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Viikate

Country of origin:
Finland
Location:
Kouvola
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1996
Genre:
Melodic Heavy Metal/Rautalanka
Lyrical themes:
Finnish melancholy
Current label:
Ranka Recordings
Years active:
1996-present
From left to right: Simeoni, Ervo, Kaarle, Arvo.

Viikate combines heavy metal with Rautalanka which is a form of folk rock developed in the early 60's.

Arvo and Ervo were only live-session members before they became fulltime members on the band in 2005.

Viikate is Finnish for "Scythe".

Viikate participated on "Melkein vieraissa – Tribuutti Leevi and the Leavingsille", a tribute album to ...
Current
Kaarle Viikate Bass, keyboards (1996-2005), Vocals (lead), guitars (1996-present)
Simeoni Viikate Drums (1996-present)
Ervo Viikate Bass, vocals (live) (2001-2005), Bass, vocals (2005-present)
Arvo Viikate Guitars, vocals (live) (2001-2005), Guitars, vocals (2005-present)
Past (Live)
Erkka Koskinen Bass, vocals (2001-2005)
Ari Taiminen Guitars, vocals (2001-2005)
Kaarle Viikate Bass, keyboards (1996-2005), Vocals (lead), guitars (1996-present)
Simeoni Viikate Drums (1996-present)
Ervo Viikate Bass, vocals (live) (2001-2005), Bass, vocals (2005-present)
Arvo Viikate Guitars, vocals (live) (2001-2005), Guitars, vocals (2005-present)
Past
Erkka Koskinen Bass, vocals (2001-2005)
Ari Taiminen Guitars, vocals (2001-2005)
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Added on: 2004-01-17 01:08:21 Last modified on: 2014-11-05 19:49:40
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