When it comes to hard rock from Finland I would be the first to admit is not my specialty, youll be more bound to find me blasting some Nightwish or Sonata Arctica, since metal has become a trademark staple in Finland and there has been a few prominent groups that have mad a name for themselves…
Leaves’ Eyes has been a favorite of mine for a few years now. The whole operatic female fronted metal band concept has always intrigued me since Nightwish hit the scene so many years ago. I wasn’t entirely sure what I thought about it from the first listen, but as time progressed I came to love it more and more.
Steve Hackett releases Premonitions – The Charisma Recordings 1875 – 1983 a Super Deluxe 14 disc (10 CDs & 4 X 5.1 mixes on DVDs ) box set. It features 135 tracks including Steve’s first 6 albums – together with a wealth of 67 previously unreleased recordings between old, new, live and remixes by Steven Wilson.