My Top 3 Live Bands of 2014

2014 has been a somewhat mediocre year of live music for me. It started off very well with Simple Minds in January, but there haven’t really been that many really great gigs this year. However, here are my top 3 live bands I’ve seen this year from the list of possible “winners”.

Apocalyptica, Battle Beast, Within Temptation, Reckless Love, Lenny Kravitz and then bands at South Park festivalH.E.A.T, W.A.S.P. and Europe – who will come out on top?

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Hellfest v Sweden Rock – Between Rock & a Hard Place

So after a fairly nondescript year for live music in comparison to the past few years, 2015 looks to be turning into a classic one. Already announced in Finland are Amaranthe, Judas Priest, Nightwish and quite a few more gigs.

But for festivals two European dates stand out: Helfest 2015 and Sweden Rock. Quite a difficult choice.

 
 
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Airbourne in Finland

As I’ve been publishing mostly music posts over the past couple of months, I’ve decided to dig a bit deeper into the photo archives and share some Airbourne with you.

Airbourne are a no nonsense, balls-to-the-wall, AC/DC-esk hard rock band who I’ve been lucky enough to see twice so far in Finland. And I will go and see them again if they come back to this country.

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Europe Rock The Night … At South Park, Tampere

What a talented bunch of musicians there guys are. Reminiscent of the Scorpions in professionalism, they certainly did Rock The Night … though you couldn’t help thinking everyone was just waiting for “The Final Countdown”.

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We Are So Prosaic … At South Park, Tampere

The banner on stage claimed WASP was celebrating 32 years. It’s a wonder they have lasted that long. OK, I guess WASP really is only Blackie Lawless.

Whatever their history, I found them pretty boring. They probably played OK, and it may be because I only really knew the band’s first couple of albums, but I lost interest pretty quickly and went on the hunt for more beer.

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Feel the H.E.A.T … At South Park, Tampere

F**king WOW!!!

My words can barely explain the rush of H.E.A.T as they commanded the main stage at the South Park Festival. We saw them last year at the Shout it out Loud Festival and thought they would be worth paying a bit more attention to.

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