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PHOTO REPORT: Nummirock 2022


Photo Report: Nummirock 22-25.6.2022 in Kauhajoki, Finland
Photography by Serena Solomon

Ah, to be back on the shores of Nummijärvi! Back at our midsummer home! How liberating and comforting it was to be back to normal, back to Nummirock, no restrictions, just festival life as we know it (plus a few extra bottles of hand sanitizer). I have to say though, the atmosphere was a bit more chill than I remembered, whether it was the two years break taking its toll or the simple fact that we were all two years older. Mostly, the crowd and camp grounds were back to their normal crazy selves, but maybe it was the stamina that was tuned down a few notches, or the fact that there seemed to be significantly less attendees than in past years. Either way, it had no affect on the quality of the festival! The weather stayed on the better side of “typical Finnish midsummer weather”, even a bit too much at times. The first time in my memory that the main stage crowd had to be sprayed down by security to keep cool! The festival staff took good care of the artists, attendees, media and staff.

Wednesday provided an extended “pre-party”. As previous years usually kept to the Klubi stage with a few bands, this year the Inferno stage was also open, and included a special performance from the future of music, a local band camp. Highlights from Wednesday included Rytmihäiriö setting the crowd off into their four day spin, mosh pits during Vorna, and the first Estonian band to perform at Nummi in 30 years, Metsätöll, closing out the evening!

WEDNSDAY 22.6:
Rytmihäiriö, Memoremains, Ember Falls, Vorna and Metsätöll



Thursday kicked off with Kaunis Kuolematon on a more melancholic note, but maybe a good decision for those of us who celebrated being back at Nummi extra hard the night before. But not to stay somber for too long! Inferno and Main stages were opened by legends! Kiuas and Korpiklaani filled up the 18+ areas as if prohibition just ended. Other highlights from Thursday included Rotting Christ blasting the Inferno stage during a firey sunset, Alien Weaponry giving one of the most memorable Main stage performances I have ever witnessed, and Chamber of Unlight closing the evening with a noteworthy night cap of modern black metal at its finest.

THURSDAY 23.6: Kaunis Kuolematon, Kiuas, Korpiklaani, Carach Angren, At the Gates, Rotting Christ, Crimson Sun, Alien Weaponry, Mimorium and Chamber of Unlight

Friday’s lineup was back to back “can’t miss that” bands. Fear of Domination opened the day with their undeniable dance party that took the conga lines all the way to the main stage for Ensiferum. Dawn of Solace gave us a mid-day cool down, but not for long before Borknagar played a highly anticipated set. Other highlights were Mgła, probably the most anticipated gig of the entire festival for me personally, which went beyond expectation, even more so with the imagery of their blacked out faces against the deep orange of the sunset. Gorgoroth and their spectacle of pure black metal aesthetics. That was really cool to see on the main stage. And last but not least And Oceans closing the evening against a dramatic evening sky.

FRIDAY 24.6: Fear of Domination, Where’s My Bible, Dawn of Solace, Borknagar, Diablo, Mgła, Gorgoroth and And Oceans

Saturday brought the tiny humans back to the festival grounds, mini-metal heads in the making came with their families to see the world famous Hevisaurus, enjoy balloons, rides, and cotton candy, joining in conga lines and flexing their little devil horns! There was a bit of a scheduling fuckup as Sepultura had travel issues, so the beauties from Tampere Burlesque went on earlier than expected to fill the space. Unfortunately many didn’t get the memo in time and missed their first set. Otherwise, highlights from Saturday included a hefty helping of folk metal from Brother of Metal, legends Sepultura and Hammerfall saturating the main stage with all the international music we’ve missed out on these past few years, Turmion Kätilöt giving us some comfort food and a proper closing of the Inferno stage and Apocalyptica as the grand finale. They never fail to impress and seemed as if they also did not want to end the show and would have continued playing all through the night!

SATURDAY 25.6: Hevisaurus, Brothers of Metal, Sepultura, Hammerfall, Turmion Kätilöt and Apocalyptica



As impressive as the lineup for this years Nummirock was, with headlining bands that don’t come to Finland often, the Main stage crowds seemed to be much smaller than previous years. I hope with all my heart this is only due to people being hesitant to commit to attending a festival after so many canceled and postponed gigs, and the next few years will bring things back up to the speed it was going before the world collapsed. Until next year!

#oispanummi

FESTIVAL LIFE

CAGE FIGHT release new single/video ‘Respect Ends’ + UK shows to support Sepultura


Hardcore/ thrash/ crossover band  Cage Fight, have released a new single titled, ‘Respect Ends.’ The accompanying video – satisfyingly played out by Cage Fight vocalist, Rachel Aspe – arrives as a warning to those that attempt to prey on others.  

Rachel explains, “This song is dedicated to men (or in fact anyone) who thinks it’s ok to harass, abuse, make inappropriate comments or not take no for an answer, both in the real world but also online. It’s also a message of solidarity to those who have been victims of such behaviour. The video is symbolic of the frustration and damage this can cause, and it’s something we, as a society, should not and will not accept. 

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SEPULTURA announce new UK headline tour dates in June


Brazilian thrash legends Sepultura are pleased to announce three new UK summer headline shows, taking place after their highly anticipated performance at Download Festival 2022. Supports on these dates will be Raging Speedhorn and Cage Fight.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday 18th March @ 10am GMT HERE
Venue pre-sales launch today.

SEPULTURA – UK Summer Shows
w/ Raging Speedhorn + Cage Fight
12.06.2022 – UK, Buckley, The Tivoli
14.06.2022 – UK, Hull, Tower Hall 
15.06.2022 – UK, Norwich, Waterfront

Order/stream Sepultura’s latest record Quadra HERE

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SEPULTURA postpone UK/EU tour dates with Sacred Reich + Crowbar to 2022


Even though the world is slowly opening up and shows are starting to take place, there is still too much uncertainty with the ever-changing rules between the different countries in Europe. As a result of this, SEPULTURA are forced to postpone their UK/European QUADRA tour to 2022.

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SEPULTURA present ‘Slave New World feat. Matt Heafy’ + ‘SepulQuarta’ out today


While we are all still waiting for the world to return to a normal state, Brazilian legends Sepultura refused to sit back and wait for better times. And maybe, these times are finally here: SepulQuarta their new live album has been released today! With the help of dozens of international colleagues and friends, the band recorded their live album directly from the safety of their own living room studios – together with renowned guest musicians such as Devin Townsend, Matt Heafy, Danko Jones and many more, who also supplied their parts from home.

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Download Festival UK Announces 70+ Bands FOR 2022


Download Festival isn’t taking place this year but they have just announced 70+ bands for 2022.  The next wave of artists joining previously announced headliners: KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro.

New artists JUST added, and bringing the mosh to #DL2022, include:
DeftonesKorn, Megadeth, The Pretty Reckless, Steel PantherThe Ghost Inside, Funeral For A Friend, Descendents, Electric Wizard, Sepultura.

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