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Cartilage

Cartilage . split with Altar Death metal from Vaasa. Guitarist Karri Suoraniemi (later to be known as W.G. Victor) carried on with Wings and Enochian Crescent and vocalist Mikki Salo started a record label called Woodcut Records. Drummer Kai Hahto has played grindcore with Rotten Sound for some time now and also used to be in Enochian Crescent (using the ominous pseudonym Caer Hallam Generis).  

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LP [split w/Altar (Sweden)] Drowned DL 013 SPA 1992
CD [split w/Altar (Sweden)] Drowned   SPA 1992



Case Ace

Case Ace . The Grands On The Table Mediocre hard rock.  

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7" Ten Grands on the Table/This Kind of Love (ps) private ACE1 FIN 1987



Catalepsy

Catalepsy . Why Speed metal from the Turku area. Eventually two thirds of the band forged ahead to form a pop/rock group called Limonadi Elohopea.  

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7" Why?/Finger Points (ps) private CAT 1 FIN 1990
MLP SCREAM private CATMLP-2 FIN 1991
7"EP Digital Time/Lucky You Are/The Sea Takes It's Own (ps,ins) private CAT 3 FIN 1992



Catamenia

Catamenia . Halls of Frozen North Contemporary keyboard-ridden black metal from Oulu.  

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CD HALLS OF FROZEN NORTH Massacre   GER 1998
LP MORNING CRIMSON (inn) Massacre MALP 0190 GER 1999
CD MORNING CRIMSON Massacre MACD 0190 GER 1999



Catwalk

Catwalk . Why Can't I Do It Right Catwalk . Love Is On The Line Hard rock oriented band featuring one of Finland's top blues guitarists Heikki Silvennoinen. Silvennoinen became a national celebrity in the early '90s in the TV comedy series "Kummeli". Singer Heikki Vihinen is nowadays a theatre manager and currently writing a script for a Renny Harlin film about Marshall Mannerheim.

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7" If You Wanna/Fire (ps) Poko PIS 144 FIN 1984
LP CATWALK Poko PÄLP 59 FIN 1985
7" Why Can't I Do It Right?/Take Me (ps) Poko PIS 169 FIN 1985
LP LOVE IS ON THE LINE Poko PÄLP 69 FIN 1986
7" White Room/Valerie (ps) Poko PIS 211 FIN 1987



Charged

Charged . In Vice Thrashers from Lappeenranta who had more ideas in their songs than your average Finnish band but the album was hardly promoted at all and soon after the band vanished into the void.  

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LP IN VICE Euros SIN 1052 FIN 1989



Charon

Charon . Sorrowburn Sentenced clones-cum-HIM clones from Raahe. Hands up, who wants to hear more? Thought so.  

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CD SORROWBURN     DEN 1998



Cherocee

Cherocee . World of Tomorrow Melodic Scandinavian style hard rock from Vaasa.  

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7" World of Tomorrow/Is This for Me private   FIN 1988



Children of Bodom

Children of Bodom . Something Wild Originally formed in 1993 as Inearthed, playing melodic death metal. Then snapped up by Spinefarm who invented a more marketable moniker for the group and launched them into girly metal stardom. The music appeals mostly to the young generations of metal fans. It's got merry melodies aplenty, the keyboads are sweet, and front man Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho has those innocent bad boy looks that the female sex apparently find quite irresistible. Laiho has also played in Thy Serpent, Impaled Nazarene and Sinergy.

Keyboard player Janne Wirman has a solo project called Warmen, featuring bassist Lauri Porra and drummer Mirka Rantanen (ex-Loud Crowd, currently also in Thunderstone) from Finnish progressive metal outfit Tunnelvision, as well as special guests like Kimberly Goss (Sinergy), Roope Latvala (Stone, Sinergy, Waltari, etc.) and Jari Kainulainen (Stratovarius). The soul of this project can also be tracked down to Spinefarm Records - executive Ewo Rytkönen co-ordinated the whole thing down to the last details, even coming up with the song titles. That's complete artistic freedom for ya!
 

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CD SOMETHING WILD Spinefarm   FIN 1997
LP SOMETHING WILD (inn,ins) Nuclear Blast NB 301-1 GER 1997
CD SOMETHING WILD Nuclear Blast NB 301-2 GER 1997
CDS Children of Bodom Spinefarm   FIN 1997
CDS Downfall Spinefarm   FIN 1998
CD HATEBREEDER Nuclear Blast SPI 69 CD FIN 1999
LP HATEBREEDER (picture disc) Nuclear Blast NB 378-1 GER 1999
CD HATEBREEDER Nuclear Blast NB 378-2 GER 1999
CD TOKYO WARHEADS Spinefarm SPI 89 CD FIN 1999



Chorea

Chorea Speed metal group featuring two members, Vellu and Kari, from the Finnish hardcore legends Rattus plus their roadie Mauri.  

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7" Vultures/All Shit (ps, ins) private CHOREA-01 FIN 1989



Christine

Christine . We Love You Chrsitine . Do Or Die Despite the feminine name this is an all-male band. With names like Marc Nicole, Chris Candy, Kim Travis and Pete Sweeney you surely can't expect them to deliver a tornado of testosterone. And sugary hard rock it is alright. Later on ex-Christine members have appeared in bands like Stratovarius, Havana Black and Five Fifteen for instance.

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7" We Love You/Avenue (ps) Flamingo FGS 178 FIN 1988
12" We Love You/Avenue (ps) Flamingo FGMX-015 FIN 1989
7" Do or Die/Suicide Chase (ps) Flamingo FGS 202 FIN 1990



Clandestine Blaze

Clandestine Blaze Black metal.  

