Origin: Finland
Genres: Death Metal
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Torture Killer  


Here's a band bio you don't read every day: A band is formed, named after a song by their favorite group, and are later joined by a member of the very group that inspired them in the first place. Such is the tale of Torture Killer, a Finnish band who got together to play some Six Feet Under tunes, eventually naming themselves after a SFU song. An album was recorded in 2003, and in 2005 the band was approached by none other than SFU frontman Chris Barnes, who was currently on tour in Europe and took a liking to the band. As they were without a vocalist at the time, one thing led to another, and Barnes officially joined the band, also helping them get signed to Metal Blade Records for their 2006 sophomore release, Swarm!. And the music? Not suprisingly, it's not too far removed from prime SFU, that being death metal with more of an emphasized on mid-paced groove than twisted riffing, with Barnes supplying the quality death vocals one would expect from him. Torture Killer are hardly out to change the world, and Swarm! isn't a classic album, but it delivers exactly what one might expect.

Current Members

Passi Haltsonen

vocals

Jari Laine

guitars (Crimson Midwinter)

Tuomas Karppinen

guitars

Kim Torniainen

bass

Tuomo Latvala

drums (Demigod)

Former Members/Guests

Matti Liuke

vocals

Chris Barnes

vocals (Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under)

Juri Sallinen

vocals

Taneli Hatakka

guitars (Crimson Midwinter)


Discography



For Maggots To Devour 
2003 Karmageddon Media
  1. Flesh Breaks to Open Wounds
  2. Sadistic Violation
  3. Motivated to Kill
  4. Necrophag
  5. Fuck Them When They Bleed
  6. No Time to Bleed
  7. Torture to Death
  8. Gore Terror
  9. Strangulation
  • Matti Liuke
  • Jari Laine
  • Taneli Hatakka
  • Tuomas Karppinen
  • Tuomo Latvala

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Swarm! 
2006 Metal Blade
  1. Swarm!
  2. Forever Dead
  3. A Funeral For the Masses
  4. Multiple Counts of Murder
  5. Obsessed With Homicide
  6. Sadistic
  7. Cannibal Gluttony
  8. I Killed You
  9. Heading Towards the Butchery
  10. A Violent Scene of Death
  • Chris Barnes
  • Jari Laine
  • Tuomas Karppinen
  • Kim Torniainen
  • Tuomo Latvala

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Sewers 
2009 Dynamic Arts
  1. Crypts
  2. I Bathe In Their Blood
  3. The Art Of Impalement
  4. By Their Corpse
  5. Coffins
  6. Rats Can Sense The Murder
  7. Scourging At The Pillar
  8. Sewers
  • Juri Sallinen
  • Jari Laine
  • Tuomas Karppinen
  • Kim Torniainen
  • Tuomo Latvala

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



(EP) I chose Death 
2012 Dynamic Arts
  1. And All Will End in Terror
  2. Succumb to Dark (Demigod cover)
  3. I Chose Death
  • Passi Haltsonen
  • Jari Laine
  • Tuomas Karppinen
  • Kim Torniainen
  • Tuomo Latvala


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