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Kotiteollisuus at Ilosaarirock
Background information
Origin Lappeenranta, Finland
Genres Heavy metal
Hard rock
Years active 1991–present
Labels Johanna Kustannus
Website www.kotiteollisuus.com
Members Jouni Hynynen
Janne Hongisto
Jari Sinkkonen
Miitri Aaltonen

Kotiteollisuus is a Finnish hard rock/heavy metal band that was formed in 1991 in Lappeenranta. The band released its first demo tape in 1993 under the name "Hullu ukko ja Kotiteollisuus" ("Crazy Old Man and Home Industry"). The shortened name and current line-up were established in 1997.

Kotiteollisuus is said to combine "furious heavy metal with Finnish sullenness". Subjects frequently touched upon in songs are the current state of the nation, religion and mankind in general. The band members have become known for their outspokenness during interviews and shows. The guitarist-vocalist Jouni Hynynen is especially known for insulting and commenting on the audience during live shows.

Kotiteollisuus is undoubtedly one of the most popular metal bands in Finland, having produced one platinum and several gold-selling albums and winning Emma-awards in 2003 and 2005 for best metal record (Helvetistä itään)[1] and best DVD (Kotiteollisuus DVD)[2] respectively. The band released their tenth album, Ukonhauta, on 18 February 2009.

Tuomas Holopainen of the famous Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish has played guest keyboards on the band's three latest albums as well as during several live gigs whenever he has not been too busy with his other projects, mainly Nightwish.

In March 2014, Miitri Aaltonen, who had been playing guitar at Kotiteollisuus's gigs for years, was named an official member of the band.


Current line-up[edit]

Past members[edit]

Current live members[edit]


Studio albums[edit]


  • Noitavasara (promo) ('The Witch Hammer') (1996)
  • Kuulohavaintoja ('Auditory Perceptions') (1997)
  • Routa ei lopu ('The Frost Won't End') (1998)
  • Juoksu ('The Run') (1998)
  • Eevan perintö ('Eve's Heritage') (1999)
  • Jos sanon ('If I Say') (2000)
  • Kädessäni ('In My Hand') (2001) (2000)
  • Yksinpuhelu ('Monologue') (2001)
  • Rakastaa/ei rakasta ('Loves me/Loves me not') (2002)
  • Vuonna yksi ja kaksi ('In the Year One And Two') (2002)
  • ±0 (2002)
  • Routa ei lopu (on ilmoja pidelly) ('The Frost Won't End (Some Weather We've Had') (2003)
  • Helvetistä itään ('Eastward From Hell') (2003)
  • Minä olen ('I am') (2003)
  • Tämän taivaan alla ('Under This Sky') (2004)
  • Kultalusikka ('The Golden Spoon') (2004)
  • Vieraan sanomaa ('Said by a Stranger') (2005)
  • Kaihola ('The Place of Longing') (2005)
  • Arkunnaula ('Coffin's Nail') (2006)
  • Vapaus johtaa kansaa ('Liberty Leads the People') (2006) feat. CMX & 51Koodia
  • Tuonelan koivut ('Birches of Tuonela') (2007)
  • Kummitusjuna ('Ghost Train') (2007)
  • Sotakoira ('The War Dog') (2008)
  • Kuollut Kävelee ('Dead Man Walking') (2009)



  • Kotiteollisuus DVD ('Home Industry DVD') (2005)
  • Tuuliajolla 2006 ('Adrift') (2006)
  • Itärintama ('Eastern Front') (2010)


  • Rai Rai! (2005)

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