• Album Info
  • 2012
  • Sakara Records

Nocebo is the fifth album by Finnish thrash metal band Stam1na. It was released on February 8, 2012. The album name refers to a harmful reaction after taking a supposed placebo. The album was composed mainly by Antti Hyyrynen and Pekka Olkkonen along with Kai-Pekka Kangasmäki, who made his composing début on their prior album called Viimeinen Atlantis, only this time composing two songs.

The lyrics were written by Hyyrynen, apart from “Tavastia palamaan!” which was by Finnish rap-artist Mariska. This was the first time Stam1na used an outside writer.

Stam1na also included a song in English, titled “Nomad“, their first non-Finnish song since their early demo tapes. Their single “Valtiaan uudet vaateet” was made into a music video, directed by Tuomas Petsalo from Medialouhos.

The album cover is a picture of the tattoo that Jari Sinkkonen, the drummer of Finnish metal band Kotiteollisuus, has on his chest – presenting Stam1na‘s tooth logo.