Bloodride - Biography

This band's profile is 'invisible', meaning that it's much less prominent on the site - either because it's incomplete, or maybe doesn't entirely fit MS format.


The band was formed by two gentlemen Niko Karppinen (ex-Maple Cross/ex-Legenda/ex-Plan E) and Petteri Lammassaari (ex-Agnus Dei/Faff-Bey) in one somewhat alcohol-filled evening of 2000 when the guys accidentally met each other at a gig of Tarot in Helsinki and started to warm up an idea of forming their own band. With Niko on guitar and Petteri on drums, and inspired by such Thrash Metal acts as Testament, Slayer, Anthrax and Exodus, this combos musical direction was soon ready to take its very first steps on the soil of old-school thrash Metal; only the remaining musicians for bass, another guitar and vocals needed to be found. Soon, however, the remaining 3 guys were recruited to the line-up of Bloodride; Teemu Vahakangas (ex-Astaroth/ex-Yell/Unshine) came to another guitar, Esa Pennala (ex-Rutja/ex-Unshine) took a 4-stringer and Jyrki Leskinen (ex-Sindeep) found himself behind the microphone. After some hard training, the band was ready to thrash out their 1st ever demo. First demo was released in April 2003 and got somewhat good response. In the spring of 2004 Bloodride entered in the studio again with 6 new tracks to record MCD "Bloodridden Disease" which got great response very widely. (Nowadays "Bloodridden Disease" is totally sold out but it's available free from Bloodride's homesite.) After releasing "Bloodridden Disease" band stormed thru several gigs in Finland with acts like Codeon, Maple Cross, Diamanthian etc. In January 07 Bloodride visited at studio and new songs of thrashing mayhem have been recorded...more info soon!