ROTTEN SOUND BIOGRAPHY
Rotten Sound was formed already in 1993. After a slew of underground releases, singles and EPs, the band unleashed their debut album "Under Pressure" in 1997 on Repulse Records and "Drain" followed in 1998. On year 2002 Rotten Sound released the genre-defining Murderworks (Necropolis/Century Media), one of the corner-stones of the modern grind-core and after the release, Rotten Sound found themselves headlining an European tour. ROTTEN SOUND GENRES
On January 2005 Spinefarm released "Exit"-album, which went immediately to the Finnish charts for three weeks. "Exit" got also praising reviews from different medias around the world and it was claimed as one of the most important extreme releases of the year 2005. After the release of "Exit" Rotten Sound toured in Scandinavia, U.S. and did a 2nd headlining tour in Europe during January 2006.
Sami Latva joined Rotten Sound in February 2006 to replace the long-time drummer, Kai Hahto. The band was expecting to have a long break in 2006 from almost all activites, but when Sami joined, Rotten Sound could start to prepare for the next studio session immediately. They recorded eight new songs for "Consume to Contaminate"-MCD during April 2006. Lyrical content of "Consume to Contaminate" is handling again difficult issues on this globe with loads of cynisism and a touch of death.
Rotten Sound has made four full length albums, ten shorter releases, five European tours, two U.S.-tours, three scandinavian tours and is one of the leading bands in grind-core. Now "Consume to Contaminate" introduces the new heavy, aggressive and insane Rotten Sound: a band which is prepared to take destructive powers of grind-core a few big leaps ahead.
ROTTEN SOUND LYRICAL THEMES
Politics, violence, gore
ROTTEN SOUND ORIGIN
Finland (Vaasa), formed in 1993
ROTTEN SOUND CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Spinefarm / Willowtip
ROTTEN SOUND STATUS
ROTTEN SOUND CURRENT LINE-UP
Q (Mika Aalto) - Guitar (ex-...And Oceans, ex-Black Dawn (Fin), ex-Deathbound, ex-Epäjärjestys, Havoc Unit, Malev6, ex-The True Black Dawn, ex-Vomiturition)
Sami Latva - Drums (Deathbound, ex-...And Oceans, ex-All in Me, Ghost Guard, Havoc Unit, O)
G (Keijo Niinimaa) - Vocals (ex-Burlesque, Uttervoid, ex-Vomiturition)
T (Toni Pihlaja) - Bass (Deathbound, ex-...And Oceans, Havoc Unit)
ROTTEN SOUND PREVIOUS LINE-UP
K (Kai Hahto) - Drums (ex-Arthemesia, ex-Cartilage (Fin), ex-Enochian Crescent, ex-Vomiturition, ex-Wings (Fin), Wintersun)
J (Juha Ylikoski) - Guitar (1998-2001) (Malev6, Throes of Dawn)
H (Mika Häkki) - Bass (2000-03)
Pekka Ranta - Bass (1998-2000)
Masa Kovero - Bass (in Sick Bastard EP)
Ville Väisänen - Drums (in Sick Bastard EP)