STALKER Archive treasures: Tuska festival, Alexi Laiho

Celebrating 20 years of STALKER Magazine, we decided to share some archive treasures with you: The very first STALKER print magazine of late 2003, a pre-issue using a different layout to the later ones, and the first official print magazine released in 2/2004.
Enjoy the full content of the full historic issues, here as interactive gallery, or, by clicking on image, via Flickr!



We can also celebrate “20 years of Tuska festival reporting” this year: First, we interviewed festival organizers, including Tuska:

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The historic 2004 festival reporting issue features also interviews with e.g. Rammstein, Negative, NoFX, Haggard plus Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, PAIN) and Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho (RIP) interviewing each other; here the interactive gallery or click on image and enjoy via Flickr:


… and by the way, there’s another legendary Tuska interview when STALKER readers interviewed Alexi at the 2005 festival HERE and HERE.

Have fun walking down memory lane with us!

Klaudia Weber

reckless and merciless dictator, so KNEEL! In other words, editor-in-chief, translator, website and ad admin, "Jane of all trades" - - - addicted to books (everything between Lord Of The Rings & quantum physics) and music, mainly Metal made in Finland. Furthermore, there's painting, drawing, movies, theater... so you can expect some variety on this website too. MA Master of Arts, English and American studies & Media communication = completed two full studies parallel within 5 years; very proud of my achievement - a bit later in life thanks to a scholarship - as a working class girl in a highlyconservative-romancatholic nation...