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M.A.D.

M.A.D.  

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7" Red Light / Time For Disillusion (ps) private M.A.D.1 FIN 1989



Peter Bredbacka's Madhouse

Magic Wave One of the earliest hard rockers in Finland with strong '70s wibe. Good musicianship combined with two songs that are slightly reminiscent of the more laidback edge of NWOBHM.

Axeman Peter Bredbacka made a short visit to Iron Cross playing on their "Uusi musa" appearance and Jukka Ritari was one of the three vocalists on the Moottorilinnut album. These days some of the members have a band called Epoch Theta.

 

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7" Midnight / Strange World (ps) private PBM-010 FIN 1981



Magic Wave

Magic Wave Self-financed quality hard rock in the '70s fashion. After the debut album the band have released two CD-R promo EP's ("Smoke In My Hideaway" in 1998 and "Starlight Honey" in 1999).  

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CD MAGIC WAVE private THINNER CD-001 FIN 1998



Majesty

Majesty . The Crown of Scorpio One man doom metal project from Tampere (originally from Peräseinäjoki) reportedly cherishing the finest traditions of the genre - monumental, melancholic and with clear vocals. The man behind all this is Marko Hautamäki a.k.a Lord Gravehill who has recently joined Finnish gothic rock legends Two Witches.  

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MCD THE CROWN OF SCORPIO 1996



Malice In Wonderland

  Type O Negative and Metallica inspired stuff featuring the former drummer of hardcore group Sekasorto. Has been described as "sort of a Master's Thesis from the Outokumpu Roadie Academy".
 

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CDEP MALICE IN WONDERLAND FIN 1995



Malpractice

Malpractice . Frozen Malpractice . Of Shape And Balance Progressive metal from Kouvola for all the Queensryche fans out there. Started out in 1994 and shares a member with To/Die/For.

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MCD MEMORIAL private FIN 1996
MCD FROZEN private FIN 1996
MCD OF SHAPE & BALANCE Mastervox FIN 1998



Manifestium

From Kaamos To Midnign Sun    

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



Mannerheim

Mannerheim . Feel The Dawn Hard Rock from Kotka.  
 

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7" Feel the Dawn/Hard Situation (ps) Bluelight BLR-4510-SP FIN 1989
7" White Room/Torn to Pieces (ps) Bluelight BLR-4527 FIN 1992
CD FEEL THE DAWN Bluelight BLR-3317 CD FIN 1994
CD MANNERHEIM II Bluelight BLR-3348 CD FIN 199?



Maple Cross

Maple Cross . The Eight Day of Creation Thrash metallers from Jääli (near Oulu - ask NHL defenseman Janne Niinimaa for specifics) with songs incorporating funky parts with wind instruments and piano and so forth. Worked surprisingly well but ultimately wasn't either aggressive or peculiar enough to elevate them from an underground curio to cult heroes - or bona fide recording artists, for that matter.

Their anaemic comeback in the 2000s cannot exactly be called a reunion because there are no original members involved.
 

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LP THE EIGHTH DAY OF CREATION private MCLP 001 FIN 1992



Mary

Mary . Kuollut    

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MCD KUOLLUT Banned 001 FIN 1998



Mary-Ann

Mary-Ann Mary-Ann . Deeper Sin Hard rockers from Kouvola who got signed by Spinefarm and became To/Die/For.

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CD MARY-ANN private MACD69 FIN 1997
MCD DEEPER SIN private LLCD001 FIN 1998



Massacre

Massacre . Tuho Hardcore influenced speed metal or speed metal influenced hardcore? This is one of those insignificant questions not even the band could ever decide on. One thing's for sure though - they came from Kuru. Didn't they?  

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7"EP [split w/Miquel Co.] private PVEP-84 FIN 1984
7"EP TUHO (ps, ins) Tuho TUHO 004 FIN 1984
LP MASSACRE (INS) Rock-O-Rama RRR 49 GER 1985
LP FROM WOMB TO THE GRAVE (ins) Ataque AF 9 BRA 1987



Masterwork

Masterwork . 7 Very young power metal band from Hämeenlinna who would have needed a bit more work-out to achieve some real power.  

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7" Bad Power/Penitential Sermon (ps,ins) Black Water WATER-002 FIN 1990



Lars Eric Mattson

Lars Eric Mattson . Can't Go On Without Your Love Lars Eric Mattson . Obsession Guitar virtuoso from the Åland Islands who in addition to his solo works has also played in bands and projects like Eternity, Zero The Hero, Vision and Astral Groove.

