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Terrorizer Does Tuska! Day 1 In Pictures
With day one of Tuska 2012 over, we decided to bring you some of the best bits – in an easily digestible picture format.
Pits were high up on the agenda for Exodus, with two of the biggest of the day (which have set the standard for the weekend) during the double salvo of ‘Toxic Waltz’ and ‘Strike Of The Beast’. The tarmac floor at Tuska however is a harsh mistress, grazed knees were second on today’s agenda.
Barren Earth were a last minute replacement for Animals As Leaders, who unfortunately missed their flight to Tuska. The melodic death metal mob powered on, but when most of your audience is expecting insane tech metal, you can understand the rather tame reaction.
Lock Up played their first Finnish show at Tuska, the tent was rammed and Shane was back following his absence at Hellfest. It’s safe to say that grind was certainly on everyones mind.
Playing in the middle of the afternoon, at the same time as Lock Up, on the second stage Saint Vitus brought a huge helping of doom to Tuska. Doooooooom!
Hatebreed are the mosh masters, and Finns clearly love a good old fashioned circle pit. The hardcore mob even dedicated ‘Perseverance’ to Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe.
As for headliners Megadeth, well they were more of a megabore. The band sounded fairly tight but Dave was croakier than usual.
What now seems to be a Terrorizer festival staple, we keep an eye out out for the weird, wonderful and down right awesome back patchs and merch. After a long day of spotting on day one we thought all hope was gone, but during Hatebreed we clocked this awesome Acid Bath shirt, a worthy winner by obscurity.
Although it’s an urban festival, and therefore finishes at the rather reasonable time of 10pm, there are several Tuska evening clubs in Helsinki with a whole host of awesome bands gracing their stages. Tonight it’s Moonsorrow, so we’re off to try and catch their set.