Stam1na

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Stam1na
Stam1na - Rakuunarock 2013 1.jpg
Stam1na performing at 2013 Rakuunarock festival in Lappeenranta, Finland.
Background information
Origin Lemi, Finland
Genres Progressive metal
Thrash metal
Alternative metal
Death metal
Years active 1996–present
Labels Sakara
Website www.stam1na.com
Members Antti Hyyrynen
Kai-Pekka Kangasmäki
Pekka Olkkonen
Teppo Velin
Emil Lähteenmäki

Stam1na (pronounced [ˈstɑminɑ]) is a Finnish heavy metal musical group native of Lemi, South Karelia. Their music is arguably best described as progressive metal with some thrash, death and alternative influences, and is sung in Finnish language.

Name[edit]

The band chose to use a '1' in their name to represent the 'I' in the word 'Stamina' to make them more distinct, primarily making the band easier to find in search engines.

Background[edit]

The band originally started as a three-piece in 1996, but it was only after several demo recordings that they got signed late in 2004 by Sakara Records, a label founded and headed by the fellow South Karelian band Mokoma.

The founding trio are Antti Hyyrynen on vocals and guitar, Pekka Olkkonen on lead guitar and Teppo Velin on drums. Bassist Kai-Pekka Kangasmäki was added to the lineup in 2005, and keyboardist Emil Lähteenmäki joined in 2009.

Stam1na's self-titled debut album, released on March 2, 2005, reached No. 13 on the Finnish album charts. Their second album, Uudet kymmenen käskyä, was released on May 10, 2006 and did even better on the charts, reaching No. 3 on its first week. Claiming critical acclaim by heavy touring and winning several awards in Finland, and making their debut in Germany by touring with Apocalyptica in the fall of 2007, they proceeded to release their third album Raja in February, 2008, which went straight to No. 1 on the Finnish album chart in the first week. February 10, 2010, Stam1na released their fourth album titled Viimeinen Atlantis, which translates as "The Last Atlantis", which also went straight to first place on the Finnish album chart, topping among others HIM's new release, and was certified gold by ÄKT in its first week of sales. In 2012 Stam1na released their fifth album entitled Nocebo, produced by Joe Barresi. Nocebo topped the Finnish album chart and was certified gold on the day of its release.

Lineup[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Translation of title Peak positions Certification
FIN
[1]
2005 Stam1na 13
2006 Uudet kymmenen käskyä The New 10 Commandments 3
2008 Raja Limit or Border 1
2010 Viimeinen Atlantis The Last Atlantis 1
2012 Nocebo 1
2014 SLK[2] AND (Allow Natural Death) 1
Compilation albums
Year Album Translation of title Peak positions Certification
FIN
[1]
2010 Vanhaa paskaa Some old shit 2

Singles[edit]

Year Single Translation of title Peak positions Album
FIN
[1]
2005 "Kadonneet kolme sanaa" The Three Lost Words 17 Stam1na
"Paha arkkitehti" An Evil Architect 4
2006 "Edessäni" In Front of Me  – Uudet kymmenen käskyä
"Likainen parketti" Dirty Parquet 1
2008 "Lääke" Medicine  – Raja
2010 "Pakkolasku" Forced Landing/ A Mandatory Bill (pun)  – Viimeinen Atlantis
2012 "Valtiaan uudet vaateet" Ruler's New Demands 17 Nocebo
2012 "Puolikas ihminen" Half a Man  – Nocebo
2014 "Panzerfaust" Iron Fist  – SLK
2014 "Dynamo"  – SLK
Joints singles Mokoma / Rytmihäiriö / Stam1na
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Nosturi (FIN #7)
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Työnkulma (FIN #8)
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Rytmikorjaamo (FIN #9)
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Tivoli (FIN #11)
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Teatria (FIN #12)
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Lutakko (FIN #14)
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Sibeliustalo (FIN #16)

Music videos[edit]

  • Erilaisen rakkauden todistaja (Witness of a Different Kind of Love) (2003)
  • Kadonneet kolme sanaa (The Lost Three Words) (2005)
  • Ristiriita (Conflict/Cross Argument) (2005)
  • Paha arkkitehti (An Evil Architect) (2005)
  • Edessäni (In Front of Me) (2006)
  • Likainen parketti (Dirty Parquet) (2006)
  • Lääke (Medicine) (2008)
  • Muistipalapelit (Memorypuzzles) (2008)
  • Pakkolasku (Emergency landing/A Must-pay Bill) (2010)
  • Rikkipää (Sulfur Head / Brokenhead) (2010)
  • Yhdeksän tien päät (The Ends of Nine Roads) (2010)
  • Valtiaan uudet vaateet (Ruler's New Demands) (2012)
  • Puolikas ihminen (Half a Man) (2012)
  • Panzerfaust (Iron Fist) (2014)

DVDs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stam1na discography". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Stam1na to release new album SLK in February

External links[edit]