Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Helsinki

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List of Helsinki bands, listed by their level of fame. This Helsinki musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Helsinki bands are included, as well as many Helsinki musicians of underground status. This list of Helsinki musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Helsinki bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

List ranges from Apocalyptica to Ensiferum and more.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Helsinki?" or "What is a list of Helsinki bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (67 items)

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Apocalyptica is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Cello rock Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso ...more

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Ensiferum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal Ensiferum is a Finnish folk metal band from Helsinki. The members of the band label themselves as "melodic folk metal."

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Stratovarius is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 15 studio albums, 4 DVD and 3 live albums. Along with German bands Helloween, Blind ...more

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Hanoi Rocks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Hanoi Rocks was a Finnish hard rock band formed in 1979, whose most successful period came in the early 1980s. The band broke up in 1985 after their drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley ...more

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Wintersun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal Wintersun is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland and was originally created by guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, songwriter and vocalist Jari Mäenpää as a side project to folk ...more

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Roope Latvala is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal Roope Juhani Latvala is a Finnish guitarist who currently plays with the bands Children of Bodom and Sinergy. He was one of the founding members of Stone, which was one of the first notable ...more

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Mikko Lindström is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Doom metal, Gothic rock, Rock music Mikko Viljami Lindström is the lead guitarist of the Finnish rock band, HIM. Lindström is commonly called by his nickname, Linde.

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Amorphis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal Amorphis is a Finnish heavy metal band founded by Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari, and Esa Holopainen in 1990. Initially, the band was a death metal act, but on later albums they evolved into ...more

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The 69 Eyes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Horror punk, Glam metal, Gothic rock The 69 Eyes are a multi-platinum selling Finnish rock band. They are currently signed to EMI Finland. The band's albums are now distributed worldwide. The End Records acts as the band's official ...more

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Mariska is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Hip hop music, Rap music Mariska is a Finnish rapper. She writes her songs by herself, and the lyrics often deal with relationships, male chauvinism and politics.

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Havoc Unit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal, Melodic death metal Havoc Unit, formerly known as ...and Oceans, is an industrial black metal band from Finland. It was formed in 1989 as a death metal outfit called Festerday, but soon changed its style to ...more

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Amoral is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal Amoral is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland. They play technical, progressive, melodic, hardrock oriented metal. The band's 4th album was an about-turn, replacing the dominance of quirky death ...more

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Linda Brava is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music Linda Magdalena Lampenius Cullberg, better known by her maiden name Linda Lampenius and international stage name Linda Brava, is a Finnish classical concert violinist and recording artist.

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Moonsorrow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal Moonsorrow is a pagan metal band formed in Helsinki, Finland, in 1995. Musically, the band incorporates elements of black metal and folk metal in their sound. The band call their sound ...more

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Ville Sorvali is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Viking metal, Technical death metal, Black metal Ville Sorvali is a Finnish musician and music journalist. He is the vocalist, bass guitarist and lyricist for the Finnish pagan metal band Moonsorrow. His cousin Henri "Trollhorn" ...more

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Henri Sorvali is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Black metal, Folk metal Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali, born 19 October 1978 in Finland, is the guitarist and keyboardist of the pagan metal band Moonsorrow, and keyboardist for Finntroll, and also plays for The ...more

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Husky Rescue is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music Husky Rescue are a Finnish electronic music band from Helsinki, formed in 2002. The band consists of Marko Nyberg, Johanna Kalén and Antony Bentley.

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Ajattara is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Doom metal, Black metal, Acoustic music Ajattara was a five-piece dark metal band from Helsinki, Finland led by Pasi Koskinen They formed in 1996 and split up 2012. They were signed to Spinefarm Records and have released six albums, ...more

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The Rasmus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Gothic rock, Pop music, Rock music The Rasmus are a Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were still in upper comprehensive school. The original band members were Lauri Ylönen, Eero ...more

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Kristian Ranta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Melodic death metal Kristian Ranta, also known as Kride, was the guitarist of the Finnish melodic death metal band Norther, until their break up in 2012. Kristian has composed most of Norther's best known songs ...more

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Anssi Kela is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Pop music, Rock music Anssi Kela is a Finnish singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist who has published six albums. The debut, Nummela, is one of the best-selling Finnish records – it has sold over 150,000 copies. ...more

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Waltari is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal Waltari is a band from Finland, known for its diversity and combination of music styles, frequently combining alternative metal, progressive metal, death metal, hard rock, heavy metal, hip hop, ...more

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Sunrise Avenue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock Sunrise Avenue is a Finnish rock band originally formed in 2002 in Espoo, Finland. In the early days the band was called Sunrise and the name was changed to Sunrise Avenue in 2001. Sunrise ...more

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Petri Lindroos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Folk metal Petri Lindroos is a melodic death/folk metal guitarist and vocalist. He is currently the lead vocalist in Ensiferum and, prior to this, was a founder and lead vocalist for Norther.