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LP FIRE BURNS IN OUR HEARTS Northern Heritage NH-001 FIN 1999
7" ON THE MISSION (ps) Northern Heritage NH-004 FIN 1999



C.O.D.

C.O.D. . Monolith Empire C.O.D. a.k.a Corpus Omni Domini. Metallers from Helsinki, originally speed/thrash, later enhanced with keyboards, infamous for their cover of Phil Collins' "Another Day in Paradise". Guitarist Antti Lindell has also spent some time with Babylon Whores.  

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MCD MONOLITH EMPIRE private CODCD 001 FIN 1996
MCD MONOLITH EMPIRE Wild Rags WRR 101 USA 1997
CD [V/A] SUOMI FINLAND PERKELE - HOW TO UNDERSTAND FINLAND!? LESSON 2 H.T.R.   FIN 1999



Coarse

Suomi Finland Perkele . First Lesson Capital area band that started out with Florida death metal but slowly drifted towards more of a Sentenced -flavoured approach and eventually transformed into Lullacry.  

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CD [V/A] SUOMI FINLAND PERKELE - HOW TO UNDERSTAND FINLAND!? FIRST LESSON H.T.R. 1315-2 FIN 1998



Convulse

Convulse . World Without God Convulse . Reflections Once speed metallers Seven Death's Sins discovered death metal in '90 they changed their name to Convulse. They are considered to be the godfathers of the Nokia death metal scene (see Purtenance and Lubricant). Rami Jämsä (vocals/guitar) had made it on record already a couple of years earlier with hard rock band Havoc and he has also played in Puhelinkoppi (originally a hardcore side project of the Flounder weirdos). In '95 Jämsä submitted a very Pearl Jam/Soundgarden-ish demo to Relapse and the band got dropped. Subsequently the revamped line-up changed the name to Pornorphans and started to play metallic rock enhanced with female vocals and keyboards.

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LP WORLD WITHOUT GOD Thrash THR-013 FRA 1992
CD WORLD WITHOUT GOD Thrash   FRA 1993
7"EP LIVE IN PAIN (ps, bootleg) Magan MR-001 USA 1994
CDS LOST EQUILIBRIUM Relapse   USA 1994
CD REFLECTIONS Relapse   USA 1994



Corporal Feast

Corporal Feast . Mekafon Industrial metal.  

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CD MEKAFON Control CON001 FIN 1997



Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment Capital area death/thrash metal crew fronted by Ali (vocals and bass, originally from Brainwash) accompanied by Ykä (Airdash, as well as Gloomy Grim) on drums and Lare (Dirty Damage, Oppression) and/or Nirri (Airdash, Stone) on guitar.  

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7" Walls - The Doom/Life's Most Gloomiest Darkness (ps, ins) private C.P. 001 FIN 1991
CD INTO THE NERVE OF PAIN     1994
CD PROFANED RELICS     199?
CD STONEFIELD OF A LIFETIME Black Mark   GER 199?



Corruption Inc

Corruption Inc . Pain O.D.    

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MCD PAIN O.D.     FIN 1999



Count De Nocte

Count De Nocte . Sorores Nocte Genitae    

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CD SORORES NOCTE GENITAE Mad Lion   POL 1998



Crashed

Crashed Forssa-based foursome cranking up heavy and doomy thrash on the A-side and an instrumental ballad on the flipside.  

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7" This Man/Commercial Bloodshed (ps) private CRAS-001 FIN 1992



Crimson Midwinter

Crimson Midwinter . Random Chaos A blackish death metal group from the Turku area who made a couple of promising demos but failed to deliver anything more than a lacklustre full-length album.  

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CD [V/A] UNDER THE PAGAN MOON Cyclonic Distribution CP-001 CAN 1996
CD [V/A] OUT OF THE BOX VOL. 1 Black Mark BMCD118 GER 1997
3-CD [V/A] ENCYCLOPAEDIA PESTILENTIA Velvet Music International FRA 1997
CD RANDOM CHAOS Black Mark BMCD131 GER 1999



Crom

Crom Heavy Metal from Pori. The band made a demo before this 7" under the name Witch Hunt.  

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7" Earth Queen/Eyes Of Fire (ps) J&K Productions CROM-1 FIN 1985



Cromwell

Cromwell Homebrewn "corrosion free" heavy rock from Panttila since '84. In many ways this group can be compared to Gobra with the exception that Cromwell are less known to the public. Despite the long history the first release didn't come out until '93 including old demo recordings from the '80s with re-recorded vocals.  

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CD NEON ANGELS private   FIN 1993
CD COMPROMISSING private   FIN 1996



Crossbow

Crossbow Mediocre hard rock with a Foreigner cover on the flipside.  

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7" Hangover / Blinded by science (no ps) private FIN



Cruciferae

From Kaamos To Midnight Sun    

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CD [V/A] FROM KAAMOS TO MIDNIGHT SUN Little Rose LRP 9802 FIN 1998



Cryhavoc

Cryhavoc . Sweetbriers Capital area metallers chewing on Taneli Jarva's old bubble gum - Sentenced copycats, in other words. Bass player Kari Myöhänen also plays in poppy chart toppers Kemopetrol.  

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CD SWEETBRIERS Spinefarm SPI 58 CD FIN 1998
CD PITCH-BLACK BLUES Spinefarm SPI 78 CD FIN 1999