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According to serious scientific research, Finland has more metal bands per capita than any other nation on the planet. It is the most metal country on earth. No wonder, then, that this is where we’d find the second annual Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship.

Here’s a brief summary of what we saw last year.

This year’s event will happen July 15-16 in the city of Joensuu, which is a good drive northeast of Helsinki near the Russian border. Should you wish to apply to compete, go here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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