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updated 12 September 2003 © isten

F(uncunt)

F . split with Bewitched Prog metal weirdos from Söörmarkku/Pori. For some unfathomable reason Colombian metal baron Bull Metal (ex-Masacre) signed them on his label Warmaster. Shortened the moniker to the more politically correct F, recorded a self-financed CD and disappeared. Bass player Jukka Sillanpää also played in Sceptical Schizo/Lavra and later in As Divine Grace. Guitarist/vocalist Jussi Saivo teamed up with Jarkko Toivonen (ex-Unholy) under the banner Tiermes, sound and mind expansion adventures.  

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LP [split w/Bewitched (Chile)] Warmaster WAR 002 COL 1993
CD I-III Ei Enää FIN 1994



Faff-Bey

Faff-Bey Faff-Bey Self-proclaimed "saw rock messiahs" from Oulu - more hardcore-inspired in the beginning, then developing into a sort of warped thrash metal band. Guitarist/vocalist Maike has spent time with hardcore superstars Terveet Kädet and is currently also in The Black League.

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7"EP S/M PARTY (ps) private GRAVES-388 FIN 1988
LP BACK FROM THE GRAVE Bad Vugum BAD-3 FIN 1988
7" Emptyhead/No Rule (ps) Bad Vugum BAD-8 FIN 1989
LP DOESN'T FEEL LIKE LAUGHING... IT'S THE SECOND FUNERAL Bad Vugum BAD-14 FIN 1990
LP BIRTHDAY (inn) Poko PÄLP 122 FIN 1991
CD BIRTHDAY (inn) Poko POKOCD 73 FIN 1991
CDEP ACE OF SPADES Poko PSCD 11 FIN 1992
CD NEW RELIGION Poko POKOCD 151 FIN 1994



Fall of Man

Fall of Man . Aeonian Hymns    

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MCD AEONIAN HYMNS private KC-CD 004 FIN 1999



Fall of the Leafe

Fall of the Leafe . Evanescent, Everfading    

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CD EVANESCENT, EVERFADING Defiled DLF-4724-2 USA 1998



Fasten Belts

Fasten Belts . Overdose of... Love Diverse hard rock.  

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LP OVERDOSE OF... LOVE Mastershots SHOLP-1 FIN 1987
7" Scary Heart/Inside of Love US Records USS100 FIN 1988
7" Endless Drive/Inside of Love Mastershots SHOS-2 FIN 1990



Feedback

Feedback Feedback Finland's Deep Purple hailing from Tampere. After the debut CD the band parted ways with vocalist Pete and his replacement Kai "Kuju" Hyttinen was found from Baby Green. Ever since there has been a lot of traffic behind the drums and the keyboards but the band still exists - sort of. They haven't made any records and they call themselves Cream Crackers and concentrate on playing Deep Purple covers instead of their own songs. Keyboard wizard Tumppu who played on all the Feedback records is nowadays one of the three hosting pianists in the immensely popular Saturday night prime time TV show "Bumtsi Bum".

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7" Ain't Such a Bad Thing/The Ocean (ps) private FBS-001 FIN 1990
7" And I Fly Out of the Time/Bad Times(ps) private FBS-002 FIN 1991
7" [split w/Tiistaimitävaan] Give A Cry/Tuntematon Mielihyvä (ps) TEMU TEMUS-001 FIN 1992
CD THE FACTORY FB Industries FBICD-01 FIN 1993



Ferox

Ferox . Hidden Minds Thrash metal. Not to be confused with a horror punk band with same name that released two 7"s.  

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7" Hidden Minds/Looking For Reality (ps) private FEROX-01 FIN 1989



Filthy Asses

Filthy Asses . Have No Fear Before joining Stratovarius Timo Kotipelto used to sing in this aptly named heavy metal band.  

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7"EP HAVE NO FEAR (ps) private FA-001 FIN 1991



Finntroll

Finntroll . Middnattens Widunder Heavy weight oompah sung in Swedish.  

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CD MIDNATTENS WIDUNDER Spikefarm NAULA 003 FIN 1999



Firefall

Suomi Finland Perkele 2    

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CD [V/A] SUOMI FINLAND PERKELE - HOW TO UNDERSTAND FINLAND!? LESSON 2 H.T.R. FIN 1999



Five Fifteen

5.15 . Stadium Progressive hard rockers from the capital area who wrote their name in the numeric form 5.15 in the early days.  

