BIO

ROTTEN SOUND have firmly established themselves as one of the leading acts of the grindcore scene. Expertly wielding the fierce brutality and massive aggression of their genre, the Finns add intelligent songwriting, effective arrangements, and musical proficiency as well as subtle death metal elements to their sound.

Their new EP ‘Suffer to Abuse’, which is not to be confused with their latest full-length album, ‘Abuse to Suffer’ (2016), embodies those aforementioned virtues to the point. The EP delivers seven short sharp chops that hit home perfectly.

ROTTEN SOUND was conceived in the city of Vaasa, Finland by guitarist Mika Aalto in 1993, who was soon joined by vocalist and word-smith Keijo Niinimaa. The duo still remains in place and with drummer Sami Latva and bassist Kristian Toivainen, the line-up has been the same since 2010.

The Finns can field an impressive catalogue of seven highly acclaimed studio albums, now eight EPs, three split singles, a single, and a live DVD. Furthermore, ROTTEN SOUND have already conquered the stages of all major metal and hardcore oriented festivals and also 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 ‘Suffer to Abuse’, ROTTEN SOUND are gearing up their musical juggernaut just in time before crushing the stages. Hold on tight and enjoy the bliss of this heavily whirling grind-tornado!

Touring Highlights

2018 Europe: EXHUMED, IMPLORE
2018 Asian Tour
2017 USA: DARKEST HOUR, RINGWORM, RIVERS OF NIHIL
2016 USA: Abuse to Suffer Tour
2016 Europe: Abuse to Suffer Tour CULT LEADER, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS
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, 2017)
Hellfest (2008, 2018)
Ilosaarirock (2006, 2008)
Inferno Festival (2007, 2011)
Kaltenbach Open Air (2010, 2017)
Los Angeles Murderfest (2009)
Maryland Deathfest (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009)
Motocultor Festival (2013)
Neurotic Deathfest (2009, 2010)
Obscene Extreme Festival (2000, 2002, 2007, 2011, 2016, 2018)
Party San Open Air (2006, 2009)
Provinssirock (2008)
Roskilde Festival (2008)
Summer Breeze (2008, 2012)
Tuska Open Air Festival (2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011)
With Full Force (2007, 2015)

Discography

2018 Suffer to Abuse (EP)
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″)