Guitarist/vocalist Rainer Nygård of Finnish metallers DIABLO has issued the following update:
"Late autumn last year we thought that we needed some time off from rock 'n' roll business. It was a good choice because now that our mental and physical batteries are full again, it's easier to think about future. So in the beginning of this year we started to work with new material on a more serious basis.
"At the moment we've got enough ideas and material for me to say that we will release a new DIABLO album in the future. Date is open of course but when the stars are on the right position we will inform you guys. Most of the stuff is, of course, brand new but we will also give a shot for couple of strong older riffs which did not open in last producing sessions the way we wanted them to.
"At this point it's hard to say what the next album is going to be like, but fast enough for sure, ha ha! I also think that we use keyboards more open-mindedly than in previous albums.
Sounds a bit suspicious, eh? Don't worry, it will be still uncompromising heavy metal. I have some ideas about the 'big theme' and graphics too. For me, especially, those two are the most important things in starting a new project seriously.
"We have promised to do only two gigs during the summer of 2010, and rest of the year is left open on purpose. If some interesting offers come in sigh, we might reconsider but otherwise we're concentrating on writing new material."
"Icaros", the fifth album from DIABLO, entered the national chart in the band's home country of Finland at position No. 2.
"Icaros" was released on May 14, 2008 via Sakara Records, the label founded by the Finnish metal band MOKOMA. The CD was recorded Fantom studio in Tampere.
Formed in 1990, DIABLO's current lineup consists of Rainer Nygård, guitarist Marko Utriainen, bassist Aadolf Virtanen and drummer Heikki Malmberg.