12 - Mika Vainio, 53, Finnish electronic and experimental musician ; May. 1 - Erkki Kurenniemi, 75, Finnish musician; October. 22 - Emu Lehtinen, 70, Finnish record dealer (leukemia) November. 7 - Pentti Glan, 71, Finnish-Canadian drummer (Alice Cooper, Lou Reed) See also. Music of Finland; Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Finnish rock (Finnish: suomirock or suomirokki—also known as Finnsrock, Finnrock or Finrock) refers to rock music made in Finland. The initial rock and roll boom of the 1950s was preceded by a long tradition of popular culture. Suomirock may refer to Finnish rock music in general or more narrowly rock music sung in the Finnish language.
Most recently, the Finnish hard rock band Lordi won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with a record 292 points, giving Finland its first ever victory. The song they used was " Hard Rock Hallelujah " and they celebrated this with a free concert in Market Square in Helsinki, Finland, on 26 May 2006.
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The first single with the renewed line-up "King For a Day" was released in January 2016, immediately picking up heavy airplay in Finland's Radio Rock, followed by another single "Familiar Hell" in early 2017. Battle Beast released their fourth album Bringer of Pain on February 17, 2017 again topping the charts in their homeland.
HIM (sometimes stylized as H.I.M.) was a Finnish gothic rock band from Helsinki, Finland.Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo and bassist Mikko "Mige" Paananen under the name His Infernal Majesty, the band broke up in 1993, before being reformed in 1995 by Valo and guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström.
Amorphis is a Finnish heavy metal band founded by Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari, and Esa Holopainen in 1990. Initially, the band was a death metal act, but on later albums they evolved into playing other genres, including progressive metal, and folk metal. They frequently use the Kalevala, the epic poem of Finland, as a source for their lyrics.
On May 4, 2017, Overkill announced that Jason Bittner replaced Ron Lipnicki as the drummer for the band. Aerosmith embarked on what may be their final tour after 47 years together, titled the Aero-Vederci Baby! tour. Canadian festival Heavy Montreal took year off, returning in July 2018.
2017 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.
Ghost, also formerly known as Ghost B.C. in the United States, is a Swedish rock band that was formed in Linköping, Sweden in 2006. In 2010, they released a 3-track demo followed by a 7" vinyl titled "Elizabeth", and later their debut full-length album Opus Eponymous.