A MEMORIAL FOR MY BLONDE ANTSA….

I met Antsa, or as I called him Antz, before I went to Finland in 2019, so it was probably 2018.  Whenever I was skyping with the Metal Man, Antz would pop his head in and we would talk for awhile.  He was 17-18 then, big, tall and blonde as most Finns are, I never had a conversation with him that he didn’t make me laugh.  When I finally got to meet him it was hug time and since I was with his Uncle, I became his Aunt to which I was so happy to be.  I remember at one party, we sat and talked about life and his future, which way should he go, I gave him my take on what he could do and told him whatever you want to do or be you can be, but you have to do it.  He was soooo smart, but there were demons in his way that no one could remove for him.  Antz, I want you to know I think about you, I will never forget the big bong you bought downstairs to smoke out of lmao.  To me he was a bright light, I wish I could have helped him more.  I regret not being there to talk to him more, he will be missed by so many.  I want you to save me a place at the next gig when I see you again, and I will see you.  People come into our lives and I believe they will always be with you even in the next realm,  much love Antz, till we meet again.  This song is for you. HeadBangers hold your dear ones close cause you just never know when they will be gone, if you have something to tell them do it don’t think about it…..

“IF I WOULD HAVE KNOWN”

KYLE HUME

HUMP DAY – WE’RE ALMOST THERE…

My HeadBangers, I have some great music for you this week.

VOLFGANG TWINS

“Black Forest”

These guys are twins, just kill me now.  Descendants of Germanic barbarians their names are , Drømil and Drømal.  I love it!!!

ENSLAVED

“The Watcher”

Let’s add a little Norwegian extreme metal and shake things up!!

AMORPHIS

“On The Dark Waters”

I saw AMORPHIS at Tuska 2019.  I can’t start talking about them because I will never stop.  Tomi Jousten is the best growl vocalist on this planet.  He led me to the love of growl vocals and now I look for them everywhere.  

Well my HeadBangers that’s it for this Hump Day.  Hope you have a great rest of the week.  Join me back here Friday for some good old HARD ROCK.

WEEK 182 – KALMO

My HeadBangers welcome from Kerava, Finland, the one and only:

KALMO

“Tsepvsl”

This song is about the last soul trapped in human flesh, realizing the time depleting.  Despair is complete, as complete as the inescapable end itself.  The distorted image reflecting from the darkness at the last moment invites the last of the lasts to step into the void.  This is not and ending, but the end.

I absolutely love this video.  Kalmo is a mixture of Doom/Black/Heavy Metal.  What follows is his story of his journey in finding his true self.  These are his own words:

Before the dawn of Kalmo loomed in the horizon of the damned sky, Mika was a bass player in a blues band, writing lyrics to the band’s songs.  About a decade ago an introit was sung and the seed of Kalmo was laid.  The first song was ready.  Several years passed with a flame steadily smoldering, scorching the darkened heart to vision a plan for more.

After finding a true name in Kalmo (cadaver in English), ominous visions of the inescapable doom have been falling into place in the darkness.  There is only one mind, one lost soul in the core of Kalmo.  The axes of doom guitars and bass are played and the dark cries are bawled by this man.  The beat of doom is conjured up with the black magic of state-of-the-art, technical drumslade witchery.

The Debut EP “Demoni” was unleashed May 10, 2019.  Demoni summarizes and concludes an episode in the Kalmo chronicles.  Some of the EP’s songs are from very early years and some have been written within two years before the release.  With this release, as a demonic rite of passage, Kalmo is hungry for more.  New dark verses are being written.  New evil psalms are being silently changed in the darkness.  The sinews of the sinister are gaining power.  The doom will be inevitable.

In addition to the EP Demoni, Kalmo has released some singles and music videos.  The videos are available at Kalmo’s YouTube channel.

Kalmo feasts on influences from true old school metal masters like Celtic Frost, Slayer, Death Breath, Black Sabbath, and Master.  To add some more to the list, which could almost be endless, at least the names of Triptykon, King Diamond, Gallhammer, Hellhammer, Vorum and Immortal must be spoken aloud.

