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Festival Review: NummiRock 2018: Mid-?Summer? Festival???

 

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Nummirock is one the longest running festivals here in Finland and from what one of the festival goers told me, it has been going since the 1920’s.  Of course, it was not always metal festival, it originally was a jazz and traditional music festival and in the late 70’s and 80’s it transitioned into the hard rock metal festival it is today.

So, this would be the first year I was going to get to personally attend the festival and at mid-summer.  So, I was hoping for nice weather and great music…well…the music part came through.

Only in Finland will mid-summer be in the teens, windy and rainy…woo-hoo break out the Bermuda shorts and take off the t-shirts baby!!!!!  Well despite all this the line up here for Nummirock was strong and getting to see Sodom and Saxon live for the first time was also a special treat for me.  Also, I got a few pleasant surprises from some bands which I will detail in my summary of each band below.  So, as I get over my pneumonia please enjoy the review! Continue reading Festival Review: NummiRock 2018: Mid-?Summer? Festival???

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Music Review: Condition Critical CD: Operational Hazard

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BY: TJ Fowler

Available: Now

Label: Burned by God Records

Official Websites:

www.conditioncriticalthrash.com

www.burnedbygodrecords.com

 

Extreme metal has always been a very hit or miss category for me.  Usually more miss than hit.  But on occasion I do run across a band that turns out to be a pleasant surprise.  While I was in Nashville to cover the Sabaton/Nightwish show I was approached by one of the road crew who asked me if I would take the time to listen to a couple CDs of bands he had on his label.  One of these bands of course Condition Critical which I will be discussing here. Continue reading Music Review: Condition Critical CD: Operational Hazard

SODOM, DECAPITATED, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN Among Latest Acts Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2014; New Video Teaser Streaming

Next year’s Wacken Open Air festival will take place in Wacken, Germany from July 31st – August 2nd, 2014. At the Hamburg Metal Dayz the promoters of Wacken Open Air announced new bands for the 25th edition of the festival. A total of 13 bands were confirmed for the big anniversary in 2014.

The latest acts confirmed are HEAVEN SHALL BURN, J.B.O., DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, SODOM, ONKEL TOM, DECAPITATED, FOR THE IMPERIUM, THE OCEAN, ENDSTILLE, TORMENT, MASTERPLAN, KNORKATOR and A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, who join the previously announced acts AMON AMARTH, APOCALYPTICA, ARCH ENEMY, AVANTASIA, BEHEMOTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, EMPEROR, ICED EARTH, KING DIAMOND, KREATOR, PRONG, and SCHANDMAUL.

Complete festival details here.

Check out a new teaser video below:

VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH KREATOR GUITARIST Sami Yli-Sirniö of Kreator at Tuska 2013

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Sami of Kreator

Intro/oOutro music: ‘Heavier Than Metal by Skullfist used with permission

I sit and talk with Sami of Kreator at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2013 in Helsinki, Finland. We discuss Kreators new album, ‘Phantom Antichrist’, the album’s message, Running Wild and answer a fan question.

Thanks goes out to Silke and Nuclear Blast for arranging the interview and helping me out.

THE BIG TEUTONIC 4 – wrap up legendary performances at Beastival Open Air, exclusive press photo available!

The day the thrash metal world had waited for for so long had come past Thursday at Beastival Open Air in Geiselwind, Germany when THE BIG TEUTONIC 4, German thrash legends KREATORSODOMDESTRUCTION and TANKARD performend in front of thousands of enthusiastic metalheads!
Continue reading THE BIG TEUTONIC 4 – wrap up legendary performances at Beastival Open Air, exclusive press photo available!