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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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SHOULD BANDS PERFORM WITHOUT THEIR SINGERS?

No.  (should I end the post there?)  Ah, fine.  So I know Meshuggah just performed without their singer due to illness.  I actually saw Job For A Cowboy perform at the Tuska Festival a few years back without theirs.  Hell, one time my singer couldn’t travel with my band to a show in Rochester, New York and it felt completely

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TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 2013 ANNOUNCES TWELVE MORE BANDS!

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival is fast approaching… okay it’s actually seven months away, but still, the anticipation is building! Today the organizers of the fest have added 12 new acts to the lineup already consisting of some pretty awesome acts!  Those groups aside, there are several bands on the fest I’ve never heard of which possibly makes for a lineup

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WINTERSUN ADDED TO TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 2013 LINEUP!

Here we go metalheads… I can only assume Wintersun was added to this year’s lineup because of my glowing album review and SkullsNBones‘ worldwide recognition… okay seriously though, this is fucking awesome.  I have plans which are looking pretty solid for attending the Tuska Festival this year and with Wintersun on the bill it’s adding the icing on the cake. This

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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,