- Antti ”Hyrde” Hyyrynen – vocals, guitar
- Pekka ”Pexi” Olkkonen – guitar
- Teppo ”Kake” Velin – drums
- Kai-Pekka ”Kaikka” Kangasmäki – bass
- Emil ”Hippi” Lähteenmäki – keyboards
The Finnish metal phenomenon Stam1na have achieved almost everything a rock band can achieve in Finland. Each of their six albums have sold Gold and the band has played hundreds of kick-ass mostly sold out shows all over the country. They have won three Emma awards (i.e. Finnish Grammy) and are now aiming for the fourth with their new release SLK.
Stam1na’s self-titled debut album catapulted Stam1na straight to the top of the Finnish metal scene right after its release, and the album got nothing but great reviews. The record buyers also appreciated the album and it spent eight weeks on the Finnish album chart. Stam1na toured around Finland and conquered more and more audience. In the yearly polls Finnish rock and metal audience were touchingly unanimous on Stam1na’s greatness; Stam1na was voted as The Newcomer Of The Year in all relevant medias. Their second album, “Uudet Kymmenen Käskyä”, went straight to the 3rd place in the Official Finnish Chart, and stayed in the Top 40 for 17 consecutive weeks, and the the album has now sold gold, over 15 000 copies. “Uudet Kymmenen Käskyä” won the Emma Award, i.e. Finnish GRAMMY, in Metal Album of the Year category.
“Uudet kymmenen käskyä” was released in Germany by ZYX Music in 2007. In Autumn 2007, Apocalyptica invited Stam1na to play 14 gigs with them in the Baltic countries and Germany. Over 40 000 people enjoyed an unforgettable Stam1na show of virtuosity and great fun.
Stam1na continued their glorious story with their third album “Raja”. It spent two weeks on the #1 position of the Finnish album charts and again sold over 15000 copies. “Raja” took the band to Germany again. This time they made thousands of metalheads go nuts at Wacken Open Air festival.
In February 2010 Stam1na released their fourth album “Viimeinen Atlantis”. The album got nothing but praising reviews from the Finnish media and brought the band their first Platinum album. “Viimeinen Atlantis” hit the pole position on charts and also brought Stam1na Emma Award’s in the categories of The Metal Album of the Year and The Band of The Year.
Stam1na’s fifth album Nocebo was released in February 2012. The album was produced by Grammy nominated Joe Barresi who is also known for producing Tool’s 10000 Days and many others. Nocebo hit the #1 positition and sold gold right after its release. The album was released by Bieler Bros Records in the USA in July 2012.
Stam1na’s sixth album SLK was released in February 2014 in Finland. The album is produced by Janne Saksa (Turisas, Rotten Sound) and mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Hatesphere). Again the band took the position #1 on the charts and were handed their sixth Gold album. In the Spring 2014 the band played sold out shows all over Finland and was introduced also for Japanese audience. SLK will be released in Japan and the rest of the Europe later this year.
Taival / 2018
1. Hyvää yötä
5. Gaian lapsi
6. Metsästäjä, I Metsästäjä
7. Metsästäjä, II Ero
8. Metsästäjä, III Ylösalainen
9. Sudet tulevat
11. Kannoin sinut läpi hiljaisen huoneen
Taival is Stam1na’s eighth studio album released on October 12th, 2018. Like the previous album, Janne Joutsenniemi and Jens Bogren produced the album.
Since the album release, the band went out on a tour around Finland.
On September 5, 2018, the band released an album track and cover album. Before the release of the album, three singles were released: “Elämänlanka” on May 16th, 2018, “Enkelinmurskain” on September 7th, 2018 and “Gaian lapsi” on October 11th, 2018.
Elokuutio / 2016
Elokuutio is the seventh studio album by Finnish progressive metal band Stam1na. It was produced by Janne Joutsenniemi and mixed by Jens Bogren. The album’s title Elokuutio can mean “eloquence“, but can also be translated as “living cube“. Lyricist Antti Hyyrynen describes the album’s theme as the “digital hell of the unreligious“.
On January 8, 2016 the track listing and cover art of the album was revealed. On February 19, the first single from the album, “Kuudet raamit“, was released, and a week later a 360 music video directed by Tuomas Petsalo was released
SLK / 2014
Stam1na released their sixth studio album SLK on February 7, 2014. SLK stands for “salli luonnollinen kuolema“, which is Finnish for “allow natural death“. On September 25 an additional track from the recording sessions called “Vapaa on sana” (Free is the Word) was released online.
Nocebo / 2012
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.
Viimeinen Atlantis / 2010
Viimeinen Atlantis (in English The Last Atlantis) is the fourth album by Finnish thrash metal band Stam1na. It was released on February 10, 2010. It features keyboardist Emil Lähteenmäki for the first time as a permanent band member.
The album’s lyrics deal with climate change and consumption culture. “The album is a record from an era in which the warning signs were visible for everyone. The water level rises but the map is burning: it is time to choose a direction and start running“, commented lyricist Antti Hyyrynen.
The band opened on December 9, 2009 a specific website at viimeinenatlantis.fi domain where the album story was revealed panel by panel in a comic format. In addition to a normal jewelcase CD, the album was released as a vinyl and as a book version, which includes the comic and Joonas Brandt’s photo reportage of the album recording.
Raja / 2008
Raja is the third studio album by Finnish thrash metal band Stam1na. It was released on 15 February 2008.
Uudet kymmenen käskyä / 2006
Uudet kymmenen käskyä is the second album by Finnish thrash metal band Stam1na. It was released on 10 May 2006, and reached #3 on the Finnish album charts. On 10 March 2007 the album was chosen as the Metal Album of 2006 at the Emma Awards, arranged by the Finnish recording industry.
The single Likainen parketti went to #1 on the Finnish single charts. Another song, Edessäni, was released as an Internet-only digisingle.
Stam1na / 2005
Stam1na is the self-titled debut album by Finnish thrash metal band Stam1na. It was released on March 2, 2005, and reached #13 on the official Finnish album charts.
REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
In the middle of June I was writing about the new summer festival in Kuopio, called Rock in the City, which was mostly orientated on Finnish rock and heavy rock/metal.August 5, 2019 by Jussi Hevander
Stam1na kicked off the Finnish tour for their eighth upcoming studio album Taival in the first week of October 2018. The second date of the tour found them inOctober 11, 2018 by Serena
Stam1na celebrated the 10th anniversary release of their “Raja” album with a special gig at Jäähalli´s Black Box in Helsinki. Rytmihäiriö and Skálmöld joined the party as well. We were luckyMay 31, 2018 by steelrain
Stam1na…those jolly good fellows from Lemi, Finland are back with their 4th album “Viimeinen Atlantis“. I have always had a very close relation to Stam1na…I remember the first song INovember 13, 2017 by Tero Tolkki