THE SISTERS OF MERCY, FREEDOM CALL Added To Finland's TUSKA OPEN AIR Metal Festival

THE SISTERS OF MERCY and FREEDOM CALL have been added to the lineup of the ninth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, set to take place June 30 – July 2 at Kaisaniemi in Helsinki, Finland. FREEDOM CALL have replaced U.K. power metallers DRAGONFORCE, who were forced to pull out of the event after landing a slot on the main stage of this year's Ozzfest beginning on June 29 in Auburn, Washington.

The complete billing for the festival is now shaping up as follows:

Club shows:

Thursday, June 29:

Venue - Tavastia:

45 DEGREE WOMAN
ENTWINE
BEFORE THE DAWN
MANITOU

Friday, June 30:

Venue – Tavastia:

FACE DOWN
NORTHERN DISCIPLINE
REBELHEAD

Venue - Nosturi:

KORPIKLAANI
SILENTIUM
ENOCHIAN CRESCENT
SCORCHED EARTH TACTICS

Venue - Gloria:

TO/DIE/FOR
SHAMRAIN
SARALEE
PLASTIC TEARS

Saturday, July 1:

Venue - Tavastia:

BLAKE
HUMANGROUND
MYGRAIN
STEEP

Venue - Nosturi:

GODSPLAGUE
STONER KINGS
UNITED UNDERWORLD

Venue - Gloria:

INSOMNIUM
KIUAS
ENTER MY SILENCE
OMNIUM GATHERUM

Sunday, July 2:

Venue - Tavastia:

AMORAL
HORRICANE
STEN PLAYS STONE

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2006 – Main Program:

Friday, June 30:

THE SISTERS OF MERCY
ANATHEMA
ARCH ENEMY
SONATA ARCTICA
MOKOMA
SUBURBAN TRIBE
FREEDOM CALL
WINTERSUN
DEATHSTARS
IMPALED NAZARENE

Saturday, July 1:

VENOM
OPETH
DIABLO
AMORPHIS
NINE
EPICA
STAM1NA
NORTHER
METSATÖLL
KALMAH
THE SCOURGER
PAIN CONFESSOR
APRIL

Sunday, July 2:

CELTIC FROST
SODOM
TAROT
GOJIRA
SWALLOW THE SUN
BURST
MENDEED
VERJNUARMU
TIMO RAUTIAINEN

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