The earliest Finnish rock bands to gain any notoriety were progressive rock bands like Tasavallan Presidentti and Wigwam.Though for a time they seemed poised to break through in Europe, international fame eluded them. 1980s bands were similarly unable to find an international following, such as Gringos Locos and Havana Black; one exception to this was Hanoi Rocks, a popular glam rock band.
The Punk Syndrome (Finnish: Kovasikajuttu) is a 2012 Finnish documentary film about the punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, whose members all are developmentally disabled. Directed by Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi, the film was pitched at Sheffield Doc/Fest 's 2010 MeetMarket prior to completion, and premiered in cinemas in Finland ...
- Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi
- 21 April 2012
- Sami Jahnukainen/Mouka Filmi
- Pertti Kurikka, Kari Aalto, Sami Helle, Toni Välitalo
In the early 1990s Finnish rock parody group the Leningrad Cowboys, a re-grouped international rock comedy band that grew out of the Finnish comedy band Sleepy Sleepers, whose members were used as actors in Aki Kaurismäki's comedy film Leningrad Cowboys Go America, achieved Central European touring success and performed live at the MTV Music ...
The band was an invention of the Finnish film director Aki Kaurismäki together with Sakke Järvenpää and Mato Valtonen, members of the Finnish comedy rock band Sleepy Sleepers. The three of them conceived the band in a bar in 1986 as a joke on the waning power of the Soviet Union.
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A list of films produced in Finland ordered by year of release. For an alphabetical list of Finnish films see Category:Finnish films. List of Finnish films before 1917; List of Finnish films of 1917–39; List of Finnish films of the 1940s; List of Finnish films of the 1950s; List of Finnish films of the 1960s; List of Finnish films of the 1970s
The concert film Buried Alive, directed by Mika Ronkainen, filmed at the funeral gig, was premiered at Oulu Music Video Festival on 9 September 2006. In 2005 The Funeral Album was awarded gold status in Finland for sales in excess of 15,000 copies, footage of the event is filmed in the Buried Alive DVD! The CD topped the Finnish album chart ...
Hanoi Rocks were a Finnish rock band formed in 1979. They were the first Finnish band to chart in the UK and they were also popular in Japan. The band broke up in June 1985 after drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley died in a car accident during their first US tour in December 1984.
Lordi (Finnish pronunciation: ) is a Finnish hard rock/heavy metal band, formed in 1992 by the band's lead singer, songwriter and costume maker, Mr Lordi (Tomi Petteri Putaansuu). In addition to their melodic metal music, Lordi are also known for wearing monster masks and using horror elements with pyrotechnics during concerts and music videos.
HIM (sometimes stylized as H.I.M.) was a Finnish gothic rock band from Helsinki.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.
It was released in Finland only on December 5, 2007. On this song, Jonsu of the Finnish pop and rock band Indica performs the Finnish vocals. "Bye Bye Beautiful", the fourth single, was released on February 15, 2008, and concerns the 2005 dismissal of Turunen, as does one other song on the album (Master Passion Greed).