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Hallowed

From Kaamos to Midnight Sun Christian heavy metallers, hell-bent, oops, heaven-bent on becoming Finland's very own Manowar. Too bad Forever Winter beat them to it.  

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



Halonen

Halonen Halonen A Finnish music scene mainstay, writer of many a gold-selling schlager and semi-evergreen. This Purple/Heep/Rainbow-influenced hard rock album and the accompanying singles were some sort of a side step for Mr. Halonen. He has worked with Kirka for years and the diminutive schlager/rock star actually recorded some of these songs a couple of years later with better success.


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12"EP I HAVE PLAYED ROCK'N'ROLL Dig It DIGMX 153 FIN 1985
7" If Home Was Here/I Have Played Rock'n'Roll (ps) Dig It DIGS 154 FIN 1985
LP I HAVE PLAYED ROCK'N'ROLL (ins) Dig It DIGLP 30 FIN 1985
7" Strangers In The Night/Blood On The Streets (ps) Dig It DIGS 155 FIN 1985



Hangover

Hangover Hard rock'n'roll band with shades. Nowadays mainman Ilari Siekkinen has his own home improvement TV show on a local TV station three nights a week.  

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7" Shakedown/A Night of the City (ps) private HANG 100 FIN 1991



Hard Rock Sallinen

Hard Rock Sallinen Hard Rock Sallinen . Heavy Metal Symphony A power trio featuring the Sallinen brothers rocking hard. The early recordings of the band are sung in Finnish and aren't particularly powerful but the material recorded in the early '80s is solid hard rock with driving guitar work.

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LP [V/A] ROCK RALLYE '77 Finnlevy FL 5035 FIN 1977
2-LP [V/A] PROVINSSI-ROCK '80 LIVE Kemu KEMULP2 FIN 1980
7" Let's Make Love/So Long My Friend (ps) Rokit VD-7 FIN 1980
LP [V/A] HEAVY METAL & LIVE Poko PÄLP 23 FIN 1981
LP HEAVY METAL SYMPHONY Zero ZRL 2007 FIN 1982



Hardline

Hardline A fivesome formerly known as Mammoth hailing from Oulu playing traditional mid-tempo heavy metal. Especially the A-side is in the finest Running Wild tradition.  

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7" The Rock Band/Lay My Stakes Into the Future (ps) private HLR-001 FIN 1988



Hatework

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



Havana Black(s)

Havana Black A hard rock combo fronted by Hannu "Guts" Leiden of Sarcofagus fame. Originally the band was called Havana Blacks but the "s" was dropped when it was time to start marketing the band outside of Finland - a politically correct decision that hurt no one.

Havana Black can be called one of those Finnish bands that almost made it big. They toured the States with Michael Schenker Group and Great White and shared the same management with Guns'n'Roses but in the end things just didn't turn out the way they might have.

Nowadays Leiden runs the Seawolf Studios in Suomenlinna (an island off Helsinki's coast) where a number of Finnish (metal) bands have recorded their material.
 

