Vox&Hops

Tuomas Saukkonen (Wolfheart)

Episode Summary

A conversation about COVID- 19, DOTN getting postponed, recording a live show, the straight edge lifestyle, the soundtrack to his youth, how he ended up playing metal, a tour he wishes he could do again, "Wolves of Karelia" & how COVID- 19 will affect the music business. Throughout this interview Tuomas was drinking "Teho", a Finnish energy drink, that is actually made by the Olvi beer company. Tuomas does not drink alcohol because he practices a straight edge lifestyle. & Matt was drinking OverHop Canada's "Mad Manu" an American Style Blonde Ale that was refreshing, silky smooth & ultra drinkable. It clocked in at a very reasonable 5.2 % ABV. Devastation On The Nation 2020 featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant has been postponed due to the effects of the COVID- 19 Virus. But Daniel DeFonce, the Vox&Hops Alumni behind Metal Festival Tours & Continental Touring has already managed to secure tour dates for Devastation on the Nation 2021 featuring the exact same lineup. Devastation on the Nation 2021 with run from February 11th - March 14th 2021. Mad love & respect to Daniel DeFonce for pulling this together so quickly...I am impressed! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. The impact of the COVID- 19 Virus on the entertainment industry is monstrous. Some of your favourite artists may be struggling to get by right now & desperately need your help. The best way to do that is by buying their music, merchandise & other goods. I have created a list of all of the Vox&Hops Almuni's Merchandise Pages for you to peruse so that you can support your favourite artists. Trust me they need it... It is also essential to support our local Craft Beer Breweries now. If you are going to be drinking craft beer during your time in Social Isolation make sure that it is a Local Craft Beer. It would be a shame if we lost some breweries to COVID- 19...Craft Beer or nothing!

Episode Notes

Wolfheart:
https://wolfheart.bandcamp.com/

Teho:
https://www.olvi.fi/en/products/energy-drinks/

OverHop Canada:
http://www.overhop.com/

Devastation on the Nation Tickets:
https://www.metalfestivaltours.com

Support Your Favourite Vox&Hops Alumni:
https://www.facebook.com/VoxandHops/posts/819390788567840?__tn__=K-R

Support the Vox&Hops Podcast:
https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/