“17, 18, 19, 19. No, that’s not today's lottery numbers, but the age of the band members of Finland's most promising contemporary newcomer combo,” [the press release kindly introduces us to LOST SOCIETY. Adds Metal Hammer UK:] Ludicrously young and prodigiously talented.”
Not disagreeing with either, let me point you to Metal Hammer here, where the wunderkinds debut album, ‘Fast Loud Death’, is being streamed in full. Crafted under the aegis of famous producer Nino Laurenne in the Sonic Pump Studios, LOST SOCIETY's rite of passage will be released via Nuclear Blast on March 15, 2013 in Europe and on April 2nd, 2013 in North America. The album's art was designed by “no less a figure” than Ed Repka, while the first video released in ‘Fast Loud Death’s promotion was shot by LEGION OF THE DAMNED frontman Maurice Swinkels, who explained:
“I spent a fun evening with the LOST SOCIETY boys in Finland, creating the music video for ‘KILL’. It was a blast – we shot the video at drummer Ossi's place, where his parents welcomed us with open arms. They were very co-operative and lots of fun - especially his father's physical commitment was great to watch!” [He has since put together, along with the band, second video, ‘Thrash All Over You’, available for your viewing pleasure below:]
“ ‘Fast Loud Death’ can be ranked among this year's best releases of it's genre, despite all the outputs of seasoned long-established thrashers that may follow. It’s their fresh, catchy, highly energetic songs, forged in the fire of youthful passion under the sledge-hammer of boundless joy of playing, presented with most likable winking snotty attitude – making LOST SOCIETY become unrivalled, even in direct comparison with old hands of the scene. That’s because the quintet adds pots of a special ingredient to its creative work that many routiniers have lost over the years: pure heart’s blood, overflowing with adrenaline,” [provided the recipe for success Nuclear Blast Records]
Founded in 2010 in Jyväskylä, Finland by guitarist and vocalist Samy Elbanna who surrounded himself with fellow speed and thrash metal fanatics, LOST SOCIETY quickly established themselves as one of the most energetic newcomers Scandinavia has seen in years. After numerous gigs performed in “every nook and corner” of their home country, the band took part in the GBOB (Global Battle Of the Bands) 2012's world finals held in London. Not blind to their potential, LOST SOCIETY were quickly snapped up by Nuclear Blast.
LOST SOCIETY features: Samy Elbanna – guitar and vocals, Arttu Lesonen – guitar, Mirko Lehtinen – bass and Ossi Paananen – drums