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Routavuosi

Routavuosi

Routavuosi


Routavuosi is a music project consisting of four guys from Uusimaa, Finland. Their music is something between alternative metal and progressive metal with a lot of influences from progressive rock. Their music is driven by catchy melodies, low guitar and bass riffs and controversial lyrics. Most of their tracks are composed by Aake Salmi, though Ville Ojala and Samuli Räikkönen participate also. The arrangement of the songs is mostly done by Aake Salmi, Samuli Räikkönen and Ville Ojala. Read more on Last.fm
Routavuosi is a music project consisting of four guys from Uusimaa, Finland. Their music is something between alternative metal and progressive metal with a lot of influences from progressive rock. Their music is driven by catchy melodies, low guitar and bass riffs and controversial lyrics. Most of their tracks are composed by Aake Salmi, though Ville Ojala and Samuli Räikkönen participate also.

The arrangement of the songs is mostly done by Aake Salmi, Samuli Räikkönen and Ville Ojala. The band released their first demo in the spring 2010. It was recorded in the band's own home studio in Sipoo. The bands second demo was released on 27.7.2011. According to Aake Salmi, the second demo is "quite a lot more mature than the first one".

In the winter 2012, the band recorded an acoustic EP, which consisted an acoustic version of the song "Kulutus" and also a new song called "Tulva". Later on, in the summer of 2012, the band re-recorded their first demo, because they weren't happy with the first version. They also started composing new material for a completely new demo. Their third demo was released on 27.7.2013.

The band was really satisfied with the new demo, because it "represented the bands common sound better than the previous recordings". Routavuosi was formed in the spring 2009 by Aake Salmi and Iikka Salmela. Kimi Nummela was asked to play the drums, and he accepted the offer. Later on Ville Ojala joined in with Elias Tapio. Kimi left pretty soon and Juuso Tarkkonen took his place as the drummer.

After a month of playing Juuso decided to leave the band, stating that he had a lack of motivation. In the autumn 2009 the band invited Ville Häkkinen to take the drummer's seat. He accepted the invitation and the band was complete again. At the same time they decided to fire Elias from his duties. Iikka Salmela decided to leave on 15th December 2009 due to musical disagreements. Nowadays, Salmela is the vocalist of the band called "Serenade of Spite".

After Salmela's departure Aake Salmi took his place as the lead vocalist of Routavuosi. Samuli Räikkönen joined the band in June 2010 after the band had decided that they needed more power in the guitar section. This eventually led into diversification of compositions. In the spring 2011, Petri Jauhianen joined the band to play the keyboards. Jauhiainen's entry freshened up the band's guitar driven sound. Jauhiainen is also known as "Kuunvalon Kruunaama", a one man black metal band.

He is considered to be a guest member, joining in when needed. In August 2013, the band decided in mutual understanding that it was time for Ville Häkkinen to leave the band. Current members: Aake Salmi (vocals, guitar, percussions, ukulele) Ville Ojala (bass guitar, backup vocals, guitar) Samuli Räikkönen (guitar, mandolin, flute, percussions, backup vocals) Petri Jauhiainen (keyboard) Former members: Iikka Salmela (vocals) Juuso Tarkkonen (drums) Kimi Nummella (drums) Elias Tapio (rhythm guitar) Ville Häkkinen (drums, percussions) 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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