NEW ALBUM OVER 25 YEARS
Finnish (although you can read below that they refer theirselves as "Scandinavian" band heavy metal legends have released a new album.
-Sarcofagus is reputed to be one of the
most influential & original Scandinavian
-Progressive Heavy Metal Bands (formed 1977).
-They have inspired and influenced numerous
new metal bands.
History in Nutshell:
Officially the first Finnish Heavy Metal Band
- First Finnish Heavy Metal Band singing in Finnish
- First Scandinavian Heavy Metal Band to have female vocalist (Muska
- First Scandinavian Band (first in the world?) to release a FULL ALBUM
length story/live broadcast quality video ever (Kimmo Kuusniemi Band
(Sarcofagus) / Moottorilinnut). This was before MTV, rental/sales videos
and before people had VHS players. Talking about being ahead of time
Coming out soon as a DVD! READ
- Released 1 Single and 3 Albums (2 albums re released in Italy 1996
by Mellotron, Cycle of Life released in Finland 2006).
- 4th album coming out soon after 25 years with original lineup (except
for vocals); Kimmo Kuusniemi (guitars/drums), Esa Kotilainen (keyboards),
Juha Kiminki (Bass) and Tanja Karttunen (Vocals).
- Kimmo Kuusniemi was the 1st spoke person for Finnish Heavy Metal.
He also started the Finnish Heavy Metal Association to bring together
all the metal fans in the age before communication revolution.
- Kimmo Kuusniemi brought metal to radio, TV and papers where he was
used as the expert to explain the metal philosophy to reporters.
- In 2004 Kimmo Kuusniemi released a downloadable free web version of
1981 Moottorilinnut (Motorbirds) album with original alternative cover.