Snapshots: Battle Beast @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 9/10/19

Battle Beast @ The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD, 09/10/2019
Battle Beast performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 10, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Battle Beast released No More Hollywood Endings in March through Nuclear Blast Records. The Finn party power metal band romped through The Fillmore Silver Spring recently to open Kamelot, and fellow Finn Paivi Salonen was there to capture all of the action.
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Snapshots: Sonata Arctica @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 9/10/19

Sonata Arctica @ The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD, 09/10/2019
Sonata Arctica performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 10, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Only days ago, Finnish melodic metal titans Sonata Arctica released Talviyö (“Winter Night”), the band’s 10th studio album. Sonata Arctica then appeared at The Fillmore Silver Spring to open Kamelot, and Paivi Salonen has the pix to prove it!

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Snapshots: Babymetal @ The Anthem — 9/8/19

Babymetal @ The Anthem, Washington DC, 09/08/2019
Babymetal performs at The Anthem on Sept. 8, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Japanese kawaii metal band Babymetal stormed The Anthem recently! The duo of Su-metal and Moametal performed songs from their upcoming record, Metal Galaxy, and everyone had a crazy good time. Paivi was there to shoot the show, but ultimately we had two photos approved. So here they are!

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Live Review: Ritual Howls @ 9:30 Club — 8/3/19

Ritual Howls @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 08/03/2019
Ritual Howls perform at 9:30 Club on Aug. 3, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Ritual Howls stormed through an intoxicating rumble of post-punk gems when opening The Faint at 9:30 Club recently. The Detroit trio won many new admirers as they performed selections from Rendered Armor, the band’s fourth full-length album, released earlier this year via Felte.

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