SKULL NEWS isn’t sparing any efforts to bring you the newest news! Our journalist Jasmin met the Finnish progressive aggressive metal band Humavoid in Helsinki to discuss their upcoming album Lidless. The creative rollercoaster ride somewhere between metal, modern classic music, jazz and a high dose of insanity, philosophical thoughts and art is going to be released August 21st via Noble Demon and can be pre-ordered now! We already published a review (here) in German on SKULL NEWS for those who want to know how Humavoid sound before Lidless comes out. Humavoid are one of the most promising bands in the saturated genre of progressive metal and are a SKULL NEWS top recommendation of 2020! Initially, I discovered Humavoid during the Modern Heavy Metal Conference at Aalto University School of Business in 2019, where their singer Suvimarja Halmetoja was one of the musicians invited to the plenary discussions. Humavoid’s music struck me like a lightning bolt and when they announced their new full length album Lidless, needless to say that I wanted to know how the band has evolved in the mean time! Suvimarja Halmetoja and Niko Kalliojärvi are the core of the band and took their time to meet me in Helsinki. Here’s our interview with Humavoid!
Ensiferum have just released their new seafaring voyage, Thalassic! Let’s dive in and find out what lurks below these Finnish waters.
Luckily, there is Internet, so we could easily “meet” Tuomas Saukkonen from Wolfheart, currently in Lapland, on Skype. In our interview, we discussed their upcoming album Wolves Of Karelia (our review here), the Finnish Winter War, the endurance of the Finnish people, the rough nature and how all of this entered the songwriting for the new LP.