Tuska brings Finnish metal artists together to record ‘Tuska20 – The Anniversary Song’ for charity

TUSKA20 – THE ANNIVERSARY SONG –  Charity Campaign starts on Monday April 10th

As part of its twentieth birthday celebrations Tuska Open Air Metal Festival gets its own very special signature song. “Tuska20 – The Anniversary Song” is an exquisite seven minute epic, written and performed by the top names in Finnish metal.


Tuska20 – The Anniversary Song

The list of metal talent taking part in the project is impressive: Esa Holopainen (Amorphis, the writer of the song), Nino Laurenne (Thunderstone, Sonic Pump Studio), Jaska Raatikainen, Alexi Laiho, Daniel Freyberg (Children of Bodom), Gas Lipstick (EX- HIM / Hallatar), Tomi Joutsen (Amorphis), Kai Hahto (Wintersun, Nightwish), Marko Annala & Tuomo Saikkonen (Mokoma), Lordi, Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone), Antti Hyyrynen (Stam1na), Samy Elbanna (Lost Society), Ville Sorvali (Moonsorrow), Netta Skog (Ensiferum), Mikko Karmila (Finnvox Studios), Mika Jussila (Finnvox Studios). From further afield,  special international guest involvement comes from well-known Tuska-aficionado Akira Takasaki (Loudness, Japan).

More Artists taking part in the project will be announced later.

The father of the idea, Tuska Promoter Jouni Markkanen has been giving clues of the process for several months through his Social Media updates that can be found using the hashtag #tuskasong.

All proceeds from this project will be collected to ”Tuska 20 years” -fund that operates under the umbrella of Elmu Säätlö, and will be donated to charity. The object of charity will be determined by an advisory board, which consists of musicians, industry notables and Tuska-related persons throughout the history of the festival”, Markkanen clarifies.

Tuska 20 – The anniversary song has also been a great experience for the musicicians involved and an exciting one. Children Of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainen elaborates: ”This project is more secret than North Korea. Even the musicians don’t know what’s going to happen…”

The campaign is executed in cooperation with FundYou crowdfunding platform and it will start on Monday April 10th at fundyou.io.

You can hear the world debut of ”Tuska20 – The Anniversary Song” on Radio Rock and Metro on Monday 03.04.2017.



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