Sunday, July 31, 2016

Lebanese Metal in Wacken 5/5

31st of July 2015 W:O:A Metal Battle results were announced.
On this day last year, Blaakyum planted a landmark in the Lebanese Metal Scene, and for Middle Eastern up-and-coming bands, by winning 3rd place at the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle 2015.

The German Broadcasting corporation Deutsche Welle DW made this report about Blaakyum and we are delighted to share the full version with you now after the preview two days ago.

This came before Blaakyum made headline news on YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company, after the band's historic performance at Tuska Open Air 2016 in Helsinki.

Blaakyum is proud and humbled to have already been featured on two major European broadcasters, in addition to breaking the media silence of the major Lebanese TV stations after the win at Wacken Open Air Metal Battle, as Blaakyum became the first Lebanese Metal Band to ever be featured in prime time news on Future TV and MurrTV and also the first Metal band to be interviewed live on Orbit, pan-Arab satellite channel.

Watch DW's report as it follows Blaakyum's pilgrimage in the holy land of Wacken!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tuska, That One Moment

This is our first official article after our Tuska Open Air concert in Helsinki, Finland. The reason for the delay is that we were simply overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by the beauty of Finland, by it being the land of Metal, by the response we had from the audience who mostly did not know who we were and yet embraced us. During our Tuska set the audience were amazing, but it wasn't until we finished our set, and saw the reaction of the crowd as they cheered us goodbye that we realised that Finland has welcomed us with open arms. Here is a small video about our time on stage, make sure to watch the end so you would understand what we will never be able to say in words.

Also make sure to read the translation of a Finnish review about our set on our facebook here.

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