TURKU SAATANALLE VII – TURKU FINLAND – preview article :
Turku Saatanalle – is the annual Black/Death metal event arranged in Turku/Finland. The festival has offered a lot of grim and barbaric bands from the wide field of the extreme metal. This year’s festival presents these following bands :AEGRUS, TROLLHEIMS GROTT, FILII NIGRANTIUM INFERNALIUM, AUÐN, ACHERON, MORGAL, FRΩNT, SARGEIST ,DJEVEL, REVENGE .
Turku Saatanalle VII will be held at Logomo / Logi3 this year on the 1st and 2nd of March. This venue is a bit smaller compared to the previous one, the max capacity is ca. 450 persons. We recommend strongly to buy the tickets in advance to secure a fast and easy entrance. All tickets already bought are valid, of course.
The line-up and the schedule of the the Turku Saatanalle VII event is the following
19:15 AEGRUS – www.facebook.com/Aegrusofficial
20:30 TROLLHEIMS GROTT – www.facebook.com/trollheimsgrottofficial
21:30 FILII NIGRANTIUM INFERNALIUM (Por) – www.facebook.com/FiliiNigrantiumInfernalium
22:45 AUÐN (Ice) – www.facebook.com/audnofficial
00:00 ACHERON (Usa) – www.facebook.com/Acheronband
19:30 MORGAL – www.facebook.com/MorgalOfficial
20:30 FRΩNT – www.facebook.com/legionfront
21:30 SARGEIST – www.facebook.com/thetruesargeist
22:45 DJEVEL (Nor) – www.facebook.com/djevelmakt
00:00 REVENGE (Can) – www.facebook.com/RevengeofficialSoMpage
Metal-Rules.Com contacted the organization of the Turku Saatanalle event. Jussi Helenius shed some light the festival came about
1) What sort of expectations do you have for Turku Saatanalle this year ? Is there a band(s) that you are proud of having on the roster?
Jussi: Looking forward to a full house of black metal fans enjoying this dark art in its various manifestations. Personally I think having Acheron to end their grandiose career at our festival is a nice milestone in our bookings so far cos I have been following them since the debut album Rites of the Black Mass. I didn’t actually believe they would be interested anymore to play live – cos I noticed their announcement about calling it quits AFTER I had contacted Vincent regarding the festival slot. So it was a cool surprise when he replied quite quickly and told they wanna play this final show. I’m also looking forward to see Filii Nigrantium Infernalium cos they are a band which could have deserved a bit more attention among the black/thrash metal fans. Also Morgal is recommended, they are relentless beasts on stage!
2) The festival offers a great deal of the barbaric death/black metal bands. How do you usually choice those bands and how did you pick up these bands for this year’s ? event ?
J: It’s always a combination between “public demand”, personal intuitions and the offers we get from many bands and booking agencies. During the years, when the event has become bigger, we have had more budget and possibilities to book also so called bigger bands yet keeping the festival pretty much underground anyway.
3) what has been the most memorable gig ever played at Turku Saatanalle
J: I’m sure for many it was the Vanhelga show, argh… Well, things happened. Last year Warloghe showed a perfect example of a black metal gig and how it’s done. Pure aural evil unleashed upon the hungry masses.
4) Is there going to be the next event in 2020 ?
5) How pleased are you with the line-up of the fest of this year ?
J: We stand 100% behind each booking.
One of the expected headliners is definitely Acheron. Their show at the Turku Saatanalle is expected to be the last one. However Vincent Crowley sent the greetings :
Vincent Crowley of the mighty Acheron sent the following greetings :
“ACHERON is very excited to play Finland for the very first time at the TURKU SAATANALLE FESTIVAL this March. Even though the band officially disbanded at the end of 2018 and morphed in a new entity called ONE WITH DARKNESS, we decided to do one last Satanic assault under the ACHERON name before we start concentrating solely on the new group. Expect 30 years of pure Hell unleashed on Finland! And we will also debut a couple new songs from ONE WITH DARKNESS as an encore. We hope to see how insane Finland really gets.” (Vincent Crowley)
The tickets are available and can be purchased from these sites :
The official Facebook page
The official Turku Saatanalle VII shirts are available for pre-order now! The picture shows all possible variations of the shirts, the prices and the sizes. The deadline for pre-orders is Wednesday, February 13th. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org When ordering, state clearly the model and the size of the shirt you wish to pre-order. You can of course pre-order multiple shirts at the same time. Possible payment methods: PayPal and bank transfer. We will print shirts only according to the amount of pre-orders! You can pick up your shirt at the festival doors with your ID. Shipping is also possible, after the festival.