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7"EP CAN'T GO ON WITHOUT YOUR LOVE (ps) private LEMEP-01 FIN 1987
LP ETERNITY Black Dragon BD 036 FRA 1988
CD ETERNITY Black Dragon BDCD 036 FRA 1988
CD ETERNITY FEMS APCY-8008 JPN 1988
LP NO SURRENDER Black Dragon BD 041 FRA 1989
CD NO SURRENDER Black Dragon BDCD 041 FRA 1989
CD NO SURRENDER FEMS APCY-8009 JPN 1989
CD NO SURRENDER Lion Music FIN 1999
LP ELECTRIC VOODOO Black Dragon BD 050 FRA 1991
CD ELECTRIC VOODOO Black Dragon BDCD 050 FRA 1991
CD ELECTRIC VOODOO SKC KOR 1995
CD THE EXCITER [= ELECTRIC VOODOO] Leviathan USA 1992
CD OBSESSION Lion Music LMC 9801 2 FIN 1998



Max Blinder

Max Blinder . Nightmare Queen Heavy Rock from Eura.  

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7" Bad News / I'll Find You (ps) Viihderyhmä Tela 103 FIN 1988
7" Nightmare Queen / Rock with the Band (ps) private MXBR 192 FIN 1992



MC

MC . Shocking MC as in Metal Circus. After the 7" the band continued doing demos and after some line-up changes they first became Resistance and finally Ancara in the mid '90s.  

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7" SHOCKING (ps) private MC-1 FIN 1990



Mengele

Mengele Young thrashers from Kiiminki whose "Abominable Thoughts" demo made its spins in the underground around '88-'89 and consisted of charmingly named ditties like "A Few Lines and Tones about Dr. Mengele and His Railway Selections".

Changed the moniker to the less dubious Insomnia after the debut 7".

 

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7"EP SENSELESS EXTERMINATION (ps) Bad Vugum BAD 9 FIN 1989



Mental Penalty

Mental Penalty . Mental Penalty . Nightmare Religion Solid hard rock with '70s vibe to it.

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12"EP FEELS SO GOOD TO BE BAD Brando DUMP-01 FIN 1990
7" Wind in My Head/'Til the Day I'm Gone (ps) Flamingo FGS 225 FIN 1991
7" Nightmare Religion/Blind Eyes of Greed (ps) Flamingo FGS 235 FIN 1992



Menticide

Menticide . Enforcer Menticide . Domestic Violence Death/thrashers from Tampere originally known as Leprocy. Released two 7" EP's, one on their own and the other financed by a local record shop. Scored no record deal, got disillusioned and disbanded.

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7" Enforcer/The End (ps) private MENS-01 FIN 1990
7" Domestic Violence/Inheritance (ps) Juke Boss BOJU-03 FIN 1990



Messiah Paratroops

Messiah Paratroops . The Past Death Metal from Kuopio.  

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7"EP THE PAST 7"EP Seraphic Decay SDR001 USA 1990



Metal Griffin

Metal Griffin . Overdosed Solid NWOBHM spirited metal.  

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7" Overdosed/Fly Fast Live Fast private FIN 1982



Milestones

Milestones Melodic hard rock.
 

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CD MILESTONES VOL. 1 Also ALS011 FIN 1996
CD SOUVENIRS Megamania 1000 121122 FIN 1999



Mind Riot

Mind Riot . Plasma Mind Riot . Inferno Go Go Energetic thrash metal with death metal influences from Joutseno. Aspired for a personal sound and style, but - a bit like Maple Cross - weren't either sufficiently aggressive or over-the-top to raise more than a few eyebrows here and there.

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MCD PLASMA Subvertic FIN 1992
CD PEAK Godhead GOD 12 CD ITA 1995
CD INFERNO GO GO Godhead GOD 25 CD ITA 1996
CD [V/A] SUOMI FINLAND PERKELE - HOW TO UNDERSTAND FINLAND!? FIRST LESSON H.T.R. 1315-2 FIN 1998



Minx

Minx . Time Goes On The Wall Female fronted hard rock band from Turku featuring Jari "Jimbo" Mäkeläinen of Ironcross fame on drums. Guitarist Eetu Koch used to sing in Loudlife.  

