To/Die/For

To/Die/For
STYLE: ORIGIN: FinlandFORMED: 1999LABEL: Massacre Records
  • MEMBERS:
  • Jape Perätalo - Vocals
  • Juppe Sutela - Guitar
  • Eza Viren - Guitar
  • Matti Huopainen - Drums
  • Samuel Schildt - Bass
BIOGRAPHY

To/Die/For (often abbreviated TDF) were a gothic metal band from the town of Kouvola in southeast of Finland, assembled in 1993 as a hard rock band under the name Mary-Ann. In 1999, they decided to change their musical style to gothic metal, changing their band name as well. The band disbanded on 13 April 2009, but has reformed as of 4 July 2009, and played their final concert at John Smith Festival in Finland on June 22nd, 2016. 

To/Die/For was formed under the name Mary-Ann in 1993. They released two demo EPs, “Mary-Ann” in 1997 and “Deeper Sin” in 1998, before changing name as they modified musical style from heavy metal to gothic metal in 1999. “Deeper Sin” thereby resulted in a record deal with Spinefarm Records.

Their debut album – All Eternity – was released in Finland by the end of 1999, and the band then signed contracts with Nuclear Blast (for Europe) and Pony Canyon (for Japan). Their cover of “In The Heat Of The Night” was to be the only single, and together with “Farewell” it was recorded as a music video, and obtained a fair amount of exposure.

In 2000, the band toured Europe together with Dark Tranquillity, Sentenced and In Flames. Bassist Miikka Kuisma quit the band and was replaced by Marko Kangaskolkka, who had played with the band in its early years. “Epilogue”, the successor of “All Eternity”, was released in 2001, and was followed by a tour with Lacrimosa.

The album “Jaded” was released in 2003, and is by many fans still seen as their best effort. In August of that year, vocalist Jarno Perätalo left the band. He assembled a new band named Tiaga, integrated by former members of To/Die/For. Juha Kylmänen (from For My Pain and Reflexion) then assumed the vocals of To/Die/For. However, in 2004, Jarno Perätalo and the band Tiaga took the name To/Die/For themselves, releasing the fourth album, simply entitled “IV”, in 2005.

On 4 October 2006 To/Die/For released their fifth studio album, entitled “Wounds Wide Open”. After the promotional tour that stretched to October 2007, the band decided to take a break.

To/Die/For released their 6th album “Samsara” in 2011, and after spending the following years touring, released their 7th studio album “Cult” in May 2015. The first single for their the album, “Screaming Birds”, was released in November 2014. To/Die/For announced ending their career in July 2016 and have ceased activities since.

DISCOGRAPHY

Cult / 2015

To/Die/For-Cult
  • Album Info
  • 2015
  • Massacre Records

1. In Black
2. Screaming Birds
3. Unknown III
4. Mere Dream
5. You
6. Straight Up
7. Let It Bleed
8. End of Tears

Cult is the seventh, and final, full-length studio album by Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For who would split up the following year, in 2016. 

Samsara / 2011

To/Die/For-Samsara
  • Album Info
  • 2011
  • Independent

1. Kissing the Flames
2. Damned Rapture
3. Cry for Love (Iggy Pop cover)
4. Death Comes in March
5. Folie à Deux
6. Hail of Bullets
7. Love’s a Sickness
8. Raving Hearts
9. Oblivion: Vision
10. Someday Somewhere Somehow

Samsara is the sixth full-length studio album by Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For.

Wounds Wide Open / 2006

To/Die/For-Wounds Wide Open
  • Album Info
  • 2006
  • Spinefarm Records

1. Intro – Sorrow
2. Wicked Circle
3. Guilt Ridden State
4. Like Never Before
5. Under a Velvet Sky
6. Scar Diary
7. New Heaven
8. The Quiet Room
9. Liquid Lies
10. I Just Want You (Ozzy Osbourne cover)
11. Sorrow Remains

Wounds Wide Open is the fifth album by Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For.

IV / 2005

To/Die/For-IV
  • Album Info
  • 2005
  • Spinefarm Records

1. Autumn Forever
2. This World Is Made for Me
3. Lies (For Fools)
4. New Year’s Day (U2 cover)
5. Chaotic Me
6. Little Deaths
7. No Turning Back
8. Fragmented
9. Endlessly
10. Last Breath

IV is the fourth album by Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For.

Jaded / 2003

To/Die/For-Jaded
  • Album Info
  • 2003
  • Spinefarm Records

1. Dying Embers
2. (I Just) Died in Your Arms (Cutting Crew cover)
3. Too Much Ain’t Enough
4. The Unknown II
5. Jaded
6. Fall Strains
7. Forever
8. Años de Dolor
9. Silence Tells More…

Jaded is the third album by Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For.

Epilogue / 2001

To/Die/For-Epilogue
  • Album Info
  • 2001
  • Spinefarm Records

1. Crimson Twins
2. Vale of Tears
3. Hollow Heart
4. Veiled
5. The Unknown
6. Frail Without You
7. In Solitude
8. Chains
9. Immortal Love
10. Garden of Stones

Epilogue is the second album by Finnish Gothic-Doom Metal band To/Die/For.

All Eternity / 1999

To/Die/For-All Eternity
  • Album Info
  • 1999
  • Spinefarm Records

1. Farewell
2. Live in You
3. Our Candle Melts Away
4. Dripping Down Red
5. Sea of Sin
6. Loveless
7. One More Time
8. Mary-Ann (R.I.P.)
9. Together Complete
10. Rimed with Frost
11. Lacrimarum

All Eternity is the first studio album by Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For.

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