When the world finally goes up in flames, I want to celebrate the occasion in a night club with music provided by White Ring. Their blend of chopped beats, industrial noise and chilling vocals is flawless for embracing hedonistic delights while the walls crumble and the dancefloor disintegrates.White Ring on Facebook
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 →
The mysterious band says about their new album Eremos: “The desert that opens before the listener is not a locus of temptations or simple retreat, but a vivid inner mindscape of dramatic confrontations and transformations between flora, fauna, stellar matter, earth, and stone. Gradually they shed away the humanness in its most banal sense until... Continue Reading →
When talking about art and music “Icelandic” seems almost like an adjective meaning characteristic and fascinating. Even when talking about topics that have preset standards – such as post-punk. Kælan Mikla might sing in their native tongue but their output resonates the anger and sadness we try to keep to ourselves. Their dark and icy... Continue Reading →
Morne’s molten doom covers everything it touches with despair, depression and other feelings associated with no reason getting out of bed in the morning. On the other hand it builds tension, flows mantra-like and feels hypnotic and purgative. Morne’s take on doom, post-metal and sludge is atmospheric and addictive – just ask Darkthrone, they’re fans!... Continue Reading →
If life was fair Cirith Ungol would always be mentioned next to legends of doom as such as Trouble and Candlemass – but for some reason, the stars weren’t aligned for the Californians. The band’s second album King of the Dead (which turns 35 years by the time of Blowup festival) is a timeless masterpiece... Continue Reading →