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CONCERT PHOTOS: Lost Society 2016; Tavastia Club; Helsinki

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TUSKA FESTIVAL PRE-SHOW REPORT: Heatseeker 2016

Bands: Shiraz Lane, Lost Society and Santa Cruz

 

Tuska.  The Finnish word for PAIN.  Tuska…THE biggest Finnish festival for metal acts from around the globe whose only mission is to bring to the metal masses pure heavy metal over three days.  Rain or Shine.  However, metal never sleeps and before the Tuska beast awoke, the day before the festival some of Finland’s most prominent up and coming bands took the stage at the Tavastia Club in the center of Helsinki.  Shiraz Lane, Lost Society and Santa Cruz took the stage to whip the crowd into a frenzy and help set the stage for a glorious weekend of heavy metal. Continue reading TUSKA FESTIVAL PRE-SHOW REPORT: Heatseeker 2016

Concert Review: JaloTuska; Oulu, Finland; Diablo, Stratovarius and Amorphis

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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