||DUTCH MICHAELS' GIG OF THE WEEK
THE VON HERTZEN BROTHERS/TOUCHSTONE
The Garage, Highbury, London
25th October 2013
The Von Hertzen Brothers are a Finnish rock band that have rapidly won over the UK Prog lot.
Consisting of the three Von Hertzen brothers and citing bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd and Kingston Wall as their influences, each of the brothers have played in many popular Finnish rock bands. Kie played in Don Huonot, Mikko in Egotrippiand Lemonator and Jonne in Jonna Tervomaa's band.
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The band released their first album, 'Experience', in 2001. Their second album, 'Approach', was released in spring 2006 and attained Gold status in Finland and also won the Finnish Grammy (Emma) for Best Rock Album of the year 2006.
Their third studio album, 'Love Remains The Same', was released on May 14th 2008. Mikko also started a studio diary in their website's forum, where fans were able to follow the recording's progress.
While there ever remains a steady and faithful fan base in their home country of Finland, their popularity is still expanding in other countries including a key performance slot on the Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark.
Also on the bill are Touchstone, a UK Prog orientated band who have been features heavily on MetalTalk over the past few months.