Timo Kojo (Born. may 9th, 1953) is Finnish rock-, soul- and funk-artist. Using his surname as artist name, Kojo made his first records as a singer for band Madame George. As the band didn't have any major success, Kojo started his solo career in 1978. LP "So Mean" from 1979 got Finnish gold record award as it sold over 25 000 copies. After album "Lucky Street" Kojo's career has been more or less downhill, and he is probably best remembered from his infamous eurovision entry "Nuku Pommiin" from year 1982, which won the Finnish semi-finals, but got zero points in finals.
Archgoat is a Finnish black/death metal band formed in 1989. Their initial period of activity was between 1989 and 1993, when they released two demos - "Jesus Spawn " and "Penis Perversor " - and an EP titled "Angelcunt (Tales of Desecration) ". They split up until about 2005 when an old recording was released as the "Angelslaying Black Fucking Metal " EP. Since their reformation they have released two full-length albums, "Whore of Bethlehem " in 2006, "The Light-Devouring Darkness " in 2009...
There is more than one artist with the name Black Swan. 1). Black Swan, New York-based cinematic orchestrated ambient drones, releasing the highly acclaimed 'Black Swan (in 8 Movements)', the 2011 return LP, 'The Quiet Divide', along with two 2012 releases, 'AETERNA' and 'Heaven'. website: http://www.swanplague.com/ 2). Black Swan, a Melodic Black Metal band from Finland, started in 1995 as a two-man project of T. Palokangas and J. Tuomivaara. The band released "Demo '96" with T. Palokangas handling guitars and vocals and J.
Sentenced was a Finnish metal band, formed in 1989 and disbanded in 2005. Sentenced was originally formed in 1989 in the town of Muhos, Finland as a death metal band. The band produced their first album "Shadows Of The Past" in 1991 with singer/guitarist Miika Tenkula. The next two albums "North From Here" and "Amok" and the following EP "Love & Death" had bassist Taneli Jarva as singer, but in 1995 Taneli decided to take a few years off to rest before starting a new band, The Black League. Sentenced recruited Ville Laihiala in 1996 and put out the album "Down".
Brother Firetribe is an Album Oriented Rock (AOR) band formed in 2002 in Finland. They describe their music as easy going rock. The band was originally called False Metal, but they changed their name to Brother Firetribe; however, the album is called ‘False Metal’. They take their name from an in-joke as a perfect description for their music is ‘tennis heavy’ and the name of a well known Finnish tennis player Veli Paloheimo translates into English as ‘Brother Firetribe’. The album title ‘False Metal’ comes from a slogan coined by heavy metal group Manowar, ‘Death to False Metal’.
A traditional anarcho-punkband from Finland myspace: http://www.myspace.com/i98i
* 1981 – Nineteeneightyone - ist das künstlerische Alter Ego des Wiener Musikers Pieter Gabriel. Unter diesem Namen spielt(e) er seine Musik mit diversen MitmusikerInnen auch live, unter anderem bei einer Studio 2 Session von Radio FM4 im April 2008. * „City Of Last Things“ (unveröffentlicht) ist das Debütalbum von 1981. Produziert von Herwig Zamernik (Naked Lunch, Fuzzman) in dessen Fuzzroom in Klagenfurt. Der Veröffentlichungstermin ist noch unbekannt.
Lordi is a hard rock / heavy metal band from Finland, formed in 1996 by 'Mr. Lordi' of Rovaniemi, Finland. They're known for their monster costumes and lyrical themes. In the beginning of the 1990s, Mr. Lordi played in a small band from Rovaniemi. He left the band when the other members didn't agree with the introduction of theatrical elements and KISS-style rock. Mr. Lordi started producing demos under the name Lordi in 1991 and continued to do so for a few years. The rest of the band members met each other for first time in 1996 in Stockholm, where they had gone to see KISS perform.
Disco Ensemble was formed in 1996 in Pori, Finland. For many years the band has been in the basements and underground-venues, writing songs and playing shows that would have put any band in the limelight to shame. From periods ranging from progressive hardcore to more accessible punk rock, childhood friends Mikko (drums) and Jussi (guitar), bassist Lasse and vocalist Miikka have been Finland's best kept secret for too long.
The whole story began in the year 2000. It was just another alcohol-fueled Friday night, and after a while the boys (Ville and Sakke) decided that the world needs another melodic metal band. There can never be enough those around. And since they had been playing in bands practically all their lives, they felt that this should be a piece of cake. After all,how hard can it be to form a band? A rehearsal was scheduled.
There are at least four artists going by the name "Prestige". 1)Barbershop quartet hailing from Toledo, OH. These guys sure have SPUNK. 2)Formed in 1987, PRESTIGE was one of the leading Speed / Thrash metal bands in Finland and one of the first to get signed by a major label. They released three full lenghts: "Attack Against Gnomes" in 1989, "Selling The Salvation" in 1990 and "Parasites In Paradise" 1992.