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Scanning the scene in Helsinki tonight

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What a nice way to spend your holiday and go to a sold out Metallica show.
The venue, Hartwall Arena, is a place where the big names do their shows in Helsinki.
I had a goal to get in as early as possible to get in the front of the stage.

Why?

I´ve seen the band in this Hardwired tour in Copenhagen which was the very first show of this European tour 3rd February 2017 and then again in London O2 Arena 22nd October 2017.
At those shows I had a seat and if you are seated the atmosphere is not so good than in front row.

Well after Norweigian band Kvelertak did their set there was a little break, roadies did their job and  carried Kvelertak´s drum kit and other equipment off the stage. Light went out and the intro started to roll.

Band played first three songs with fury and they were full of energy. Hardwired, Atlas Rise! and Seek & Destroy opened the set. Then Four Horsemen and Welcome Home (Sanitarium) before my favorite track from the latest album Now That We´re Dead. This song incl…

Mind blowing shows Pt. 1

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Metal week is over now. Last Thursday, May 10th I went to see Blaze Bayley gig. He was promoting his latest album "The Redemption Of William Black" at On The Rocks club in Helsinki. Opening act was Mr. Luke Appleton from Absolva and Iced Earth. Luke has done this kind of opening stuff for Blaze on his previous tours. And it´s kind a nice to hear acoustic versions of Iced Earth an Absolva songs. In 2016 and 2017 Luke did also the late Ronnie James Dio number but now he left it out of his set. Luke did not disappoint me. The set was good, crowd knew the lyrics and were singing with Luke. At the end Luke told in pubic that their band Absolva is going to do their own headline tour in 2018 and they have two gigs in Finland, Helsinki and Mäntyharju where they have really strong fan base.



Then a short brake and Blaze hit the stage. Blaze and the band were full of energy. Their set included songs from all three Entanglement albums as well as some older solo material and of course fe…

exit light...enter night...

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Oh it´s been a while.
And we´ve been busy.

We finally got our story about Nickos Drumone out. Few days before that we did Blaze Bayley interview. God I was so excited. I have met Mr. Bayley several times but now it was different.
If you are in Helsinki on May 10th, buy a ticket to the Blaze Bayley gig. The venue is On The Rocks which is located opposite the railway station. It is going to be hell of a show!
Back to Manchester....It was really fun to shoot the footage at Nickos Drumone.
By the way if you are a drummer - pay a visit. If you are a Maiden fan - pay a visit.

The feedback has been constructive. We have three videos out at our YouTube channel.
More will follow, trust me! We have plans going on all the time in our heads.

May 11th the mighty Metallica will hit the stage at Hartwall Arena. An the day before that Blaze Bayley is playing is set also in Helsinki. IT is going to be a metal week! Both of those gigs are worth to wait!

See you in Blaze and Metallica shows!

-MH-