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ARCTURUS @ O2 Islington Academy

January 9th, 2014

Arcturus

Fen + From the Bogs of Aughiska

at 02 Islington Academy

13th December 2013

Review by Harold Black

Photography by Jo Blackened

Altercarnated Photography

Arcturus

Arcturus

It was a cold night in December that felt ready to embrace some inspiring live music in one of London’s best venues – the Islington Academy.
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Tuska Open Air Metal Festival – Helsinki Finland June 27-29, 2012

July 28th, 2012

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Tuska Open Air 2012

Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland

June 27-29, 2012

The Tuska Open Air Festival is definitely a real metal festival institution amongst all other metal festivals in Europe. This current area, Sivulahti, almost located in the heart of Helsinki, only a few kilometers away from the downtown, is a new home for Tuska for the second time. Suvilahti is more like an industrial environment with the burning and hot asphalt underfoot. When raining, at least the area won’t turn to one hell of a big mud fest.

Another thing forcing Tuska to make a change was the date. Originally the festival was supposed to be at the beginning of July, but another big more international based festival took over the date and Tuska was postponed until three weeks later. Well at least some people got pissed off at the changed date. Obviously a few band negotiations needed to start all over. Hopefully Tuska will return back to the original date.

The line-up looked once again – amazing. Megadeth and Ministry and of course the Swedish war trad metallers were headliners, but Lamb Of God had to pull out of Tuska because of the arrest of the frontman in Republic Czechia and was replaced by Finntroll and Animals As Leaders had to cancel as the band managed to miss the flight. Of course a few cult metal bands like Saint Vitus, A.R.G. could be witnessed. The festival was an utter success although the event wasn’t sold out. All in all 26,000 people visited Tuska during three days.

Metal-Rules.com was present to check out a lot of bands and enjoy the sun and rain.

Review and pics by Arto Lehtinen and Petri  Da Costa


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Arcturus – Nosturi Helsinki Finland

March 24th, 2012

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with Clockwork Spirit

The 17th of March 2012

Nosturi Helsinki

Finland

The Norwegian avant-garde Arcturus have gained a large following over the years.  The “temporary” break-up in 2007 definitely increased interest and attention towards the Norwegian avant garde metallers. The sold out gig Nosturi on Saturday was a piece of evidence of Arcturus’ long mystical astral journey. A long line was circulating outside club when thousands of people were waiting to get in on time.

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