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Gandalf

Gandalf Led by one of Finland's top metal journalists Nalle Österman (drums), Helsinki's Gandalf have evolved from their Swedish death metal origins into a heavy rocking ensemble working hard on being groovy and heavy and rocking.

Oh, stop-press: they split up in May 2002.
 

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CD DEADLY FAIRYTALES 1998



Garmine Tango

Garmine Tango . Revolution Needed Melodic metal from Ikaalinen vaguely reminiscent of Queensryche.  

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7" Revolution Needed/Garmine Tango (ps) private GAT-001 FIN 1992



Gerry & Face Gallery

Gerry Face Gallery . Tell Me Melodic Blue Öyster Cult inspired hard rock group fronted by Jari "Gerry" Perko whose brother Jukka Perko is a famous jazz musician.  

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7" Tell Me/Gonna Fight That Nightmare (ps) Yahoo YAHOOS 2 FIN 1986
LP AFTER IMAGE Yahoo YAHOOLP 104 FIN 1987
7" Maria/Out of Reality Polarvox PROMO 2 FIN 1987



Gloomy Grim

Gloomy Grim . Blood, Monsters & Darkness Former Airdash drummer Ykä aka Agathon was always into metal of a more extreme persuasion than the middle-of-the-road speed metal performed by his original band. Apart from groups like Thy Serpent and Corporal Punishment, he has exercised this passion of his with Gloomy Grim, which is essentially a horror music project. With synths. And female vocals.

Urgh.
 

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CD BLOOD, MONSTERS, DARKNESS Holy HOLY34CD 1998



Gobra

Gobra . Despair

Gobra . The First At Last
Gobra . Behind The Deadzone

Gobra. True Tale
If there's a will there's a way. This heavy metal band from Vihanti is the epitome of DIY spirit. The origins of the band go 'til '83 and instead of high profile gigs in bigger cities Gobra used to travel around the country with their own bus and PA system playing dozens of gigs a year in the countryside.

All Gobra records are self-financed and usually recorded and mixed by the band themselves. Due to limited resources the results are often varied but that doesn't prevent the spirit of heavy metal coming through.


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7" The Tryout/Paid to Kill (ps) private GOBRA 864001 FIN 1986
7"EP DESPAIR (ps) private 864002 FIN 1988
7" Behind the Deadzone/Silver Bracelet (ps) private G 864003 FIN 1989
7" Shadow of Sadness/Kiss Your Life Goodbye (ps) private G 864004 FIN 1990
LP THE FIRST AT LAST Flimsy Haze G 864005 FIN 1990
CDEP CASTAWAYS IN TIME Flimsy Haze FIN 1992
CD TRUE TALE Flimsy Haze G864007CD FIN 1992
CD III FIN 199?



God Forsaken

God Forsaken . Dismal Gleams Ostrobothnian doomsters who started life as Putrid. Despite the lengthy silence in the record release department the band is still alive.  

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LP DISMAL GLEAMS OF DESOLATION Adipocere AR 008 FRA 1993
CD DISMAL GLEAMS OF DESOLATION Adipocere AR 008 FRA 1993
CD THE TIDE HAS TURNED Adipocere AR 025 FRA 1995



Godfall

Godfall Xysma-influenced rocking death metal from Jyväskylä.  

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MCD THE SOUND OF ROBOGROOVE Abstract Emotions AE 004 SPA 1995



Golden Helmet

Golden Helmet Solid middle-of-the-road Heavy metal form the capital area.  

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7" Into the Night / Closer to Me (ps) private GH-1 FIN 1990



Gramary

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



Gringos Locos

Gringos Locos Gringos Locos Western hard rock featuring Richard Johnson on vocals - a top quality group in every respect. The band getting an international recording deal in '88 was a big piece of news in the Finnish media at the time. Despite innumerable attempts not a single Finnish pop or rock group had really made it big outside of Finland back then. This shameful state of affairs had tormented Finnish music journalists for years to such an extent that they had managed to make it look like a question of national pride. All bets were placed on Gringos Locos and the band did more than ok but not well enough to bring relief to journalists simmering in self-pity. Later on Johnson has sung in e.g. Project Forever and guitarist Ben Granfelt has recorded a bunch of solo albums. Both Johnson and Granfelt are members of Leningrad Cowboys.

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7" Tough Kid/Mountain (ps) Dig It DIGS 159 FIN 1987
LP GRINGOS LOCOS Dig It DIGLP 35 FIN 1987
LP GRINGOS LOCOS Mercury 834204-1 HOL 1988
CD GRINGOS LOCOS Dig It DIGCD 35 FIN 1987
CD GRINGOS LOCOS Mercury 32PD-494 JPN 1987
CD GRINGOS LOCOS Mercury 834204-2 HOL 1988
7" Jealousy/Mean Rock'n'Roller (ps) Dig It DIGS 165 FIN 1987
7" Shout/Bad Luck's Lament (ps) Dig It DIGS 168 FIN 1987
12"EP JEALOUSY (Remix) Mercury 870231-1 HOL 1988
7" Punch Drunk/Jean Jinx Jane (ps) Dig It DIGS 174 FIN 1989
LP PUNCH DRUNK (inn) Dig It DIGLP 42 FIN 1989
LP PUNCH DRUNK Atlantic 781988-1 GER 1989
CD PUNCH DRUNK Dig It DIGCD 42 FIN 1989
CD PUNCH DRUNK Atlantic 781988-2 GER 1989
7" Living On A Borroved Time/Straight To Your Heart (ps) Dig It DIGS 179 FIN 1989
12"EP LIVING ON A BORROWED TIME (ps) Dig It DIGMX 178 FIN 1989
7" Rain/Party Party (ps) Dig It DIGS 182 FIN 1989
7" Chiquita/Street Credibility (ps) Dig It DIGS 199 FIN 1991
LP RAW DEAL (inn) Dig It DIGLP 52 FIN 1991
CD RAW DEAL Dig It DIGCD 52 FIN 1991



Grizzly

Grizzly . Neon City Hard rock in the '70s fashion.  

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7" Neon City/Zero Dee (ps) Titan TTS 001 FIN 1977
LP NEON CITY Titan TTLP 502 FIN 1977
CD FIN 199?



Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke . Window    

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7" Window/Out of Tune Gunsmoke GSS-01 FIN 1985