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Concert Review: Chicago Open Air 2017

By: Melody Ryan

Photos by: Melody Ryan


…..day 1.



I didn’t know directions from the back parking lot of Taqueria Los Comales (convenient free parking) to where I was going, but I wandered in the general direction from which I could hear the low, rumbling sound of metal pulsing ominously through the warm summer air and eventually ended up at my destination: Toyota Park where the 2nd annual Chicago Open Air Festival was taking place.

Around the festival, you could find a lot of unique experiences such as craft vendors, the Heavy Tiki Bar, the Headbangers Bier Hall, meet and greets with artists, and a wide range of unique and delicious food like grilled cheeses, pulled pork barbeque, burrito bowls, farm to table vegetarian options, donuts, pizza… this festival had by far the best food options I have ever seen at an event like this. Continue reading Concert Review: Chicago Open Air 2017



Report by: Samuli Keskitalo and Anneli Keski-Petäjä

Photos by: Samuli Keskitalo and Anneli Keski-Petäjä


Welcome to South Park 2016. It’s a middle sized open air festival in Tampere. This festival was built upon the ruins of Sauna Open Air Metal Festival which was between 2004 and 2013. South Park has now been organized for the third time, and there has been a good amount of big heavy metal acts like Def Leppard, Helloween, Accept, and this year the main acts were Slayer, Bullet For My Valentine, Soilwork and Powerwolf. Also current heavy and rock acts from Finland were the big part of this year’s line up. The name South Park means ”eteläpuisto” in Finnish, and it fits well because the place where the festival takes it’s place is called Eteläpuisto. It’s a little park very near to the lake. But even if the framework is very good, and line-up looks very good also, it doesn’t guarantee the nice and warmly festival experience: We are now in Finland where the weather conditions even in summer are a little tricky. On arrival in Tampere the weather looked just fine and warm, and when Slayer finished their headlining show in the evening on the first day it was freaking cold. But, anyway, welcome aboard! Continue reading CONCERT REVIEW: SOUTH PARK FESTIVAL 2016; Tampere, Finland

Concert Report: EXODUS & LOST SOCIETY; Seinäjoki, Finland 2016


Report by: Samuli Keskitalo

Photos by: Anneli Keski-Petäjä PhotographySamuli Keskitalo Photography See more photos at their sites linked above.


Thrash metal is one of those genres I started to listening to first when I got into metal music. Anyway, I haven’t been to a pure thrash metal show for awhile, and somehow I’ve missed all those Exodus shows in Finland during the last few years. Rob Dukes has been the vocalist in Exodus during these times but with the newest record Steve Souza came back to Exodus. Steve ”Zetro” Souza, who sings on the Blood In Blood Out record is as good and rageful as he was on the old records and he is my favorite singer in Exodus. I was very glad to have had a chance now to see Exodus with him on vocals. Their Blood In Blood Out European Tour started a few weeks ago and after the shows in the UK and in other northern countries they landed in Finland. Continue reading Concert Report: EXODUS & LOST SOCIETY; Seinäjoki, Finland 2016