* 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.
One year has already passed by, and again it was time for Kuopio RockCock 2014 Music Festival. This year festival was great like always, and it went smoothly as fucx. The weather was excellent, and performing artists shined through out the weekend. Main artist for the event was legendary Scorpions from Germany. I was shooting pictures like always using my digital gear, so here are my pictures.
Pictures from this event:
Dead Cult Diaries is a promising new band from Jyväskylä. Songs combines elements of punk, pop and hard Rock. Dead Cult Diaries won a Radio Rock Rockstarba-contest last summer. I was checking their live gig at bar Musta Kynnys & shot few photos. I suggest that you check out these photos and official Dead Cult Diaries – Boys & Toys music video from Youtube
Oh well here I am again drinking my “morning coffee“. Thinking what to write about this year Kuopio RockCock. When I think of this, I realize that I don’t have anything special to say. I’ve been there so many times in the past, so it’s hard to say anything that I’ve not said before. I think friday night top performer was W.A.S.P from USA. Saturday’s top performer in my opinion was Canadian rock band called Danko Jones. You can check out photos of this festival by clicking these links below. Thanks!