BIO

ROTTEN SOUND are back and angrier than ever. Grindcore is not for the faint of heart and these Finns do not subscribe to the idea of compromise. ‘Abuse to Suffer’ remains true to the band’s resilient roots, while not falling into the traps of chewing endlessly on an old formula gone stale or not daring to add an element of surprise when fitting the style. What sets ROTTEN SOUND apart from other protagonists in the field is an obvious intelligence that shows in their to-the-point songwriting, arrangements, and subtle inclusion of choice death metal elements in their massive sound.

ROTTEN SOUND were conceived in the city of Vaasa, Finland by guitarist Mika Aalto in 1993, who was soon joined by vocalist Keijo Niinimaa. This duo remains in place as the only original members – yet drummer Sami Latva and Kristian Toivainen on bass have meanwhile been steady members for many years as well. The Finns can proudly look back at an impressive catalogue of six highly acclaimed studio albums, seven EPs, three split singles, a single and a live DVD. Furthermore ROTTEN SOUND hit the stages of major metal and hardcore oriented festivals and toured in regular intervals alongside such renowned acts as NASUM, Phobia, Disfear, Carcass, Municipal Waste, Exhumed, Napalm Death, and Pig Destroyer among many others.

With ‘Abuse to Suffer’, ROTTEN SOUND are hammering out an album that equally acknowledges the band’s celebrated past as well as breaking into some new harsh ground that keeps the fire burning.

Touring Highlights

2015  Japan: THE CROWN, ABORTED
2013  20 year Anniversary Show with Bad Jesus Experience
2013 Europe: CONVERGE, ROTTEN SOUND
2013  USA/CAN: ROTTEN SOUND, BLACK BREATH, EARLY GRAVES, KROMOSOM, SPEEDWOLF and more.
2013  SEA/AUS/NZ: Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand
2013  Europe: ROTTEN SOUND, MARTYRDÖD
2013  Finland: ROTTEN SOUND, VICTIMS, SPEEDTRAP, UNKIND
2012  Europe: EXHUMED, ROTTEN SOUND, MAGRUDERGRIND
2011  Europe: ROTTEN SOUND, TRAP THEM, GAZA, THE KANDIDATE, HAUST
2011  USA/CAN: FINNTROLL, ENSIFERUM, ROTTEN SOUND, BARREN EARTH
2010  Europe: ROTTEN SOUND, ABORTED
2009  USA: MISERY INDEX, ROTTEN SOUND, CROWPATH, MARUTA
2008  USA/CAN: CARCASS, SUFFOCATION, 1349, ABORTED, ROTTEN SOUND
2008  Europe: ROTTEN SOUND, THE OCEAN, VICTIMS, TRAP THEM
2007  Europe: ROTTING CHRIST, MALEVOLENT CREATION, ROTTEN SOUND, ENTHRALLMENT, SARDONIC
2006  Europe: ROTTEN SOUND, SAYYADINA
2005  USA: MISERY INDEX, ROTTEN SOUND, MAGRUDERGRIND
2005  Scandinavia: ROTTEN SOUND, DISFEAR
2004  USA: PHOBIA, ROTTEN SOUND
2004  Scandinavia: ROTTEN SOUND, DEFLESHED, SOTAJUMALA
2003  Europe: HATEPLOW, ROTTEN SOUND, DEBAUCHERY
2002  Finland: ROTTEN SOUND, DEEPRED, INFERIA
2002  Europe: ROTTEN SOUND, FLESHLESS, LYKATHEA AFLAME
2001  Europe: MALEVOLENT CREATION, IN AETERNUM, HATEPLOW, ROTTEN SOUND

Festival Highlights

Brutal Assault (2006, 2010, 2013)
Hellfest (2008)
Ilosaarirock (2006, 2008)
Inferno Festival (2007, 2011)
Kaltenbach Open Air (2010)
Los Angeles Murderfest (2009)
Maryland Deathfest (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009)
Motocultor Festival (2013)
Neurotic Deathfest (2009, 2010)
Obscene Extreme Festival (2000, 2002, 2007, 2011)
Party San Open Air (2006, 2009)
Provinssirock (2008)
Roskilde Festival (2008)
Summer Breeze (2008)
Tuska Open Air Festival (2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011)
With Full Force (2007, 2015)

Discography

2016 Abuse to Suffer (CD/LP/Cass)
2013  Species at War (EP)
2011  Curses (CDS)
2011  Cursed
2010  Napalm (MLD/EP+DVD)
2008  Cycles (CD/LP)
2006  Consume to Contaminate (MCD/MLP)
2005  Exit (LP)
2004  Murderlive (DVD)
2003  From Crust ‘til Grind (Compilation-CD)
2002  Murderworks CD/LP
2002  Seeds of Hate (Split-CD with MASTIC SCUM)
2001  8-hours of Lobotony (Split-CD with UNHOLY GRAVE)
2000  Still Psycho (MCD/MLP)
1998  Drain (CD/LP)
1997  Under Pressure (CD/LP)
1996  Loosin’ Face (10″ Picture Disc)
1995  Psychotic Veterinarian (MCD/7″)
1994  Sick Bastard (7″)