Lemi, a southeastern Finnish municipality with a population of only 3,076, wins the Capital of Metal competition, melting hearts in the process.
Checking his email in early June 2018, a Brazilian student named João Vieira couldn’t believe his eyes: He’d won the Capital of Metal contest. He and a friend would go to Finland to attend the Tuska Open Air heavy metal festival in Helsinki.
The year Francisco Tárrega composed the waltz that later became the Nokia ringtone
Perhaps it’s no surprise that Tina Korhonen, a photographer known for her portrayals of metal and rock culture (see slideshow), comes from Finland, a hub for metal music. She is nominated for Best Photographer in the 2018 Heavy Music Awards* (voting open until June 27).
The year Ruisrock, Finland's oldest (and Europe's second-oldest) rock fest, was founded
With more heavy metal bands per capita than anywhere else in the known universe, Finland is at the heart of the tight-knit global metal community. We see how they determine which Finnish city gets the title of Capital of Metal. We also talk with the Finnish university researcher behind the annual Modern Heavy Metal Conference.
Most heavy metal bands per capita in the world
Source: Business Insider