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OVERKILL DEBUTS BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO SHOOT FOOTAGE

April 23rd, 2012

OVERKILL has revealed part one of a two part series giving fans a behind the scenes look into their brand new video for “Electric Rattlesnake.” Show in legendary Asbury Park, NJ. Click HERE to view the video.

The band kicked off the “ELECTRIC AGE TOUR” this weekend as well. Supporting will be GOD FORBID, DIAMOND PLATE and SUDIKARA. Dates will stretch coast to coast and run through April and May, click HERE for up to date ticket information.

The single comes from their newest record “The Electric Age” which came out last month. If you haven’t had a chance to pick it up, the Amazon MP3 store is has it available for $6.99.

“Young bands coming out today that are emulating the ’80s thrash scene should certainly be taking notes from the masters of the genre like Overkill on what it takes to deliver some of the best work of your career over 30 years into it.” – Popblerd.com

“Sixteen albums in, these dudes are not only still fired up; they’re practicing their craft at the peak of their skills, with no signs of slowing down.” – Decibel

The new OVERKILL record “The Electric Age” debuted on the BILLBOARD TOP 200 Chart at #73 with approximately 6,700 units sold. To compare, the band’s last release “Ironbound” sold roughly 4,500 copies first week and debuted at #192 making “The Electric Age” the highest charting first week album since their 1994 record “W.F.O.”

Watch the official video for “Electric Rattlesnake” HERE!

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OVERKILL DEBUT BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ELECTRIC RATTLESNAKE, CHART POSITION REVEALED

April 4th, 2012

Overkill - "The Electric Age"

Overkill - "The Electric Age"

(New York, NY) – OVERKILL have debuted a brand new video for their hit single “Electric Rattlesnake” today. Click HERE or the image above to view. Directed by veteran Kevin J. Custer, the video is the first we’ve seen since the band released the “Bring Me The Night” video in 2010.

“Damn, this one BITES hard! Kevin Custer did it again! So plug us in yeah, set us free, this is a thrashing vid the way it’s supposed to be!  Here we go kids ELECTRIC RATTLESNAKE! says front man Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth.

The new OVERKILL record “The Electric Age” has debuted on the BILLBOARD TOP 200 Chart at #73 with approximately 6,700 units sold. To compare, the band’s last release “Ironbound” sold roughly 4,500 copies first week and debuted at #192 making “The Electric Age” the highest charting first week album since their 1994 record “W.F.O.”

The single comes from their newest record “The Electric Age” which came out last week. If you haven’t had a chance to pick it up, the Amazon MP3 store is has it available for $7.99 

“Young bands coming out today that are emulating the ’80s thrash scene should certainly be taking notes from the masters of the genre like Overkill on what it takes to deliver some of the best work of your career over 30 years into it.” – Popblerd.com

“Sixteen albums in, these dudes are not only still fired up; they’re practicing their craft at the peak of their skills, with no signs of slowing down.” – Decibel

In support, the band will head out on the “ELECTRIC AGE TOUR.” Supporting will be GOD FORBID, DIAMOND PLATE and SUDIKARA. Dates will stretch coast to coast and run through April and May, click HERE for up to date ticket information.

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OVERKILL – New Song Available

February 24th, 2012

US thrash metallers Overkill have made available online the new song “Electric Rattlesnake” from the upcoming album “The Electric Age”, due to be released on March 27th via eOne Music and March 30th in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. The Electric Age was recorded and mixed at Gain Studios in New Jersey, owned and operated by bassist D.D. Verni. This will be the band’s follow-up to 2010’s Ironbound.

