Tuska Open Air Metal Festival

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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MY 2011 TUSKA OPEN AIR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

This year, I attended the Tuska Open Air Festival in Helsinki, Finland for the third time. It goes without saying that each festival experience differs, but this time, I went to the festival facing some particularly unusual circumstances. I had about $50 to my name (hey everyone, make sure that when you buy a plane ticket 3 months in advance

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Kreator

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival (June 29, 2013)

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

King Diamond

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival (June 28, 2013)

Wintersun

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival (June 28, 2013)

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

MY 2011 TUSKA OPEN AIR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

This year, I attended the Tuska Open Air Festival in Helsinki, Finland for the third time. It goes without saying that each festival experience differs,