Mika Aalto - Rotten Sound
Lace Equipment: Drop and Gain
There is nothing merciful about Rotten Sound's blistering albums; when a Rotten Sound album is finished playing, one feels drained and exhausted. This mercilessly intense approach has earned Rotten Sound an extremely devoted cult following. Founded by guitarist Mika Aalto in Vaasa, Finland, in 1993, the band quickly earned a reputation for being one of the most intense bands on the Scandinavian death metal/grindcore scene. Rotten Sound -- whose early influences included Slayer, Napalm Death, Suicidal Tendencies, Entombed, and Carcass -- started recording in 1994, and from then until now have released 8 LP’s, 6 EP’s, numerous splits and videos, and toured relentlessly.
Mika just recently became a convert to the equally brutal and intense sound of the LACE Drop and Gains, saying he was “blown away with how good they sounded”; just in time for their latest US tour in Jan/February 2011 with Finntroll and Ensiferum.
To find out more about Mika and Rotten Sound, click here, and make sure you check them out on the road!