Heavy metal/hard rock music continues to thrive in Finland, where bands like CHILDREN OF BODOM regularly top the chart with their single and full-length releases.
Following the recent announcement that METALLICA will play at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland on July 15, no less than ten of the band's albums have placed in the official Finnish Top 40:
07. Master of Puppets
08. …And Justice for All
09. Ride the Lightning
12. Kill 'Em All
21. Garage Inc.
33. St. Anger
View the entire chart at this location.
Tickets for METALLICA's Helsinki concert reportedly sold out less than 30 minutes after they went on sale on February 28, 2007.
METALLICA's last show at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland — on May 28, 2004 — was attended by 46,000 people, which is nearly 1 percent of the country's 5.5-million population.
(Thanks: Keke Lehikoinen)