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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
Tags: A.R.G., Arcturus, Battle Beast, BEHEMOTH, Demigod, Edguy, Exodus, Finntroll, Horna, LOCK UP, MEGADETH, Ministry, Napalm Death, overkill, Sabaton, SAINT VITUS, SKELETONWITCH, SONATA ARCTICA, Tuska Open Air Metal Festival
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Nosturi the 16th of September 2007
Review and Live Pics By Arto Lehtinen
This gig provided a black and industrialized black metal assault from France. That may sound weird and a little bit exotic to the ears of everyone. But to be honest, Vorkreist’s brutal, nihilistic, savage death metal with a raw black metal approach should appeal to anyone digging extreme metal. However, the WCH gig organization did it again by dragging a pretty obscure line-up to Finland. Approaxiately 200 and little more die hard extreme metal freaks had found the way to see these three bands.