feat. Amon Amarth and Engel
The Forum, London
28th September 2007
All live pics and review by HannTu
Posts Tagged ‘DIMMU BORGIR’
October 17th, 2007
The Forum, London
All live pics and review by HannTu
October 9th, 2007
Wacken Open Air 2007
Wacken is a blessed mecca of the whole metal world. Again this year it was entirely sold out when ten thousands of metal manics travelled from all around the world to gather and witness plenty of ass kicking bands. The weather forecast for Wacken didn’t look that promising. The chaotic and muddy mess caused by long and heavy rains rampaged the ground during the whole summer. The festival often provides a survival test to every visitor with its mud and crap. But but gods of metal had seen the light and blessed the whole three day metal inferno with tremendous extreme heat and a sunny weekend. Things could not be better…sun, metal and beer. That combination is nothing but an utter perfect way to enjoy the metallic mayhem at Wacken.
As usual, the true metal commando team from Metal-Rules.Com was there again witnessing a helluva lot of great bands and above all an unexpected huge fire in the main area. Feel, see and enjoy this article.
Tags: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, Chthonic, Destruction, Dimension Zero, DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, GRAVE DIGGER, Iced Earth, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, Moonspell, MUNICIPAL WASTE, possessed, Rage, Rose Tattoo, Sabbat, Sacred Reich, SAMAEL, SECRETS OF THE MOON, Sodom, SONIC SYNDICATE, THERION, TurboNegro, TYPE O NEGATIVE, Wacken Open Air
July 8th, 2007
Article and pics by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjälä
(Addiotional comments by J. Huovila – Thanks)
Wow! This is the seventh time that the Finnish Metal-Rules squad made an invasion to the mighty Swedenrock festival. Almost 70 bands descended upon the southern area of Sweden for a festival that turned out to be an utter blast from the beginning to the end! The bill of Swedenrock festival 2007 covers a wide range of metal styles and even classic rock stuff such as Kreator to Black Oak Arkansas and everything between. Therefore, there was at least something for everyone who attended the festival. As usual, the whole festival was once again sold out with around 30,000 people at the area every day. The Swedenrock festival has always had tremendous luck with the weather every year. Once again the gods of weather had given their blessing for this rocking metallic heaven on the earth with an extreme hot and sunny weekend that burned red the skin of several festival goers.
As written in the first sentence, this is already the seventh time that the Swedenrock festival has been featured in the site of Metal-Rules.com, so it is quite logical for us to give an in-depth article of several bands performing at Swedenrock. However we are not able to cover every band, but hopefully you will have a pleasant reading moment… Enjoy !!!
Tags: Aerosmith, AMON AMARTH, Axel Rudi Pell, BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, Black Sabbath, DIMMU BORGIR, Fastway, GYPSY ROSE, heaven and hell, Iced Earth, KORPIKLAANI, Kreator, Krux, LION'S SHARE, MARDUK, Meat Loaf, Motorhead, PRETTY MAIDS, Quiet Riot, SCORPIONS, Skid Row, Sweden Rock, SYMPHONY X, Talisman, Thin Lizzy, Tiamat, TROUBLE, U.D.O., WHITE LION
July 4th, 2007
Report and pics by Luxi Lahtinen & Niko Karppinen
Sauna Open Air Metal Festival 2007 entertained approximately 22,000 metal warriors within 3 hot and sunny days. Almost 10,000 people appeared on Saturday, 8th of June, which was undoubtedly the biggest day of the festival thanks to both Dimmu Borgir´s and Type O Negative´s attendance. The Sauna Open Air Metal Festival opened its gates for metalheads for the 4th time in the whole history of this well-organized festival. The settings were probably the best so far for a great, all-aged, metallic event. At least the four main headlining acts that were booked to Sauna 2007 – Megadeth, Dimmu Borgir, Type O Negative and Heaven & Hell – placed four unbeatable aces on the table. It seemed that the impossible had a splendid chance to become possible… and that´s – what I believe, happened eventually.
