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Damnation Festival 2008 – Leeds University, UK

December 18th, 2008



22nd November 2008

Leeds University, UK

All live pics and review by HannTu

The Damnation Festival has a proud history of serving up quality metal to metalheads in the British Isles for quite a few years now. It has come from humble beginnings to currently span three indoor stages, and attracting big names in metal as well as breaking newer independent bands is its aim. Mille Petrozza of Kreator called it right, he said that “this isn’t a festival for scenes and trends”. Indeed, and with this year’s varied line-up, ranging from Carcass to My Dying Bride to Berserker to Sigh, there was something in it for everyone.

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October 14th, 2008

Wacken Open Air 2008

Once again tens of thousands of lunatic metal freaks travelled from all over the world to the small German village located in the middle of the beautiful northern German countryside. The small peaceful Wacken literally goes upside down when nearly 80.000 conquer the village during one weekend in a year. Wacken Open Air celebrated its 19th birthday from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August, whose biggest headliner ever in the history of Wacken was Iron Maiden. Despite Iron Maiden being the biggest name on the bill, however there were tons of other interesting and fascinating names.

Brat: The mass convergence of catholic youth in Sydney for World Youth Day the week Ray and I left brought a smile to my face and a feeling of warmth as I realised it wouldn’t be long until I was part of a similar pilgrimage but to Hamburg Germany and with two major differences—where Sydney was awash with colourful youth, Hamburg would be invaded by a swarm of black; and the trolley suitcases carrying clothing would instead be trolleys full of beer; songs of the gospel would be replaced by metal anthems. They came to worship at the cross—we to worship at the flaming longhorn but we all would display our nations’ flags proudly.

Tickets for W:O:A 2008 sold phenomenally fast. The special edition X-mas pack with extra goodie bag sold out before I could take a long breath after my 2007 trip. By February the official festival ticket seller was “SOLD OUT”. Suddenly the ebay market was flooded with tickets with one ticket reaching a record price of 800 British Pounds—obscene. Even in July with less than 1 month before the festival, there was an average of 5 new listings a day for tickets, which nullified all “SOLD OUT” credibility. (Brat)


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TUSKA 2008

September 12th, 2008


TUSKA 2008

Review by the Finnish team of

"No Pain No Gain" as Scorpions used to sing, but the last weekend of June in the central park of Helsinki was nothing but pure pain from the beginning to the end in a good way. The Tuska Open Air metal festival has been taken place ten years in a row. The first festival took place at the Tavastia club back in 1998. As the years passed by, the festival has grown bigger and carved out its prestigious and now legendary reputation all around the world.

Traditional metal had a minor role on the roster of Tuska 2008. Extreme metal, in different forms, attracted and had drawn many extreme metal hearts. As well, metalcore bands KillSwitch Engage landed at Tuska for the first time with a massive impact. The younger audience appeared to be delighted about that. Power metal had the strongest presence as it had a dominating role last year. But booking Slayer, Carcass, and Morbid Angel were extreme brilliant achievements. 

Even though the festival was sold out several months ago, the most  surprising thing from the Tuska organization was to let people of the age of 70+ go in for free! All in all a few hundred metal grandpa and grandma’s were witnessed headbanging for several bands!!!

As usual, the whole three piece Finnish Metal-Rules.Com squad attended Tuska again to sense a reek of putrefaction, feel raining blood and obtain the pleasure to kill. Enjoy!!

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ARCH ENEMY´s Michael Amott

August 6th, 2008


Michael Amott – The Guitarist Of Arch Enemy

Interview by Luxi Lahtinen

Live pictures by Antti Nieminen

Transcription by Tony Gabriel

Thanks to Taija Holm of Pro Promotion for setting up the interview for us 

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The ever-popular Swedish metallers Arch Enemy visited Helsinki on April 13rd 2008, as a part of their "Tyranny And Bloodshred" world tour. The following interview was done with Michael Amott in Helsinki, Finland – nearly 4 months ago, but due to many unfortunate circumstances, it wasn´t published until now. Thanks to Tony Gabriel for taking care of the transcription with such a short notice.

Michael talks about many things that are naturally currently close to Arch Enemy, but also Carcass´ reunion shows, Spiritual Beggars, etc.  Read on…

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DeathBreath : Nosturi, Helsinki Finland

November 6th, 2007



The 31rd of October 2007
Helsinki Finland

by Arto Lehtinen

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CARCASS / ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott

October 12th, 2007

Michael Amott

Interview by Shaq

Live photos by Lord of the Wasteland
Transcription by Mike ‘Fucking Hostile’ Holmes

Anyone even remotely familiar with the metal scene knows who Michael Amott is.  With the recent announcement of a long-awaited Carcass reunion and the increasing popularity of his main band Arch Enemy, Mike is a busy man.  Fortunately I was able to speak with him during his current North American tour and get his thoughts on everything.


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Jeff Walker – ex-Carcass/BlackStar

October 30th, 2006


By Marko Syrjälä & Arto Lehtinen
Transcripted by Blake “Metal” Wolfe

Jeff Walker joined the immortal ranks of extreme metal genre with the legendary Carcass releases in the 80’s and early 90’s. The British grindcore squad split in the middle of the 90’s and Jeff continued with BlackStar releasing one album and kind of vanished. We got an opportunity to talk with Jeff about his old bands and even his current band activities. Enjoy!

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