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Rotten Sound

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Formed: 1993
From: Vaasa, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Rotten Sound News

Below is our complete Rotten Sound news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Rotten Sound Kicks Off North American Tour

Finnish grindcore powerhouse Rotten Sound is kicking off a previously announced North American tour today.

The tour, which starts tonight in New York, sees the band travel to-and-from Maryland Deathfest, and also features Canadian dates in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, which are followed by a trek throughout Mexico.

A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Rotten Sound is touring in support of explosive new full-length "Abuse to Suffer," which can be heard in full after the tour routing. More...

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Rotten Sound Announces New Tour Dates

Finnish grindcore powerhouse Rotten Sound has announced a North American tour starting on May 25th in New York.

This trek sees the band travel to-and-from Maryland Deathfest, and also features Canadian dates in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, followed by a trek throughout Mexico.

A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below, with the new shows due to kick off following a European trek that wraps up in early May. See the band live on these upcoming dates: More...

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Rotten Sound Streams Entire New Album

Rotten Sound's explosive new full-length "Abuse To Suffer" is now online in full and available for streaming below.

Regarding the new album, Rotten Sound vocalist Keijo Niinima comments: "To keep it short: 'Abuse to Suffer' slays. Enough said."

The band's first new record in five years, "Abuse to Suffer" will be released by Season of Mist in North America on March 25th.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lazy Asses
2. Intellect
3. Fear of Shadows
4. Trashmonger
5. Crooked
6. Time for the Fix
7. Slave to the Rats
8. Brainwashed
9. Cannon Fodder
10. Yellow Pain
11. Machine
12. The Clerk
13. Caged
14. Retaliation
15. Inhumane Treatment
16. Extortion and Blackmail More...

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Rotten Sound Needs More "Cannon Fodder"

Finnish grindcore powerhouse Rotten Sound has unleashed another new track from upcoming full-length "Abuse to Suffer." Check out "Cannon Fodder" below. Regarding the new track, Rotten Sound vocalist Keijo Niinima comments:

"The song starts with Napalm Death-style mid-tempo groovy riff, which made me think that the vocals must begin immediately with low Barney style of grunting. The rest of the song is probably more Rotten Sound with dissonant riffs by Sami, up tempo blasting and heavy mid part. Somehow this song stood out to me with the extreme tempo-changes and stop'n'go-style when it really gets going. Lyrics are pretty straight-forward text about soldiers, who are forced to do whatever is being ordered from above."

The band's first new record in five years, "Abuse to Suffer" will be released by Season of Mist in North America on March 25th. The full track listing consists of:

1. Lazy Asses
2. Intellect
3. Fear of Shadows
4. Trashmonger
5. Crooked
6. Time for the Fix
7. Slave to the Rats
8. Brainwashed
9. Cannon Fodder
10. Yellow Pain
11. Machine
12. The Clerk
13. Caged
14. Retaliation
15. Inhumane Treatment (streaming here)
16. Extortion and Blackmail More...

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Rotten Sound Streaming "Inhuman Treatment"

Finnish grindcore powerhouse Rotten Sound is streaming an explosive new track taken from new full-length, "Abuse to Suffer." The track - titled "Inhumane Treatment" - is streaming now in the player below.

Regarding the new track, bassist Kristian Toivainen comments: "As I did not plan 'Inhumane Treatment' to become a Rotten Sound track, it was easily done without any stressing. I was just playing around with some riffs and thought about writing a slow death metal song in the style of Bolt Thrower and Dismember.

"It had quite many riffs, but after I while I got bored with all that slowness, added grind and d-beat parts and turned it into our tune. Keijo is using the classic ENT-Doom-UK-crust-grandpa-vocal-style in the chorus, which works like a charm on top of the d-beat." More...

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Rotten Sound Streams "Brainwashed"

Rotten Sound is now streaming the second track taken from "Abuse to Suffer" - get "Brainwashed" below. Regarding the new track, Rotten Sound comments:

"This song became an instant favorite with all band members on hearing the demos and drumming at the studio. Sami had paid a lot of attention to the riffs, fills, hooks, and flow to keep the song interesting.

