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It was the year 2001 when a guitarist Jukka-Pekka "Jukkis" Vuolle and bass player Anssi Järvinen started to play together with their first drummer. Right at the start J-P composed and Anssi wrote lyrics. The language was English - of course. Nowadays Anssi composes too and also Piia loves to write some texts.
Back to spring 2003 when Ville Pernu joined the group as a second guitarist. Two guitars brought some new possibilities and our music turn more complicated.
Then at Christmas 2003 the band got a great Xmas present: A new drummer Sauli Nurila joined the band! The "real band" has born...
At spring 2004 Joni Soini showed up and joined the band as a third guitarist. Since then the band was officially been called Stigmatize!
At fall 2004 Stigmatize released its first record, "Nightfall" -demo. There was also a few gigs!
At summer (?) 2005 "Elsewhere" -demo was released. It was time to catch record companies eyes. A few of these Stigmatize songs are still played on our gigs, for example: "Elsewhere" and "Snow" - our living legends.
Spring 2006 was full of changes. Joni left the band without any official reason and Stigmatize needed a new vocalist when Anssi & J-P decided to leave a singing.
So it was time to turn the whole new page when Piia Aho joined the group as a vocalist and keyboard player!
The third record "Demo 2007" was released in January 2007. It was the first Stigmatize demo with a female vocalist - and changed a style of our music.
At spring 2007 Stigmatize started to make gigs after a one-year break. Piia made her first gig in our home village, Kälviä.
At summer 2007 "Falling Apart" -demo was released with high hopes! At the same time Ville - the second guitarist - moved to another city and decided to leave the band.
So the show goes on with four musicians.
Stigmatize has now drifted through the colorful times and - maybe - finally found itself...
info [at] stigmatize.biz
piiuska.aho [at] gmail.com
sauli.nurila [at] gmail.com
seppo.koskinen [at] viihdepalvelu-koskinen.com