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. Founded early 2010 in Jyväskylä by thrash/speed metal enthusiast Samy Elbanna, the front man gathered an ensemble of passionate allies around him to establish a band that soon should become known as the most energetic up-and-comers Scandinavia had seen in years. After numerous gigs in every nook and corner of their home country, bringing them great feedback for their extraordinarily strong stage presence, LOST SOCIETY decided to take part in the world-renowned GBOB (Global Battle Of the Bands). After they had won the preliminary decision round in their hometown, they were invited to their country’s finals held in Helsinki, where they prevailed against 13 contesters and eventually came off victorious. The contest peaked in an amazing performance at the big GBOB world finals event in London on December 9, 2012 that brought LOST SOCIETY great awareness and respect far over and above the Finnish borders.
“Our debut album will be an old-school thrash oriented one that’ll surely leave a lasting impression”, announced front man Samy over the course of the signing with Nuclear Blast at the end of October 2012. A statement that now, in the light of the first record’s splendour, has to be classified as a modest understatement! Crafted under the aegis of famous producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) in the prestigious Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM), the band’s debut “Fast Loud Death“ can already in the first quarter 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 a 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. Beware: LOST SOCIETY will turn every social order upside down!