Kotiteollisuus (transl. Home Industry) is a Finnish hardrock/metal band that was formed in 1991 in Lappeenranta. The band released its first demo tape in 1993 under the name "Hullu Ukko Ja Kotiteollisuus" ("The Crazy Old Geezer And Home Industry"). The shortened name and current line-up was established in 1997.KOTITEOLLISUUS GENRES
Kotiteollisuus is said to combine "furious heavy metal with Finnish sullenness". Subjects frequently touched upon in songs are the current state of the nation, religion and mankind in general. The band members have become known for their outspokenness during interviews and shows. Especially guitarist-vocalist Jouni Hynynen is known for heckling and commenting on the audience during live shows.
Kotiteollisuus is undoubtly one of the most popular metal bands in Finland, having produced one platinum and several gold-selling albums and winning Finnish Emmys in 2003 and 2005 for best metal record (HelvetistÃ¤ ItÃ¤Ã¤n) and best DVD (NeljÃ¤n Tunnin Urakka) respectively.
The band recently finished recording their eigth album, Iankaikkinen, released in November 2006.
KOTITEOLLISUUS LYRICAL THEMES
Death, Life, Hell, Bible Themes
Finland (Lappeenranta), formed in 1993
KOTITEOLLISUUS CURRENT RECORD LABEL
KOTITEOLLISUUS CURRENT LINE-UP
Jouni Hynynen - Guitar, Vocals (ex-Pronssinen Pokaali)
Janne Hongisto - Bass
Jari Sinkkonen - Drums
Tuomas Holopainen - Session & Live Keyboards (ex-Darkwoods My Betrothed, Furthest Shore, For My Pain..., ex-Nattvindens Gråt, Nightwish, Sethian, Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus, ex-Timo Rautiainen)
KOTITEOLLISUUS PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Tomi Sivenius - Guitar, Vocals (ex-Pronssinen Pokaali)
Simo Jäkälä - Vocals (demo releases only)
Miitri Laaksonen - Session backing vocals
Janne Hynynen - Session backing vocals (ex-Mokoma)