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KING COMPANY (Finland)


May 2017



KING COMPANY was formed in the early spring of 2014.
Drummer Mirka "Leka" Rantanen (RASKASTA JOULUA,
WARMEN, ex-THUNDERSTONE, ex-KOTIPELTO, etc.)
had already been thinking about forming a new hard rock/
melodic metal band for a long time. In this band he wanted
to play with people with whom he had worked before and
who he knew as both good musicians and friends. First, he
contacted guitarist Antti Wirman (WARMEN) who immediately
wanted to join the band. The singer Pasi Rantanen was in
Mirka’s mind from the beginning, as they had played together
in a couple of bands before (THUNDERSTONE, WARMEN).
After keyboardist Jari Pailamo (KIUAS, PONIES TO KILL),
and bassist Time Schleifer (ENFARCE) joined the band, this
super-group was ready to start working. The band's original
name was "NO MAN'S LAND". Bursting with enthusiasm the
band started to work on their first songs and in the autumn
of 2014 they entered the famous ASTIA STUDIO to record
their first 3 song demo. Shortly after Antti Wirman got a
temporary gig as the touring guitarist of CHILDRENS OF
BODOM, which limited their rehearsal time, but still the
band managed to write more and more songs. They started
co-operation with Heta Hyttinen & GINGER WINE
MANAGEMENT hich eventually got them a recording
contract with FRONTIERS RECORDS. This was the band's
dream come true, and the debut album recordings could begin.
In the autumn of 2015 the band played two very succesful
gigs in Helsinki and Jyvaskyla. The nearly sold out venue
"ON THE ROCKS" witnessed the band's first live
performance as they played a set full of songs from the
upcoming album. Immediately after these gigs began the
debut album recordings and the album was mastered in
January 2016. The album recording and mixing was done by
Janne Wirman and Kal Kaercher and mastered by Mika Jussila.
At this point FRONTIERS RECORDS suggested that the
name of the band should be changed because there already
were two other bands with the same name and there was a
risk of confusion. The band changed its name to "KING
COMPANY". The album release date is in early autumn
2016, and after that the band performs at least in Finland
and later in the rest of the world. The debut album is called
"ONE FOR THE ROAD".

(Taken from their official website)



(Discography)
ONE FOR THE ROAD (FRONTIERS/KING RECORDS, 2016)




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