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What a show by Pariisin kevät!

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: In English

It felt like Pariisin kevät, ”The Spring of Paris”, would have woken up the sleepy crowd. At least that was the mood behind the first rows. The audience was actually feeling so laid-back that many backs were literally touching the … Lue lisää »

Chillaxing with Kuningassoundi

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: In English

The most stylish jamming session of the day was offered by Kuningassoundi (“King sound“) at Rentolava. This time Kuningassoundi offered a special show with many featuring artists: Nopsajalka, Mad Ice, Juno, Papa Jahmani, Super Janne, Paha-Nuutti, Isac Elliot, Paleface, Leijonamieli, … Lue lisää »

Doin’ the Letkis with Tundramatiks

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: In English

Tundramatiks’ debut album hit the stores in the autumn of 2006 and the band played on the Rekka Stage at the following summer’s Ilosaarirock. Now they’re back, touring for their second and much awaited album Roinan rodeo. Tundramatiks had the … Lue lisää »

The Hives: From energetic to electric

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: In English

Has Finnish become a compulsory language in Swedish schools or what has happened as the Hives suddenly speaks Finnish, almost fluently? At least the lead vocalist Pelle Almqvist has been taking Finnish lessons for sure, although with a special emphasis … Lue lisää »

NettiTV: Interview with Iiris

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: Haastattelut, In English, NettiTV

Ilosaarirock interview with Iiris.

The Irrationals kicks off Sunday at the Rento Stage

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: In English

The crowd is slowly but surely gathering to the beach when The Irrationals is starting up at the Rento Stage, and when the sun peeks from behind the clouds, the party’s ready to begin.

Jamming and headbanging on a Sunday morning

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: In English

At 1 pm Sunday “morning” the YleX-tent was already full of enthousiastic festival-goers. It was time for Finnish folklore-metal band Amorphis to bring about some grooves to get the day started. They were more than apt for this task – … Lue lisää »

Looptroop Rockers

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: In English

Richie Spice was originally set to perform in this time slot, but as he cancelled his visit, the Swedish Looptroop Rockers got their chance. I’m glad they got it. I have to admit that among the various types of my … Lue lisää »

NettiTV: Interview with Mayhem

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: Haastattelut, In English, NettiTV

Ilosaarirock interview with Mayhemis Necrobutcher and Attila Csihar. Lue lisää »

D-A-D put on a solid rock show

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: In English

From: Mikael Ropponen To: Jaakko Suvanto Subject: Gig reviews in Ilosaari Hi, I need a favor. Could you write a review of D-A-D? We had a writer lined up for it, but he says that he hates the band so … Lue lisää »

Do you want some f***in metal!?

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: In English

Apocalyptica had their audience all warmed up right from the first song. During the gig the mood switched from somber ballads to heavy, heavy metal. The rock folk at Laulurinne were treated to beautiful chello melodies. The band’s more somber … Lue lisää »

French Films: Evening Sun Amidst the Clouds

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: In English

The Saturday evening is getting cloudy and the front of the Rekka Stage is starting to bustle with people who’ve come to see the southern Finnish French Films. As the young guys climb on stage the clapping and whoops of … Lue lisää »

The xx’s Romy is excited to be back

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: In English

The xx was one of the most expected acts in Ilosaari 2012. We got a chance to chat with their lovely singer/guitarist Romy Madley Croft before the gig. Meeting with such a succesful artist is of course exciting, but when … Lue lisää »

Third time’s the charm

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: In English

Hey, get out of my living room please! Oh yeah, I’m at Ilosaarirock… My feet feel heavy and my muscles are starting to cramp, and my thoughts are getting cloudy as well. Despite that I find myself listening to the … Lue lisää »

Solid performance from Insomnium

15.7.2012 | Aiheet: In English

I must confess that melodic death in its various incarnations has never truly been my cup of tea, so to speak. As a rule, all the bands have seemed endlessly self-repetitive, the albums polished to a point of sterility and … Lue lisää »