Also this year The Offering had the opportunity to be present at Porispere, the festival that has been held every first weekend of August for more than 10 years in Pori. The particularity of the festival is to offer a wide range of musical genres over the three days, ranging from metal to pop and everything in between. Notable names this year included Within Temptation, Airbourne, Stratovarius, The Rasmus, Beast in Black, Turmion Kätilöt, Diablo, and Stoned Statues to name a few. Sunday was the day dedicated to families called Minispere, for the occasion on the stage performed Käärijä, who represented Finland at the last edition of Eurovision, missing the victory by very few points with his “Cha cha cha”. The festival was sold out on Saturday and Sunday, the weather was also forgiving with summer temperatures and only an hour of rain on Saturday. Below the photoreport by Cristina Gregori and Miika Riikonen.
Diablo has celebrated its 20 years of career with a tour around Finland, the hope to play again in other countries is high, and they are ready to work on a new album.
We had the pleasure to interview with Heikki and Marko after their show in Pori and talk about their career, their own beers, the tour with Children of Bodom and Cannibal Corpse in 2009 and much more.
After 7 years of break Diablo has come back last September with the new album “Silver Horizon”, a concept album based on the poem novel “Aniara”, during the last months the band has toured across Finland and now it’s looking forward a tour outside its country.
We had the opportunity to talk with Rainer Nygård and Marko Utriainen about the break between “Icaros” and “Silver Horizon”, the video-clip of “Isolation” and much more.
Summer in Finland means rock festivals and Pori isn’t a exception with its Porispere. Porispere festival is located in Kirjurinluoto, a park close to the center, also known as location for the famous jazz festival Pori Jazz. This year the festival was during the first weekend of August and the line-up was very attractive: Twisted Sister, Metal Church, Children of Bodom, Moonsorrow, Santa Cruz, Diablo, Stam1na, Mokoma, Reckless love, Hillbilly Casino and Klamydia just to name the most important.