Hell yeah! If I remember correctly this is tenth year for me to point & shoot photos at this event. Along the years this Music Festival has gone viral, and made some name for it self and the Finnish Music Festival scene. I’m looking forward friday and the upcoming artists and shows. Click picture to see some early footage & construction of Kuopio Rock 2015.
*Turmion Kätilöt is a Finnish industrial metal band founded in 2003 by MC Raaka Pee and DJ Vastapallo, who until the latter’s departure, were the only studio lineup. The live line-up adds Spellgoth, Master Bates, RunQ and DQ. It was nice to see the these guys performing live once again. Show was prime as always. *Wikipedia
* Santa Cruz is a Finnish glam metal band formed in 2007 in Helsinki by Archie Kuosmanen and Johnny Parkkonen. The following year, bass player Middy Toivonen joined in. The band released two demos in 2008-2009. Click picture to enter gallery. *Wikipedia
* Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. They have always been classified by critics as gothic metal or rock, although the “gothic” influence varies with each album. This band is one of my favourites, so I was very happy to see them playing live for the first time. *Wikipedia
* Amaranthe is a Swedish metal band notable for having three lead vocalists, each with their own vocal style: pop rock (Elize Ryd), hard rock (Jake E) and extreme metal (Henrik Englund). I was very fortunate to see Amaranthe playing live for the second time in past two years. This time they didn’t have any technical sound problems, so everything sounded superb as they should. Click picture to see the pictures from that show.