A Heavy Metal Civilization – A documentary about the history of Finnish metal music

Nowadays, Finland is well known for its great metal music. No other country has as many metal bands per capita as Finland. That’s why Finland is often called “the country of Heavy Metal”. But why are there so many good metal bands from Finland? And how has the Finnish metal scene changed over the years from its beginnings in the 80s up to the present day? I talked to journalist, communications expert  and metalhead Maila-Kaarina Rantanen, who is one of the directors of the documentary “A Heavy Metal Civilization”. Weiterlesen  

“Suomi Finland Perkele” – The secret behind the worldwide success of Finnish metal music

There are so many great metal bands coming from Finland. But why is Finland so popular especially for that music genre? And what are the roots of Finnish metal music? I met Tero Tolkki, music journalist and founder of the websites “Metal from Finland” and “Nordic Metal”. He also runs his “Finland Forever” web shop with product desings related to Finland and metal music. He knows the Finnish metal scene quite well and has also grown up with this kind of music. In an inspiring interview he is talking about his love for metal music, the roots of Finnish metal and how he discovered his love for music in general. Weiterlesen