Rock In The City tour was supposed to take place to several Finnish cities during the summer of 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was possible to organize the festival in only two cities; Joensuu and Pori.
We were present with our cameras in Pori on August 21st and 22nd.
The event was held at Kirjurinluoto, a park on an island in the center of the city already known for important music events such as Pori Jazz and Porispere, the age limit was 18, allowing alcohol to be consumed throughout the area. The organization did a great job of maintaining state-imposed restrictions, hand sanitizers were everywhere, there was enough room to keep distance, and security men were always on when needed.
Talking about music, the festival features only Finnish rock and metal bands, this year in Pori performed Amorphis, Battle Beast, Beast in Black, Andy McCoy, Michael Monroe, Sami Yaffa & Costello, Brother Firetribe, Stam1na, Mokoma, Turmion Kätilöt, Viikate, Kotiteollisuus and Klamydia.
Summer 2020 seemed canceled in terms of festivals, luckily in Finland some festivals have taken place, one of them is Poristriimi festival.
The festival, at its first edition, despite the difficulties caused by COVID-19 was a success. The festival was held at the outer courtyard of Ruosniemi brewery in Pori, a city on the west coast of Finland. The organization did an excellent job in terms of safety by limiting the number of participants, providing hand sanitizer at every corner, and remembering to keep safety distances. For those who could not participate in person, the festival was broadcast on stream for free.
The musical proposal was very varied, from hevy metal to eurodance, a mention goes to Uniklubi and Miljoonasade, big names in the Finnish rock scene, but also the local Rust ‘n’ Rage, Iceid and Jackrabbit with their explosive performances.
Beside the music proposal, we want to emphasize the selection of craft beers present at the festival, in fact five brewery were offering their quality beers; Ruosniemi , Rocking Bear , Moose on the Loose , Mufloni and Tampere Brewing & Distilling Co. Poristriimi webpage Poristriimi Facebook Poristriimi Youtube
The young Finnish rock band Shiraz Lane, after many years with Frontiers Records, has signed with the record label Ranka Kustannus and they are working on a new album.
The new single “Do you” has been released today and you can listen it on spotify.
We had the opportunity to meet Hannes and Miki before their show at Porispere and talk about the upcoming album, the last European tour with H.E.A.T. and much more.
The Finnish thrash metal band Inkvisitor is back with a new album and a new line-up.
Their second album “Dark Arts of Sanguine Rituals” has been released last April getting a lot of good reviews.
We had the chance to meet the band before their gig in Pori and talk about their music, the projects for the future and much more.
Finland is the land of metal music, it’s almost impossible to count how many metal bands come from this country, time by time we find out new bands and this time we have Rorschach.
Rorschach is a newcomer on the scene, their music can be define alternative metal, at the moment they are working on their first EP.
We met the guys before their first show in Pori and talked about the band, the music and much more.
Countless Goodbyes is a metalcore band from Finland, in the next months they are going to released a debut album. After some line-up changes the band is ready to blow up with energetic shows, ready to play also outside Finland.
We had the opportunity to meet the band before their gig in Pori and known better them, talk about their music and the experience of opener for August Burns Red from last summer.
The Finnish death metal band Eartheria has released its second EP “Awaken the sun” some weeks ago, now they are ready to play the new songs live as much as possible.
We had the opportunity to meet the band just before the release party and talk about the new EP, their hopes for the future and much more.