Tuska

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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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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STRATOVARIUS, LAMA, DREAMTALE, BETRAYAL AT BESPIN ADDED TO TUSKA LINEUP

Finnish power metal giants Stratovarius were added to the Tuska 2013 lineup today, as well as other hometown favorites Lama, Dreamtale, and Betrayal At Bespin. The 3-day festival’s running order has not yet been set in stone, nor has the lineup, but Stratovarius will headline on Sunday, June 30. So far, the Tuska schedule is as follows: Friday, June 28

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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 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

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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,

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