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7" Is It Fun?/I'm Beggin' Your Pardon (ps) Parlophone 006-138473 7 FIN 1985
12"EP DEAD AT CAFE INTERPOL (ps) Parlophone 016-138497 6 FIN 1986
7" Guts/Oh Well (ps) Parlophone 006-138517 7 FIN 1987
LP FACELESS DAYS Parlophone 777-795409 1 FIN 1987
CD FACELESS DAYS Parlophone 777-795409 2 FIN 1987
7" Sheila/Trashtown (ps) Parlophone 006-138540 7 FIN 1987
7" Hoo Myself/Shoot You Down Parlophone 777-138554 7 FIN 1988
7" Hoo Myself/? EMI JPN 1989
7" Indian Warrior/Sense of Love (ps) Parlophone 777-138548 7 FIN 1988
7" Lone Wolf/Run With Me (ps) Parlophone 016-138560 7 FIN 1988
7" Lone Wolf/? Capitol USA 1989
CDS Lone Wolf Parlophone 560-138561 2 FIN 1988
CDEP LONE WOLF (promo) Capitol USA 1989
LP INDIAN WARRIOR Parlophone 777-790567 1 FIN 1988
LP INDIAN WARRIOR Capitol C1-90567 USA 1989
LP INDIAN WARRIOR Capitol 064-794316 1 GER 1989
LP INDIAN WARRIOR Capitol EKLP-0074 KOR 1990
CD INDIAN WARRIOR Parlophone 777-790567 2 FIN 1988
CD INDIAN WARRIOR Capitol C1-90567 USA 1988
CD INDIAN WARRIOR Capitol 064-794316 2 GER 1989
CD INDIAN WARRIOR Toshiba TOCP-6159 JPN 19??
MCD GREAT WHITE BLUES AND BOOGIE TOUR (promo) Capitol USA 1989
CD [split w/Pepe Ahlqvist] RADIOMAFIA YLE 2 Yle YLE CDY45 FIN 1991
7" Love, Understanding & a Helping Hand/Faceless Days (ps) Parlophone 777-138618 7 FIN 1991
LP EXILES IN MAINSTREAM Parlophone 777-796916 1 FIN 1991
CD EXILES IN MAINSTREAM Parlophone 777-796916 2 FIN 1991
CD EXILES IN MAINSTREAM Pony Canyon PCCY-00302 JPN 199?
CDS King of Beggars Parlophone 7243 86702 2 FIN 1993
LP GROWING WINGS Parlophone 7243 827601 1 FIN 1993
CD GROWING WINGS Parlophone 7243 827601 2 FIN 1993
CD GROWING WINGS Toshiba TOCP-8166 JPN 199?
MCD LEFTOVERS FOR THE RIGHT PEOPLE Also ALS-002 FIN 1994
CD [V/A] HEADIN' FOR THE NORTH Pink Honey ROSACD 200 SWE 1995
CD LEGEND OF THE INDIAN WARRIORS (BEST OF) Parlophone 7243 496750 2 FIN 1998



Havoc

Havoc Obscure hard rock band from Nokia. This is the first record of Rami Jämsä who later became known as the front man of death metallers Convulse.  

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7" Passage in My Life/Surrounded by Bain (ps) private FIN 1989



Hellion Noise

Hellion Noise Melodic mid-tempo metal from Lahti. In January 1989 drummer Tude Usvala joined the ranks of power trio Francine who have made a succesful career with their energetic rock'n'roll/rockabilly/punk mix.  

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7" Devil's Daughter/Magic Moment (ps) private HNS-688 FIN 1988



Hevinkelium

Hevinkelium . Varrella Virren Heavy metal versions of hymns (sung in Finnish of course) - how's that for a stillborn idea?
If not badly mistaken this is a side project of a pop/rock cover band Super Trouper that features e.g. former members of Finland's very first rap posse Pääkköset.
 

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CD VARRELLA VIRREN Mefisto MEFCD 0198 FIN 1998
CDS Tiellä ken vaeltaa Mefisto FIN 1998



Hidden Truth

Hidden Truth . Just Another Game Garage level hard rock that doesn't really take off at any point.  

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7" Just Another Game/Run Away (ps) private HTS 89 FIN 1989



J. Hiltunen's Wings of Destiny

J. Hiltunen's Wings of Destiny An undiscovered Yngwie J. Malmsteen from Kallio, Helsinki. Mostly instrumental guitar virtuosity but Peter James Goodman (Stud, Pegasos etc.) doing vocals when necessary.  

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CD J. HILTUNEN'S WINGS OF DESTINY private FIN 1996



HIM

HIM Love metal - oh boy and yeah right. Make that rather sweet melodic hard rock with some dark goth-romantic vibe added to make the impressionable youth go wild. The band started out by covering Chris Isaak and went on from there. The attraction of HIM (His Infernal Majesty in the early days) is strongly based on vocalist Ville Valo's charisma - something the dozens of undistinguished copycats can only dream of. Drummer Gas Lipstick (Mika "Kaasu" Karppinen) has played drums also in Kyyria among others and he was also the vocalist in thrash combo Dementia.  

