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Von hertzen brothers: coming in from the cold

With their sixth album, New Day Rising, proving a chart-topper in their native Finland, has the ship finally come in for siblings the Von Hertzen Brothers?

Helsinki in March is like a foggy marble, dropped in the Baltic Sea. Drizzly, and dark by midday, it’s a city of surreal contrasts. Grey concrete architecture and neoclassical cathedral domes loom above a misty harbour, where distant oil tankers offset old wooden boats. It’s a place you imagine producing Stratovarius, Children Of Bodom, HIM and other metal Finns. And the Moomins.


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