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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 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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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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The 69 Eyes – The Best Of Helsinki Vampires

The 69 Eyes are a dark gothic rock band from Finland, formed in 1989 in the bars of Helsinki they started out playing sleazy rock inspired by bands such as Hanoi Rocks and Motley Crue. Fairly early in their 25 year career the band allowed influences from gothic bands such …

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Tuska 2015 adds international cult acts to line up

Tuska Festival taking place in Suvilahti, Helsinki, has managed to book a crop of trailblazing cult acts that have been all over the media the past few days. Taking the stage at this year’s event at Suvilahti will be Mortus (MEX), Crepuscular (MEX), Eternal Dusk (UK), Grey (GER), Yvaeh (MY), Blast (SWE/FIN), …

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