Rotten Sound

Grindcore - Finland

Rotten Sound Band

ROTTEN SOUND have firmly established themselves as one of the leading acts of the grindcore scene. Expertly wielding the fierce brutality and massive aggression of their genre, the Finns add intelligent songwriting, effective arrangements, and musical proficiency as well as subtle death metal elements to their sound.

Their forthcoming new EP ‘Suffer to Abuse’, which is not to be confused with their latest full-length album, ‘Abuse to Suffer’ (2016), embodies those aforementioned virtues to the point. The EP delivers seven short sharp chops that hit home perfectly.

ROTTEN SOUND was conceived in the city of Vaasa, Finland by guitarist Mika Aalto in 1993, who was soon joined by vocalist and word-smith Keijo Niinimaa. The duo still remains in place, while the original members in all other positions have been replaced several times until today.

The Finns can field an impressive catalogue of seven highly acclaimed studio albums, now eight EPs, three split singles, a single, and a live DVD. Furthermore, ROTTEN SOUND have already conquered the stages of all major metal and hardcore oriented festivals and also toured in regular intervals alongside such renowned acts as MALEVOLENT CREATION, PHOBIA, DISFEAR CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED, NAPALM DEATH, and PIG DESTROYER – among many others.

With ‘Suffer to Abuse’, ROTTEN SOUND are gearing up their musical juggernaut just in time before crushing stages all over Asia and Europe this spring. Hold on tight and enjoy the bliss of this heavily whirling grind-tornado!


  • Keijo Niinimaa : Vocals
  • Mika Aalto : Guitars
  • Kristian Toivainen : Bass
  • Sami Latva : Drums
Posted on March 29, 2019

ROTTEN SOUND have kicked off their European tour with IMPLORE. The tour started on Monday, March 25 in Bratislava and will continue to wreck havoc through 10 more countries before the final curtain on Royal Metal Fest in Denmark, on April 6.

Posted on November 27, 2018

ROTTEN SOUND have announced new European tour dates for February and March 2019. The band will first support NAPALM DEATH on the Finnish shows, starting on the 20th of February in Helsinki. ROTTEN SOUND will continue to wreck havoc with a freshly announced tour through 10 more European countries with the support of IMPLORE.

Posted on March 20, 2018

ROTTEN SOUND embarked on the Asian tour in support of their upcoming EP ‘Suffer to Abuse’. The Finnish grind stalwarts will continue their trip with performances in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and three dates in Japan. Please find all currently confirmed dates in Asia and Europe below.

Posted on February 27, 2018

ROTTEN SOUND are unleashing the first crushing track taken from their forthcoming new EP, ‘Suffer to Abuse’ – not to be confused with the band’s previous album ‘Abuse to Suffer’. The EP will hit stores on April 13th, 2018 in Europe and May 18th, 2018 in the US.

Posted on January 16, 2018

ROTTEN SOUND are confirmed as direct support of EXHUMED on the “Grind over Europe II” tour next April. The opening slot will be filled by IMPLORE. This smashing road-rage package in support of their latest release ‘Abuse to Suffer’ is scheduled to hit ten European countries extremely hard. A list of all dates can be viewed below.

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