"The track starts at mid-pace, but goes full speed in the middle part, which also guided my singing. The vocal arrangements are a little bit unconventional as I wanted to avoid having a chorus, but I still aimed for some repetition in the fastest part to grind some more.

"This massive track shows more variety than the previous song 'Lazy Asses' and it has already proved to be extreme fun for us live. The lyrics are pretty graphic and revolve around the topic of brainwashing people to become soldiers for some 'important' cause. The words 'brainwashed to murder' at the end are underlining the fact that nobody is born to kill."

New release "Abuse to Suffer," the band's first new record in five years, will be released by Season of Mist in North America on March 25th. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Rotten Sound Chides All The "Lazy Asses"

The Finnish grindcore veterans from Rotten Sound have unveiled new details for the release of their upcoming full-length, "Abuse to Suffer."

The album, the band's first new record in five years, will be released by Season of Mist in North America on March 25th. A track titled "Lazy Asses" can also be heard below.

Regarding the new track, Rotten Sound vocalist Keijo Niinimaa comments: "Our first track starts with an intro by our friend Heikki Järvi, who also did the samples for 'Exit' in 2004. We did not ask for anything specific, but somehow the disturbing sounds he created are setting the exactly right mood for this song, which is one of the most aggressive tracks on our new album. Even by our standards, 'Lazy Asses' kicks in pretty explosively: fast guitars, blasting drums and an opening grunt, which was strongly influenced by the beginning of the 'Brain Corrosion' album by Dead Infection. It is Sami's song, who openly admits that the idea for this grunting stems from our Polish friends, and I recall that he used their scream on the original demo."

Niinimaa continues: "Everything about 'Lazy Asses' revolves around grind and that is the reason why we placed it at the start although there are other ingredients on this album. The title is pointing a finger at the ultimate waste of money and time: free-riders in the politics. I am sure everyone can easily name a few of them." More...

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Rotten Sound Posts Album Teaser

Rotten Sound just released a teaser for new album "Abuse to Suffer," which in a head-scratching move doesn't actually feature any music that will appear on the album.

Rotten Sound has been adamant that this is a non-album track you are hearing below to tease the album. Anybody else wonder what the point is? New album "Abuse to Suffer" will be released through Season Of Mist worldwide on March 18th, 2016. More...

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Maryland Deathfest Names 45 More Acts For 2016

Promoters for Maryland Deathfest have announced 45 more acts for the 2016 edition of the annual Memorial Day festival bash. Among the list - U.K. doom metal legends Paradise Lost, U.S. doom metal upstarts Crypt Sermon, the reformed Swedish death act Centinex, U.K. legends Discharge, U.S. thrash legends Hirax, soon to be defunct legends Nuclear Blast, U.K. classic metal legends Satan and the mighty Bay Area thrash act Testament.

Tickets for the event will be available soon. Head over to this location for more information.

The freshly named act list is:

The Afternoon Gentlemen (UK)
Buzzov*en
Centinex (Sweden)
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin (Italy)
Crypt Sermon
Dehumanized
Demonical (Sweden)
Demonic Christ
Deranged (Sweden)
Discharge (UK)
DOOM (UK)
Dopethrone (Canada)
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
Gets Worse (UK)
Ground More...

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At the Gates and Rotten Sound Destroy Helsinki

I arrived at the venue early, picking my way over snow that had turned to treacherously slippery ice in the weak Saturday sun. Moving through the now familiar steps of collecting my photo-pass, putting my winter layers in at the cloakroom, and trailing upstairs to the main venue area, I suddenly felt a burst of homesickness.

Rotten Sound is a Finnish deathgrind band originally from Vaasa. If you haven’t heard of them, you might have heard of their former drummer, Kai Hahto. They are intense, they are in your face and they are addictive to see live. The area in front of the stage was half-filled with enthusiastic fans, giving an illusion to not many people being at the venue yet. However, the small stage-level bar was
already packed and the railings of the balcony bar were filled.

