Horna, Behexen, Soulgrind
January 7th 2005
Tavastia Club Helsinki Finland
Review and Pics by Arto Lehtinen
The Sirkkeli Rock MetalWeekend was arranged to present a number of domestic metal bands as well as a few foreign names booked to be headliners of the event during the whole weekend. The whole idea around the MetalWeekend was based on a though of awarding domestic metal bands voted by readers of Finnish Metal Magazines. The whole Metalweekend already faced unexpected problems in the early stage of the planning as Virgin Steel booked in the first place announced about being unable to arrive due to the recording commitments of a new album Therefore the former original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Dianno was announced as a replacement. Then another cancelletion was caused by the Norwegian black metal combo Carpathian Forest whose booking agent just announced the Finnish date has been cancelled a few days before the gig date for a reason or another. Well instead another Norwegian black metal attackers Gorgoroth were booked to replace Carpathian Forest just on time. Of course everything didn’t turn out with the arragements as planned in the first place because all kinds of things happened during that night. Before Gorgos unleashed real hellish forces of satan storm, a legion of Finnish black and not- so-black metal bands conquered the stage by spreading their own blasphemies all around in the Tavastia club.