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Velcra live at Qstock, 2005.
Background information
Origin Helsinki, Finland
Genres Industrial metal, electronica, nu metal[1]
Years active 2000–2008
Labels Underarts / Bonnier
Members Jessi Frey
DJ Freak
Timo Hänninen
Past members Teppo Hudson
Mikko Herranen
Wille Hartonen
Tomi Koivusaari

Velcra is a Finnish industrial/electronic group, established 2000. Their music features female vocals (both clean and distorted) on a background of heavily distorted guitars and marching beats with heavy use of sample loops.


They soon signed to Virgin Records to release a full-length CD. In 2002, Velcra released their debut CD, Consequences of Disobedience. The singles "Can't Stop Fighting" and "My Law" helped the band rise to No. 5 on the Finnish charts. Velcra also released single CDs for the songs "Big Brother" and "Test Animals". In 2005, the band released their second full-length CD, Between Force and Fate, and the single "Our Will Against Their Will" hit No. 3 on the Finnish charts. Since then, the band has made two more music videos, one for "Memory Loss" and one for "The Bong Song". Between Force and Fate is unlike Consequences of Disobedience in that the band dropped the catchy pop choruses from their music altogether. This gives the album a much heavier sound, which is evident in songs such as "For My Loneliness I Pay". In June 2006, drummer Mikko Herranen left the band to focus on his other band RUST. On 30 May 2007 Velcra released their third album Hadal in Finland and on iTunes. Videos of "Quick and Dirty" and "Dusk Becomes a Dawn" were released in 2007. The latter song has also been released as a single. In early 2008 Tomi Koivusaari left and Timo Hänninen joined the band.


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  1. ^ Lassila, Tero. "Festariraportti: Qstock 2005" (in Finnish). Retrieved 11 December 2015. 

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