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Origin Juva, Finland
Genres industrial metal, alternative metal
Years active 2002−present
Labels EMI, Kråklund Records
Members Patrik Mennander
Anssi Auvinen
Mika Kamppi
Teemu Karppinen
Past members Kai Ahvenranta
Sami Karppinen
Timo Laatikainen

Ruoska (In Finnish "whip") is a Finnish metal band from the Juva municipality.


The beginnings, Kuori and Riisu (2002−2003)[edit]

Ruoska was formed in 2002, with some of the same members from the previous comical rock band Natsipaska. They released their debut album Kuori the same year.

Radium and Amortem (2004−2007)[edit]

In 2005, Radium was released.

When they went back to the studio, Ruoska created a new unique sound that was represented by their new album, Amortem in 2006. The singles "Mies yli Laidan" and "Alasin" were turned into music videos.[citation needed] The album itself debuted at sixth place in Finnish radio charts for almost 10 weeks.[citation needed]

Rabies, the hiatus and the present (2008−present)[edit]

Ruoska's fifth album Rabies was released on April 9, 2008.


Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

Note: Kai Ahvenranta still does some studio work with the band.




Music videos[edit]

  • "Kiroan" (2002)
  • "Epilogi" (2002)
  • "Tuonen Viemää" (2005)
  • "Mies yli Laidan" (2006)
  • "Alasin" (2006)
  • "Ei Koskaan" (2008)

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