They soon came to notice it was not only music they shared in common but found themselves interested in the overall wisdom of Rocknroll Decadence as well. Private Line won a band competition and used the prize money to record and release their first EP in 1998. The material on Smooth Motions combined hard-rock influences and fierce rhythms. The band started touring and went through some line up changes. The new line up including Sammy, Eliaz, Jari, Spit and Illy recorded a 5-song promo-CD which got quite nice response, especially from outside of Finland.
Despite of the good reception of the Promo-CD, the year 2001 was uncertain time for the band Jari left the band and joined Finnish metal kings Timo Rautiainen ja Trio Niskalaukaus and Sammy moved to Helsinki Rock City and was soon after followed by the rest of the band. In the beginning of 2002 Sammy bumped into Jack (ex- Palmcut) while exploring the nightlife of Helsinki and they decided to join their forces and breathe new life into Private Line. The band started intense rehearsing period and went on to record new kick ass material. In December 2002 Private Line released a new Mini-CD Six Songs Of Hellcity Trendkill (released by Bad Habits/ Kråklund Records). The Mini-CD got rave reviews from the Finnish rock media and also many international print and webzines were enthusiastic about these Finnish newcomers.
The band did a 40-show tour in Finland and created a fanatic fanbase. Private Line's loud as f**k mix of 80's sleaze and early 90's alternative punk was now starting to make bigger and bigger waves. The lead singer Sammy`s vocals, stage presence and showmanship was more than often compared to the likes of Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) and Sebastian Bach (Skid Row). More information on: www.privatelineweb.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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