The final gig of Nummirock 2017 was played by the amazing and fantastic Insomnium.  And what a gig they played. I met them at the check in and the first thing they or more precisely Niilo asked: „What the hell are you doing here?“ relating to me being German and thereby being theoretically able to […]

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Moikka from the beautiful lake Nummijärvi, from sunny shores and flimmering heat …. Äh – no. Well, the lake is beautiful. And the sun is at least from time to time visible. And the flimmering heat, well … I haven’t found that yet. Also, travelling here was a bit of an adventure. First my luggage […]

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The line up of the Tuska festival is amazing. It is vast. It is huge. It is overwhelming. And even more, the party seems to find no end. Imagine, after a long, long festival day in Suvilahti the festival area will close at 1:00 am. But this is only closing time there! Literally! Because the […]

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The clock is ticking and Tuska is approaching – so let’s take a look at the line up. Udo Dirkschneider will be there! I just saw him in a music video in memoriam of someone who is perhaps rather unknown beyond Finland, perhaps even beyond Kuopio – although he played at Tuska several times: Pecu […]

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The Tuska open air festival is celebrating its 20th birthday this summer, so this might be a good opportunity to look into its history. This first festival was an indoor-winter thing. And whom do we find among those pioneers of the line up? Trio Niskalaukaus, Barathum and Impaled Nazarene, who will be playing this time, […]

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What have Mastodon, Mayhem and Mokoma in common? Nothing much?! The M in the beginning?! Oh, they have. They have, indeed. They will rock the stage at Suvilahti in Helsinki during the incredible Tuska festival! And just in the very unlikely case you’re not aware: TUSKA is THE festival in Helsinki this summer! From June, […]

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Nummirock is, with more than 30 years of constant festival history, one of the most traditional, possibly even THE most traditional lakeside rock and metal festival there is in Finland – and even the German mega festival of Wacken has a shorter history than Nummirock! From the very beginning on there was an amazing if […]

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