They announced the news of the return of Suomi Finland Perkele but other than a few bands being added to the lineup for this year’s Tuska Festival I have no fucking idea what this means. Based on the context of their announcement I ‘think’ there was a magazine a long time ago with a couple of guys Tony Taleva and Pasi Kuokkanen which then disappeared and now these two guys are returning in some way at the festival along with six underground bands from Finland.
Tony & Pasi will curate the 6 bands performing on the Inferno Stage. Here is the list of new additions and a description they provided for each:
Demonztrator, a new thrash metal time machine from Finland will take a giant quantum leap in 2017 by releasing some forgotten Finnish thrash metal jewels. The forthcoming album will contain covers of obscure tracks from such artists as: Airdash, Brainwash, Charged, Defection, Dementia, Dirty Damage, Faff-Bey, Mengele, National Napalm Syndicate, Oppression, Protected Illusion, Terrific Verdict and The Hirvi.
The band will take the stage at Tuska 2017 and make it one unique event where these old thrash tunes will come alive once again. These tunes where written almost thirty years ago and this is now your chance to witness them live again. Miss this and regret it forever…
FEAR OF DOMINATION
Combining machines and metal in their sound, FOD is at least mischievous little brother of Turmion Kätilöt. They’ve already toured all around Finland and abroad and now they’ll perform for the first time at Tuska.
Mind Riot was one of the pioneers of Finnish metal in the 90’s, hovering somewhere in between death metal and alternative rock. After a few promising releases life happened and front man Tuomo Saikkonen started his long year journey as the guitar player of one of the biggest names in Finnish metal, Mokoma. After a 20 year hiatus, Mind Riot is back together with a few unreleased songs put out and a few shows to play.
SLEEP OF MONSTERS
Sleep Of Monsters, SOM between friends, has released two LPs in their career. Still they’ve raised positive buzz around them since the beginning and that is no wonder. Their leading man, Ike Vil’s songwriting pen is still as sharp and on point as ever and they play diverse and meandering rock’n’roll that’ll sweep you off your feet.
THROES OF DAWN
Black metal band Throes of Dawn, formed in 1994, has been through quite a massive change on the journey to this day. The change from black metal to progressive dark metal is surprisingly long. Even though the distance is only six albums long. “The Great Fleet Of Echoes”, that was released in 2010, was a blood chilling progressive explosion and the last year’s release “Our Voices Shall Remain” won’t go any easier on you. Quite the opposite…
Paara from Helsinki brings some new blood to the Finnish black metal scene. Performing with their native tongue, Paara has only released their first album and are just recording their second one. They’ve planned to release the album in the spring 2017. On their first album, they had visitors from Swallow The Sun, Moonsorrow, Shape Of Despair as well as from Katatonia.
Alabama Kush moves both mountains and oceans with their space-stoner-instrumental music. They take their influences from for example Morgion and Boris.
The lineup for this year’s Tuska keeps growing! Here’s how things are looking as of today:
Sabaton, Devin Townsend Project, Suicidal Tendencies, Mayhem, Wintersun, Insomnium, Brujeria, Anneke Van Giersbergen’s Vuur, Barathrum, Baptism, Trap Them, Kohti Tuhoa, Ratface
HIM, Amorphis, Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus, Mokoma, Electric Wizard, Lost Society, Avatarium, Demonztrator, Fear Of Domination, Mind Riot, Sleep Of Monsters, Throes Of Dawn, Paara, Alabama Kush
Mastodon, Apocalyptica plays Metallica by four cellos, Sonata Arctica, Dirkschneider, Baroness, Battle Beast, Oranssi Pazuzu
*After Parties still not yet announced! We’ll let you know where we are drinking soon!
In cooperation with: Radio Rock, Inferno, Imperiumi, Alepa, Turun Sinappia