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We were greeted with the first hints of summer upon arriving at Suvilahti for day one of Tuska Open air metal festival. Ahead was three full days of metal, with a lineup that would please even the trickiest of metal fans. With program guide in hand, with the most interesting acts already chosen; Day one began.
Starting the festival was Finnish thrash metallers Profane Omen. They were a perfect choice to start the weekend, and although the start time was quite early for many, Profane Omen infused the crown that arrived with enough energy to shake off even the most persistent drowsiness. Jules didn’t allow for lethargic audience members with his typical stage antics of headbanging and giving each and every song his all. They played a healthy mix of old songs and new and thus began Tuska 2012.
One thing that was quite difficult was managing take in all the festival had to offer. Having a nasty case of strep all weekend, I was lucky to be able to keep up the pit hopping and running from stage to stage to see as many acts as possible. Starting a mere 15 minutes after Profane Omen was Alcest. More...
Finland's Profane Omen has posted a new music video online for the song "Bound To Strive," filmed in Nosturi, Helsinki on April 20th, 2012. Check out the video clip below, directed by Pete Voutilainen/One Eye Media and edited by Ykä Järvinen.
Profane Omen is:
Jules Näveri - vocals
Williami Kurki - guitars
Antti Kokkonen - guitars & backing vocals
Samuli Mikkonen - drums & percussions
Tavastia is one of those legendary metal bars in Helsinki that goes all the way back to the 60’s. Hordes of metal bands have played there, and it’s one of those places that if you’ve lived in Helsinki long enough, it becomes a regular stop.
So it was much to my own amazement when I realized I had actually never been there! Truly I couldn’t have thought of a better night to be there, then when Amon Amarth would be taking the stage. More...
Tis the season apparently for metal cruises, and I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Spinefeast at Sea cruise from Helsinki, to Tallin last Thursday and Friday! The cruise was organized by Spinefarm Records, and with perfect timing as the label was celebrating its 20th birthday this year.
Here in Finland, these cruises to Tallin, Estonia are known for being somewhat of a booze cruise, and almost every Finn has been on one of these journeys to either Stockholm, Tallin, or St. Petersburg. The tax free alcohol and overall party mood are always a safe bet for a good time and I for one can’t think of a better accompaniment to my inexpensive alcohol consumption then to have a solid 20 hours of metal oriented fun! Aboard the ship, called The Baltic Princess, were opportunities for drinking, dancing, metal karaoke and of course an exciting and diverse lineup of 8 bands. More...
Finnish band Profane Omen checked in with an update and announced a string of Russian tour dates in support of the latest LP "Destroy!" (see Metal Underground's review at this location) The update reads:
"Howdy and happy holidays everyone! We hope you have well survived the holiday hams, turkeys and woolly socks, and you're ready for what we have to offer for you next year!
We'll start up our year by going to Russia for three shows! Our Russian mini-tour stops at Saint Petersburg (January 13th), Moscow (January 14th and Tver (January 15th)! Harashoo!
Our January looks pretty much fully booked after this trip too when we hit the The Baltic Sea in the form of Spinefeast. After that our buddies SANCTIMONY from Latvia join us for couple of gigs in Finland (Lahti and Helsinki) and the exciting month will be crowned on January 31st at The Circus in Helsinki, where we warm up the stage for ARCH ENEMY!
Unfortunately, half of the shows we have to play without our low tune maister Antti Seroff who recently underwent a shoulder operation. We're hoping to have him back on the saddle as soon as possible and wish the best of recovery. During Seriff's sick leave the bass will be handled by Pyry Hanski who has been the webmaster of our homesite for few years now and you might have catched him in live action in the ranks of BEFORE THE DAWN.
Check out the whole schedule of our upcoming shows at our website.
See ya on the road!!!"
The week leading up to Metalheim festival was taut with anticipation, and excitement. The festival is hosted by the wonderful people at Metalheim Productions and takes place in two cities, Helsinki and Oulu. Each day featured five bands, and they travel between the two cities so we all partake in the epicness of the tour.
This year’s agenda boasted a fantastic lineup both days. Naturally, the week dragged on and on; and with a brand new Canon eos just waiting to be used, it felt like eternity until Friday. I finally arrived at Nosturi, and was lucky indeed to be able to interview Ville Sorvali of Moonsorrow, and later met with Kari, Gunnar and Terji of Tyr. Read the interview with Ville Sorvali here, others coming soon! More...
