Finnish-Swedish hard rock and punk for the first time on a compilation album! "Sparka Röv" (Kick ass) is a collection of Finnish-Swedish hard music that brings together 16 rock-hard bands from Swedish speaking Finland. The album will be released on vinyl and digitally on bandcamp and youtube on May 1, 2021. The A-side contains rock and punk while the B-side is dedicated to metal.
The compilation album has been compiled by Lasse Grönroos who is known as a vocalist in The Dogshit Boys and Trashcan Dance and as a music journalist at Yle (Grönroos garage, Metallväktarna m.m.).
Digital release by Elitbolaget.
Photo: Janne Wass
The cult band The Dogshit Boys was founded in 2000 in Helsinki and for lack of a better description they call their music "Flashrock". Has released countless mini-albums, EPs, singles, collections, live albums, splits and there is also a tribute album where other bands interpret The Dogshit Boys songs. Got a curfew at the book fair and has participated in the soundtrack to American porn movies. Known for chaotic stage shows. The band released their first full-length "Flashrock Massacre" in 2020. With the current lineup, the style has moved more towards punk-thrash metal.
Photo: Marcus Rosenlund
When the band was founded in the early 2000s in Helsinki, they played garage punk but the style has always slipped more towards melodic theatrical goth and sleaze rock. The members are also acquaintances from e.g. Beherit, Final Assault and The Dogshit Boys. The band has released four records and the fifth EP “Beso Negro” will be released in 2021.
Photo: Mari Waegelein
Ex-Terrorwheel and Altaria frontman Marco Luponero is with his solo band "The Loud Ones" faithful to old speed metal and punk rock bands such as Motörhead and Bad Religion. "Ignoramus" is on the EP Empire of the Damned "(2020). Or as Marco says: It's a fast punk song about ignorant ass hats who can't read but still think they know something about things they have no idea about ".
Photo: Joakim Ekroos
The Hawkans, founded in 2013, is actually a party band whose focus is rock - everything from dirty garage rock to the 80's most siisty and cheesy stuff. The band has released their own music a little now and then for a few years and still tests themselves today between different sounds and styles. Hellacopters were in mind when the contribution of this collection was written.
Photo: Miikka Hildén
Flush comes from Helsinki and plays a dark, melancholic mix of punk rock, alternative rock, hard rock and metal. The members are Lasse (vocals, guitar), Janne (guitar), Börje (drums) and Eero (bass), and the current crew has been together since 2018. The band's debut album "It Began as a Mistake" was released in October 2020.
Photo: Peppe Rosvik
Dispyt is a three-man crustpunk band with strong influences from both black metal and old school death metal. The band was founded in Ostrobothnia in 2015 by drummer Owe and former guitarist Philip. Dispyt has two full-lengths and two EP:s behind him and has toured with real punk legends in and outside Finland.
Photo: Niko Mönkkönen
Bob Malmström has been both a beloved and hated representative of the Fenno-Swedes since 2010. We have toured around the world with the red-yellow flag at the top and the battlecry "Speak Swedish or die" sounding in mountains and valleys. We've probably slept with your mother too.
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Photo: Andreas Ek
Rågbröder is an archipelago band that plays mostly, but not exclusively, punk metal. The band was founded in 2008 and now they have 12 years experience, 10 full-lengths, 100 percent feeling. The concept originates from a song called Råtta som Råtta (Rat as Rat), is about language differences and that we really only need to be able to express ourselves. "Rat as Rat" was released on the album "The Tale of Sure Horror: Part 1 - Eos Rex", available as a digital edition at bandcamp.
Photo: Claus Gunnar
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The band "Hondra Öl" conducts dialectal metal or decadaunt metaul as it is called on the continent. The music is characterized by trimming the shit out of the Honda Monkeys from 1982, Master's studies of at least 120 credits and the importance of knowing your place. Founded in a peculiar booze delirium in the Tjärlax Delta after a failed cucumber and perch rally. Established as a phenomenon in 2019.
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Finnish-Swedish-Bolivian avant-garde electro-industrial duo working on their debut album. The album is a soundtrack to a Bolivian underground science fiction film from the seventies whose only known copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire in 1979. Coldrak's instrumentation is largely organic with ambiance and sound environments created with the help of e.g. household appliances, street horror and knives. Coldrak plays old school fax-core.