Genre: Death Metal | Status: Disbanded | Viewed: 7871 times
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Few friends had several speed/thrash metal bands and after getting into Death Metal and Grindcore, they decided to start a new band. Guitarist, Tomi (Koivusaari) left Violent Solution to do so and other guitarist, Kalle (Mattsson) along with Jukka (Kolehmainen) on Vocals and Bassist Jussi (Ahlroth) had a band called Disaster, while Drummer Kimmo (Heikkinen) had just bought drums.
The band was formed in early 1989 after playing some time under several different names. After recording one demo tape we got an offer to do a 7" EP, did a bunch of gigs around Finland, a short visit to Norway (one gig and a party/sleepover at Black Metal band Mayhem's house) with our second drummer Mika 'Arkki' Arnkil (who was on 'leave' from Antidote), the band broke up in 1990, shortly after this Relapse Records contacted us for a recording deal. Timing, eh? (That offer helped Amorphis in getting signed to Relapse a bit later.)
The 7" EP was released by this rip-off label Seraphic Decay Records which was managed by this fuckface of a man, Steve O'Bannon. Without a written contract of anykind we never received any of the agreed income, be it records for sale or money. Same thing happened to Xysma, Derketa and Incatation, who are only the ones we heard of, so it wasn't just us.
Members after Abhorrence:
Juice played guitar in a Psych/Stoner band Spiha, but left the band after getting tired of the touring and pressude the band put on his personal life. He is a devout buddhist, a journalist and has also done some work for few book publishers. In 2006 he wrote and editer the official Lordi book.
Arkki was in Antidote (R.I.P.) for 10 years, after it broke up he played in all kinds of projects (N.O.E. Panic, Nevergreen) and is currently in Impaled Nazarene as the bass player. Proud father of two.
Kalle doesn't play anymore, but he did play guitar for a long time before giving it up.
Kimmo I don't know of, last word of him said he studied something at Helsinki University.
Jukka went on to write for a magazine called Suomi Finland Perkele Metal Magazine and playing DJ gigs at metal clubs and events. Had his own club called Stoner Hands Of Doom Club and later started to write for Imperiumi.Net. Also studied Network Administration and Programming. Works for finnish gig and artist guide Meteli.net.
Proud father of one.
News related to Abhorrence
- ABHORRENCE Release Completely Vulgar Compilation / 18.05.2012
- Audio samples from early recordings of AMORPHIS and IMPALED NAZARENE-members available. / 29.05.2007
- 20.07.13 / Lieto, Hammer Open Air Metal Festival / Finland