RASKASTA JOULUA – Metal Christmas – live videos available!
It has become a tradition during December that a varying group of Finnish metal musicians take part in the RASKASTA JOULUA-tour, where Christmas songs are being performed in metal-version. This year was the sixth time the tour was organized, and it ended last weekend with three shows at Tavastia, Helsinki. There were two concerts on December 18, an afternoon show without age-limit, and an evening show. Because the evening show was sold out weeks ahead, also an additional concert was organized on Sunday December 19. There are several live-videos available from the concerts on December 18, thanks to CalthaGold.
The combined vocalists of the two gigs were: J. Ahola (TERÄSBETONI, NORTHERN KINGS) JP Leppäluoto (CHARON, HARMAJA, NORTHERN KINGS) Ari Koivunen (AMORAL, solo)Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA, NORTHERN KINGS) Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT, NORTHERN KINGS, SAPATTIVUOSI)Antony Parviainen (MACHINE MEN)Ilja Jalkanen (Ex-KIUAS)Tommi “Tuple” Salmela (TAROT)
Musicians:Erkka Korhonen (ARI KOIVUNEN BAND) – Guitars, MD Tuomas Wäinölä (TIMO KOTIPELTO BAND) – Guitars Erkki Silvennoinen (ARI KOIVUNEN BAND) – Bass Vili Ollila (ARI KOIVUNEN BAND) – KeyboardsTeijo “Twist-Twist” Erkinharju (LENINGRAD COWBOYS, LOS BASTARDOS FINLANDESES, ex-PEER GÜNT) – Drums
- Nisse-polkka – Ilja Jalkanen & Tony Kakkohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e64gypKgSY
- Joululaulu – JP Leppäluoto & Ilja Jalkanenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZroHaH8QkU
- Ave Maria – J. Aholahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94A_GowlYoM
- Pieni rumpali – JP Leppäluoto, J.Ahola, Tony Kakko & Marco Hietalahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZqMb52Je04
- Oi Jouluyö – Ari Koivunen & Marco Hietala + Kun joulu on – Ari Koivunenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_8dgOXUkkU
- Ilouutinen – J. Aholahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEsWm9gM4KE
- Heinillä härkien kaukalon – Ari Koivunenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRh-bwWKx-A
- En etsi valtaa, loistoa – J. Aholahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJPZbhtRsZI
- Sylvian joululaulu – Tony Kakkohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ4KjljhPT4
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