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A bunch of melodic metal acts included in the program for the 2019 edition of the finest of Finnish metal festivals. Get full details below;

Battle Beast, formed in 2008, have in ten years fought their way into the hearts of the Finnish audiences and become a household name in Europe – nowadays the beasts are already conquering the land stateside.

Tarot is a name all heavy metal enthusiasts rank high up on their lists, but Nightwish and the annual heavy metal Christmas tours called Raskasta Joulua have made Marko Hietala the whole country’s favourite singing bass player! The Finnish heavy legend will present his own solo material in Suvilahti.

Japan’s very own legendary 80’s heavy metal pioneers of Loudness will again delight us with Akira Takasaki’s phenomenal guitar playing and strange letter combinations. M-Z-A!

Other new acts are Dark Sarah, the Finnish pioneers of cinematic metal, mysterious power metal group Warkings and Austrian symphonic metal greats Visions Of Atlantis.

The more aggressive side of metal is represented by Finnish death metal power-duo Goatburner, featuring members of Rotten Sound and Ratface.

Show days for confirmed Tuska 2019 acts:

Fri 28.6.
Amorphis, Dimmu Borgir, Anthrax, Battle Beast, Cult Of Luna, Marko Hietala, Power Trip, Alien Weaponry, Goatburner

Photo Credit: Ville Juurikkala

Sat 29.6.
Slayer, Sick Of It All, Kvelertak, Heilung, Delain, Maj Karma, Loudness, Visions Of Atlantis, Warkings

Slayer Final World Tour @ Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI, August 7, 2018
© Gene Ambo 2018

Sun 30.6.
The Hellacopters, Halestorm, Stam1na, Jinjer, Dark Sarah

Numerous acts will be added to all festival days.

Tickets are available through official Tuska ticket agencies, Tiketti, Ticketmaster, Lippu.fi and Festicket.

1 day Fri & Sun starting at 89,00€
1 day Sat starting at 99,00€
2 days starting at 119,00€
3 days starting at 139,00€

VIP tickets will go on sale on a later date.

Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2019