This city, whose name means “river mouth,” has a strong reputation in metal, especially trash metal and melodic death metal, such as Insomnium.
Joensuu’s burgeoning metal scene includes numerous venues and grass-roots events; Susiraja Metal Club is a great example of a club that’s keeping it real. For new talent, check out some of the bands who have come through the Joensuu Rock Academy: Maniac Abductor, Groke’s Clan, Foredoomed, Karmament and Nevicate.
For a line-up of more established metal, go to Ilosaarirock 2018, a festival in Joensuu where you can to mosh to Amorphis, Beast in Black, Behemoth, Nightwish, Mokoma, Satyricon and Stam1na.
Information about Joensuu
Size 2381,69 km²
Population density / km² 31,85