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Music Review: Testament Album: Brotherhood of the Snake



Available: October 28th, 2016

Label: Nuclear Blast Records

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               Anyone who has been a metal fan for very long, know well the influence of Testament on the genesis of thrash metal coming out of San Francisco.  Through the years Testament have went through a few style changes such as in the 90’s when the band dabbled a bit in the death metal style vocals.  A few years ago the band released ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ this is when the band seemed to again transform itself again…into a true heavy metal juggernaut.  The band sounded fresh, heavy and relevant.  Continue reading Music Review: Testament Album: Brotherhood of the Snake

Tuska Festival 2016: Day 2 Report

So for day two, I had the opportunity to take a tour of the Tuska Festival with Jouni Markkanen the festival promoter and Eeka Mäkynen the CEO of Finnish Metal Events and learn a bit of the history of the festival and how the organizers try to improve each year by adding small improvements over time.  I found this tour very informative and I really enjoyed the information the tour provided.  I like that the organizers recognize certain challenges they are faced with when putting together the Tuska festival.  Such as having to deal with the long days in Finland and thus the sun shining all day and night and killing off the stage lights.  As a result, this year we had a huge tent stage for the second stage which really helped the bands on that stage to have great stage lights.  I also got to meet Finland’s most famous sauna guy.  He tours the world with his mobile tent sauna and I got to speak with him briefly about his sauna and how it got started. A very interesting guy and story.


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CONCERT REVIEW: SLAYER, TESTAMENT, CARCASS; War Memorial; Nashville, Tennessee: Feb. 2016

Photos and Report by: Melody Ryan