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My Reflection

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My Reflection Releasing New Single

Finnish female-fronted metal group My Reflection - which was covered in our look at the Helsinki metal scene - will release new single "This World Belongs To Us" on April 11th, 2014.

The single includes the tracks "This World Belongs To Us (Tonight)" and "Walk" and will see release via Inverse Records.

"This World Belongs To Us (Tonight)" also has a music video coming. “We felt that we have a killer song in our hands and it was natural to make a video for the song,” said Jenni Räikkönen, vocalist of My Reflection. “For us MR is about having fun and both song and video express that pretty well. 'Walk,' for its part, is a song about longing for good moments in the past.”

"This World Belongs To Us" differs musically from the debut album "Dreamland Drowning," which was released in 2012. “We value versatility, and therefore we don’t want to over-categorize our music," the band states.

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Unearthing the Metal Underground in Helsinki

Helsinki, my Helsinki. One year later, and still there is always something new and exciting here. In a city that is constantly evolving musically, a city where Gods of Metal roam the streets, what could be hidden under the surface? Clearly Helsinki is a center in the musical world, where it seems as if everyone you meet either plays an instrument or is in a band. One only has to look at the music that comes from this epicenter to realize how raw with talent the city and surrounding suburbs are.

With such internationally acclaimed acts such as Nightwish, Apocalyptica, Wintersun, Norther, Amorphis, and Moonsorrow boasting their origins here in Southern Finland, is it really a surprise that there is even more phenomenal talent hidden right beneath our noses? That’s not the Koskenkorva I smell, it’s the scent of fresh, raw talent. Heavily influenced by folk metal and symphonic metal, Helsinki area also has a surprisingly good local scene; this week we’ll Unearth the Metal Underground with everything from black metal to symphonic death metal.

Assemble the Chariots

To start with, a hefty dose of black and death metal! Assemble the Chariots was formed in the summer of 2008. The band's musical focus is death, black and hardcore metal, and in its own words “fast guitar shreds, and shit you’ve never heard before.” They had their first release in 2008 and currently are writing a demo set to come out later this year. Personally, I’m loving the flowing guitar riffs and the way the songs quickly transition to Opeth style growls and blast beats. Piano interludes provide melancholic interest and leave me wondering how the hell these guys aren’t on any magazine covers yet.

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