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Lambs

Commercial Breakdown Tornio-based metal combo whose punk roots can still be heard in their music.

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CD [V/A] WORLD METAL INQUISITION Sweden Metal Inquisition SWE 1998
CD [V/A] SUOMI FINLAND PERKELE - HOW TO UNDERSTAND FINLAND!? LESSON 2 H.T.R. FIN 1999
CD [V/A] COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN Blank Canvas UK 1999



Latvala Bros

Latvala Bros Stone guitarist Roope Latvala doing progressive instrumental music (speed/power metal, no guitar heroism here!) with his brother Jussi on drums. Petteri Hirvanen of Jackflash fame contributed the keyboard parts.

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CD WOODEN EYES Plutonium PLUTO CD 7007 FIN 199?



Legenda

Legenda . Autumnal Sir Luttinen (Impaled Nazarene) and Niko Karppinen (Maple Cross) processing out their Type O Negative fixations.  

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CD AUTUMNAL Holy HOLY 25 CD FRA 1997
CD ECLIPSE Holy FRA 199?



Hannu Leiden & Midnite Zombies

Hannu Leiden . Uskonut en Hannu Leiden of Sarcofagus and Havana Black fame covering Lynyrd Skynyrd.  

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CDS Uskonut en (no ps) Evidence 0630-16929-2 FIN 1996
CDS Helsingin yöt Evidence FIN 1996



Leroy

Leroy . 7 This hard rock band is where Hannu "Guts" Leiden ended up after parting ways with the mighty Sarcofagus.  

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7" You'll Be Mine/Turn to Rock (ps) Heliander HESG 10 FIN 1981



Let Me Dream

Let Me Dream . My Dear Succubus Goth metallers from Riihimäki/Oitti with moose-like vocals. Formerly known as death metal upstarts Congestion with a terrible but symmetric logo.  

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CD MY DEAR SUCCUBUS Adipocere FRA 1995
MCD MEDLEY RAIN FIN 1997
MCD THE MAZE FIN 1999



Lifeline

Lifeline . Into The Light Lifeline . Million Miles To Love A melodic hard rock group who occasionally got carried away all the way to power metallic pounding. When Jimbo Hammer (Ironcross) joined the group they changed their name to Warhead.

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7"EP INTO THE LIGHT (ps) private STRÖM-91 FIN 1991
7" Million Miles to Love/Lifeline (ps) private LILI-91 FIN 1991



Limelight

Limelight . 7 Sweet and melodic hard rock from the Åland Islands. The band actually got their video played on MTV but things never proceeded any further. Singer Tosse Jansson has also sung on Lars-Eric Mattsson's records but these days you have to go see opera in Sweden in order to see and hear him perform live.  

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7" I Belong to You/Soldiers of Providence (ps) Kustrock FIN 1988



Lindsay Gate

Tuhatsarvisia A hard Rock band with Annica on vocals. Their only officially released recording is a song on a compilation album.  

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LP [V/A] TUHATSARVISIA Jyväskylä 150 KJLP150V87 FIN 1987



Loaded Dice

Loaded Dice . Seven Or Eleven Hard hitting bluesy rock band from Helsinki.  

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MCD SEVEN OR ELEVEN private LOAD-0003 FIN 1997



Lob Losos

Lob Losos . EP Good melodic power/speed metal.  

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7"EP LOOK YOURSELF TO THE MIRROR -EP private LOBEP-89 FIN 1989



The Lords of Chaos

Suomi Rock 2 The Lords of Chaos On the compilation this foursome from Mäntyharju cover Michael Schenker Group's "Feels Like a Good Thing" with rather hilarious results. The 7" offers two own songs, crunchy and straigh forward old style hard rock but sadly the production isn't too great.

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LP [V/A] SUOMI ROCK 2 Extend EXLP2 FIN 1983
7" Condemn To Death / Moonlight With Love private LOCS666 FIN 1983



Lost With You

Lost With You . Battlefield    

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MCD BATTLEFIELD 1996



Loud Crowd

Loud Crowd Loud Crowd A solid feelgood heavy metal group from Viiala that hardly got any attention in their own time but have become one of the most collected Finnish bands abroad. Drummer Mirka Rantanen is still around playing in such bands as Warmen, Tunnelvision, Thunderstone and on the solo album of Timo Kotipelto of Stratovarius.

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7" Goodheart/Revenge Doesn't Care (ps) private LCS-01 FIN 1987
7" Goodheart/Carry On (ps) Poko PIS 246 FIN 1988
LP GUARDIANS (inn) Poko PÄLP 93 FIN 1988
7" Storm Wind/Wayward Child (ps) Kane KANES 245 FIN 1990



Loud Life

Loud Life A hard rock band from Turku featuring a bass player who went on to become Marky the disco star. This vividly illustrates the difference between the Finnish and Swedish music scenes: Martin Eriksson of Maninnya Blade turned into E-Type selling humongously and the bass player of Loud Life turned into Marky selling, well, fuck all. Anyway, the Loud Life vocalist Eetu Koch sang in Minx a little later.  

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7" Tomorrow/No More (ps) Kane KREISI-99 FIN 1989



Lubricant

Lubricant . Nookleptia Xysma influenced rocking death metal band hailing from the Nokia scene (see Convulse and Purtenance) who used to call themselves O.V.D. before discovering the joys of death metal.  

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MLP NOOKLEPTIA Morbid MR-008 GER 1993
MCD NOOKLEPTIA Morbid MR-008 CD GER 1993



Lullacry

Lullacry . Sweet Desire Female fronted heavy rock band featuring members of Coarse. We refuse to use the term Pamela Metal here, 'cause it's an insult to both Pamela and Metal.  

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CD SWEET DESIRE 1999



Lyijykomppania

Lyijykomppania Lyijykomppania Heavy and disciplined - a good two words to describe this doomy trio that could spring from nowhere else than Finland. The band consisted of Esa Moilanen (drums) and Timo Rautiainen (vocals and guitar) plus a roundabout of bass players (e.g. Tapio Wilska who later on has played in Wizzard and Furthest Shore, and Alaluusua who later on has played in Trio Niskalaukaus).

In the late '90s Timo Rautiainen formed Trio Niskalaukaus who play the same type of material with only a tad more groovy touch but with a hell of a lot more sales and success.

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7"EP OHJELMANJULISTUS (ps) Bassmania TIK-3 FIN 1991
7"EP SYNKKÄÄ JYNKYTYSTÄ (ps) Bassmania TIK-7 FIN 1991
LP UIMAKOULU Bassmania TIK-13 FIN 1993
MCD SUDEN HETKI RAM Disc RAM 001 FIN 1994
CD VIIMEINEN VOITELU RAM Disc RAM 002 FIN 1996