Turisas

First bands, destination and on-sale dates announced for 70000Tons Of Metal 2016

There are many oceans and many ships, but 70000Tons Of Metal always was and is the leading light of a new trend: They are truly the world's biggest heavy metal cruise.

After five consecutive sellouts, 70000Tons Of Metal, is gearing up for Round 6!

Nummirock - Day Three, June 21st 2014, Nummijärvi, Kauhajoki, Finland

Nummirock is held over the crucial Finnish Juhannas holiday. Metalheads from all over head to the serene lakeside venue to set up camp and cry havoc for the long weekend. The last day of the festival swept in cold and damp, but that didn't deter the thousands from drinking and live music! It had our photographer hiding in the warmer drinking areas, but we've got live shots from Stone, Turisas, Turmion Kätilöt, W.A.S.P., Whispered, Suicide Silence and Tuoni!

Ensiferum, Turisas, Thaurorod, The Circus, Helsinki, 20/04/14

Helsinki raised its drinking horns and pumped its fists to a rousing night of folk, battle and symphonic power metal on Easter Sunday. Long time friends Ensiferum and Turisas joined forces with locals Thaurorod to deliver a night of tribute to swords, beer, historical battles, fantastical journeys and leather skirts... erm.. kilts.

Every time I have seen Ensiferum and Turisas live, there have been intricately costumed and painted fans carrying drinking horns.

Ensiferum, Turisas and Thaurorod - The Circus, Helsinki, 20/04/14

Chainmail, warpaint and drinking horns were once again the business of the evening in Helsinki as Ensiferum, Turisas and Thaurorod shared the stage on Easter Sunday. A passionate crowd of local fans and visitors from all over Europe drank, moshed and raised their fists to an evening of anthemic metal.

Heidenfest 2013 - Bataclan, Paris, 23/09/13

Last Monday the Bataclan in Paris was rocked by the travelling Folk Metal Festival Heidenfest 2013. On the line-up were Ensiferum, Turisas, Equilibrium, SuidAkrA and Frosttide.

More than just a Blood-smeared Face - Olli Vanska of Turisas

Fans of the Finnish battle metallers, Turisas, dominated the crowds on Wednesday night of the 70000tons of Metal cruise. Metal as Fuck sat down with their charismatic violinist, Olli Vanska, to find out what listeners can expect from the fourth studio album due in May 2013.

There is a sticky blood red substance on the cover of my notebook.

ProgPower USA 2010 line-up announced

The line-up for eleventh premier US Progressive and Power metal festival has been finalised.

The lineup of the eleventh holding of the "largest alignment of progressive, classic and power metal bands on American soil" has been announced for the massive two-day event to be held on the weeke

Turisas Australian Tour May 2010

In an unprecedented move, Finnish "battle metal" maniacs Turisas are lobbing Down Under for a short and sweet East Coast tour in May.
Tour Dates: 
21/05/2010 - 23/05/2010