STEELFEST – Villatehdas – Hyvinkää, FINLAND – May 20-21, 2016
Guess what, winter is over, and you know what that means? Festival season. Better put on my drinking boots.
Steelfest Open Air – Villatehdas, Hyvinkää – May 16–17, 2014
Festival summer 2014 commenced with the third public edition of Steelfest, an extreme metal gathering that originally started as an insider event of mere locals, but took the leap towards the big boys’ league in 2012, and has since become an underground force to be reckoned with. Especially now in the absence of Hammer Open Air, Steelfest’s line-up revolving strictly around different variants of black and death metal branded them as an integral player on the field of Finnish summer festivals, proudly standing separate from the grey mass of more mainstream-oriented events. While their roster was again a fine representation of the different shades of dark, there was a shortage of pure thrash this time, but it seemed like even the narrower spectrum had enough draw, as Tiketti’s website was showing the “yellow light” on the tickets already a few weeks before the D-day. Continue reading
Steelfest Open Air – Villatehdas, Hyvinkää – May 24–25, 2013
After having successfully come out of the closet into the event horizon of the metal public in 2012, this time Steelfest had taken their game up a notch and notably multiplied the amount of foreign names on the roster. Established legends like Sodom and Mayhem were accompanied by several less obvious and more underground visitors from abroad, and domestic extreme metal know-how was again well-represented by a plethora of Finland’s finest – from rarely seen oldheads to some of today’s most promising newcomers. Continue reading