The Scourger

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The Scourger
Origin Helsinki, Finland
Genres Thrash metal[1][2]
Years active 2003–present
Labels Cyclone Records
Associated acts Gandalf, Suburban Tribe, Warmen
Website www.thescourger.net
Members Jari Hurskainen
Jani Hentilä
Jape Nummenpää
Tero Kemppainen
Past members Pekka Hämäläinen
Timo Nyberg
Harri Hytönen
Alec Hirst-Gee
Kirka Sainio
Seppo Tarvainen
Kimmo Kammonen
Jani Luttinen
Antti Wirman

The Scourger is a thrash metal[1][2] band from Helsinki, Finland that formed in 2003. All three of the band's singles have landed on the national Finnish charts: "Hatehead", which debuted at No. 1 in July 2005;[1][3] "Maximum Intensity", which landed at No. 3 a year later and climbed to No. 2 the following week;[1][3] and "Never Bury the Hatchet", which entered the charts at No. 9 in July 2007.[2] The first two singles are found on the band's 2006 debut album, Blind Date with Violence, while the third single is on the 2008 follow-up, Dark Invitation to Armageddon. On May 14, 2009, the band announced that it was splitting; vocalist Jari Hurskainen retained The Scourger name, while drummer Seppo Tarvainen, bassist Kimmo Kammonen, and guitarists Jani Luttinen and Antti Wirman will form a new band which has not yet been officially announced. The reason for the split was not given.[4] Hurskainen announced the addition of three new members the following year: Jani Hentilä and Tero Kemppainen on guitars and Jape Nummenpää on bass.[5][6]

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Jari Hurskainen – vocals
  • Jani Hentilä – guitars
  • Tero Kemppainen – guitars
  • Jape Nummenpää - bass

Former members[edit]

  • Pekka Hämäläinen – guitars
  • Timo Nyberg – guitars
  • Harri Hytönen – guitars
  • Seppo Tarvainen – drums
  • Jani Luttinen – guitars
  • Antti Wirman – guitars
  • Kimmo Kammonen – bass

Session musicians[edit]

  • Alec Hirst-Gee – bass
  • Kirka Sainio – bass

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Scourger biography". MusicMight. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Scourger: 'Never Bury the Hatchet' Single Enters Finnish Chart at No. 9". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  3. ^ a b "The Scourger: 'Blind Date with Violence' Re-Release Track Listing Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 2006-08-28. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  4. ^ "The Scourger Divided". Blabbermouth.net. 2009-05-18. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  5. ^ "The Scourger Announces New Members". Blabbermouth.net. 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  6. ^ "The Scourger Adds New Guitaris". Blabbermouth.net. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 

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