Rotten Sound
Rotten Sound
Orgin Finland
Genres Grindcore, Death Metal
Years Active 1993 - Present
Country of origin Finland
Labels Relapse Records, Season of Mist Indipendent Rock Metal Label
Associated Acts Mastic Scum, Unholy Grave, Carcass, Exhumed, Victims, Disfear, Phobia, Misery Index, Nasum, Pig Destroyer, Napalm Death, Doom
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ROTTEN SOUND are celebrating their 20th anniversary of Grindcore and chaos during the whole year of 2013. This crushing party begins with the release of the “Species at War” EP in January. Afterwards the wrecking will continue with many tours and festival performances all around the globe. 2013 promises to become the most intense year in the two decades of ROTTEN SOUND‘s existence: “Our plans are huge and we are aware that some events may not happen, but we are working very hard to bring our music to the ears of as many people as possible”, states frontman Keijo Niinimaa, after returning from the honourable position of lead guest singer at the “NASUM Farewell Tour” in 2012. “We will visit some new places, while continuing to bomb those we have been playing in since the very beginning of the band. We are also determined to arrange one hell of a party before the end of 2013 to celebrate our 20 years of existence.”

ROTTEN SOUND were formed on one insane night of July 1993, during the aftermath of a VOMITURITION studio session. The band recorded a bunch of EP’s and splits before they released their first two full-lengths, “Under Pressure” (1997) and “Drain” (1998). After the “Still Psycho” MCD (2000), which was also their first proper release in North America, the Finns started to tour more actively. This took the band to a higher level and when “Murderworks” was released in 2005, media and public recognized and praised the massive new force in Scandinavian Grind. Following this success, ROTTEN SOUND’s sound evolved on “Exit” (2005), the “Consume to Contaminate” MCD (2006) and the “Cycles” album (2008), which added more heavy parts and some of the forgotten Crust elements from their early years. Their latest full-length “Cursed” shook the world on impact in 2011.

Playing live has always been a high priority for ROTTEN SOUND and their journeys led them to share stages with CARCASS, EXHUMED, VICTIMS, DISFEAR, PHOBIA, MISERY INDEX, NASUM, PIG DESTROYER, NAPALM DEATH, DOOM and many other leading bands of the extreme music scene, which they shaped in union with the Finns. Now 2013 will be more than just another year for shaking the foundations of live venues and assaulting people with deadly Grindcore. ROTTEN SOUND are also planning to re-enter the studio in order to record their next album straight after the extensive touring is done. Yet first it’s time to get on the road and to have the final anniversary party heralded by “Species at War”. “Keep your eyes peeled, follow the news and join the Grindcore party in a city near to you!”, finishes Niinimaa. War is here!


Sami Latva – drums
Mika Aalto – guitars
Kristian Toivainen – bass
Keijo Niinimaa – vocals


2013 Species at War
2011 Curses
2011 Cursed
2010 Napalm
2008 Cycles
2006 Consume to Contaminate
2005 Exit
2004 Murderlive
2003 From Crust ‘til Grind Compilation
2002 Murderworks
2002 Seeds of Hate Rotten Sound VS Mastic Scum split
2001 8-hours of Lobotony Rotten Sound VS Unholy Grave split
2000 Still Psycho
1998 Drain
1997 Under Pressure
1996 Loosin’ Face
1995 Psychotic Veterinarian
1994 Sick Bastard

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