Kometa

Kometa

Olavi Vänttinen: voc, guitar Jari Laakkonen: bass T.T. Kinnunen: drums, voc

A three-piece band from Helsinki, Finland, Kometa has been around with the current line up since 1999. So far they have played around 250 gigs around Finland plus selected tours or gigs in Germany, Russia and Estonia (and even once in Switzerland) making new hardcore fans everywhere they go. Energetic and razor sharp, Kometa is ’universally’ acknowleged as an amazing live band.

Drawing from a vast array of influences, the music itself has inspired such far-fetched comparisons as ’Black Sabbath meets The Beatles’, but the band members refuse to be categorized. Instead they let the live shows and records do the talking.

”Gravy” was the title of their debut five-song CD-EP, released in January 2003 .

March 2005 came out their full-length debut album “Like a Light Bulb” featuring 12 songs. Album was released by legendary indie label Bad Vugum. The CD has duly won rave reviws in the Finnish music press.

In February 2008 it was time for another outstanding Kometa-album. “A Strange Revelation” was released by Megamania/Johanna Kustannus, which is one of the biggest and oldest indie labels in Finland.

In 2016 the new album “Riveter” was released. Old Interviews (In Finnish)