Sauna Open Air Metal Festival, Tampere, Finland, 9th-11th of June 2005

Spread the metal:

Intro/outro by Luxi ?got-some-tan? Lahtinen

Relentless commentary, bullshitting, teeth-gnashing, headaches, photographing, documenting of all kinds, etc. by Luxi ?show-no-fucking-mercy? Lahtinen & Niko ?metal-up-yer-fucking-ass? Karppinen

Sauna Open Air Metal -festival was held for the 2nd time in its entire history ? and this year the organizers of the festival had succeeded to book 3 internationally big names for the festival to headline each of the 3 days; Slayer, Megadeth and Dio; not to forget the Swedish Pain either as the fourth international band for the festival. Last year was a real success for the festival organizers already, bringing approx. 6000 metal fans to the venue for one day to enjoy such bands as Lordi, Finntroll, Children of Bodom, Thunderstone, etc. ? and of course the festival?s biggest name Nightwish.

This year nearly 7000 Metal fans gathered together with each of the 3 days being nearly sold-out or completely sold-out. So from an attendance point of view there?s undoubtedly going to be a continuation of this festival for the next year at leas and that?s what all Metal fans hope for, that?s for sure.

Here?s sort of a festival diary put together by two ?old ?n? fat assholes?, kind of trying to cover most of the bands with a few well-selected comments for what bands deserved to be honored for their excellent and well-done performaces at the S.O.A. ?festival in the heart of Tampere, at the Ratina Stadium this June – and what bands deserved to be mocked mercilessly (… or because they simply sucked so bad!) due to not fitting to a category of ?far-from-disgusting-and-hideous? of these two aged, dumb and close-minded journalists in question.

And by the way, we don?t feel like we should apologize to any of you if our opinions differed drastically from some of yours about the performances of some certain bands at S.O.A. in 2005. One should know that our opinions and comments have been protected by Satan exclusively since the year we were born.