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international / arts and media Friday March 09, 2018 00:51 by Mark

Pitchblack is a Metalcore band from Moscow, Russia. They are currently embarking on a tour to play in many different parts of EU after the release of their debut album All or Nothing. You can pre-order your copy here:

Pitchblack is a prolific metal band, and have shared the stage with CHILDREN OF BODOM, MEGADETH, THE 69 EYES, GRAVEWORM, INSOMNIUM, PAIN, STEVE VAI, APOCALYPTICA, SONIC SYNDICATE, KREATOR, STIGMATA, RASHAMBA and others. With Special Guests: Murhasyyte Full Time Fuck Ups Execution Mania And Wicked Cat from Moscow, Russia 

Official Videos:
Graves -
Inhale The Gray -

Entrance is 5-7e

Date: Mar 17 at 6 PM
Venue: Squat Kumma
Location: Puustellinpolku 15, 00410 Helsinki

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international / arts and media Monday March 05, 2018 23:28 by Mark

Conducted in December 2017. Originally published on:

Mark: How did you did get into modeling and what was it like in the beginning.. was it easy or difficult to get into the industry?

Ira: Very interesting question. I made hobby shootings before, yet more in the dark scene. But the gothic/ metal fashion scene is poor and nobody pays models even for magazine shootings or fashion shows. So almost everything you see online regarding gothic/metal fashion with was made by hobby models for free. They try to cover their costs by publicity they get through exposure, but no one pays them for their pictures. They all have their regular jobs. Only tattoo or erotic models earn money with alternative modeling. As you see there are not many ways to become a well paid gothic/ alternative model.

I disliked this situation. So I decided to enter the real fashion industry.
I just sent my portfolio to different agencies and attended some important castings. I was discovered through a fashion show in Paris and my facebook profile. I met physical standards for the industry: I am tall, have good proportions to become a plus size model, so some agencies were interested to work with me. Sometimes customers find me in the social media. I promote products online and also work as brand ambassador and influencer. It belongs to a model job. I had the luck to start working internationally.
I often receive mails from girls who want to start modeling, asking for advice. I always answer their questions and give tips.

To be honest to become a model is much easier than to achieve a serious label/ booking deal in the metal music industry. In the modeling you have a chance to be invited to a casting and if you fit customer’s requirements, you will be booked. In metal it’s different. I think there way more metal bands than models, hahaha. Nobody takes your band seriously. The labels and booking agencies treating you like trash until you prove you are worth their attention. Nobody wants to invest in a small act, of which they are not sure that it brings them money. If you see the „new“ upcoming band it’s to 99% a side project of a famous musician or just a band who worked hard over 10 years or so, became popular on their own costs and finally got the attention of the bosses. If I see an artist with the serious deal and promotion without any past it looks very suspicious to me. You won‘t be „scouted“ in the music industry because you are just a talented act with great stuff. Don’t be naive. But now the artists are able to do self promotion, so nothing is impossible even in the crazy time we are living in.

However in modeling it’s up to your skills, talents and your appearance. There are many good model agencies over the world and only few serious metal labels and bookings who can provide a band with good conditions. All agencies are proving your social-media presence before you will get an answer or a deal. Nowadays it’s a very important point. I hope I did show the clear difference and similarities.

Mark: Sariola refers to a place in Finnish mythology, for the benefit of our readers, could you elaborate on this?
Ira: According to Finnish mythology is a location somewhere in the extreme north. A dark and terrible place. ‪The band‬’s name is our former guitarist‘s E. Konny idea. He was inspired by the Kalevala. It perfectly describes our cold, dark and extreme music.

international / arts and media Monday February 26, 2018 22:52 by Daphne

Interview conducted via email

Today, we are bringing you an interview with Chicco, the lead singer of the great Italian punk rockers Latte+, who will talk us about the Italian punk rock scene, their album ?A Kind of Nightmare?, good old music formats and more! Take a look to realize the past, present and future of Latte+

D: I have seen that Latte+ has been on the road since 1997. How has the Italian scene changed during this time? Do you miss something about the early years? Has something enhanced?

C: Hello guys there, thanks for the interview! The scene here has changed so much from our early days. Less bands, less venues, less money. Now only historic bands know how to run things, while for those just starting out, it's gotten really tough.

D: What do you think is the cause for such decrease in the Italian scene? Do you think there were violent-related episodes that could cause the scene to decrease, or any other ideology or trend issues? Which do you think that are the pillar-bands of the Italian scene?

C: There isn't one particular reason for it, I don't think. It seems to have been slowing down for the last 15 years. There are a ton of great Italian bands playing right now but it's not easy to get the people to shows. As far as influential founding fathers of the scene I would have to say: Derozer, Punkreas and Senzabenza. I first saw Derozer live when I was 19 years old. 20 years later, this past April, we got to share the stage with them. There is nothing cooler than getting to play alongside your heroes, dudes who have been a decades long influence.

D: Surely it was great to share the scenery with such a big influence for you!
I could note the amazing cover of the album "A Kind of Nightmare", and thought that it seems like a wink to the horror punk style. Isn?t it?


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