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SONISPHERE FINLAND REVIEW BY SAM ROON

Last night the long awaited Sonisphere Festival ran through Helsinki, Finland on a cold, rainy, windy, (typical Finnish) summer day. This year’s fest features Metallica, Slayer, Mastodon, Ghost & Gojira.  The festival was set up on the beach next to an inlet off the Finnish Ocean so you can imagine the feeling of being soaked to the bone, drunk (but

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TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL TIME SCHEDULE HAS BEEN POSTED!

Tuska is only a few weeks away and now we can start planning the path we run from stage to stage!  I can tell you right now that Friday night I’m going to be completely out of breath… but hopefully not out of beer!  Saturday doesn’t look to provide much of a break so hopefully this time around I won’t

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TUSKA 2014 SCHEDULE FINALIZED, AFTER-PARTY CLUBS AND BANDS ANNOUNCED!

The date is fast approaching! Soon a sea of black will swarm the streets of downtown Helsinki when the annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival arrives in late June. From thousands of drunken blonde haired people to the heavy music celebration in the metal capital of the world, this festival is always one to experience. Earlier this month the organizers

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ANTHRAX, INSOMNIUM, AMORAL AND MORE ADDED TO TUSKA 2014!

Well how ’bout them apples?! I was starting to think this year’s Tuska fest was going to be a little less awesome than normal! I should have known they would have a few tricks up their sleeve… Fan favorite Anthrax has been added to headline Tuska Open Air Metal Festival‘s Saturday night main stage! There will be a pit… oh

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TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 2013 RECAP!

Yep, it’s fucking January and Tuska Open Air Metal Festival was all they way back at the end of June 2013.  Par for the course of my life, the brand new 3T hard drive I bought from Western Digital crashed right after the festival, in-between that and my wedding, taking with it all my interview footage and photos. My heart

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TUSKA FESTIVAL 2014: DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CARCASS & MORE!

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2014 is starting to take shape, having announced several headliners, many second stage bands and confirming the location will once again be at Suvilahti, Helsinki. It seems that Kaisaniemi park is a distant memory, which is a shame for fans of that location, but a very positive revelation to the scale of the festival. In other

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TESSERACT REPLACES DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN AT TUSKA FESTIVAL- UPDATE ON INJURY

Last week we let you know that Dillinger cancelled their performance at Tuska Festival due to injury (with no elaboration) and promised an update, so here ya go!  According to the official Tuska website, Tesseract will be replacing The Dillinger Escape Plan on Friday, June 28th. “I’m heartbroken that we will miss these shows because we were all looking forward

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TUSKA FESTIVAL 2013 SCHEDULE

It’s no secret I’ll be in Helsinki, Finland for the Tuska Festival this year, and I couldn’t be more excited!  With sets from Wintersun, Kuolemanlaakso, Bolt Thrower, Testament, Deathchain… well, look below for the whole list!  They’ve announced the schedule to what is sure to be a blow out weekend for my liver! The Dillinger Escape Plan cancelled due to

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KUOLEMANLAAKSO, “IKIUNI” MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED

My Finnish buddy Mikko Kotamaki is at it again, this time in his native language band Kuolemanlaakso. This is a little more death and a little less doom than you’re used to from this guy and the band is sporting a dreadlocked bassist- something I can totally get on board with! I’m really excited to see these guys live at

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SONISPHERE FINLAND REVIEW BY SAM ROON

Last night the long awaited Sonisphere Festival ran through Helsinki, Finland on a cold, rainy, windy, (typical Finnish) summer day. This year’s fest features Metallica,

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TUSKA FESTIVAL 2013 SCHEDULE

It’s no secret I’ll be in Helsinki, Finland for the Tuska Festival this year, and I couldn’t be more excited!  With sets from Wintersun, Kuolemanlaakso,