Two curiosities – and let’s even say, somewhat relatively experienced reporters from Metal-Rules.com – crept through the gates of Sauna Open Air Metal Festival, and the following honest observations were made on the happenings during this metallic feast…
June 20th, 2007
Shagrath – Vocalist of DIMMU BORGIR
Interview and live pictures by Luxi Lahtinen
Dimmu Borgir was booked as one of the main headlining acts for Sauna Open Air Metal Festival this year. Other bands included Megadeth, Type o Negative and Heaven & Hell. Dimmu has been touring the globe extensively since April 23rd 2007 for their new album IN SORTE DIABOLI. The album has even climbed up to position 43 on the Billboard top 200 album list. That’s a pretty respectable achievement from an extreme metal band on a list that is mostly been dominated by all kinds of pop/dance music artists.
I met the band´s vocalist Shagrath at a very luxurious looking Hotel Ilves in Tampere 4 hours prior to their showcase at the main stage of the festival. Shagrath looked pretty tired after getting a minimal amount of sleep last night, so we decided to postpone the interview session with him for 1 hour so he could at least get a chance to eat something first – and get himself awakened a bit more before he got himself in the right mood and spirit to talk to Metal-Rules.com.
One hour later Shagrath arrives to the lobby of the hotel; a couple of friendly handshakes and he´s ready to answer to all the questions that this patient journalist wanted to inquire from him briefly. What kinds of amazing wonders can a good lunch really do for a person… ;o)
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May 21st, 2007
Thursday April 26, 2007
* Live review and photos by Shaq
August 28th, 2005
The Central Park Of Kaisaniemi ? Helsinki ? Finland
What happens in the middle of July in the central park of the summer city of Helsinki every year? Well, what a easy question, the annual Tuska Open Air Metal festival takes place every year at that time. It pulls in over 33.000 metal hearts of all ages and all kinds of persons to spend an unforgettable metallic feast in the heart of Helsinki. As it is said The Gods made heavy metal which has turned out be nothing but right in every aspect as the weather was extremely warm and hot during the whole weekend apart from a few darker clouds having gathered around the area when Dimmu Borgir stepped on the stage and in general the atmosphere was peaceful and bigger problems managed to be avoided, thanks to the common metal spirit of the Finnish die hard metal freaks.
The bill of 2005 didn?t offer any offer so-called any big selling names like Nightwish being one of the headlining acts at Tuska last year, but instead a variety of different metal genres were at present ranging from a hyper-blasting grindcore to a more melancholic Finnish mainstream rock. Having a large range of metal proves Tuska is not limited to one certain metal category as everyone had something to feel, taste and see during the three long days.
The Tuska Open Air festival has reached and gained a lot of positive attention amongst the metal people around the world. There were people having arrived from Russia, Estonia, Sweden, all around Europe and even from some Far East countries. Despite not having a big name, the metal festival was totally sold out and even a few hundred leftover tickets for Friday were sold after all.
As usual it has turned out to be an annual mandatory tradition for having an article of the Tuska festival in Metal-Rules.Com, therefore the Finnish Metal-Rules.Com pain squad spent the whole weekend testifying several acts in action and tried to feel the spirit of Heavy Metal and enjoy the pleasure of the flesh as well during the three insane long days in the beautiful central park of Kaisaniemi and in the heart of Helsinki with several friends as well as everlasting enemies. Enjoy?
Tags: Accept, Ajattara, APOCALYPTICA, Deathchain, Destruction, DIMMU BORGIR, EVERGREY, Fintroll, Gamma Ray, MNEMIC, Monster Magnet, NAGLFAR, Pain Confessor, PRIMAL FEAR, Rotten Sound, Sentenced, Skyclad, Testament, Thunderstone, Tuska, WINTERSUN
October 3rd, 2004
Review and pics by Lord of the Wasteland