Live review + live pictures by Luxi Lahtinen
Thanks to Satu Häveri (Rock Models OY) for the additional commentary
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Tags: Dirt Metal, Thunderstone
Posted in 2009 | Comments (0)
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival
The 29th of June ? The 1st of July 2007
The Central Park of Kaisaniemi
Review and pics by Luxi Lahtinen and Arto Lehtinen
(additional comments by Mika Hankaniemi)
Once again the prestigious Tuska open air metal festival is here. Thousands of metalheads have travelled from all around Finland and other countries to the central park of Kaisaniemi in order to celebrate the real metal inferno in the middle of Helsinki. This year the Tuska metal festival celebrates its tenth anniversary and of course the offering of the line-up of bands is as colorful as in the previous events.
Getting the mighty Norwegian black metal legends like Emperor and Immortal have been the most awaited ones amongst the audience for sure. However although these so-called big black metal legends definitely attract more of the extreme metal fans, the festival is not limited to one certain metal category. Everyone has something to feel and see and taste during these three days. Above all, power metal had a strong line up - for example Blind Guardian and Stratovarius, being the most known names in Tuska?s bill in 2007.
The festival has become a real guaranteed pure metal festival and has had massive popularity amongst all kinds of metalheads of all ages. The majority of the tickets were already sold out quickly in the advance sales a long time ago. However there were some leftovers if someone was willing to buy, and taste a feeling of metal after all.
Metal-Rules.com was again at Tuska to give an exact review and article on bands. Therefore sit down and enjoy your reading.
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Tags: BLIND GUARDIAN, Immortal. Emteror, Moonspell, Stratovarius, Testament, Thunderstone, tuska 2002, tuska 2003, tuska 2004, tuska 2005, tuska 2006, vader, W.A.S.P.
Posted in 2007 | Comments (0)
The Central Park Of Kaisaniemi ? Helsinki ? Finland
15th ? 17th of July 2005
Pics and reviews by Metal-Rules.com team 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?
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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
Posted in 2005 | Comments (0)