Overkill - "The Electric Age"

Overkill - "The Electric Age"

“The Electric Age” tracklist:

01. Come And Get It
02. Electric Rattlesnake
03. Wish You Were Dead
04. Drop The Hammer
05. Save Yourself
06. Black Daze
07. 21st Century Man
08. Old Wounds, New Scars
09. All Over But The Shouting
10. Good Night

 

The album will be available in the following editions:
– Digibook CD + DVD
– Boxset Edition
– 2LP Gatefold Picture Disc + poster
– 2LP blue 180g in gatefold + poster
– 2LP clear 180g in gatefold + poster[/quote]

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OVERKILL ANNOUNCE THE ELECTRIC AGE TOUR

February 14th, 2012

(NEW YORK, NY) – Legendary thrash band, OVERKILL have announced new details around their upcoming ELECTRIC AGE TOUR. Supporting will be GOD FORBID, DIAMOND PLATE and SUDIKARA. Dates will stretch coast to coast and run through April and May, click HERE for up to date ticket information.

OVERKILL will released their 16th full length studio album entitled “The Electric Age” on March 27, 2012. The record will be released in Europe on Nuclear Blast Records on March 30, 2012.

The band is also featured in the latest issue of Decibel Magazine, the band’s legendary record “Years Of Decay” has been inducted into the Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame

The band recently revealed a behind the scenes video that outlines the recording process they used for their upcoming new record “The Electric Age.” Recorded at GEAR Studios, owned and operated by bassist D.D. Verni, the video outlines specific gear and techniques used and how it had shaped the bands raw unfiltered sound over the last few releases. View the video HERE.

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OVERKILL RELEASE BEHIND THE SCENES STUDIO FOOTAGE

February 6th, 2012

OVERKILL have revealed a behind the scenes video that outlines the recording process they used for their upcoming new record “The Electric Age.”

Recorded at GEAR Studios, owned and operated by bassist D.D. Verni, the video outlines specific gear and techniques used and how it had shaped the bands raw unfiltered sound over the last few releases. View the video HERE or below:

Overkill - "The Electric Age"

Overkill - "The Electric Age"

OVERKILL will release “The Electric Age” due out on eOne Music March 27, 2012.

The record will be released in Europe on Nuclear Blast Records on March 30, 2012.

The band will tour the US this spring on their very own KILLFEST 2 this spring in support.

OVERKILL is also featured in the latest issue of Decibel Magazine, the band’s legendary record “Years Of Decay” has been inducted into the Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame.

OVERKILL is Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (vocals), D.D. Verni (Bass, Backing vocals), Derek “The Skull” Tailer (Rhythm guitar, Backing vocals), Dave Linsk (Lead guitar, Backing vocals) and Ron Lipnicki (Drums).

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OVERKILL RELEASES NEW ALBUM DETAILS

January 23rd, 2012

Legendary thrash band, OVERKILL have announced their next full length entitled “The Electric Age” due out on eOne Music March 27, 2012. The record will be released in Europe on Nuclear Blast Records on March 30, 2012. The band will tour the US this spring on their very own KILLFEST 2 this spring in support.

Overkill - "The Electric Age"

Overkill - "The Electric Age"

“The Electric Age” was recorded and mixed at Gain Studios in New Jersey, owned and operated by bassist D.D. Verni. This is the bands followup record to “Ironbound” released in 2010 which recieved much critical praise. Decibel Magazine went as far to add, “Call this thrash, or whatever: to us, it’s just metal. And damn good metal, at that.”

OVERKILL is Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (vocals), D.D. Verni (Bass, Backing vocals), Derek “The Skull” Tailer (Rhythm guitar, Backing vocals), Dave Linsk (Lead guitar, Backing vocals) and Ron Lipnicki (Drums).

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OVERKILL ANNOUNCES “KILLFEST 2,” NEW ALBUM COMING SOON

October 27th, 2011

OVERKILL have announced a brand new batch of dates aptly dubbed “KILLFEST 2.” Supporting will be Belphegor, Aborted, Blackguard, System Divide and Diamond Plate.

The band is currently in the studio gearing up for their next un-titled release due out next year with a one off performance planned on the “70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.”

OVERKILL released “IRONBOUND” in 2010 which charted at 168 on the Billboard Top 200, the bands fastest selling record in 16 years. A video was also filmed a video for “Bring Me The Night” in Brooklyn, NY with director Kevin Custer (HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, SUFFOCATION). View the video here.

