45 Degree Woman

45 Degree Woman
STYLE: , ORIGIN: FinlandFORMED: 1995LABEL: Backstage Alliance
  • MEMBERS:
  • Martti Lindholm - vocals, keyboards
  • Iiro Tuomola - guitar
  • Hannu Laanterä - guitar
  • Toni Laroma - bass
  • Kari Reini - drums
BIOGRAPHY

If we put together men with equally big hearts, similar musical ambitions and an unbreakable friendship bond, what does it add up to? A woman. 45 DEGREE WOMAN.

According to the legend, 45 DEGREE WOMAN is a real and existing person, a native Spanish woman who is a guardian and a friend of the band – and at the same time in their gentle protection. The Mexican saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, could be her sister or her mother, and the members of 45 DEGREE WOMAN are her sons and brothers.

45 DEGREE WOMAN has been a familiar name in the Finnish metal/rock scene for a few years. Besides their musical merits, the band is known for the unbribable attitude and communal spirit. When “La Familia”, 45 DEGREE WOMAN with their technicians and other members, makes a move, 100% will always be given – whether they play in a small local club or a main stage. 45 DEGREE WOMAN saw daylight in 1995, when the drummer Kari Reini, keyboardist Jan Weckström and guitarist Iiro Tuomola composed the first songs for the lady. The latest line-up became steady when guitarist Hannu Laanterä and singer Mikko Viman joined the family. Subsequently, in the year of 2009 bassist Toni Laroma and keyboardist Martti Lindholm reinforced their lines. The band’s story is extraordinary. During the years they have experienced emotions ranging from deep collective sorrow and loss to happiness and success together, coloring their diary pages from the deepest black to a shiny white.

45 DEGREE WOMAN showed their composing skills and strength at the hardest times on their first album, How To Handle The Pain (2006). As the title declares, the record is all about facing the cold hard facts of life and death – as well as the pain that comes from within. The latest album Revival (Feb 25, 2009) is a logical continuum to How To Handle The Pain. The powerful emotions are still present, but now things are seen also from a positive angle: faith, hope and love.
Strong riffs and melodic hooks make Revival more guitar-driven and organic than its predecessor. The result is hard, warm and clear. Revival proves the band has been able to shed the weight off its shoulders, now aiming up and forward. This new, brighter phase is filled with courage and self esteem which can be heard throughout the record. Today 45 DEGREE WOMAN smiles like a lady who makes men fall on their knees and reminds all women truly how great it is to be a woman.

Now. After few years, revelation signifies the end of the silence.
You don’t know it yet but the time has come.

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DISCOGRAPHY

Revival / 2009

45 Degree Woman - Revival
  • Album Info
  • 2009
  • Backstage Alliance

1. I Don’t Live Today
2. Bugs
3. Alone
4. I Believe
5. Endless Ocean
6. God
7. Close To Me
8. Blame
9. Highway
10. Violent Tears

Recorded At – Casa De La Música, Helsinki & Seawolf Studios
Mixed and produced At – Casa De La Música, Helsinki
Mastered At – Seawolf Studios

Artwork, Layout – Jyri Majalahti
Backing Vocals – Jarkko Hassinen (tracks: 5, 6), Lauri Koski
Bass, Grand Piano – Pekka Laine
Booking – Veli Palevaara
Design [45 DW Logo] – Antti Rastivo
Drums – Kari Reini
Guitar – Iiro Tuomola
Guitar, Vocals [Additional] – Hannu Laanterä
Harp – Päivi Viitanen (tracks: 6, 7)
Illustration [Handwriting] – H.J. Hannikainen
Keyboards – Jani Weckström
Management – Pasi Hara
Mastered By – Petri Majuri
Percussion [Additional] – Risto Järvelin (tracks: 6)
Photography By [Band] – Jarkko Tiitinen
Photography By [The Hill Of Crosses] – Jussi Järvelin
Recorded By [Drums], Recorded By [Grand Piano] – Mikko Poikolainen, Pekka Laine
Recorded By, Mixed By, Producer – Pekka Laine
Trumpet – Kalevi Louhivuori (tracks: 6, 9)
Vocals – Mikko Viman
Written By – 45 DW (except track 3 – By – 45 DW & H.J. Hannikainen)

How To Handle The Pain / 2006

45 Degree Woman - How To Handle The Pain
  • Album Info
  • 2006
  • KHY Suomen Musiikki Oy

1. One
2. Never Needed
3. Everyone Falls
4. The Wait
5. Dead Pilot
6. Remedy
7. My Child
8. Everlasting Pain
9. Vingan
10. Broken Nose
11. Secret Jesus

Bass, Keyboards [Additional] – Pekka Laine
Drums – Kari Reini
Guitar – Iiro Tuomola
Guitar, Voice [2nd] – Hannu Laanterä
Keyboards – Jani Weckström
Keyboards [On Album], Programmed By, Producer, Mixed By, Recorded By – Hiili Hiilesmaa
Mastered By – Mika Jussila
Music By, Lyrics By – 45 Degree Woman
Music By, Lyrics By, Bass [On Album], Keyboards [On Album] – Pasi Heikkilä
Photography By [Band] – Mikko Ryhänen
Vocals – Mikko Viman

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