underestimated the size of the car. It was simply too small to accommodate all the gear, merchandise boxes, and the band + crew unless we were interested in sitting on each other’s laps – and we weren’t. Luckily, we managed to locate a gas station renting out trailers, and soon we were viewing the trailer selection at a nearby Shell. Standing at the yard of the gas station Mikko said he’d really need to take a leak. I suggested he’d do it behind the trailer we had already chosen and connected to our van. He agreed with the suggestion and proceeded to relieve himself just behind the trailer. Unfortunately, it was precisely at this moment that our chauffeur decided to start driving forward, thus exposing a bewildered and alarmed Mikko still very much in the middle of his business…

“As we had lost quite a bit of time due to the trailer business, it was obvious we’d be arriving late at Tampere. It was therefore agreed to drive with no delays. But as there were a few sixpacks on board, the need to have a break was imminent. It was then agreed to stop at a gas station. But to minimize the loss of time everybody was urged to use the bathroom as quickly as possible so the journey could continue. And soon the journey did continue. But not before cigarettes and coffee…”

Barren Earth has been touring in support of the band’s new album “The Devil’s Resolve” (reviewed here). You can also check out’s recent interview with the band about the album at this location.

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Video footage of HAIL! — the supergroup featuring vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, BEYOND FEAR), guitarist Dave Linsk (OVERKILL), drummer Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, SLAYER, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN) and bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH) — performing on March 23, 2012 at Virgin Oil Co.

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Italian act Sawthis will be support Sepultura for the Kairos East European Tour 2012, which also features Hatsphere on the bill. The band’s tour dates are as follows:

20.03 – Riga (Latvia) “Melna Piekdiena”
21.03 – Tallinn (Estonia) “Tapper”
22.03 – Helsinki (Finland) “Virgin Oil”
23.03 – St.Petersburg (Russia) “Orlandina”
24.03 – Moscow (Russia) “Relax Club” (only Hatesphere, Sawthis)
25.03 – Nihzny Novorogod (Russia) “Premio Centre”

At the end of the tour the band will be hitting the recording studio to begin recording the successor to “Egod.” For more info on Sawthis, check out the band’s official Facebook profile.

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Amorphis has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming Finnish tour dates:

“Are you planning a trip to Finland soon? Well, you should! In April, Amorphis will perform at several classical concert halls in major Finnish towns. The band wants to offer its fans a chance of hearing Amorphis in an environment very different from the usual. After the recent tours abroad, the concert hall tour means charting an entirely new territory.”

Esa Holopainen sheds some light on what is to be expected: “The shows will include songs we have not played in a long time as well as acoustic arrangements of our better-known tunes. However, it is not going to be a completely acoustic set. We have toured full power for quite a few years now, and with this concert hall setting and the new repertoire, we want to challenge not only our listeners but also ourselves. We noticed that in fact we have rather many songs that are acoustic or feature plenty of acoustic instruments in their compositions.

“The concerts will include several guests, of which at least multi-instrumentalist Sakari Kukko is well known to many. Sakari has performed with Amorphis on earlier occasions and also played on the albums Tuonela and Am Universum.”

Amorphis, April 2012:

12.04. Mikaeli, Mikkeli (FI)
14.04. Savonlinnasali, Savonlinna (FI)
18.04. Sibeliustalo, Lahti (FI)
19.04. Lutakko, Jyväskylä (FI)
20.04. Virgin Oil Co, Helsinki (FI)
21.04. Tampere-talo, Tampere (FI)
27.04. Logomo, Turku (FI)

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Quality fan-filmed video footage of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ August 23, 2011 concert at Virgin Oil Co.

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