Label: Poko Rekords - POKOCD 265 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Finland • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Punk
They were formed soon after the disbanding of Hassisen Kone by its former frontman Ismo Ihminen - Sielun Veljet - Aina Nälkä - Veljien 20 Pahinta Hittiä . Sielun Veljet never achieved the fame or the record sales figures of Hassisen Kone, but they became famous for their powerful stage presence and aggressive, shamanistic post-punk musical style.
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Sielun Veljet was formed shortly after Hassisen Konea successful and well-known new wave band, disbanded. Singer - guitarist Alanko and guitarist Jukka Orma wanted to start making a totally different kind of music than what Hassisen Kone had done and what the Finnish public expected of them. The band's live performances were loud, energetic and extremely intensive from the beginning, and people soon stopped expecting another Hassisen Kone. The concerts were sometimes extremely long—one gig in Nivala in the s lasted for four and a half hours and ended only when security personnel forced Alanko off the stage.
The band's self-titled debut album was recorded live in Shortly thereafter, with the EP Lapset and the album Hei soturitthe band started slowly gaining popularity.
L'amourha became the critical and commercial breakthrough for Sielun Veljet, and remains by far their highest selling album. The album and its follow-up Kuka teki huorin are considered the most accessible Sielun Veljet recordings, and remain the band's only studio album gold records. The song's lyrics blaspheme Finnish national symbols.
After Kuka teki huorinSielun Veljet started re-recording some of their material in English in order to find an audience outside Finland. The name is a direct translation of the name of their most successful album - "murha" means "murder" Ihminen - Sielun Veljet - Aina Nälkä - Veljien 20 Pahinta Hittiä Finnish. A tour in Europe followed, and the band was even allowed to tour in Soviet Russiawhich proved to be a success.
Suomi-Finlandrecorded Amsterdam Meets Berlin - Shinedoe / Len Faki - Amsterdam Meets Berlin / Die Rumpelkammer Finnish, saw Sielun Veljet moving into a more acoustic sound than before.
The album's lyrics concentrated on the issues present in late s Finland, such as the growing influence of American culture. After the commercial failure of Tomorrow And Tonight - Kiss - Love Gun Musicthe band decided to quit.
A documentary film titled Veljet was also released in InJukka Orma mixed together some Tuomari Nurmio covers the band had recorded insome of which had been included on Musta laatikko. The album was released as Otteita Tuomari Nurmion laulukirjastaand it reached 1 on the Finnish album charts, highest position ever for Sielun Veljet.
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