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Overkill will do their 2nd Killfest tour in April-May 2012!

October 19th, 2011

Along for the ride with OverKill this time will be support bands  Belphegor , Aborted , Blackguard , System Divide , Diamond Plate.  The tour, which will be the limited dates below will also have VIP pre show meet /greet tickets available for each date Including a pre show meet / greet  and early entry.

April
20      Phila   , PA            The Trocadero
22      Syracuse, NY    Lost Horizon
23      Columbus,OH     Screamin WIllies
24      Detroit, MI             Blondies
25      Chicago,IL              Bottom Lounge
26      Kansas City,MO  Beaumont Club
27      Denver,CO               Bluebird Theater
28      SLC,UT          The Complex
30      Seattle,WA              El Corazon
May
1       Portland,OR             Hawthorne Theater
2       SF,CA           Grand Ballroom
3       LA,CA           Club Nokia
5       Austin,TX               Emos East
6       Dallas,TX               Trees
8       Orlando,FL              The Club At Firestone
9       Ft Laud,FL              Culture Room
10      Atlanta,GA              Masquerade
11      Springfield , VA        Jaxx
12        NYC,NY                    Best Buy Theater    with Special Guest  DRI

Keep an eye on Enterthevault.com for more info.

 

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WHIPLASH and OVERKILL confirmed for 70000TONS OF METAL

September 2nd, 2011

4 Bands in 4 Days… We Call This Complete OVERKILL! And With All The Headbanging It’s Guranteed That We’ll All Get WHIPLASH!

Attention Sailors! “This is your Skipper speaking: We are in New York City, one of the greatest towns in this beautiful world of ours. This is the right place to shout this to the world, to all the whiners, haters and non-believers: We don’t care what you say! Fuck You!”

Yesterday they went to New Jersey where they ran into some Thrash and Speed Metal Veterans. After all that headbanging it is definitely guaranteed that some WHIPLASH will occur. And now? What do they want? More? 4 announcements in 4 days… don’t they think this is complete OVERKILL?

 

Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma’s cruise. It’s also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!

 

So far 21 out of a total of 40 bands on board are known:

 

AMORPHIS

CANNIBAL CORPSE

CORONER

DARK FUNERAL

ELUVEITIE

GOD DETHRONED

GRAVE DIGGER

HAMMERFALL

IN EXTREMO

MOONSORROW

MY DYING BRIDE

NIGHTWISH

OVERKILL

PESTILENCE

SAMAEL

STRATOVARIUS

TANKARD

THERION

TRISTANIA

VIRGIN STEELE

WHIPLASH

 

70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27, 2012.

 

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$289 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service!

 

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out http://www.70000tons.com/ for more information and book your cabin NOW!

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SWEDENROCK 2011

August 1st, 2011

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Let Me Hear You Scream Sweden Rockkkk.Well the annual roadtrip to Swedenrock by the Finnish Metal Rules.com team is already into it’s 11th year!  The  2011 line up presented a wide range of metal and hard rock in the line-up. Over 70 metal and rock bands offered one hell of an experience for the attendees. Sweden Rock has been successful during the past ten years as the festival has always been sold out. This year wasn’t any exception as the fest was sold out despite the lousy economic situation worldwide and the ticket price had risen a little bit. ver these 11 years of coverage, it has become quite logical for us to give an in depth article of several bands performing at Sweden Rock to all the readers out there. The  weather once again showed positive and negative aspects like in 2010. It either rained or was windy with a little sunshine. But we were there for bands, not for having some beach party crap. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every bloody band, but hopefully you will have a pleasant reading experience… Enjoy or die!!!

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Best of 2010

January 3rd, 2011

Best of 2010

As always, the top albums are for releases from 2010 that are full albums (no EP’s or demos). They also have to be new studio albums for 2010, not re-recordings, re-releases, cover songs, or live material. Below the combined TOP 30 are links to each staff members personal "best of" lists which besides the top albums contains such things as best new band, best DVD/Blu-Ray, disappointments of 2010, greatest hopes for 2011, personal metal discovery of 2010, and various other metal-related categories. Enjoy!



