PRKL Club

Impaled Nazarene and Ominous - PRKL Club, Helsinki, 31/05/14

Impaled Nazarene are credited as one of the pioneers of the Finnish Black Metal scene, and have never been far from controversy in their 24 years as a band. Last Saturday they brought their merciless black metal, with that contagious hint of grinding punk, to the PRKL club in Helsinki. Opening for them was the blackened death/thrash assault of fellow Finns, Ominous.

Satan with Ranger @ PRKL Club (Helsinki, FI), 5 Apr 2014

After over thirty years of gigs, Newcastle's Satan finally made it to Finland to a reception they never expected. The downstairs of the inner-Helsinki PRKL bar was packed with fans full of sheer violent passion in finally seeing Satan play live in their hometown.

Since 1979, Satan have been bringing their NWOBHM sound to the masses.

Satan (UK) with Ranger - PRKL, Helsinki, 05/04/14

As the crowd prepared for Satan to enter the stage at PRKL on Friday night, I stood at the front of the crowd armed with my camera to snap a few shots and politely leave the mosh-pit. Though the energetic crowd-surfers for opening local speed-metallers Ranger were a preview, that was nothing compared to the forward push of the sweaty mass of vest-clad metalheads fist-pumping and screaming for their NWOBHM heroes on the Helsinki stage.

Magenta Harvest, Ceaseless Torment & Enthring, PRKL Club, Helsinki, 04/04/14

Friday night calls for beers, and last Friday night delivered that with a good dose of local Helsinki metal at the PRKL club in Helsinki. Headlining was Magenta Harvest, with Ceaseless Torment and Enthring. The Finns may have long dark winters, but it makes for solid tunes.

Finland is not a country short on well-known metal acts, but sometimes you don’t need the big headliners to have a good night out.

Magenta Harvest, Ceaseless Torment, Enthring - PRKL, Helsinki, 04/04/14

Friday night brought a feast of local Finnish metal to the PRKL club in Helsinki. First up were symphonic death metallers Enthring, followed by the brutal thrash of Ceaseless Torment. Headlining the evening was Magenta Harvest, featuring members of MyGrain, Chthonian and Finntroll.