Tuska 2017 organizers have announced new bands to its 20th Anniversary Bash program, set to take place on June 30th – July 2nd in Helsinki:
From the deep south, BARONESS are touring on their absolutely brilliant ”Purple”-record and we’re super-stoked to have them back at Tuska. AMORPHIS are among the most popular Finnish metal acts and a long history with Tuska, it’s only natural for them to play the anniversary year. Another domestic band with whom Tuska go way back, are SONATA ARCTICA. Welcome to the bill, boys. Furthermore, the Finnish thrash mainstay MOKOMA as well as INSOMNIUM, who just recently released their epic ”Winter’s Gate” album, have also been added to the line up.
Also the third indoor stage program is unleashed, announcing the well-known HM-2 worshippers, TRAP THEM are functioning within the realms of punk, hard core and twisted metal riffage. We’re proud to have them at Tuska for the first time. KOHTI TUHOA debut album ”Rutiinin Orja” is one of the undeniable highlights of hardcore punk over the past few years. Guitars are screeching like it’s the eighties all over again. Lead by the enigmatic MC Respektor, local Helsinki hardcore outfit RATFACE focuses on finer things in life. Like getting wasted and playing loud hardcore. Local black metal stalwarts BAPTISM will also be taking part in next summer’s unholy festivities.
Confirmed acts for Tuska 2017, so far:
Suicidal Tendencies, Mayhem, Wintersun, Insomnium, Brujeria, Anneke Van Giersbegen’s Vuur, Barathrum, Baptism, Trap Them, Kohti Tuhoa, Ratface
HIM, Amorphis, Mokoma, Electric Wizard, Avatarium
Apocalyptica plays Metallica by four cellos, Sonata Arctica, Dirkschneider, Baroness, Battle Beast, Oranssi Pazuzu
More bands to be announced soon.
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More information at http://www.tuska.fi