The Top 30  Heavy Metal Albums of 2010

(Click the album cover to read our review.

If no review is available the link it to the band’s MySpace page.)

1. Accept – Blood of the Nations

ACCEPT

Wolf Hoffman’s reaction to the band’s #1 placement in our list was:

"Sensational!!! We are so happy about this reaction by the fans. This last year has been nothing short of phenomenal for Accept."

BLOOD OF THE NATIONS is a fantastic album, so fantastic that it very easily came out on top when we compiled our best of 2010 list! In the media, producer Andy Sneap said when he worked with the band he made them go back and listen to the 80’s albums, and it worked. Accept have delivered the album they needed to make. Accept reformed with a vocalist who is just as good as Udo Dirkschneider. Vocalist Mark Tornillo rages through the songs with power and charisma, without being a clone. Accept have proven to the world in 2010 they are still relevant, powerful, uncompromising and most of all entertaining. Welcome back!

2. Blind Guardian – At the Edge of Time 

Blind Guardian

Easily the best and strongest Blind Guardian album since NIGHTFALL IN MIDDLE-EARTH with a maximum of variety and everything that has turned these guys from Krefeld into what they are today: one of Germany’s most successful and influential metal bands. With AT THE EDGE OF TIME, Blind Guardian returned to the fold in total triumph. This is an album to be enjoyed for numerous repeat listens. Newer fans should eat it up, and older fans should be appeased with the band’s renewed emphasis on their thrashy roots.

3. Ratt– Infestation

Ratt

Ratt is Metal. Always have been and likely always will be. From their appearance on the very first Metal Massacre compilation in 1981 alongside the likes of Metallica, Malice, and Bitch, to the new 2010 album, Ratt have always been among the heaviest of the so-called "hair metal" bands. So despite what the revisionists may think, Ratt have a firm spot in the development and evolution of the Heavy Metal genre and have earned their spot in this year’s list. Sonically the Ratt Pack is back! The band had stated they wanted a real up-tempo record and distinctly aimed for the classic sound. They nailed it. It’s all there, the swagger and slight sneer of Pearcy voice, the fluid and fiery soloing of DeMartini’s axe-work, the complimentary work of Cavazo…it’s a beautiful thing to behold!

4. Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones

Triptykon

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (AKA Tom G. Warrior) has nothing to prove to anyone. As the principal architect behind Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, Fischer’s body of work is the reason that many bands exist today. Two years since Celtic Frost’s very public dissolution, Fischer could have easily opted to rest on his laurels and bask in the afterglow of his evil legacy, but nooooo. To the contrary, Fischer has assembled a new band and recorded an album of new material that’s arguably some of the best in his career. Triptykon is the band, EPARISTERA DAIMONES is the album, and yes – it’s as good as Fischer has promised it to be!

5. Melechesh –  The Epigenesis 

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Black/Death/Middle Eastern "Mesopotamian Metal" extremists made a big impact this year. Originally from IsraHELL and now based out of the Netherlands, the band has been around in some form since 1993. That Melechesh are able to maintain the album’s early momentum through to the record’s dying moments makes what they have achieved with THE EPIGENESIS that much more remarkable. Unlike so much of what passes for modern-day extremity, every one of this disc’s eleven tracks bristles with its own identity and design. It will demand a lot of attention – this definitely isn’t the record to whip out at your next kegger – but the rewards far outweigh the investment. Absolutely superb in every way.

6.  Helloween – 7 Sinners

Helloween

Helloween are very comfortable right now. They are back on a major label, the line-up has been stable for probably the longest stretch in the bands history, and they have fallen into a great pattern of releasing a studio album every couple of years (right around Halloween naturally). Relaxed, confident and mature the band have nothing to prove but instead of delivering a complacent record, the band have delivered the fastest, heaviest album of their career. It’s their 26th release over and 13th full-length studio album of all-new, original material. Lucky #13 for the band sees a crowning achievement with 13 killer cuts spread across the hour. Helloween have delivered a masterpiece. It will quickly silence all the fans who couldn’t stomach UNARMED from earlier this year.

