Jul 14 2014

A New Logo!

So, here it is, the logo some you people chose on the Facebook -poll a little while ago. This one is called “Symmetry” and it won another cool logo called “Hexagon“. Both of the logos are designed by Ville Terämä and the 3D-animation above was produced by Juha Saarinen.  If you wish to see the other logo, please visit J’s Official Facebook-page. Thanks guys for the logo and the animation. And thank you all for voting…and visting here. Do come again!




(Press release)


Magic Circle Festival launched by Manowar adds more performers. On 26 July also the legendary Finnish heavy band Teräsbetoni will step onto the podium for a unique come back gig during the festival.


J. Ahola, the singer/bass player of Teräsbetoni says: “Although Teräsbetoni was not supposed to perform this year, we had no option but to sharpen our axes and pull out the leather harnesses earlier than planned, when our band was invited to join the Magic Circle Festival of Manowar. Manowar is one of the hardest heavy metal bands of all time, and one of the reasons I wanted to be a musician at all. The evening will definitely be one to remember forever. Hail and Kill!”


“It is an amazing honour to be invited to perform to the same audience as these icons. We are proud that our work has been noticed by Manowar and we will fulfill all expectations – together with the warriors in the audience!” Järvinen continues the thoughts of Ahola.


Other additions to the line up for the Magic Circle Festival are the bands Imperia and Hostile. Imperia, a Dutch symphonic metal band, has appeared in Finland in 2007 Tuska Festival. Hostile is a heavy metal band from the UK and it has Alex Hill, the son of Ian Hill of Judas Priest, in its line-up.


Manowar brings its own production and impressive stage, which traditionally includes different warrior minded props to the Magic Circle Festival in Helsinki. Music has the main role in the Magic Circle Festival, but there are also a lot of different activities for the fans. Earlier festivals have had a Manowar museum, wife carrying and beer drinking contests, to name but a few. According to Joey DeMaio, the front man of Manowar, Magic Circle Festival is an unforgettable festival experience boasting one of the most imposing heavy concepts with the present stage production.


The previous Manowar gigs in Finland took place in the spring of 2012, then the gigs in Helsinki (The Circus) and Tampere (Pakkahuone) were sold out in record time. Magic Circle Festival will be organized in Suvilahti, Helsinki on 25 and 26 July. It is the only show by Manowar in the Nordic countries next summer. The tickets start from 75 euro, fees of Tiketti and Lippupiste are added to that.


Media: www.rle.fi/medialle

Festival homepage: www.magiccirclefestival.com

Manowar: www.manowar.com

Magic Circle Festival on Facebook: www.facebook.com/magiccirclefestival2014


Manowarin suomalaiset fanisivut: www.manowarfinland.com

Mar 21 2014

Tug of War out NOW!

AHOLA - Tug of war - cover

AHOLA’s second epic and strong album “Tug of War” is out now! Get you own copy in physical or digital form:






AHOLA on the road:

21/03/14 Hyvinkää, Jalostamo
28/03/14 Helsinki, On The Rocks
17/04/14 Tampere, Yo-talo
20/04/14 Seinäjoki, Rytmikorjaamo
25/04/14 Kuopio, Henry´s Pub
26/04/14 Nivala, Puustelli
10/05/14 Turku, Ilta/ Klubi
23/05/14 Imatra, Osmos Cosmos Bar
24/05/14 TBA
25/07/14 Turku, DBTL

Here’s a little something for ya! Less than 20 days to go before the release of Tug of War. You can now have a little glimpse of songs to come. Hope you like it!

You can now listen Still Metal from YouTube. Get ready for some ass kicking heavy + metal!

Still Metal on kuunneltavissa YouTubessa. Valmistaudu tuntemaan takamuksessasi potkun tunteita, koska tämä on hevi + metalli!

AHOLA_Still MetalAHOLA’s new single Still Metal is out now. Click the picture to enter iTunes-store!

AHOLAn uusi sinkku Still Metal on ulkona nyt. Klikkaa kuvaketta päästäksesi iTunes-kauppaan!

J’s band AHOLA is about release a new album and you can now pre-order “Tug of War” (out 21st of March)  from Record Shop X. They ship worldwide, so no problemo! Click HERE to enter the X-site.

Jiin bändi AHOLA julkaisee uuden albumin 21. maaliskuuta ja voit tilata ennakkoon Tug of Warin Levykauppa Äxästä. Klikkaappa TÄNNE päästäksesi Äxän sivulle.

AHOLA - Tug of war - cover

With this humorous video, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Let’s see what happens next. Take it easy, y’all!

Gotta tell you that what we, J, Antti, Juho and Timo, experienced with you all who came to see us, was something great. All the churches were full of people who really gave us that magical feeling of us doing something meaningful and new. Can’t say if it really was like that, but it sure felt good. Some moments it was almost like a rock concert…but in a church, which made the whole situation pretty freaking cool. Thank you, and it just might be safe to say by now: Merry Christmas.