From today, Soundscape Magazine will be going on a short break whilst I travel to Finland to cover Nummirock 2015 – it’s a hard life, right? 😉 Soundscape will be back in full force on Tuesday June 23 but before I love you and leave you, there’s just time to share a Nummirock playlist containing my picks from the festival. If you’re heading to Nummirock, I’ll see you down the front for these!!!
Whorion (Friday June 19, Fosters Live, 22:15)
My must-see of the festival. Not only did Whorion put on an impressively tight and stunning show when I saw them at Satan’s Hollow in Manchester about a year ago, they recently released their excellent debut album The Reign Of The 7th Sector so I’m expecting great things with this performance now that they’ve got more music to choose from for their set – but no pressure, right?
Amaranthe (Saturday June 20, Green Main Stage, 17:45)
Another band I’m very excited about seeing is Amaranthe, a band with songs so infectious and catchy you’re going to want to sing and dance along to them – which is clearly a winning formula for a live performance! They put on a great performance when I saw them in Manchester in March, so hopefully I can expect similar things in Finland.
Sotajumala (Saturday June 20, Inferno Stage, 14:00
Of course, there’s also plenty of bands playing Nummirock that I haven’t had the chance to see live yet, and one of which is Sotajumala. The band recently released Raunioissa, their fourth full-length, which is a fantastic slice of death metal, and I can’t wait to see how the songs will translate in a live environment.
Moonsorrow (Friday June 19, Green Main Stage, 18:00)
I saw Moonsorrow three times in the space of a week in February so you think I’d have had enough of this band by now, but fat chance of that – Moonsorrow is a band that always puts on an incredible show, so it will be great seeing them play a festival set and see how it compares to a club one.
Steve’n’Seagulls (Saturday June 20, Green Main Stage, 15:00)
Cover bands can be fairly hit or miss, but Steve’n’Seagulls is a band that you need to check out if you haven’t already done so. Playing country covers of well-known metal songs, there’s no denying that their take on these classics isn’t unique and you can bet they’ll go down a treat in front of the Nummirock crowd!
You can view the full schedule here. Keep an eye on the site for our review of the event!