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Celebrated Swedish doomers Candlemass come to Jalometalli

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The line-up for Jalometalli Festival in Oulu is quickly taking final shape. Our new headliner Candlemass, the adepts of Swedish epic doom metal, were previously at Jalometalli in 2007. Also Alfahanne and Tyranex will come to Oulu from Sweden. British Satan completes the old-school heavy metal line-up.

Among Finland’s own headliners are Sotajumala – number one of Finnish death metal, thrash veterans A.R.G., whose comeback album is going to be released in Spring, as well as heavy favorites Battle Beast who rose up to the top of the charts in January. Jess and the Ancient Ones from Kuopio together with Evil Drive from Kotka bring even more female power to the festival alongside Tyranex and Battle Beast.

At the third stage in Kuusisaari pavilion, performances happen independently from other stages, so Finnish bands are represented on a larger scale this year. On this third stage we will witness, among others, Lord Fist, Obscure Burial and Home Style Surgery. The current Oulu scene is comprised of Stargazery, Mors Subita, Sadistik Forest and Encrypted. Low sounds and Finnish doom-laden melodies will be provided by Fleshpress, Hooded Menace and Morbid Evils (lead by Rotten Sound singer Keijo Niinimaa).

The second night is headlined by the British heavy metal veterans Saxon, announced earlier. Other previously announced bands include British Cradle of Filth, Vallenfyre and Hell, Canadian Annihilator, US Obituary ja M.O.D. and Finnish Cønstantine, Lost Society and Wengele.

Jalometalli festival is held in Oulu on Friday and Saturday, August 7-8 2015. This year the event returns to Kuusisaari island in the idyllic delta of Oulu river, where it was staged during 2002-2005.

Festival area is located a mere kilometer from downtown Oulu. From 2006 to 2013 Jalometalli took place in Club Teatria, now demolished, and last year in Ouluhalli.

Two-day tickets for Jalometalli, starting from 98,50€, are on sale at Lippupalvelu. One-day tickets will be sold later when the daily line-up is confirmed. Festival packages for two days with accommodation are on sale in Spring. As usual, there are three stages in the festival area. Festival is an all-ages event. We reserve the right for line-up changes.

Big names at Jalometalli once again – the event returns to Kuusisaari

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Oulu’s Jalometalli festival kicks again in August with a strong and diverse selection of the real metal music. The first performing artists for the festival, which is organized already for the 14th time, are confirmed.

One of the headliners are heavy metal veterans Saxon from Britain. The band is in the top league of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal alongside the likes of Iron Maiden, Diamond Head and Judas Priest.

The famed metal corps is augmented by long-standing favorites of symphonic extreme metal, Cradle of Filth. This band has broken genre boundaries multiple times and opinions have been passionately divided by the band’s style. Supergroup Vallenfyre, which plays death/doom metal, as well as intricate heavy metallers Hell add to the British tone of the festival.

By popular request, Annihilator brings thrash/speed/heavy metal tunes from Canada for listeners’ enjoyment. It is clearly the most desired band of the history of Jalometalli, and comes to the city for the first time ever. Successful Obituary represents the US side family of death metal bands hailing from Florida, as well as M.O.D., aka Method of Destruction, the East Coast thrash-playing New Yorkers.

Bright young ones Lost Society from Jyväskylä provide fresh faces for Finnish metal. “Terror Hungry” that came out last year was nominated for Emma Awards as the best metal album of the year. Cønstantine represent Finnish progressive metal from Jyväskylä, and were chosen as “the newcomer of the year” at the Finnish Metal Awards in 2011. Old-school thrash metal is represented by Wengele from Kiiminki, Finland.

Jalometalli festival takes place in Oulu on Friday and Saturday, August 7th and 8th, 2015. The event returns to the same place where it was staged during the years 2002 to 2005 – to Kuusisaari island in the idyllic delta of Oulujoki river. The festival area is located a mere kilometer from downtown Oulu. During 2006-2013 Jalometalli took place in Club Teatria, and last year in Ouluhalli.

Two-day tickets for Jalometalli are on sale on the 9th of February. Early Bird tickets are sold until our next release, which is 23rd of February. Advance tickets can be purchased at Lippupalvelu. Early Bird tickets cost 83,50€ and after a sales period, two-day advance ticket costs from 97,5€ upwards.
One-day tickets will be sold later on, when all the bands and the daily schedule are confirmed. Festival packages for two days with accommodation will be on sale in spring. As usual, there are three stages in the festival area.
We reserve the right for line-up changes. The festival is an all-ages event.