The winner of the Finnish national TV talent competition "Idols", 23-year-old heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen, has been added to the list of performers at the fourth edition of the Finnish Metal Expo, which will take place February 15-16, 2008 in Helsinki.
Finnish Metal Expo is a consumer expo, which has been appropriately dubbed "the long-hair Disneyland." At the same time, it gathers the metal industry people from Finland and abroad. International Metal Meeting, the professional meeting within the Finnish Metal Expo, has established itself as a major annual get-together for the metal music industry.
The instrument clinics offer interesting insight to the world of the metal artist. Alexi Laiho and Roope Latvala of CHILDREN OF BODOM display their unmatched skills as axemen extraordinaire, Tuomas Saukkonen, the frontman of BEFORE THE DAWN, sheds some light on his songwriting process and Lauri Porra (STRATOVARIUS) plays some mean metal bass.
On Friday, February 15, the Finnish metal media will host the Finnish Metal Awards.
The band/performance schedule is as follows:
Friday, February 15:
20:00 MUNICIPAL WASTE
21:00 Finnish Metal Awards
Saturday, February 16:
16:00 AMBERIAN DAWN
17:00 ARI KOIVUNEN
18:00 THE SORROW
20:00 THE SCOURGER
For more information, visit www.fme.fi.