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 20 years” -charity fund. The object of charity will be determined by an advisory board, which consists of musicians, industry notables and Tuska-related persons throughout the history of the festival.
The artist list of this over 7-minute masterpiece is now complete: the third teaser that was released on Tuska Youtube channel today, announced the participation of Marco Hietala (Nightwish), Lauri Porra and Jens Johansson (Stratovarius), Roope Latvala and Janne Joutsenniemi from the legendary Stone, Jari Mäenpää and Teemu Mäntysaari (Wintersun), Janne Wirman (Children of Bodom), Santeri Kallio (Amorphis), Burton (HIM), Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast) and Archie Cruz (Santa Cruz). Tuska Promoter Jouni Markkanen who is also known from his time as the lead vocalist of Sub-Urban Tribe, also made an appearance in the vocal booth. International guests involved in the project are well-known Tuska-aficionado Akira Takasaki (Loudness) and Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind).
Including the earlier annouced list of musicians taking part in the project makes one massive line up of the biggest names in metal: Esa Holopainen (Amorphis, the writer of the song), Nino Laurenne (Thunderstone, Sonic Pump Studio), Jaska Raatikainen, Alexi Laiho, Daniel Freyberg (Children of Bodom), Gas Lipstick (EX- HIM / Hallatar), Tomi Joutsen (Amorphis), Kai Hahto (Wintersun, Nightwish), Marko Annala & Tuomo Saikkonen (Mokoma), Lordi, Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone), Antti Hyyrynen (Stam1na), Samy Elbanna (Lost Society), Ville Sorvali (Moonsorrow), Netta Skog (Ensiferum), Mikko Karmila (Finnvox Studios), Mika Jussila (Finnvox Studios).
Link to ”Tuska20 – The Anniversary Song” on Tuska Youtube-Channel: https://youtu.be/Ax9bhFsrJ9E
The campaign is executed in cooperation with FundYou crowdfunding platform at fundyou.io.