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Letheria – Death Principle

Letheria are a hardcore thrash band from Finland. Formed in 1998 these guys have released seven demo’s, three E.P’s and now finally a full length album, Death Principle, only the 20 years later! At first I’m finding it hard to work out what it is Letheria are about. The first …

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LEVERAGE – ‘The Devil’s Turn’ : Comeback EP out 27.08.18

Leverage

Leverage landed on Finland’s rock scene in 2006 with the release of their debut album, ‘Tides’, which generated a buzz with its blend of symphonic and progressive metal and melodic hard rock. They were signed by Frontiers in 2008 for the release of a second album, ‘Blind Fire’, with its follow-up, ‘Circus Colossus’, being …

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Tuska confirms first acts for 2018!!!

This summer, Tuska 20th Anniversary was celebrated with great success; all kinds of records were broken and generally an amazing time was had by all involved. The imminent hangovers are now suffered, it’s time to get back to work and take on 2018. THE HOTTEST NAMES FROM ABROAD AND FINNISH …

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Wintersun – The Forest Seasons

The Forest Seasons is the new studio concept album from Helsinki based Wintersun.  Scandinavian epic metal on a grand scale. Wintersun are Jari Mäenpää (Vocals, Guitar), Teemu Mäntysaari (Guitar), Jukka Koskinen (Bass), Kai Hahto (Drums). No one could ever accuse Wintersun of being prolific in their output having produced only three studio albums since 2004.  Various reasons contributing …

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Tuska Festival, Helsinki, Finland. Day Three 2/7/17 Sunday.

It’s the final day of Tuska Open Air Metal Festival and the sun has finally broken through the clouds as we descend to the concrete arena one more time to go toe to toe with some of the finest metal acts on the planet.  The gates open quite late and there’s only …

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Tuska Festival, Helsinki, Finland. Day Two 1/7/17 Saturday.

We’re here a little earlier than yesterday for what is going to be coined Love Metal Saturday, as Tuska Open Air Metal Festival says farewell to local heroes HIM. The opening act today is Lik.  Saturday’s 1.45pm start is so relaxed that when they come on there’s next to nobody …

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Tuska Festival, Helsinki, Finland. Day One 30/6/17 Friday.

It’s the first day of Tuska 20 as Tuska Open Air Metal Festival celebrates twenty years of Pain in Helsinki.  It’s a midday start as the PlanetMosh team sets off to the Suvilahti district in Helsinki’s industrial zone.  Walking into the arena we’re joined by hordes of heavy metal brethren from …

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“Tuska20 – The Anniversary Song” – available for download now!

Twenty years of existence celebrating Tuska Open Air Metal Festival’s signature song ”Tuska20 –  The Anniversary Song” is now available for listening at Tuska Youtube-channel and for download as mp3 or wav -file through fundyou.io. One download costs 5 euros. All proceeds from the song are being collected to ”Tuska …

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Spiritus Mortis – Year is One

Finland has always been a breeding ground for outstanding doom bands and Spiritus Mortis are no exception. The band formed in 1987 and has an impressive array of demos and split releases along the way – this is actually only their 4th full length release. It has been 7 years …

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Tuska celebrates 20 years of pain in 2017 – HIM revealed as 1st headliner

Finland’s longest running and boldest metal festival, Tuska, will be celebrated for the 20th time the coming summer. It’s been a long and rocky road from the depths of Tavastia-klubi, through two different outdoor venues to Suvilahti, where Tuska settled in 2011. The 20th anniversary will take place during the …

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Finland’s RE-ARMED Release Official Video / Spain Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers RE-ARMED have released a new music video for “Evolve Cycle,”  a song taken from forthcoming album The Era of Precarity. The video can be viewed below. The band has also launched on their Facebook page a contest to win a copy of the CD and a …

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Lordi – Monstereophonic: Theaterror vs. Demonarchy

The sun, it’s turned black! The moon, it’s blood red! And the dead have risen and are walking the face of the Earth. Sorry to disappoint you folks but it’s not the apocalypse, it’s the aporockalypse and who is that leading the way? None other than the Finnish supermonsters Lordi …

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Tuska 2016 strengthens line up even further with Kvelertak, Hatebreed and more

The nineteenth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival has just added more muscle to the already heavy line up. Tuska 2016 will take place at Suvilahti, Helsinki Finland on July 1-3. See bottom of post for ticket information. Joining a stellar bill that already includes Avantasia, Ghost, Children Of Bodom, Testament, Anthrax …

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Children of Bodom announced as 3rd Tuska 2016 headliner

As the first rays of sunlight slip through the clouds after a seemingly endless Finnish winter, it’s a good time to start making plans for the summer. Finland’s boldest metal festival, Tuska will provide the heaviest dosage of metal madness of the summer, for the nineteenth time. FROM LAKE BODOM …

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TUSKA 2016 confirms dates and first bands – Behemoth and Tsjuder

The 19th TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL takes place over Helsinki next summer. As in previous years, we’re heading towards three days of metal mayhem which will include top-notch bands, great people and high-class area services. TUSKA 2016 will be held at Suvilahti, Helsinki from Friday 1.7.2016 to Sunday 3.7.2016. …

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Tuska Open Air Festival, Helsinki – Day 3 – Sunday 28/06/2015

It’s Sunday lunchtime and the punters have crawled out of their beds from across the city of HELLsinki to once again descended on Suvilahti for the final day of this year’s instalment of Tuska Open Air Metal Festival. The carnage of the Saturday night after-parties is evident on the faces …

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Tuska Open Air Festival, Helsinki – Day 1 – Friday 26/06/2015

Back in 2004, I had the pleasure of visiting Finland on vacation. On the night I arrived in the Helsinki hostel, I noticed a larger than normal number of heavy metal fans arriving back after a show. I asked one what gig they were at. The answer.. DIO at TUSKA. …

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ABBATH is immortal – live debut at Tuska Open Air – Line up complete

Tuska Open Air 2015, taking place at Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland during the weekend of  June 26th – 28th has announced the final acts for this year’s festival. Immortal front man ABBATH and his new band will make their world premiere at Tuska on Saturday June 27th. Rifling off Immortal classics, ABBATH is a …

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