7. OverKill – Ironbound

OverKill

The veteran New Jersey boys return with a compelling slab of unmistakeably old school thrash that is tinged with a fine mix of groove, progressiveness and melody that separates Overkill from the multitudes of carbon-copy thrashers out there. This is modern thrash the way it should be played: roots in the 80s but with its direction and ambition befitting a metal scene on the cusp of its 30-year anniversary. It’s a beautiful thing to behold: while most of their contemporaries have split up or sold out, Overkill are still doing their thing, updating and improving but never forgetting where they came from.

8.  Nevermore – The Obsidian Conspiracy

Nevermore

Five years – that’s how long Nevermore made us wait for a sequel to the still awe-inspiring THIS GODLESS ENDEAVOUR. By modern-day standards that’s an absolute eternity, the length of which only the likes of Slayer or Metallica could reasonably be expected to get away with. Regardless of delay, the album is a perfect example of heavy metal in its purest, most intelligent and provocative form. As always the band defies classification with elements of power, thrash, prog, blended together into a mixture that is uniquely Nevermore.

9. Sabaton – Coat of Arms

SABATON

Sweden’s war metallers, Sabaton, have been consistently moving to the forefront of the power metal movement in the last few years. COAT OF ARMS continues Sabaton’s fine tradition of power metal with bite. The band is in fine form throughout and do not disappoint. You listen to a Sabaton album for the pounding marches (“Uprising”) the fast assaults (“Midway”, “Screaming Eagles”), and the catchy hooks and choruses (every damn song!) and COAT OF ARMS has it all!

10. Halford – IV – Made of Metal

HALFORD

Finally! Halford was really overdue. Despite having a skeleton of a catalog, Halford really needed to put some meat on the bones of his solo career. MADE OF METAL is really only the third studio album of all new material in over 10 years. Sure the catalog looks impressive but in reality, live albums, demo albums, EP’s, digital only live albums and novelty Christmas albums are just filler. Halford needed to deliver the goods and we’re pleased to say he is still made of Metal. The album clocks in at a whopping 14 tracks at over an hour it is his longest solo album to date.

 

Number 11 to 20

11. Crazy Lixx – New Religion

Crazy Lixx
12. Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier Iron Maiden
13. Scorpions – Sting In The Tail Scorpions
14. Immolation – Majesty and Decay Immolation
 15. Avantasia – The Wicked Symphony / Angel Of Babylon Avantasia
16. High on Fire – Snakes For The Divine High On Fire
17. Kylesa – Spiral Shadow Kylesa
18. Death Angel – Relentless Retribution Death Angel
19. Dimmu Borgir – Abrahadabra

Dimmu Borgir
20. Wuthering Heights – Salt Wuthering Heights


 

Number 21 to 30

21. Yngwie J. Malmsteen – Relentless

22. Danzig – Deth Red Sabaoth

23.
Black Label Society – Order of the Black

24. Reckless Love – Reckless Love

25. Hail Of Bullets – On Divine Winds

26. Hardcore Superstar – Split Your Lip

27. Forbidden – Omega Wave

28. Heathen – The Evolution of Chaos

29. Rage – Strings To A Web

30. Circle II Circle – Consequence of Power

 

Individual Staff Lists For 2010

Includes: top 20, best new band, best DVD, discovery of the year, greatest hopes for 2011, and disappointments of 2010.

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OVERKILL SIDE PROJECT BRONX CASKET CO. SIGNS TO EONE MUSIC

November 22nd, 2010
BRONX CASKET CO.

BRONX CASKET CO.

(New York, NY) — eOne Music has signed a world wide deal with NY rock band BRONX CASKET CO. “I am totally psyched to be working with eOne for the new Bronx Casket release! They did an amazing job with the Overkill record and I know they will do the same for this.  Having a label home where people “get” it and are psyched to work a record is a great feeling, ” says front man DD Verni.