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Rotten Sound Releases "Peace" Video

Fresh off latest EP "Species At War," Rotten Sound has released a fan-made animated music video for the track “Peace” via MetalInjection.net.

The video was directed and animated by Janne Kauranen and can be viewed below.

The Finnish grind gods also previously released a lyric video for “Salvation” which can be viewed here. The group is currently writing a new full-length and follow-up to 2011's "Cursed." More...

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Rotten Sound Streaming Full New EP

Rotten Sound's new EP "Species at War" is due out this coming Friday (January 18th) in Europe and Tuesday (January 22nd) in North America.

The website of Finnish magazine Inferno is now streaming all six songs right now, which you can hear at this location.

In other news, the band will tour Asia and Australia in April. Dates are as follows:

04 Apr 13 Bangkok (TH) TBA
05 Apr 13 Ho Chi Mihn (VN) Darts Darts Darts Club
06 Apr 13 Jakarta (ID) Obscene Extreme Festival Asia
07 Apr 13 Bali (ID) Katulebo Moshpit Area
09 Apr 13 Sydney (AU) Bald Faced Stag
11 Apr 13 Auckland (NZ) Rising Sun
12 Apr 13 Wellington (NZ) Bodega
13 Apr 13 Melbourne (AU) Obscene Extreme Festival Australia
14 Apr 13 Perth (AU) Amplifire More...

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Rotten Sound Streaming New Song

Finnish grindcore maniacs Rotten Sound have released another new track, entitled “Peace,” from their upcoming six song EP "Species At War." Check out "Peace" via MetalSucks.net here.

The album was self-recorded at Nordic Audio Labs earlier this summer and mixed / mastered by drummer Sami Latva at Latva Studios. The EP will see a release on January 22nd via Relapse Records in North America on CD/LP/Digital.

A previously released lyric video for the song “Salvation” can also be viewed at this location. The track listing for "Species At War" is:

1. Cause
2. The Game
3. War
4. The Solution
5. Salvation
6. Peace

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Rotten Sound Posts "Salvation" Lyric Video

Finnish grindcore act Rotten Sound posted a lyric video for the new track "Salvation."

The song appears on the band's new EP "Species At War," which will be released on January 18th, 2013 in Europe through Season of Mist and January 22, 2012 in North America through Relapse in the following formats: CD, etched vinyl and digital.

The track listing for "Species At War" is:

1. Cause
2. The Game
3. War
4. The Solution
5. Salvation
6. Peace

Check out "Salvation" here:

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Rotten Sound Releasing New EP

Season of Mist has issued the following announcement about inking a new deal with Rotten Sound:

"Season of Mist is thrilled to welcome Finnish grindcore maniacs Rotten Sound to its European roster! The band’s label debut will be a brand new EP entitled 'Species at War,' self-recorded at Nordic Audio Labs earlier this summer and mixed / mastered by drummer Sami Latva at Latva Studios. 'Species at War' will be released on January 18th, 2013 on CD, etched vinyl and digital."

The track listing is:

1. Cause
2. The Game
3. War
4. The Solution
5. Salvation
6. Peace

"Finding a strong label to release the EP and next full-length in Europe was our priority for this year,” vocalist Keijo Niinimaa comments. “We are very excited about this deal with Season of Mist and we can't wait to get back on the road with the EP. Take a deep breath, get exhausted with ‘Species at War’ and see you at the shows!” More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2013 Complete Lineup Announced

The final batch of bands for 2013's edition of the Maryland Deathfest XI has been confirmed, with the exception of one more band that expected for the Soundstage lineup in the next week or so. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

DOWN
(the) MELVINS
THE OBSESSED
ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
UFOMAMMUT (Italy)
COBALT
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)
EVOKEN
NECROPSY

The full lineup for Maryland Deathfest XI, which takes place May 23-26, 2013 is as follows: More...

