November 3, 2009

SWALLOW THE SUN, SURVIVORS ZERO and KIANA have been confirmed to perform at the sixth annual Finnish Metal Expo, which will be held February 19-20, 2010 in Helsinki. Also scheduled to appear are SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA, INSOMNIUM, SATYRICON and HYPOCRISY.

Finnish Metal Expo, the main event of Helsinki Metal Meeting, is taking over the Cable Factory for the sixth time next year. This is where more than 50 operators in the metal music industry showcase their latest offerings in the exhibition area and the hot metal acts take the stage.

The Finnish Metal Awards gives the public the chance to vote the best of Finnish metal in 2009. The voting began on November 1 at www.imperiumi.net/fma.

The Finnish Metal Awards gala will be held at the Cable Factory on Saturday, February 20.

In addition to the consumer aspect of the event, the Industry Day gathers the metal industry people from all over the world. The Industry Day will be held at the Nosturi club, one of the main music venues in Helsinki, on Thursday, February 18. Topics and guest speakers will be announced soon.

Finnish Metal Expo is an all-ages event, with bars available to those over 18 and feeling the urge for such services.

For more information, visit www.fme.fi.

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