The band originally formed in 1998 by Overkill co-founder and bassist DD Verni.  Having played in one of the most respected thrash bands ever for over 2 decades, why have another band.  Two reason states DD, “the challenge of writing interesting new material and for fun of course!”

The bands second release caught the ear of playwright Andrea Lepcio. Soon after, Verni and Lepcio were collaborating with 3-time Tony Winner Hinton Battle to direct and choreograph. Soon the seeds of The “Bronx Casket Co, A New Musical” were planted. Verni quickly recruited several members from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to perform. The cast consisted of performers from the Broadway shows Hairspray, Rent and Dance of the Vampire. There have been several performances off-Broadway for producers/backers and the show is still in the writing stages. It has a gothic/Broadway score with a twisted love story woven throughout. Songs from the first two Bronx Casket Co. releases are included in the show, as well as 13 new songs D.D. Verni penned just for the musical.

It’s been five years since BRONX CASKET CO last released an album and has been well worth the wait. Verni concludes, “This Bronx Casket record is the best we have done, and we are looking forward to getting out on the road and doing some shows.” As with every Bronx Casket Co release Verni has charted new territory, and stretched his writing boundaries.

For more information on The Bronx Caskett Co, visit:

http://www.myspace.com/bronxcasketco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bronx_Casket_Co.

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OVERKILL – Wrecking Everything – Live Due Out On Limited Edition Double-LP Gatefold Vinyl

November 14th, 2010
OVERKILL - Wrecking Everything

OVERKILL - Wrecking Everything

Night Of The Vinyl Dead has released OVERKILL’s Wrecking Everything – Live as a limited edition double-LP gatefold vinyl including a 12-page booklet and card stickers. The album is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies.

Previously released on CD through Eagle/Spitfire Records in 2002, the album features the following tracklisting:

Side A

‘Necroshine’

‘Thunderhead’

‘Evil Never Dies’

‘Deny the Cross’

Side B

‘I Hate’

‘Shred’

‘Bleed Me’

‘Long Time Dyin”

Side C

‘It Lives’

‘Battle’

Side D

‘The Years of Decay’

‘In Union We Stand’

‘Overkill’

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Getaway Rockfestival 2010 at Gasklockorna in Gavle, Sweden

October 4th, 2010

 

 

Getaway Rockfestival

Gasklockorna

Gavle

Sweden

8-10/7 – 2010

 

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

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TUSKA OPEN AIR 2010 Festival

September 6th, 2010
 

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TUSKA OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

Kaisaniemi Park

Helsinki, FINLAND  

REVIEW AND PICS BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND ARTO LEHTINEN
As everyone who was there still recalls, last year’s Tuska wasn’t a highlight experience when it comes to bands. This was surprising as there were some killer names on the bill such as Suicidal Tendencies, Pestilence, My Dying Bride. Obviously, last year was some kind of intermission for booking bands to pull more people. Thankfully, this year’s Tuska event was completely different. The line-up definitely looked more than awesome. The legendary Megadeth headlined Sunday, Nevermore on Saturday and above all the Canadian guitarist, wizard, and music genius, Devin Townsend. Japanese j-rock groups were not seen at Tuska. Instead the death metal bands ruled such as Obituary, Nile and of course domestic bands such as Sotajumala ja Torture Killer. The festival was an utter success. The whole weekend was totally packed….and above all Megadeth crowned the whole three day metal inferno.

Sad but true, Tuska will not be held in the heart of Helsinki in the upcoming years. The park of Kaisaniemi will be a construction zone as the whole area will be improved to be better and more enjoyable. However, it is going to be interesting to see how the new area will work for metal bands. At least the upcoming area has proven itself to be a good festival area as there have been a couple of festivals and gigs arranged there so far. This is a farewell to the Kaisaniemi park and the current Tuska formation.

Enjoy the review and above all enjoy our pics.

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