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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 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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Fields of the Nephilim – Shepherds Bush Empire, London – 5th December 2014

Tonight’s show was the first of two to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary.  Time certainly flies as when I thought about it I realised the first time I saw Fields of the Nephilim was 26 years ago. The first act tonight was Dolomite minor, a Southampton based band.  I say …

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Sonisphere 2014 – Friday 4th July – Review

  Sonisphere 2014 marked the 40th year of festivals held at Knebworth and what better way to celebrate than to bring 60,000 music fans together for a hot, sunny and lightly showered weekend of metal dominance! A late starting Friday meant that fans were able to arrive in good time …

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H.I.M – Tears On Tape

Three years is a fairly standard gap between album releases, but given the fanbase that H.I.M have following them, it must have seemed a lifetime. Still, that’s the span between 2010 release Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice and Tears on Tape, their eighth album that was released yesterday in the …

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Hardcore Superstar – ‘C’mon Take On Me’

This ninth album from the Swedish thrash/sleaze mutants sees them abandoning the former and very much planting their feet in the latter camp – a direction they have taken more and more since the recruitment of former Crazy Lixx guitarist Vic Zino six years ago. Following an intro that wouldn’t …

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Download Festival 2013 Donington UK

Download 2013 will be held on the 14th to 16th June at Castle Donington at Donington Park, DE74 2RP. Confirmed headliners are Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein *Announced Line up so far:   FRIDAY 14 JUNE                           SATURDAY 15 JUNE                      SUNDAY 16 JUNE MAIN STAGE SLIPKNOT                                             IRON MAIDEN                                        RAMMSTEIN Bullet For …

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Taproot – ‘The Episodes’

Taproot are very much the ‘lost children’ of the nu-metal era, the also-rans who never quite emulated the success of contemporaries such as (their former mentors) Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, System Of A Down and Korn. Despite a few moments of glory – such as the poignant ‘Poem’, back in …

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