Finland is mostly known for it’s heavy metal bands, right? Well, soon enough Finland will be known for it’s hard rock bands too. Somebody
could call it the New Wave Of Finnish Hard Rock. One of the bands on that wave is The Ragged Saints, formed in late 2011 in Helsinki,
The band was born after Whitesnake concert when guitarist Tomi Julkunen (The Milestones) and Toni Bite (Million Dollar Beggars)
realized they both loved 80’s hard rock bands. With spare time in their hands they decided to write and record couple of songs just for
fun. One song turned into two, two into three and soon enough they had albums worth of brand new hard rock songs in their hands. That lead to
decision to form a real band, not just a side project.
Luckily enough it took only couple of phone calls and the band had bass player Jukka Hoffrén (Adamantra) and drummer Miikki Kunttu (V For
Violence) in their ranks. Singer Markku Kuikka (Status Minor) was the last member to join the band in the fall of 2012.
The songs below are from their first album due for release later in 2013. The band is currently in the studio putting finishing
touches on the record and will play their first live show in April this spring.
For more information on The Ragged Saints, check out the band’s facebook page:
The Ragged Saints line up:
Markku Kuikka – Vocals
Tomi Julkunen – Guitars
Toni Bite – Guitars
Jukka Hoffrén – Bass
Miikki Kunttu – Drums