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The Finnish metal phenomenon Stam1na have achieved almost everything a rock band can achieve in Finland. Each of their six albums have sold Gold and the band has played hundreds of kick-ass mostly sold out shows all over the country. They have won three Emma awards (i.e. Finnish Grammy) and are now aiming for the fourth with their new release SLK.
Stam1na’s self-titled debut album catapulted Stam1na straight to the top of the Finnish metal scene right after its release, and the album got nothing but great reviews. The record buyers also appreciated the album and it spent eight weeks on the Finnish album chart. Stam1na toured around Finland and conquered more and more audience. In the yearly polls Finnish rock and metal audience were touchingly unanimous on Stam1na’s greatness; Stam1na was voted as The Newcomer Of The Year in all relevant medias. Their second album, “Uudet Kymmenen Käskyä”, went straight to the 3rd place in the Official Finnish Chart, and stayed in the Top 40 for 17 consecutive weeks, and the the album has now sold gold, over 15 000 copies. “Uudet Kymmenen Käskyä” won the Emma Award, i.e. Finnish GRAMMY, in Metal Album of the Year category.
“Uudet kymmenen käskyä” was released in Germany by ZYX Music in 2007. In Autumn 2007, Apocalyptica invited Stam1na to play 14 gigs with them in the Baltic countries and Germany. Over 40 000 people enjoyed an unforgettable Stam1na show of virtuosity and great fun.
Stam1na continued their glorious story with their third album “Raja”. It spent two weeks on the #1 position of the Finnish album charts and again sold over 15000 copies. “Raja” took the band to Germany again. This time they made thousands of metalheads go nuts at Wacken Open Air festival.
In February 2010 Stam1na released their fourth album “Viimeinen Atlantis”. The album got nothing but praising reviews from the Finnish media and brought the band their first Platinum album. “Viimeinen Atlantis” hit the pole position on charts and also brought Stam1na Emma Award’s in the categories of The Metal Album of the Year and The Band of The Year.
Stam1na’s fifth album Nocebo was released in February 2012. The album was produced by Grammy nominated Joe Barresi who is also known for producing Tool’s 10000 Days and many others. Nocebo hit the #1 positition and sold gold right after its release. The album was released by Bieler Bros Records in the USA in July 2012.
Stam1na’s sixth album SLK was released in February 2014 in Finland. The album is produced by Janne Saksa (Turisas, Rotten Sound) and mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Hatesphere). Again the band took the position #1 on the charts and were handed their sixth Gold album. In the Spring 2014 the band played sold out shows all over Finland and was introduced also for Japanese audience. SLK will be released in Japan and the rest of the Europe later this year.
Antti ”Hyrde” Hyyrynen – vocals, guitar
Pekka ”Pexi” Olkkonen – guitar
Teppo ”Kake” Velin – drums
Kai-Pekka ”Kaikka” Kangasmäki – bass
Emil ”Hippi” Lähteenmäki – keyboards
Stam1na (CD 2005)
Uudet kymmenen käskyä (CD 2006)
Raja (CD 2008)
Viimeinen Atlantis (CD 2010)
Nocebo (CD 2012)
SLK (CD 2014)