I prayed to the metal gods and they have listened. The mighty Behemoth will annihilate Helsinki, Finland for Tuska 2016!! The organizers have set the dates for Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2016 as July 1st – July 3rd. As an added bonus, the black metal extremists Tsjuder have also been announced. One watch of their live show from Hellfest last year (video below) and I can promise you’ll be looking up plane tickets to Finland for the summer.
Tuska has been booking an eclectic lineup the past several years. Surely there will be a few bands performing that give us the opportunity to hang out in the smoke sauna, trip out in the scream room, or just get wasted with our friends in one of the beer tents. That said, they’ve started the band announcements strong with these two. I can only hope the rest of the lineup will be this intense!
Tsjuder labels themselves as “True Norwegian Black Metal” and Tuska describes them as “uncompromising black metal.” For many SkullsNBones members this is a band that needs no introduction, but for those of you who are out of the loop, here’s a healthy dose of extreme metal:
Tsjuder – Live at Hellfest 2014
Do I even need to say anything about Behemoth? Maybe you’ve been in a coma for the past decade and need someone to tell you about the most important band in metal to know about… These guys have been unstoppable for many years and their exposure to the masses is only reinforcing my enthusiasm for the music and the message. But don’t take my word for it; learn about these guys for yourself:
BEHEMOTH – Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer – Official Video
Tuska 2015 was awesome and SkullsNBones brought you a ton of photo highlights of the festival. They put together an official ‘aftermovie’ featuring only a taste of what the atmosphere is really like. Have a look, and start checking out flights to the metal capital of the world.
Tuska Festival 2015 | Official Aftermovie
Tickets to Tuska 2016
TUSKA 2016 ticket sales start on Friday, October 30 at 9am Helsinki time. Tickets can be bought from Tiketti, Lippupalveluand Lippupiste. Early Crow ticket pricing starts at 115 € while tag for VIP-packages is 255 €. Turbo VIP –ticket holders get i.a. own entrance lane to the fest area, VIP-area with its restaurant services, one hot meal per fest day, VIP-passes and wristbands plus exclusive TUSKA 2016 -doggy bag filled with merchandise stunners. Find detailed list of VIP-package ingredients here. 115 € priced Early Crow tickets are being sold until the end of the year or until the stock dries out.