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 in early 2010 in Jyväskylä by Thrash/Speed Metal enthusiast Samy Elbanna, the frontman gathered an ensemble of passionate allies to establish a band that would soon be known as Scandinavia’s most energetic start-up export. 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 ”Fast Loud Death’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 its genre – despite all the outputs of seasoned long-established thrashers that may follow. It’s their fresh, firm and highly energetic songs – forged in the fires of youthful passion, under the hammer of unruly playfulness, presented with a most sympathetic, not too seriously snotty attitude – that sees no competition for LOST SOCIETY, even being directly compared to scene institutions. Unlike many victims of years of routine, the quintet lets an unending amount of pure, adrenaline-driven lifeblood drip into their creations.
LOST SOCIETY will turn every social order upside down!
With their second studio album „Terror Hungry" (Info | Shop), LOST SOCIETY clearly manage to prove exactly this reputation.
Produced by Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) at the renowned Sonic Pump studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM), the Finns shred their way through the new record with the energy and speed of an out-of-control freight train, rolling downhill on the way to Thrash-Olymp. A record can hardly kick ass any harder!
Enter 2016, nothing‘s changed – but yet everything‘s different. From the first second of the quartet‘s new record »Braindead« (Info | Shop) on, one can‘t help but notice that the light-hearted happy-go-lucky attitude of earlier days has made way for something deeper, darker, heavier. Not an ounce of the youthful passion we‘ve come to love was lost, but rather channeled into what can rightfully be called LOST SOCIETY‘s most mature and profound effort to date.