“Sometimes it feels like the soundtracks of Apocalypse Now and Eraserhead has been melted together and blasted through a ferocious guitar amp – these songs have both a sense of impending doom and an extraordinary combination of raw energy and gritty beauty”, Peter Albrechtsen, sound designer and composer, who has worked for example for Lars... Continue Reading →


Last couple of times (in 2015 and 2018) Eyehategod has visited Helsinki, they have stayed for two nights, playing two shows, different sets, same chaos and mayhem. They make no exceptions this time: Eyehategod will play two gigs at Blowup Festival. All you have to do is enjoy New Orleans’ finest and meanest… and donate... Continue Reading →


Ocean is an awe-inspiring force of nature. Vast, beautiful, intriguing, mysterious, unpredictable, treacherous and dangerous. AHAB knows it and their atmospheric doom and death draws inspiration from it. It’s always calm before the storm. AHAB on Facebook


“You breed / Like rats!” are the lyrics that start an album described as “crushing”, “menacing”, “game changer”, “legendary” and “what the fuck is this?”. The nihilistic and vile anti-everything of an album is of course Streetcleaner. Godflesh’s debut album turns 30 this year and they bring the celebrations to Blowup Festival – you’ve been warned!


Louise Lemón’s album Purge is one of last year’s most captivating debuts. Her gothic and dreamlike soundscapes and mesmerizing storytelling find soulmates from Anna von Hausswolff, Chelsea Wolfe and Marissa Nadler. Louise Lemón visited Finland with Sólstafir last year and reclaimed the promises made by the Randall Dunn produced album.


One can truly sense death lurking when Kuolema-duo starts playing. Their psalm-like music could be described as traditional Finnish folk but really is woe and sorrow composed in the form of songs. Kuolema-duo takes its listeners to the times when the world was black and white, hunger and cold were constantly present and the flags were flown... Continue Reading →

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