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This year’s Tuska Forum by Bleeding Metal focuses on Today’s Metal Business, to help fans understand better how the music industry works behind the scenes as well as for newcomer bands to learn how to succeed and endure in the industry. 

As usual, the forum’s interactive interviews and discussion panels are interesting and sometimes profound conversations that take place in Solmusali and are recorded live for later release on the Bleeding Metal Podcast – make sure to bring your best questions for our guests! 

This is a preliminary schedule of the Tuska Forum by Bleeding Metal 2024 and is subject to changes. More sessions to be added soon

FRIDAY 28.6.2024

Art & Entertainment with GHØSTKID
16:30 – 17:15

GHØSTKID’s dark music and even darker imagery appeals to fans through the unfiltered emotions they express – our talk with Sebastian ‘Sushi’ Biesler is bound to get philosophical.

Metal Media Panel
17:30 – 18:15

Media professionals share their expertise, the biggest challenges and most important successes of working in the Metal industry.

Artistic Autonomy with INFECTED RAIN
19:00 – 19:45

From the band’s independent past to their self-directed music videos, INFECTED RAIN‘s Lena Scissorhands can surely share a lot of insight into the life of a Metal act in today’s business.

SATURDAY 29.6.2024

Gaming & Music with Remedy Games and POETS OF THE FALL
15:00 – 15:45

With years of successful collaboration, Remedy audio designer Ville Sorsa and POETS OF THE FALL’s Markus ‘Captain’ Kaarlonen know the opportunities that videogames can bring to the music industry and vice versa.

Touring life with VOLA & MAKE THEM SUFFER
16:00 – 16:45

Since their very beginnings, VOLA has been a very actively touring band. Together with MAKE THEM SUFFER, we’ll discuss what it takes to make it on the road and across oceans.

Modern Metal with ANKOR and SOLENCE
17:00 – 17:45

Whether some fans like it or not, Metal is evolving – but what exactly is Modern Metal right now and where is it going? SOLENCE and ANKOR are here to discuss with us.

STAM1NA special (in Finnish)
20:00 – 20:30

As the only forum session completely in Finnish, the STAM1NA special promises to shine a light on the iconic band’s lessons learned throughout their career..

SUNDAY 30.6.2024

Leadership in Metal with BEYOND THE BLACK
17:30 – 18:00

BEYOND THE BLACK’s Jennifer Haben has been working in the entertainment industry since childhood and her passion and determination have brought success to the band since their very beginnings ten years ago.

Work-Life Balance with BURY TOMORROW
18:00 – 18:30

In their almost two decades as a band, BURY TOMORROW have endured the ups and downs of the industry while keeping their jobs outside it. Those experiences inform their music – and our audience.

The value of authenticity with Samy Elbanna
19:00 – 19:30

On the other side of dark times expressed through music and with much knowledge to share, Samy Elbanna returns to talk about his experiences showing himself honestly to fans and media throughout his life in the Metal industr