Once again I find myself in Helsinki to attend the Tuska Open Air Festival, which has become a staple in my yearly concert plans….
To mark the release of the latest Amorphis album, Under the Red Cloud, let’s go back to a more innocent time—April 2001, to be…
Tuska Open Air Festival 2014 Helsinki, Finland (6/27/14) Waking up a bit groggy from the Barren Earth show the previous night, I tried to…
Barren Earth Tuska Open Air Festival 2014 Helsinki, Finland (6/26/14) After spending a nice pre-show vacation in Northern Finland, becoming ill for a few…
Hellbound’s Justin Richardson took in Finland’s Tuska Open Air Festival this summer featuring bands such as Amorphis, Bolt Thrower, Ihsahn and King Diamond. Here is his review of the first day at this renowned metal festival.
Back again by popular demand!
You keep asking when it’s coming back, so here it is. Here is what the staff of Hellbound.ca has been enjoying during the months of July and August 2013.
Western Canadian metal owes a lot to Terese Fleming. As the organizer of the Noctis festival, she has put our region on the map as far as heavy metal culture goes. Incredibly supportive of her local and regional scene, Terese has been putting on shows, from tiny community halls to the now multi-day Noctis extravaganza for years. I spoke to her over the phone to find out some history of her involvement with Noctis, what bands she’s into, and whether us attendees will really be eating bowls of ball bearings at the Noctis Metal Breakfast.
Interview by Kyle Harcott
Emerald Forest And The Blackbird by Swallow The Sun will satisfy my craving for Finnish quality metal for a long time to come and I wouldn’t be surprised if this record would end up in my year list for 2012.
Ever since vocalist Tomi Joutsen joined the band four albums ago Amorphis has been on a consistent roll for the most part firing on all cylinders. Last album Skyforger was a huge hit on many of year end lists and is probably their best work yet. Now A Beginning of Times is good but maybe not up to the quality of there last three outings.
Here is the playlist from the June 12, 2011 edition of Hellbound Radio