At the moment the axes of doom spark the flames in the dark while the growling voice echoes from the walls of the deep dungeons.  A new chapter of the book is soon ready.  New songs are to be released soon.

The black crystal ball whispers of the tales of far future where there may be a slight possibility to complete the line up with fellow exhumated cadavers.  That vision is still covered in the dark mist and 6 feet of dirt.  Should that hallucination incarnate, there may also be possibility to see Kalmo live.

“Show Me Your Face”

Kalmo’s album “Gehinnom” was released on April 13, 2021.  It contains six psalms that prophecy the end of this all.  Each canticle is its own piece of a story, but they all share the same sinister dark tone.  With these cursed hymns, Kalmo brings you a step closer to the end.  The creature has gained its power.  Ready to spread its wings and rise to the skies.  To darken the light, to darken the stars.  Then end is near, nearer than ever.

My Thoughts:

My HeadBangers, I was fortunate when I was in Finland to meet this dark soul.  We shared a meal and a drink in Helsinki, well ok a drink or 3, as we talked about music and  our experiences.  I will say it was one thing about my time there that I always look back on fondly.  Kalmo is truly into his music and when talking with him you can see that dark calling in his eyes.  He is truly a great soul and dedicated to his music.  I look forward to more from him soon.  Check him out at his below links: 

 Label: Sliptrick Records Video Link:  https://youtu.be/0lKvmc2_vwA

Homepage:  https://kalmo.fi

Bandcamp:  https://doom.kalmo.fi/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/KalmoDoom

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kalmodoom/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/kalmodoom/

Reverbnation:  https://www.reverbnation.com/kalmo

Check him out, he’s everywhere.

That’s it for this week my HeadBangers.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  In the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn….

HUMP DAY – WE’RE ALMOST THERE…

Well my HeadBangers it’s time for Hump Day another 3 bands that will hopefully help you make it through the rest of the week.  This week I’m picking 3 of my favorites, hope you like them…

TÝR

FAROE ISLANDS

“Sunset Shore”

Faroese Folk Metal, gotta love them, playing out in the freezing river, kill me now….

 

LIKE A STORM

They are from Auckland, New Zealand, now based in Las Vegas

“Until The Day I Die”

I have loved this band since the first time I heard them.  That’s just the way it is.

THY KINGDOM WILL BURN

Melodic Death Metal

“Nothing Remains”

Yes they are from Finland.  And if that song doesn’t wake you up I guess just sleep through till the weekend.  I hope you enjoy my 3 bands for the week.  Come back Thursday, the weekly is a day early because that is when the new song comes out.  Enjoy my HeadBangers…

WEEK 181 – TEOR – UPDATE

 

The link for FOOLISH HEART is down below guys!

My HeadBangers it is my pleasure to bring you a new song from my friends TEOR “The Edge of Reason”, from Regensburg, Germany, you know I love my German Bands, they are Emo Post-Hardcore Rock.  It is a great combination.  But, I love these guys.  Check it…

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This band, with their music tries to help those that are going through a tough time mentally, and  honestly we all go through it sometime in our lives, especially with the last couple years.  Check them out you will love them as much as I do…
 
“One Way Ticket”
 

This song was released about 3 weeks ago.  Below is the new release, just released today the 12th.  Like I said really check these guys out they are awesome.

At time of publishing the song has not yet been released but it is today the 12th.  Please check them out on any social media, Spotify or Utube, it will be there.  It is excellent…

Here’s the link to  FOOLISH HEART, ENJOY GUYS!!!!

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_myualtbP9gk3YExmU_jm4qwSih5u5xsNU&feature=share

My Thoughts:

My HeadBangers you all know how I feel about this band.  I have known them for a couple years now and they always come up with fantastic music videos not to mention their songs.  Through their own struggles they have helped people all over the world and trust me I’m included in that.  I wish nothing but the best for these guys and continued success as they travel their journey.  I know they are going to  be around for the long haul.

That’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song, in the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…

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