martedì 3 luglio 2018

Tuska 2018

After Rockfest our RQL Summer tour has continued with the 21st edition of the metal festival “Tuska Open air”. This year was out first time there, and we can for sure say that next year we will be there again. The festival takes place in Suvilahti, Helsinki, and there couldn’t be a better location for a metal festival. This year the festival drew a crowd of 34 000 visitors over the 3 festival days, so we can say that we weren’t the only ones thinking that the festival is amazing (LOL).


Photo : Tuska - Jesse Kämäräinen

The first day of Tuska, was opened by the Danish death metal band Baest, performing on the Helsinki Stage . A band was enough to set the crowd on fire, and to start gettin everyone into  the “metal” spirit.
The day has continued with the Gloomy Grim, Crowbar, Tribulation, Hard Action until getting to the Finnish Turmion Katilot hitting the Tuska people with their energy and amazing light games. 


Photo : Tuska - Jesse Kämäräinen

The day has continued with Moonsorrow, Mantar, Deadcross, Shiraz Lane (which btw are super and really got me with their music), Arch Enemy and also here the only thing I can say is WOW the singer voice is something spectacular, Charm the fury, Arion, Meshuggah and the masterpiece that closed the first day of the 21st edition of this festival Body Count featuring the amazing one and only ICE-T.


Photo : Tuska - Jesse Kämäräinen


Photo : Tuska - Jesse Kämäräinen 

Photo : Tuska - Jesse Kämäräinen

The second day was a blast as well, we got to see again Beast in Black, which will be the open act for Nightwish’s tour during the fall, performing @ the RadioRock Stage and the energy was on fire. 

The day kept going with name such as At the gates, Bombus, Kreator Emperor, The 69 Eyes, Crimfall, Feasteam, Hexhammer, Hallator, Mokoma, Galactic Empire, Six Inch, Tyrantti….. The day was closed by the French heavy metal band Gojira.


Photo : Tuska - Jesse Kämäräinen

The third and last day of the festival was my favorite one ! The first band opening the day on the Radio Rock Stage was the Finnish hard rock band from Oulu, Temple Balls ; followed by Stick to your guns on the Helsinki Stage, and Black Royal on the inferno stage. 
Remaining on the inferno stage, the next one to go on stage are our boys, Blind Channel, which we saw now for 3 times in a very short time and every time the get to you even more, their energy Is over the top and gig after gig you can see the brother hood that makes this 5 amazing boys a band. 


The Finnish Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus were rocking it  on the Radio Rock Stage, the  Ihsahn are on the Helsinki stage and Lauri Porta Flyover Ensemble are the second last band for this edition of the festival on the Inferno stage. 

It's 17:30 now. Hours have gone by so fast and it's already time for Europe.
Europe has been the band of my childhood and seeing them 5 meters from me it was an indescribable emotion. Hair might have changed, bodies might be worn out, but the smiles on the faces are of those who have seen the dream of a lifetime achieved in the variegated screaming and dancing crowd of teens and seasoned rockers.


Photo : Tuska - Jesse Kämäräinen

Photo : Tuska - Jesse Kämäräinen



The last two bands performing before the night headliner were Clutch on the Helsinki Stage and Grave pleasure on the inferno stage. 

Now everybody is ready to run to the Radio Rock stage for the  amazing one an only Australian metal core band….. Parkway Drive !!!  With blasts, smoke and lightning the roaring five men in black gave the festival a more than dignified conclusion.


Photo : Tuska - Jesse Kämäräinen

Photo : Tuska - Jesse Kämäräinen

Our first time in Tuska was a great experience, the bands were all amazing, the atmosphere is pure metal and the organizers and people working there is the most welcoming. See you next year !!


Photo : Tuska - Jesse Kämäräinen

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