Therapy? (NI). One of the 1990s signposts in alternative rock music premiere gig in Vaasa, Finland. They took over where the grunge gang of the 90s ended and the latest album “CLEAVE” from 2018 has received good reviews from nostalgic fans and critics. The band’s music is a skilful and responsive mix of alt.rock, metal and punk. Most famous are the albums for the album “Troublegum”. One million sellers worldwide.
The other foreign band whose name is published Sparzanza (SE). The Swedish hard rock band with more than 20 working years under the rivet belt. A frequent guest in Finland. Seven released LPs, many club and festival gigs including Qstock, Sauna Open Air, Myötätuulirock and RockCock have given the band a stable following. Sparzanza comes with great guitar-based comp and melodies that cling to consciousness and a darkness that feels. Deep in the mind.
The Norwegian punk rock icon, known as singer in Turbonegro 1993-2010 with hits such as “All My Friends Are Dead” and “I Got Erection”, Hank Von Hell, arrive in Finland. Hank’s solo career has been above expectations. In 2018 he released the solo album “Egomania” which has gathered praise from domestic media and now we finally get to see him perform with his former band’s hits and also with songs from his own solo production.
Mokoma, which got its start in Lappeenranta in 1996, has faithfully adhered to its thrash metal roots until today and has grown up to one of the most significant metal bands singing in Finnish. The band’s soloist Marko Annala has also excelled as a writer and has published two successful novels. The band’s 11th studio album “Ihmissokkelo” will see the daylight in February. In Vaasa, old hits like “Kuu saa valtansa auringolta” and “Sinne Memory aamu sarastaa” are performed, but also some new songs.
Klamydia is finally seen on its own home ground when the band’s solid hit cavalier kicks off at Villa Sandviken at dusk. The band certainly does not need any detailed presentation. Many are those music enthusiasts who, during the band’s 30-year career, have sung along in their down-to-earth, straight songs.