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Lackluster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Downtempo, Chill-out music, Chiptune Esa Ruoho, better known as Lackluster, is a Finnish electronic music producer and performer from Kontula, Helsinki. He is also known as Esa Ruoho, Can'O'Lard and Kökö and the ...more

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Perttu Kivilaakso is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Cello rock, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal Perttu Päivö Kullervo Kivilaakso is a cello player for Finnish band Apocalyptica. Like fellow band members Eicca Toppinen and Paavo Lötjönen, he attended Sibelius Academy in ...more

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Danny is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Schlager music Ilkka Johannes Lipsanen, commonly known by his stage-name Danny, is a Finnish singer and guitarist. He started his career with the band Islanders who released a couple of singles, among them ...more

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Hector is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Hector Folk rock Heikki Veikko Harma is a Finnish singer-songwriter who has also distinguished himself as a translator of song lyrics, but has written popular lyrics of his own too. To the public he's better ...more

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Mika Pohjola is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Jazz Mika Pohjola is a Finnish-born jazz pianist and composer, who resides in New York City. He is one of the most prolific Scandinavian jazz musicians in his generation.

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Lauri Porra is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Progressive metal, Avant-garde jazz, Power metal Lauri Porra is a Finnish bassist and composer, best known for his work in Stratovarius and Sinergy. Lauri Porra is a fourth generation musician, and the great-grandson of famous Finnish composer ...more

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Muslim Magomayev is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Muslim Magomayev Pop music, Opera Muslim Mahammad oglu Magomayev, dubbed the "King of Songs" and the "Soviet Sinatra" was a Soviet and Azerbaijani baritone operatic and pop singer of the 1960s and 1970s. He ...more

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Smack is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Garage rock, Glam rock, Punk rock Smack was a Finnish band, which was active 1982-1990. The band's original line-up consisted of singer Claude, guitarists Kartsa and Manchuria, bassist Cheri and drummer Kinde.

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Hevein is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal Hevein was a Finnish thrash metal band from Helsinki with symphonic metal and neo-classical metal influences.

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Indica is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Pop rock, Alternative rock, Symphonic metal Indica is a Finnish pop rock group founded in 2001. Jani Jalonen of Sony Music became interested in the group, and a recording contract was signed 2003. Indica's first album, Ikuinen virta was ...more

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Kemopetrol is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music Kemopetrol is a Finnish band from Helsinki. The members of Kemopetrol are the vocalist Laura Närhi, the drummer Teemu Nordman, the guitarist Marko Soukka and the keyboardist Kalle Koivisto, ...more

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Kaisa Vala is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Piano, Alternative rock, Indie

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Kirka is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Pop music, Hard rock Kirill "Kirka" Babitzin was a popular Finnish musician. Kirka's most famous songs include "Hengaillaan", "Leijat" and "Varrella virran""

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Mige Amour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Rock music, Alternative rock Mikko Henrik Julius Paananen, better known as Migé or Migé Amour, is the bassist and founding member of the rock band HIM.

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PMMP is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock PMMP was a Finnish band fronted by singers Paula Vesala and Mira Luoti and backed by musicians Mikko Virta, Juho Vehmanen and Heikki Kytölä. The name of the band is often said to be an ...more

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End of You is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Neo-progressive rock, Synthpop, Gothic rock End of You is a Finnish alternative/dance-rock band formed in 2003 in Helsinki.

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Thunderstone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Thunderstone is a power metal band from Helsinki, Finland. The band was formed in 2000 by guitarist Nino Laurenne, and the line-up became full the following year. After the release of the band's ...more

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Jaakko Löytty is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Jaakko Löytty Jaakko Löytty is one of the most significant Finnish gospel musicians. Löytty spent his youth in Namibia with his parents, who were missionaries for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of ...more

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Kingston Wall is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Rock music, Acid rock, Rock and roll Kingston Wall was a psychedelic/progressive rock group from Helsinki, Finland, originally formed in 1987. Influenced by such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, the group ...more

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Scandinavian Music Group is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock Scandinavian Music Group is a Finnish band founded in 2002 by former Ultra Bra members. They have released seven albums as of 2014.

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Vanity Beach is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
New Wave, Gothic rock, Industrial metal VANITY BEACH is a rock band from Helsinki, Finland combining industrial metal with 1980's style New Romantic pop. The band was formed in 2002 and has to date released two full length albums and ...more

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Iconcrash is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Rock music, Electronic dance music, Electronica Iconcrash is an electrorock/darkwave band from Helsinki, Finland, formed by vocalist composer Jaani Peuhu. Now the band members include Arttu Juntunen, keyboard and backup vocals, Riku-Niilo ...more

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Neljä Ruusua is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Neljä Ruusua Neljä Ruusua is a Finnish rock group formed in the city of Joensuu in 1982. The group consists of guitarist-singer Ilkka Alanko, guitarist Petteri Koistinen, bass guitarist Jari Laakkonen ...more

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Lodger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Lodger Indie rock Lodger is a Finnish rock band, formed by Teemu Merilä in 2002. Although largely unknown outside of Finland, they have established a cult-following on the internet due to the popularity of ...more

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Dallas Superstars is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Electronic dance music, Electronica Dallas Superstars are a duo of Finnish record producers. Relatively unknown outside their home country, they have had international success with the club track, "Helium".

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Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Helsinki
Hard rock Santa Cruz is a Finnish glam metal band formed in 2007 in Helsinki by Archie Kuosmanen and Johnny Parkkonen. The following year, bass player Middy Toivonen joined in. The band released two demos ...more