Festival Report: Saturday 29.7 at Qstock, Oulu


This Saturday it was time to head north. It has been three years since I last visited Qstock, so it was nice to be there again. The two-day festival was sold out. Regarding rock and metal, some of this year’s bands were Marilyn Manson, Danko Jones, Michael Monroe, S-Tool and Apulanta on Friday while Alice... Continue Reading →

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Festival Report: Saturday 1.7 at Provinssi, Seinäjoki


As usual, Provinssi offered a large variety of artists and bands in various genres during three days’ time. Some of this year’s drawing cards in rock and metal were The Killers, Airbourne, The Hives, In Flames, Danzig, Children of Bodom, Sabaton, Moonsorrow and Amaranthe. Let us begin with the bad news. It was my intention... Continue Reading →

Festival Report: Saturday 24.6 at Nummirock, Kauhajoki


This year’s Nummirock had a fairly strong and consistent line-up with band such as Devil Driver, Epica, Rhapsody, Insomnium, Wintersun, Raised Fist, Jinjer, Shade Empire, Ensiferum and many more. As is now more or less custom for me, I attended Nummirock on Saturday evening. The weather was rainy and it could not have been more... Continue Reading →

Festival report: Thursday 30.6 at Provinssi, Seinäjoki


Provinssi is one of the largest festivals in Finland, and the selection of artists and bands is very versatile. The drawing card this year was Rammstein, who performed on Saturday. Other bands and artists on the festival were Biffy Clyro, Bring Me the Horizon, Action Bronson, Silvana Imam and many others. I was only present... Continue Reading →

Festival report: Saturday 25.6 at Nummirock, Kauhajoki


Midsummer is for many metalheads in Finland strongly associated with Nummirock. This year was special since the festival celebrated 30 years, which tells quite a great deal about its popularity and status. This was the third time I visited the festival with its beautiful scenery next to lake Nummijärvi. Nummirock is dedicated to quite extreme... Continue Reading →

Festival report: Saturday 20.6 at Nummirock, Kauhajoki


Nummirock is a really old school type of festival, positioned at the shore of the lake Nummijärvi, pretty much in the middle of the woods. It has been around since 1987. Nummirock offered a really strong line-up this year, including bands such as Testament, Arch Enemy, Heaven Shall Burn, Amaranthe, Moonsorrow, Diablo, Eluveitie and Insomnium.... Continue Reading →

Festival report: Radio City South Park, Tampere 5-6.6


This year's Radio City South Park festival had a considerably more international and stronger line up than last year with bands such as Def Leppard, Accept, Helloween, Extreme and Masterplan. The festival was a success as the number of visitors reached about 11 000, which is a clear improvement from 2014. Friday The progressive power... Continue Reading →

Tuska 2012 Club Gigs: Moonsorrow, KYPCK, Before The Dawn, Ghoul Patrol, October Rust


Tuska Open Air is the pride of the Finnish metal world. Recently it has changed its location from greenish Kaisaniemi park to the rough industrial Suvilahti area, easy to reach with the Helsinki metro. While Tero was the one in charge with the festival atrocities, I made my way again to the club gigs that... Continue Reading →

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