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Smackbound is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland. All of it's members are professional musicians.
The front man and founder of the band, singer Netta Laurenne, has made a very versatile career as a singer from opera to musicals and cover gigs. Netta was 18 when she was first hired as a session musician and she has continued to sing on albums and working on studio sessions from there on. You might have heard her with Amorphis, Lordi, Black Sun, Elvenking, Cheek, Suvi Teräsniska, Arttu Wiskari, Matero, Paleface, Hevisaurus, Iconcrash, Mikko Pohjola etc. She is classically trained singer who has also studied pop/jazz and folk singing. And yes, she is also an actress.
Drummer Rolf Pilve is most well known from Stratovarius and Wintersun bands but works also a lot as a session musician. He gives drum lessons in Helsinki and is a passionate fisherman. He started he's career as a professional drummer back in 2005.
Guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari is propably most well known for playing in Wintersun but he is also a very versatile session musician and his guitar lessons are very longed for. Teemu lives in Switzerland thus travels a lot. He started playing guitar at age 13.
Keyboardist Vili Itäpelto is a gig machine performing in dozens of cover bands. He is also known from Tracedawn band and he teaches in the honored Pop/Jazz Conservatory in Helsinki. Vili also works as a songwriter and session musician in a lot of studio projects.
Bass player Tuomas Yli-Jaskari is known from Tracedawn band but nowadays he works as a music producer based at Sonic Pump Studios, Helsinki. Tuomas is in charge of the overall production of Smackbound's first album. All of the songs, naturally, are producer together as a band with everyone contributing on their own field of expertise but Tuomas has a talent for fitting it all together.
We wanted to make metal mixed with all the goodies we love in music. Play. Some love blues, one is into drap, the other into Ludovico Einaudi. Yet you can't beat the force and energy of metal. That's why we brought everything to it.
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