Turisas – Turisas2013

Let’s get this out of the way right now – who in their right mind calls an album Turisas2013? It’s just two words wedged together that, even when separated, mean next to nothing. Mathias Nygård, the band’s lyricist and principal songwriter, feeling the need to explain it up front, calls it “the perfect combination of self-titled with a touch of Black Sabbath’s Vol.4 and Van Halen’s 1984.” Those are not the sort of album titles to try and live up to. The former was forced on the band by the record company who wanted to call it Snowblind and the latter actually appeared on the front cover as MCMLXXXIV – still awful but at least it looked a little more interesting like that. No, sir, it’s a needlessly ambiguous, slapdash and horribly misguided eyesore of a title. Still, what’s in a name — it’s all about the music, right?

PHOTOS: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2013 — July 19th @ Susquehanna Bank Center, Philadelphia, PA [Part Two]

Earlier this week, we shared photos from this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Amon Amarth, Battlecross, Born of Osiris, Butcher Babies, and Children of Bodom via regularly contributing photographer Maclyn Bean. Today we finish the photo sets with Emmure, Five Finger Death Punch, Job For A Cowboy, Machine…