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Radioactive

Radioactive . Marsilaisten Invaasio Capital area band serving metal with hardcore influences.  

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7"EP MARSILAISTEN INVAASIO (ps) Radar RADS-01 FIN 1989
7"EP HERRA... (ps) Hätäapu HÄTÄ-05 FIN 1990



Rag Doll

Me Teimme Sen Taas Solid hard rock in the spirit of AC/DC.  

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LP [V/A] ME TEIMME SEN TAAS Keuruun Nuorisolautakunta MTLP 002 FIN 1990



Raism

Raism . Aesthetic Terrorism Extreme industrial project formerly known as Diabolos Rising.  

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MCD THE VERY BEST OF PAIN Kron-H KRON-H 4 FRA 1996
CD AESTHETIC TERRORISM Kron-H KRON-H 07 FRA 1997



Rajuilma

Rajuilma . Naidaan Rajuilma . Rajuilma Hard cock rockers from Jyväskylä whose machismo remains unparalleled this side of Blackie Lawless' codpiece. And if you think they faded away like the fun band that you think they are, you're sorely mistaken - they even put out a new self-financed mini-CD this Millennium.

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7" Naidaan/Rautaratsu (ps) Kräk KRÄKS 99 FIN 1987
7" Piiskaa!/Se on mulle sama (ps) Power POWSG 11 FIN 1990
LP RAJUILMA Power POWLP 14 FIN 1990
CD RAJUILMA Power POWCD 14 FIN 1990
7" Avain taivaisiin/Pätä särkee (ps) Power POWSG 17 FIN 1990
7" Kova biisi/Usko mua (ps) Power POWSG 18 FIN 1990



Rapture

Rapture . Futile  

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CD FUTILE Spikefarm NAULA 004 FIN 1999



Reduced To Ash

Reduced To Ash . Club Demonique  

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CDS Bleed For Me Kaktus FIN 1998
CD CLUB DEMONIQUE Kaktus FIN 1999
CDS Black Leather Queen Kaktus FIN 1999



Riff Raff

Heavy Metal & Live

Riff Raff . Robot Stud
Riff Raff . Robot Stud

Riff Raff . Give The Dead Man Some Water
The first ever Oulu-based heavy metal band to end up on record. The young group got signed after winning a band contest that was recorded and released ("Heavy Metal & Live" LP) in late '81. From the NWOBHM influenced sounds of the first albums the band eaded for a harsher sound.

The third album "Give the Dead Man Some Water" was one of the rawest and loudest Finnish metal releases back in the day and the said album is one of the records where one Ms. Kaija Koo handled backing vocals before becoming the best selling female pop star in Finland in the early '90s.

Vocalist Immu left Riff Raff after the third album and was replaced by Esa Eloranta (later of Garbo fame) for a short period of time but eventually the band faded away without any further releases. Drummer Esa Palosaari continued playing drums in Kirka and Albert Järvinen's bands. In '91 he recorded an album with Jackflash where he handled the vocals. Bass player Kessler has also played in Faff-Bey.

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LP [V/A] HEAVY METAL & LIVE Poko PÄLP 23 FIN 1981
7" Gonna Make It Roll/Jealous Woman (ps) Poko PIS 096 FIN 1981
LP NO LAW'N'ORDER Poko P€LP 32 FIN 1982
7" Robot Stud/Dead On My Feet (ps) Mirror MIRS 3 FIN 1982
LP ROBOT STUD Mirror MIR 3 FIN 1982
7" Attack'd by Surprise/???title unknown??? SM-1A FIN 1983
7" Dreaming/I'll Be Gone Polarvox RPS 159 FIN 1983
LP GIVE THE DEAD MAN SOME WATER (inn) Amulet WISH 1 FIN 1983



Road Crew

Road Crew . Tallman's Tale Road Crew . Bulldozer Hard rocking trio that started to sound more and more like the latter day Metallica by the end of the millennium. Drummer Hiili Hiilesmaa is one of Finland's top producers who has worked with e.g. Moonspell, Theatre Of Tragedy, HIM, Sentenced etc.

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7" Part Line/Best Road (ps) AMT AMTS-166 FIN 1992
LP STREET CORNER AMT AMT 2038 FIN 1992
CD STREET CORNER AMT FIN 1992
MCD HITMAN AMT AMTX 180 FIN 1992
CD UNI AMT FIN 1993
CDS Venus AMT AMTS 199 FIN 1992
CD TALLMAN'S TALE AMT FIN 1995
CD TALLMAN'S TALE JPN 1995
CD Tallman AMT AMTS 221 FIN 1995
2-CD BULLDOZER Megamania 1000 121112 A/B FIN 1999



Roke

Roke . Pätkä maailma Primitive heavy rocker that actually reminds a bit of "Moottorilinnut" track by Moottorilinnut.  

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7" Pätkä maailma / Loput (no ps) private ROKE 1 FIN 1989



Rosy Dream

Rosy Dream . Bitch Is Back American hard rock from Kuopio.  

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MCD BITCH IS BACK private RD 001 FIN 1998



Rotten Sound

Rotten Sound . Under Pressure These days a full-blown grindcore act that started out as a side-project of guitarist Mika Aalto of death metallers Vomiturition. Vocalist Keijo Bagge followed suit and soon enough Vomit was fully replaced by Rot, so to speak.

Ultra speed and mega-ferocity have always been Rotten Sound's line of business. The immense powerhouse drumming of Kai Hahto adds the final oomph. Hahto has also played in Cartilage and, using the ominous pseudonym Caer Hallam Generis, in Enochian Crescent, and also done session work for France's Agressor ("Medieval Rites").
 

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7"EP SICK BASTARD (ps) Genet GEN-10 BEL 1994
7"EP PSYCHOTIC VETERINARIAN (ps, ins) S.O.A. S.O.A. 35 ITA 1995
10"EP LOOSIN' FACE (picture disc, ins) Anomie PUT-015 GER 1996
7"EP [split w/Control Mechanism] IDS IODS-001 FIN 1997
CD UNDER PRESSURE Repulse SPA 1997
LP UNDER PRESSURE (ins) Revenge RVP 2 GER 1998
CD DRAIN Repulse SPA 1999



Royal Tramps

Royal Tramps . Dangerous And Extremely Unhealthy American type of melodic hard rock from Lahti.  

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MLP FIRST MOVE Amulet HOPEX 54 FIN 1989
7" Let It Roll/Don't Ask Me The Reason (ps) Amulet HOPE 55 FIN 1989
7" Make My Day/Gudbye T'Jane (ps) Power POWSG 9 FIN 1990
LP DANGEROUS AND EXTREMELY UNHEALTHY? Power POWLP 12 FIN 1990
CD DANGEROUS AND EXTREMELY UNHEALTHY? Power POWCD 12 FIN 1990
CD DANGEROUS AND EXTREMELY UNHEALTHY? Red Light USA 1991
7" Colder/Mean (ps) Power POWSG 13 FIN 1990
7" In And Out/Runnin' Around With The Boys Amigo AMFSG 7005 FIN 1992
12"EP IN AND OUT REMIX Amigo AMFMX 7010 FIN 1992
LP DIRTBAG Amigo AMF 1004-1 FIN 1992
CD DIRTBAG Amigo AMF 1004-2 FIN 1992
CD REALITY/DREAMS Amigo AMFCD 1013 FIN 1995



Runner Six

Runner Six . No One To Love Mediocre hard rock from Tampere.  

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7" No One To Love/Turn Always (ps) private RUNNER-006 FIN 1991
7"EP GIRLS GOT A GUN (ps) private RSEP-1 FIN 1991