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Rotten Sound Announces "Grind Over Europe" Tour

Finnish grindcore stalwarts Rotten Sound have announced the Grind Over Europe Tour 2012. Set to kick off on February 24th in Barcelona, Spain, the band will mercilessly tear through 16 cities over a three week period with label-mates Exhumed and powerviolence wrecking crew Magrudergrind. A full list of tour dates is available below.

Rotten Sound will be touring in support of the band's latest album "Cursed," issued in early 2011 via Relapse Records. The album can currently be streamed in its entirety at this location. Bassist Kristian Toivainen commented on the upcoming dates:

"It has been almost a year since we last toured properly in Europe so we are really excited to get back on the road especially as we have such a great bands as Exhumed and Magrudergrind as our companions. This is the "true Grindcore" tour we have been hoping to take part in and we are also hitting some new places we haven't played before. So we are expecting fast music, great shows, long drives and crazy parties with old and new friends!"

The complete list of upcoming Rotten Sound tour dates is as follows (Grind Over Europe Tour 2/24 – 3/10): More...

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Relapse Records Posts New Podcast

A new Relapse Records podcast has been posted online and is now available by heading over to the Relapse website at this location.

This is the 14th installment of the new label podcasts that will be posted every month, highlighting brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks.

This month's podcast, as sponsored by MetalInjection.net, features an exclusive interview with David Davidson of Revocation who talks about the band's brand new album "Chaos of Forms" and upcoming U.S. tour alongside Chimaira.

The podcast also includes exclusive new music from Brutal Truth, Rotten Sound, Dying Fetus, and more.

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Hails And Horns Giving Away Free Summer Comp

Not new, but it's never too late to get free music: Like Hails and Horns on Facebook to download their 27-song "Screams of Summer Comp 2011."

The "Screams of Summer Comp 2011" tracklisting is as follows:

1. SUICIDE SILENCE – “You Only Live Once”
2. ARCH ENEMY – “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”
3. JUNGLE ROT – “Rise And Revolt”
4. RED FANG – “Wires”
5. ROTTEN SOUND – “Self”
6. ALL SHALL PERISH – “Divine Illusion”
7. WARBRINGER – “Living Weapon”
8. AFTER THE BURIAL – “Sleeper”
9. AMORPHIS – “You I Need”
10. BLACKGUARD – “Firefight”
11. PATHOLOGY – “Code Injection”
12. OBSCURA – “Euclidean Elements”
13. RINGS OF SATURN – “Seized And Devoured”
14. THE FRANCESCO ARTUSATO PROJECT – “Gardens Of Yama”
15. PERIPHERY – “Frak The Gods”
16. CYNIC – “Wheels Within Wheels”
17. FINNTROLL – “Solsagan”
18. WORLD UNDER BLOOD – “God Amongst The Waste”
19. LOCK UP – “Life Of Devastation”
20. EXHUMED – “Funereality”
21. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Judgment Awaits You”
22. BENIGHTED – “Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth”
23. SEPTIC FLESH – “The Vampire From Nazareth”
24. DECAPITATED – “Homo Sun”
25. GENERAL SURGERY – “The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural”
26. WATAIN – “Reaping Death”
27. HAMMERFALL – “One More Time”

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Rotten Sound Posts Bonus Track Online

Rotten Sound has posted "Injure," one of the bonus tracks from the Japanese and deluxe digital editions of the "Cursed" album, online now through the band's Facebook page. Head over here to check out "Injure."

"Cursed" was released this past March debuting at #25 on the official Finnish album charts and at #7 on the Rumba Magazine chart. Rotten Sound is also streaming "Cursed" in its entirety at this location.

Rotten Sound performed at Tuska Open Air Festival this past weekend in front of nearly 28,000 metal fans in Helsinki, Finland. The band is confirmed as among the headliners for the Dark River Festival set to take place the weekend of August 12th in Kotka, Finland.

A previously uploaded video interview with Rotten Sound is also available by navigating here.

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