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CDEP 666 WAYS TO LOVE: PROLOGUE BMG 74321 424522 FIN 1996
CDS WHEN LOVE AND DEATH EMBRACE BMG 74321 530882 FIN 1997
CD GREATEST LOVE SONGS VOL. 666 BMG 74321 531062 FIN 1997
CDEP YOUR SWEET SIX SIX SIX FIN 1997



Hin Onde

Hin Onde . Fiery September Time    

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7"EP FIERY SEPTEMBER TIME (ps) Aftermath Music CHAPTER III NOR 1998



Hiroshima

Hiroshima . Taste of Death Originally formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1982 as Target, and considered a Swedish band by most people but featured here here by public demand. The band's guitarists were brothers originally from Pielavesi and drummer Raimo "The Quick" Pikanen was a rock n' roll veteran from Tampere (who had already played glam rock in Alwari Tuohitorvi in the early '70s - and is still active in Indians Of Justice with Jukka Tolonen of Tasavallan Presidentti fame). Hiroshima played solid '80s metal with some '70s hard rock influences. Bass player Jouko went on to play in glam/sleaze rockers Pussy Galore and vocalist Tony moved to the States in the late '80s.  

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7" Soldier of the World/Nuclear Night (ps) Pirate HIRS 830901 SWE 1983
7" Rock'n'Roll Priest/Touch Me (ps) Kräk KRÄKS 45 FIN 1984
LP TASTE OF DEATH Kräk KRÄLP 16 FIN 1984



Hollis Brown

Hollis Brown Hollis Brown . Nightmare Solid hard rock group from Vaasa with strong AC/DC wibe. Special guest star Dave Lindholm (a Finnish rock scene mainstay) doing some guitar solos on the bedut single.

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7" Rock'n Roll Brainstorm/Rise My Rifle (ps) MauMau MAUMAU-2 FIN 1989
7" Nightmare / She Wanna Ride (ps) private HBS-91 FIN 1991



Holy Rose

Holy Rose Melodic mainstrean metal trio. Well played but the production is the kind quality you can expect from a private release.  

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7" No Pre-motion / Over (ps) private HOLYS 01 FIN 1989



Horna

Horna . 7 Grim keyboard-free black metal from Lappeenranta, singing in Finnish for the most part.  

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3-CD [V/A] ENCYCLOPAEDIA PESTILENTIA Velvet Music International FRA 1997
CD HIIDENTORNI Solistitium SOL015 GER 1997
MCD KOHTI YHDEKSÄN NOUSUA Solistitium SOL018 GER 1998
CD HAUDANKYLMYYDEN MAILLA Solistitium SOL031 GER 1999
7"EP SOTA (ps) Sinister Productions GRE 1999
10"EP PERIMÄ VIHASSA JA VERIKOSTOSSA (picture disc) Oskorei OP-011 NOR 1999



Horsepower

Horsepower . Weekend Wizard Horsepower . Tall, Terrific and Trouble Hard rockers from Tampere whose self-financed 7" single topped the local (as in Tampere, a city of less than 300.000 people) single charts and due to this massive success got signed by Poko Rekords, Finland's biggest indie label at the time.

Drummer Ari "Kreivi" Toikka has later tasted real success in the world-famous disco group Bomfunk MC's. Vocalist Juha Junttu has made a good career in acting.


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7" Weekend Wizard/Motor of Love (ps) Blues Brothers BBX-001 FIN 1988
7" Bad Hearted Woman/Rosalie (ps) Poko PIS 258 FIN 1989
LP VIRGINITY (inn) Poko PÄLP 105 FIN 1989
CD VIRGINITY Poko POKOCD 105 FIN 1989
7" Big Fat Mama/Oh My Oh (ps) Poko PIS 265 FIN 1989
12" A NEW ROSE EVERY DAY Poko PIS 280-12 FIN 1990
7" Gloria/Forgotten Roads (ps) Poko PIS 289 FIN 1991
LP SECOND ALBUMMAH (inn) Poko PÄLP 116 FIN 1991
CD SECOND ALBUMMAH Poko POKOCD 116 FIN 1991
CDEP TNT Poko PSCD03 FIN 1991
CDEP KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY Poko PSCD17 FIN 1992
LP TALL, TERRIFIC AND TROUBLE (inn) Poko PÄLP 135 FIN 1992
CD TALL, TERRIFIC AND TROUBLE Poko POKOCD 135 FIN 1992
CD LOUD AND PROUD Poko POKOCD 157 FIN 199



Hundred Years

Hundred Years . Skyhook    

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CD YEAR IN, YEAR OUT 1993
CD HUNDRED YEARS Hellhound GER 1995
CD SKYHOOK Hellhound GER 1997