Siissisoq

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Siissisoq
Origin Uummannaq, Greenland
Genres
Years active 1994 (1994)–2002
Members Karl Enok Mathiassen
Hans Mathiassen
Knud Mathiassen
Malik Løvstrøm
Ilannguaq Mathiassen
Past members Hans Therkildsen
Jens Samuelsen
Villads Kristiansen
Peter Fleischer
Jens Thorin
Peter Hendriksen
Rasmus Petersen

Siissisoq is a Greenlandic heavy metal band, formed in 1994 in Uummannaq. They released their first album, Aammarpassuillu Ulo 141, in 1998, and it stayed number one on Greenlandic charts for two months. The name Siissisoq means Rhino in Greenlandic.

The band's lyrics are sung in Greenlandic and their songs are mainly named after African animals. In 2001, the band released a live album called Aammarlussuillu Live Ulo 156. Super Day Siissisoq Music 001 released in 2002 and it was not successful as the first album, because of its poor mixing and production. The band have agreed that they will stop playing together for a while in a hiatus.

Vocalist Knud Mathiassen traveled to Svendborg in 2003 and began to play together with other members of Siissisoq. They came back to Karl Enok continues to write more songs until they had the opportunity to perform again on stage to make a comeback in 2010 Nuuk Festival and Nipiaa Rock Festival in Aasiaat, it was hugely successful.

The group started in 1991 in the hometown of Uummannaq. Guitarist Karl Enok Mathiassen started making guitar riffs where he was inspired by Metallica and White Zombie. Mathiassen often thought to start a band, and asked guitarist Jens Thorin if he wanted to join. Siissisoq began writing together in the summer of 1994.

Karl Enok Mathiassen had written Nersussuaq, Puuluki, Imarmiutarsuaq, Pulateriaarsuk, Zebra, Qeerlatooq at 15 years old. It was hugely successful in their first debut album Aammarpassuillu Ulo 141.

Mathiassen stopped in 2002 because of fraud and manipulation in ULO record company where they were given only 3-4% of their income from their work. ULO has earned around at least 700,000.00 Danish Krone out of 850,000.00 Danish Krone. ULO continues to claim that there was not enough of a profit to give Siissisoq money.

Today Karl Enok Mathiassen has his own Studio Record label and radio station company.

Line-up[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Hans Therkildsen - Bass
  • Jens Samuelsen - Vocals
  • Villads Kristiansen - Drums
  • Peter Fleischer - Drums
  • Jens Thorin - Guitar
  • Peter Hendriksen - Bass
  • Rasmus Petersen - Bass
  • Jens Koch Kristensen - Bass

Discography[edit]

  • Aammarpassuillu (Album, 1998)
  • Aammarpassuillu (Live album, 2001)
  • Super Day (Album, 2002)

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