THE ZOMBI BIOGRAPHY
THE ZOMBI GENRES
Finnish death metal band The Zombi was formed with the original name Zombi in 2003 by guitarist Paavo Härkönen and vocalist Ville Vuorinen. In the beginning, the music was heavily inspired by Six Feet Under, later shifting perhaps to a more brutal approach and a style closer to Cannibal Corpse.
Lacking a drummer, the two-man project made their first songs using a drum machine and released them on the most popular Finnish website for free music, Mikseri.net. After four released songs, the popularity of The Zombi in Mikseri.net had already grown to such measures that Paavo and Ville decided to seek members for a full line-up and finally make The Zombi something that could be considered a real band.
After completing the line-up in 2005, intense band practicing begun. Alas, problems occured shortly and The Zombi had no choice but to let two of the new members go. Only drummer Aki Kuusinen (also the drummer of the metal band SinKing) remained and The Zombi now consisted of three members, missing a bassist and a second guitarist. During these times also legal issues occured, as The Zombi was threatened by a lawsuit from Relapse Records and had to change their name from Zombi to The Zombi (Relapse Records has a band called Zombi).
In late 2006, the recordings of Appetite for Flesh began in Pirkanmaa Polytechnic, in which Paavo was studying music producing at the time. Due to several non-relevant reasons, the production process was painstakingly slow and the EP wasn't released until June 2007. Before the release The Zombi also made an appearance on Heavy Karaoke: Basement Tapes Vol 1 DVD with the song "In the Cellar".
Recently two new members have joined the band: Janne Rönkkö on guitars and Ville Ryöti on bass. The band is now getting ready for touring...
THE ZOMBI LYRICAL THEMES
Gore, Horror Movies
THE ZOMBI ORIGIN
Finland (Virrat (former), Hämeenlinna (now)), formed in 2003
THE ZOMBI CURRENT RECORD LABEL
THE ZOMBI STATUS
THE ZOMBI CURRENT LINE-UP
Kuolio (Paavo Härkönen) - Guitars, Mixing (formerly also Bass & Drum Programming) (2003-)
Kallo (Ville Vuorinen) - Vocals (2003-)
Rutto (Aki Kuusinen) - Drums (SinKing, Yearning)
Janne Rönkkö - Guitars (2007-)
Ville Ryöti - Bass (Devilhorn, ex-Kivimetsän Druidi) (2007-)
THE ZOMBI PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Raato - Bass
Surma - Guitars