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7" Nirvana/Kylmemmäksi kuin jää (ps) Bluelight BLR 4512 FIN 1990
12"EP OHMIN LAKI (picture disc) Bluelight BLR 4515 FIN 1991
7" Kesäinen Stadi/Shakinpelaaja (ps) Bluelight BLR 4519 FIN 1991
7" Sleepwalker/Nightingale Waltz (ps) Bluelight BLR 4523 FIN 1992
CD PROGRESSIVE HARD ROCK BEYOND THE MAINSTREAM Bluelight BLR 3319CD FIN 1994
CD [V/A] MONK ROCK FSCD-001 FIN 1994
CD ARMAGEDDON JAM SESSION NUMBER FOUR Blastic Heaven BHR 3324 2 FIN 1995
CD PSYCHEDELIC SINGALONGS FOR STADIUMS Blastic Heaven BHR 3343 2 FIN 1997
CDS Innocence Is No Excuse Blastic Heaven BHR 4553 2 FIN 1998
2-CD SIX DIMENSIONS OF THE ELECTRIC CAMEMBER Blastic Heaven BHR 3354 0 FIN 1998
CD SIX DIMENSIONS OF THE ELECTRIC CAMEMBER Blastic Heaven BHR 3354 2 FIN 1999
CDEP I DON'T REMEMBER Blastic Heaven BHR 4557 2 FIN 1999



Flashbacksliders

Flashbacksliders Backsliders plus Albert Järvinen of Finnish rock'n'roll legends the Hurriganes.  

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7" Let's Go Rockin' Tonight/I'm Talkin' About You (promo) Polarvox PROMO 25 FIN 1990
CDS Let's Go Rockin' Tonight (promo) Polarvox FIN 1990
LP LET'S GO ROCKIN' TONIGHT Amulet WISH 40 FIN 1990
CD LET'S GO ROCKIN' TONIGHT Amulet WISH CD 40 FIN 1990



Flounder

Flounder . Manifesto Avantgarde thrashing foursome from Tampere/Ylöjärvi who stirred the underground with demo tapes that were chockfull of complex-for-complexity's-sake compositions. Before the Flounder years a couple of the members actually recorded an album with their teen-pop band Jam Jam.

The belated Flounder CD release no longer featured the original line-up. Timo Väänänen (vocals/guitars) had already left the band in favour of his dance music projects and later on found himself in Finnish gothic rockers Two Witches. After Flounder ceased to exist for good drummer Juppo joined Feedback and Convulse for a while and bass player Tenze joined a pop group called Super who supposedly got some recognition in Japan. Guitarist Aki Yli-Salomäki has dabbled in prog/jazz fusion, making at least one solo effort. The session vocalist on the Flounder CD was Petri from the Parkano-based techno thrashers Tetragon who unfortunately never made it on record.
 

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MCD MANIFESTO private FIN 1992



Forever Winter

Forever Winter . Revenge It's safe to say that this Tampere-based band wouldn't clinch any of the top places in the Manowar impression competition although they do try their darnedest.  

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CD REVENGE Unisound USR 031 GRE 1999



45 Degree Woman

Suomi Finland Perkele . First Lesson Industrial metal from the capital area featuring Pasi Koskinen of Amorphis on vocals.  

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



Fultrack

Fultrack Melodic metal of the Maiden/Metallica mould from Tampere.  

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CDEP LOST INSIDE Full Tracks FIN 1998



Funebre

Funebre . 7 Funebre . Children of the Scron Alongside with Abhorrence these splatter freaks from Turku were Finland's first real death metal band. Whatever they lost in nuances they more than made up for in rawness and brutality. Two tracks from their five track debut demo were pressed on vinyl and after the second demo the band was picked up by Spinefarm who were taking their first steps in the record releasing business. The debut album was recorded but the band was already dead, buried and consumed by maggots when the record saw the dark of night.

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7" Brainspoon/Necropolis Discomposure (ps) Whisper In Darkness 02 GER 1990
LP CHILDREN OF THE SCORN Spinefarm SPI 3 FIN 1991
CD CHILDREN OF THE SCORN Spinefarm SPI 3 CD FIN 1991



Furia

Furia Moonshine black/death metal from Porvoo.  

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MCD THY SECOND MONTH OF WINTER private FURYCD001 FIN 1997



Furnace

Furnace Has been described by somebody somewhere as "metallic grindcore with hardcore influences" which we reckon is a bit repetitive. Anyway, at least we know the ballpark, roughly, and the group's from Lahti.  

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MCD BLOODSTAIN Kidney KDN03 FIN 1998



Furthest Shore

Furthest Shore An offshoot of Darkwoods My Bethrothed trying to keep their heads above the water on the coattails of viking-era Bathory. Tapio Wilska from Lyijykomppania, Stray Toasters and Wizzard participated in the project. As did keyboard player Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish.  

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CD CHRONICLES OF HETHENESSE, BOOK 1: THE SHADOW DESCENDS 199?