Tuska Open Air Metal Festival

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 DAY 3 – THE END

Sadface. :-/ All good things must come to an end, and unfortunately Tuska is no exception. Between the unofficial afterparties (I couldn’t afford the official ones this time around) and the festival itself, Tuska sucked me dry and left me begging for more. This is an experience I’ve come to expect. On the last day of Tuska, I had a

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TUSKA DAY 2 – THE RECKONING

My mission for the second day of Tuska would have been to see as many supporting bands as possible, if I hadn’t gotten a message the day before about my precious baggage. I woke up “early” (as early as one can wake up after drinking all night with one’s Rastila friends) and headed straight there, but my trip was delayed

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TUSKA DAY 1 – THE RETURN

Yes, there were gnomes with bleeding orifices in the press area. No, I don’t know why. As some of you know, Tuska 2013 was my fourth Tuska. However, it was my first with any sort of press access. While I’m not exactly new to the world of “press,” I am very new to the world of festival press. Getting into

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TUSKA DAY 0 – THE ARRIVAL

The most misleadingly tranquil picture of Rastila ever taken. My trip to Helsinki was unusually disastrous this year, and I blame Boston entirely. Looking to save a few hundred bucks, I decided that this year, I would travel to Helsinki by way of Boston. After all, I had the time, and the bus from NYC to Boston only cost about

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – KUOLEMANLAAKSO

It almost felt like a cheat to write about a supergroup, but then I realized that Kuolemanlaakso is based in Finland, a country with a lower population than my home city. Kuolemanlaakso is a five-piece death/doom metal band featuring current and former members of Swallow The Sun, Barren Earth, Chaosweaver, Verjnuarmu, The Nibiruan, Elenium, Cult Of Endtime, and Discard. Initially

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A TALE OF TWO FESTIVALS

Quite some time ago, I decided that 2013 would be the first year that I would attend an American metal music festival. In January, I settled on New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. Several factors affected my decision, including but not limited to its convenient East Coast location, reasonable ticket prices, and the fact that 4-day Maryland Deathfest passes sold

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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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TUSKA DAY 3 – THE END

Sadface. :-/ All good things must come to an end, and unfortunately Tuska is no exception. Between the unofficial afterparties (I couldn’t afford the official

TUSKA DAY 2 – THE RECKONING

My mission for the second day of Tuska would have been to see as many supporting bands as possible, if I hadn’t gotten a message

TUSKA DAY 1 – THE RETURN

Yes, there were gnomes with bleeding orifices in the press area. No, I don’t know why. As some of you know, Tuska 2013 was my

TUSKA DAY 0 – THE ARRIVAL

The most misleadingly tranquil picture of Rastila ever taken. My trip to Helsinki was unusually disastrous this year, and I blame Boston entirely. Looking to

HAIL OF THE WEEK – KUOLEMANLAAKSO

It almost felt like a cheat to write about a supergroup, but then I realized that Kuolemanlaakso is based in Finland, a country with a

A TALE OF TWO FESTIVALS

Quite some time ago, I decided that 2013 would be the first year that I would attend an American metal music festival. In January, I