- Taage Laiho - vocals
- Petteri "Pete" Kilpi - guitars
- Elmo "Tilulilu" Karjalainen - guitars
- Janne "Kusibasso" Laaksone - bass
- Jussi "Juzzy" Kattelus - drums
KILPI is a Finnish heavy metal band, singing in Finnish.
“Kilpi” means shield in Finnish. It is the guitarist and band creator’s last name, Petteri Kilpi.
The band’s first album, “Sähkönsinistä Sinfoniaa“, was released on May 28, 2003, some months after their first single, “Nerokasta Ikävää”.
On September 29, 2004, they released their second album, “II Taso“.
In 2006 they released the album “Kaaoksen Kuningas“, and two of its songs, “Toinen Minä” and “Katharsis” were proposed to Eurovision Song Contest 2006. The band lost out to Lordi, finishing sixth overall in the Finnish televoting with the song “Toinen Minä”.
The band’s first live-album “Kaaos-Live” was released in 2007. On April 2, 2008, the band’s fourth studio album “IV“ came out.
In 2012 two new singles were released, “Lautta” and “Rakkaus vapauttaa”.
The band’s vocalist, Taage Laiho, was a member of the Finnish band Altaria.
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