Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2020 is starting to look like one of their better lineups in recent years. They’ve already announced Korn, Children Of Bodom (now cancelled), Insomnium, Vltimas, Jinjer, High On Fire, Perturbator, Midnight, Hacktivist, and Skynd. Now adding to that (mostly) awesome starting lineup, we get Gojira, Deftones, Faith No More, Baroness, Symphony X and Oranssi Pazuzu! Fuck!
Of course in shitty news we’ve all heard about the drama with Children Of Bodom blowing up, so those guys won’t be performing Hate Crew Deathroll in its entirety like what was promised. But maybe this lineup was going to be too good to appreciate it properly anyway.
Gojira was surprisingly good the last time I saw them at Tuska and I’m honestly excited to see them again this year. (many of you won’t know but I was a bit of a hater when they first blew up). But there is an authenticity to their performance that is unmatched by many other bands and I am looking forward to that experience again.
Gojira, Pol’And’Rock Festival 2018 [LIVE]
Deftones is a band I last saw around 25 years ago and while it wasn’t the greatest set I’ve ever seen, Deftones have played a big part in my transition from punk to metal in the late 90’s. For me they’re nothing short of a legendary band and my hope is that they come out and bring the fucking house down this time around.
Deftones, “Be Quiet And Drive”
Faith No More is another caliber altogether. How many of their songs are part of the soundtrack of our lives? Each of us will point at a different track, but the importance remains the same – these guys have been there throughout our musical journeys and now for the first time I will get to see them perform, and at Tuska no less. You’ll find me, beer in hand, losing my voice singing along to everything.
Faith No More, Live At Hellfest
Baroness is one of the better rock bands of our generation and it took me a while to realize it. I think I had some misplaced judgement when I saw a lot of metal heads talking about them in the early days and I guess I just assumed they were a metal band; which makes for a pretty jarring experience when you actually hear them. Anyway, they put on a hell of a performance at Tuska 2017 and I’m looking forward to their performance at Tuska 2020. Check out my photos from that performance here: https://skullsnbones.com/baroness-live-photos-tuska-open-air-metal-festival-2017/
Baroness, “Borderlines” Live
I’m not the biggest fan of symphonic metal but the players in Symphony X are phenomenal. I know a lot of my friends love them and I’m happy they get to these guys at Tuska 2020.
Symphony X, Live At Bloodstock 2016
Oranssi Pazuzu has been one of those bands that everyone talks about but doesn’t seem to show their head too often. That makes their Tuska 2020 performance all-the-more special! Their set at Tuska 2017 was one of my favorite of the three-day festival. You can check out my photos of that performance here: https://skullsnbones.com/oranssi-pazuzu-live-photos-tuska-open-air-metal-festival-2017/ I’m really looking forward to seeing them again!
Oranssi Pazuzu, Live in Lyon
The lineup so far
Gojira (Live Photos Of Gojira From Tuska 2018)
Faith No More
Baroness (Live Photos Of Baroness From Tuska 2017)
Oranssi Pazuzu (Live Photos Of Oranssi Pazuzu From Tuska 2017)
Insomnium (Live Photos Of Insomnium From Tuska 2017)
Jinjer (Live Photos Of Jinjer From Tuska 2019)
High On Fire
There’s a lot more space on the bill and I’m excited to learn about other headliners and underground artists who will be performing at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2020. Stay tuned!
Check out some of my photo galleries from previous Tuska festivals here: https://skullsnbones.com/tag/tuska/
Specially priced Early Crow 3-day tickets are now on sale through Tiketti, Ticketmaster, Lippu.fi and Festicket starting at 139€. Early Crow tickets are available until the end of year 2019 or until sold out.