And we're off! Writing this in Montreal, which is the fourth show on this run. Things are starting to get organized step by step. Aside from the blown-up stage power transformers and jetlag, it's all going smooth. What can I say? It's great to be back in the U.S. and Canada!
Not many bands step outside of the box in terms of metal classification. Turisas, a “battle metal” band from Hämeenlinna, Finland, has demonstrated that folk music and metal can go hand in hand. A year after their latest release, 2011's Stand Up and Fight (Century Media), the band are setting out on their first headlining tour in the U.S. -- Paganfest America Pt. III. The tour, which also features Alestorm, Arkona and Huntress, begins March 29 in Baltimore, Maryland, and wraps up April 19 in Tempe, Arizona.