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MLP TIME GOES ON THE WALL private FIN 1990



Misty Rose

Misty Rose . Sweet Reaction Top quality hard rock from the Äänekoski-Suolahti axis.  

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7" Sweet Reaction/On Every Move (ps) private KSMK-109 FIN 1991



Mobograaf

Mobograaf . Things I'll Never See Melodic hard rock from Outokumpu.  

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7" Things I'll Never See/White Boys (ps) Kimmon Soitin XIMAR 05 FIN 1989
7" How Should I Know/Pleased To Please (ps) XIMAR 13 FIN 1990



Monkey House

Monkey House Melodic Hard Rock in the vein of Gringos Locos.  

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CD MONKEY HOUSE private JUNGLE-1 FIN 1993



Moottorilinnut

Moottorilinnut This project masterminded by Kimmo Kuusniemi of Sarcofagus fame is far more groundbreaking than it seems at first glance. Musically the album is less experimental than the Sarcofagus recordings but it is the first ever metal album that is sung in Finnish. It's also the first Finnish metal album featuring female vocals - Muska Babitzin sings on three tracks. The other vocalists are Muska's brother Kirka (see elsewhere) and Jukka Ritari Madhouse. Last but not least the album was also released as a video although back in '82 home VCR's were very very scarce.  

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LP MOOTTORILINNUT Play C-8008 FIN 1982



Mordecai

From Kaamos to Midnight Sun Christian black metal (sic)... nay, make that un-black metal from the Turku area. The cover artwork for their side of the split-CD with Immortal Souls was created by Juha Vuorma (see National Napalm Syndicate).  

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CD [V/A] FROM KAAMOS TO MIDNIGHT SUN Little Rose LRP 9802 FIN 1998
CD [split w/Immortal Souls] Little Rose LRP 9901 FIN 1999



Mordicus

Mordicus Mordicus Carcass-type death metal from Joensuu. Wore corpsepaint at some point for whatever reason.

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7" THREE WAY DISSECTION (ps) Skindrill SCAM 024 USA 1992
CD DANCES FROM LEFT Thrash THR 020 CD FRA 1993



Morningstar

Morningstar . Rivendell Heavy rocking black metal group from Äänekoski who started out back in '89 as Testator. The name was soon changed to Thorr's Hammer and finally in '91 to Morningstar. One of the guys has a gothic rock project called Perkele.  

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7" Before the Dawn/Goddess of Witchcraft (ps) Moonlight MOON 002 GER 1995
MCD AS THE WOLVES HOWL Wild Rags USA 1995
CD RIVENDELL Wild Rags WRR-069 USA 1996
CD HERETIC METAL Moonlight MOON 004 GER 1996
CD HELL R.I.P. USA 1999
CD HELL Gutter GUT CD 0001 GER 1999



Mortifer

Sarcastic . Mortifer The split 7"EP lacks completely info on the release year but I'm fairly sure this dates to very early '90s. And both of these Kokkola based bands provide two songs of solid thrash metal.  

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7"EP [SPLIT w/SARCASTIC] private HHEP-01 FIN 199?



Murder In Art

Murder In Art . Scars Rocking death metal from Ääneskoski who started out in '97 as Clayforge.  

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CD SCARS Mastervox MVXCD 8 FIN 1999



Musta Surma

Musta Surma . Riena A group formerly known as Crimson Evenfall. Grim black metal without keyboards.  

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MCD RIENA 1999



Mustan kuun lapset

Mustan kuun lapset Melodic blacksters from Tampere who started out in '93.  

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MCD PROLOGI FIN 1998



My Sweet Sorrows

My Sweet Sorrows . Silent Hours Metallic goth from Lappeenranta.  

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MCD SILENT HOURS Darklands FIN 199?



Myon

Myon . Heaven's Garden Melodic hard rock group from Oulu incorporating '70s style keyboards and a slightly progressive approach to song writing.  

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CD HEAVEN'S GARDEN Mastervox MVXCD 1 FIN 1998
CD HEAVEN'S GARDEN (export) Mastervox MVXCD 11 FIN 1999



Mythem

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



Mythos

Violent, truculent death metal from Oulu/Kempele, featuring former Belial guitarist Jukka Valppu.

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CD [V/A] VOCIFEROUS & MACHIAVELLIAN HATE Evil Omen EOR CD 001 FRA 1995
CD PAIN AMPLIFIER Evil Omen EOR CD 002 FRA 1995
MCD DARK MATERIAL KTOK FIN 1998