Rotten Sound release guitar play-through and kick off EU tour 

In advance of their European tour-start tomorrow,  ROTTEN SOUND guitarist Mika Aalto is releasing a play-through video for the new track “Privileged”, which is taken from the forthcoming EP, ‘Abuse to Suffer’.

“Privileged” is now streaming a the link below.

ROTTEN SOUND  comment:

 “Here is our new guitar play-through. Take a peek, if you want to know how we do it and then go and see more of us on tour!”

Please find all currently confirmed dates in Europe with EXHUMED and later at festivals below.


12 Apr 18 Paris (FR) Gibus Live

13 Apr 18 Essen (DE) Turock

14 Apr 18 Amersfoort (NL) Headbangers Bash

15 Apr 18 Jena (DE) Rosenkeller

16 Apr 18 Rostock (DE) Alte Zuckerfabrik

17 Apr 18 Poznan (PL) Klub U Bazyla

18 Apr 18 Berlin (DE) Cassiopeia

19 Apr 18 Tannheim (DE) Schwarzer Adler

20 Apr 18 Vevey (CH) Rocking Chair

21 Apr 18 Göttingen (DE) Haus der Kulturen

22 Apr 18 Wien (AT) The Escape

23 Apr 18 Bratislava (SK) Randal Club

24 Apr 18 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert

25 Apr 18 Ostrava (CZ) Barrak

26 Apr 18 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang

27 Apr 18 Erica (NL) Pitfest

28 Apr 18 Mannheim (DE) MS Connexion Complex

29 Apr 18 Antwerp (BE) Het Bos ROTTEN SOUND Festivals

24 Jun 18 Clisson (FR) Hellfest

12 Jul 18 Viveiro (ES) Resurrection Fest (exact date tbc)

24 Jul 18 Tolmin  (SI) Metal Days (exact date tbc)


On previous news, ROTTEN SOUND have announced the release of their forthcoming new EP, ‘Suffer to Abuse’ – not to be confused with the band’s previous album ‘Abuse to Suffer’. The EP will hit stores on April 13th, 2018, which coincides with the band’s European tour.

ROTTEN SOUND are streaming the teaser-track “Harvester of Boredom” taken from the EP at the link below.

The artwork of ‘Suffer to Abuse’, which has been created by Thomas Boutet at Mush Design and can be viewed together with the album details below.



1. Privileged (1:25)

2. The Misfit (1:53)

3. Stressed Mess (2:05)

4. Harvester of Boredom (2:01)

5. One Hit Wonder (1:19)

6. Nutrition (2:23)

7. Slaves of Lust (0:51)

Total playing time: 9:52


ROTTEN SOUND have firmly established themselves as one of the leading acts of the grindcore scene. Expertly wielding the fierce brutality and massive aggression of their genre, the Finns add intelligent songwriting, effective arrangements, and musical proficiency as well as subtle death metal elements to their sound.Their forthcoming new EP ‘Suffer to Abuse’, which is not to be confused with their latest full-length album, ‘Abuse to Suffer’ (2016), embodies those aforementioned virtues to the point. The EP delivers seven short sharp chops that hit home perfectly.

ROTTEN SOUND was conceived in the city of Vaasa, Finland by guitarist Mika Aalto in 1993, who was soon joined by vocalist and word-smith Keijo Niinimaa. The duo still remains in place, while the original members in all other positions have been replaced several times until today. The Finns can field an impressive catalogue of seven highly acclaimed studio albums, now eight EPs, three split singles, a single, and a live DVD. Furthermore, ROTTEN SOUND have already conquered the stages of all major metal and hardcore oriented festivals and also toured in regular intervals alongside such renowned acts as MALEVOLENT CREATION, PHOBIA, DISFEAR CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED, NAPALM DEATH, and PIG DESTROYER – among many others.

With ‘Suffer to Abuse’, ROTTEN SOUND are gearing up their musical juggernaut just in time before crushing stages all over Asia and Europe this spring. Hold on tight and enjoy the bliss of this heavily whirling grind-tornado!


Mika Aalto: guitars

Sami Latva: drums

Kristian Toivainen: bass

Keijo Niinimaa: vocals

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