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CONCERT REVIEW: SOUTH PARK FESTIVAL 2016; Tampere, Finland

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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

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CONCERT REVIEW:Nile; Tampere, Finland 2016

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Photos and report by : Samuli Keskitalo

Nile’s What Should Not Be Unearthed European Tour Pt. I didn’t land in Finland last year but the second part of the European tour contained a couple shows here. A very good thing because Nile’s huge death metal shows are always pretty much metal at its best. Last time I saw them was about four years ago, so now the new album is out and also there is a new bassist in the band, Brad Parris. The show in Tampere at Klubi and there was a pretty nice amount of people. Continue reading CONCERT REVIEW:Nile; Tampere, Finland 2016

PHOTOS: ACCEPT; Live in Tampere, Finland 2014

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Concert Review: Accept Tampere, Finland 27th September, 2014

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BY: TJ Fowler

‘There are winners and losers…and then there is ACCEPT’

 

Accept have long been considered a metal band that really laid the foundation for many future bands we have today and was one of the cinder blocks of German heavy metal in the 80’s.  While people with only a passing knowledge of Accept will most likely remember the song ‘Balls to the Wall’, the band has a vast catalog of material that offers much more to a metal listener.  With songs like ‘Princess of the Dawn’, ‘Fast as a Shark’ and ‘Metal Heart’, Accept have always been a band that have maintained a steady stream of anthem pounding metal hits that have united metal fans across generations. Continue reading Concert Review: Accept Tampere, Finland 27th September, 2014

VIDEO INTERVIEW: ACCEPT; Tampere, Finland 2014

I sit and interview Wolf and Peter of metal band Accept and we talk about their new album Blind Rage, a possible tour date in Tennessee and what the guys do outside of music when not focusing on Accept.

As always, Thanks to Silke and Nuclear blast Records for arranging the interview!

Music: heavier Than Metal By; Skullfist; Used with permission and all rights reserved.

See my concert review HERE