Finnish band Profane Omen posted a new music video for he song "Wastehead." The song appears on the band's latest album "Destroy!" recently released on Spinefarm Records.
Profane Omen has announced the band's new album "Destroy!" will be released on September 28th through Spinefarm Records. A teaser clip for the album has been posted online and can be viewed below.
Hail!, the group featuring David Ellefson, Jimmy Degrasso (ex-Megadeth), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura) and Tim "Ripper" Owens, has issued the following recap of their recent European tour dates:
"SEPTEMBER 9 2009 (9,9,09, or maybe upside down 666?) We finished up our Denmark shows on Tuesday September 8 and flew Finnair flight #666 to Helsinki on Wednesday (‘Hell, and fire, were sworn to be released’). Aside from some hellish turbulence on landing the flight was otherwise non-eventful and was our only day off on the tour.
"SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 Ironically, the venue in Helsinki was an old church refurbished into a hip night club and music venue called DANTE'S HIGHLIGHT (seems a bit sacrilegious, doesn't it?). In its honor, during the set Andreas broke into ‘The Number of The Beast’, which we all joined in on up until the second verse when we realized we didn't exactly know the rest of the song very well without rehearsing it! Actually, that's been a cool trait of HAIL!, where we bust into songs not on the set list for about 90 seconds and then stop part way through, pretty much playing them off the cuff. It's comes from inspiration and is certainly something most metal bands never get to do outside of a casual and relaxed setting like this.
"We also invited Helsinki up-and-comer Jules Navari from PROFANE OMEN onstage to sing ‘Walk’ with us, which he kicked ass on. Later, Andreas and Roy finished ‘South of Heaven’ and segued into SLAYER's ‘Jesus Save's’. Must have been in honor of the church and flight #666! More...
Finnish metal band Profane Omen has posted a new video online for the track "Left To Disintegrate," which comes from the album "Inherit The Void." The video can be viewed below. More...
PROFANE OMEN posted a video as teaser for their upcoming album "Inherit The Void." The video, which contains an overview of the material and impressions from the studio-work, can be seen below.
The tracklisting for "Inherit The Void" is:
I Have Seen
Left To Disintegrate
In The Middle I Breathe
Right To Retaliate
Generation Doom (Count Me Out)
Dealers Of Guilt
The album will be published in March 2009 through Playground Music Scandinavia. More...
Finnish metal band PROFANE OMEN has set "Inherit The Void" as the title of its sophomore full-length album, due in early March 2009 through Playground Music Scandinavia. The group is once again recording the effort with producer Ville Sorvali of MOONSORROW and Aleksanteri Kuosa. A studio diary documenting the recording sessions for the group's upcoming CD can be found at http://profaneomen.blogspot.com
PROFANE OMEN vocalist Jules Näveri, who is also a member of ENEMY OF THE SUN, recently helped out fellow Finns AMORAL for one gig after their vocalist left the group.
Based in Lahti, Finland, PROFANE OMEN was formed in 1999 and released its debut album, "Beaten into Submission", in 2006. An EP, "Disconnected", followed in 2007.
PROFANE OMEN is:
Jules Näveri (ENEMY OF THE SUN) - Vocals
Antti Kokkonen (Andy J. Bonfire) - Guitar
Williami Kurki - Guitar
Tuomas Saarenketo - Bass
Samuli Mikkonen - Drums
Finland's Coma Clinic is a new band from Misery Inc. mastermind Janne Tolonen (ex-Profane Omen). Two years ago Tolonen and vocalist Henri Eerola (recently known from his work in Pentatonik) decided to team up but the collaboration did not finally take place until this spring.
The first product from Coma Clinic is promotional CD containing three songs. Unafraid to break some boundaries, the effort mixes modern trash-metal with overflowing melodies and the intensity of hardcore.
All guitar solos were played by young, promising guitar hero Kimi Rautiainen (also in Exsecratus).
Finnish death 'n' roll band PROFANE OMEN has finished recording a new EP, entitled "Disconnected", at Villvox Studio under the watchful eyes of engineer Aleksanteri Kuosa and producer Ville Sorvali. The EP will be mixed beginning on June 19 for a fall release.
"Disconnected" EP track listing:
02. In Fear
03. Breed Suffocation, Breed Extinction
04. Learning to Die
5. Slave to the Grind (SKID ROW cover)
6. Wild Child (W.A.S.P. cover) More...