Snapshots: HIM @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 11/9/17

HIM @ The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD 11/09/2017
HIM perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 9, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Self-proclaimed Finnish “love metal” band HIM are on a farewell tour, and vocalist Ville Valo and company performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday. Paivi captured the show in pictures.

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Snapshots: Apocalyptica @ Lincoln Theatre — 9/9/17

Apocalyptica @ Lincoln Theatre, Washington DC, 09/09/2017
Apocalyptica perform at the Lincoln Theatre in DC on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Twenty years ago, a band of cellists formed in Finland and released an album of Metallica covers. Thus was born Apocalyptica, who celebrated the 20th anniversary of that debut album, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, with a show at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 9. Paivi, herself Finnish, took some pictures of her countrymen!

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Don’t Miss: Apocalyptica @ Lincoln Theatre, 9/9/17

Apocalyptica
Apocalyptica (Photo courtesy Odyssey Music)

In 1996, a Finnish cello band released their debut album, where they promptly shattered expectations and produced an album of Metallica covers. Apocalyptica thus published Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, an instrumental rock opus dedicated to songs by the famous heavy metal band. To mark the 20th anniversary of the album, Apocalyptica remasters it with bonus tracks in 2016 and launched a tour — and that tour arrives at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 9.

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Snapshots: Amorphis @ Howard Theatre — 3/8/17

Amorphis @ Howard Theatre, Washington DC, 03/08/2017
Amorphis performs at the Howard Theatre on March 8, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Last week, a heavy metal stampede ran through the Howard Theatre as headlining heavy metal band Overkill brought along some friends to play a big show. (Check out our pix of Overkill at the Howard Theatre.)

One of those friend was Finnish progressive metal band Amorphis, six men from Finland who released their most recent album, Under the Red Cloud, in 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

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Snapshots: Swallow The Sun @ Howard Theatre — 3/8/17

Swallow The Sun @ Howard Theatre, Washington DC, 03/08/2017Swallow the Sun performs at the Howard Theatre on March 8, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Not long ago, Finnish doom metal band Swallow the Sun came through town with Sonata Arctica (check out our photos!), and then they decided to drop by again with a show opening for Overkill at the Howard Theatre on March 8.

(See our Parklife DC photos of Overkill.)

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Snapshots: Sonata Arctica @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 11/7/16

Sonata Arctica @The Fillmore, Silver Spring 11/07/2016Sonata Arctica performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday, Nov. 7. (Photo by Paivi)

Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica headlined a group of seven metal bands from Europe at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday, Nov. 7.

Sonata Arctica are touring in support of their ninth album, The Ninth Hour, released in October by Nuclear Blast.

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Snapshots: Swallow the Sun @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 11/7/16

Swallow The Sun @The Fillmore, Silver Spring 11/07/2016Swallow the Sun performs at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland. (Photo by Paivi)

Swallow the Sun is a Finnish doom metal band currently touring United States with Sonata Arctica, Dark Tranquillity, Leaves’ Eyes, Omnium Gatherum, Enforcer and Starkill. The bands performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday, Nov. 7.

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