BY: Samuli Keskitalo
The first ever JaloTuska was held in Oulu, Finland 26.9.2015. This particular event was the very first in corporation of Jalometalli Metal Music Festival and Tuska Open Air Metal Festival and that was the main reason why the media named this event as ”bastard son of Jalometalli and Tuska”. The event was held in Oulun Energia Arena, which is ice hall in the middle of Oulu. The first ever JaloTuska included three finnish metal bands and all of those were about to release their brand new records: Diablo from Tampere, which has come back from a very long break, and two flagships of Finnish metal who are also very popular outside of Finland, Stratovarius and Amorphis. This line-up would be ”a dream come true” situation for many Finnish metal fan and especially on a Saturday night, but nevertheless I was little a skeptical about the night to come: Last time I saw these two bands on stage they didn’t leave a very positive feeling with me at all, so the main focus for me this evening was on Diablo and especially on their lead singer and guitarist. Continue reading Concert Review: JaloTuska; Oulu, Finland; Diablo, Stratovarius and Amorphis
Former STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki ‘s new project, TIMO TOLKKI’S AVALON and the debut album, The Land Of New Hope, made impressive album chart debuts in Europe earlier this year, with several Top 100 album chart bows including a Top 10 album chart debut in Tolkki’s native Finland.
Former STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki recently spoke with Rockeyez about his new project, TIMO TOLKKI’S AVALON and the debut album, The Land Of New Hope. check out the audio interview below:
Continue reading TIMO TOLKKI Discusses The Land Of New Hope Album In RockEyez Interview