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Xysma

Though they never were as famous as their fellow Finnish bands that succeeded them, Xysma is highly regarded as a cult metal band, and one that was highly influential on the Finnish rock/metal scene. The band is remarkable for constantly changing styles throughout its career, moving from grindcore (the Swarming Of The Maggots 1989 demo, still regarded as a cult classic) to death metal (1991’s Yeah) to a quirky death’n’roll style (First And Magical, released in 1993), to retro/semi-stoner rock (Deluxe and Lotto) to, finally, pop rock (1998’s Girl On The Beach). And it’s not like a constantly revolving lineup was responsible for these changes – this was mostly a steady lineup, a quintet of guys simply not willing to stay in one place for very long. Eventually tensions between the members forced the group to disband in 1998, leaving behind an odd but enduring legacy.

Last Lineup

Janitor Muurinen

vocals (ex-Mannhai)

Olli Nurminen

guitars

Toni Stranius

guitars RIP: July 7, 2006, heart attack

Kalle Taivainen

bass

Teppo Pulli

drums

Former Members/Guests

Vesa Litti

bass



Discography


Above The Mind Of Morbidity  EP
1990
  1. Why Am I I?
  2. On The Hill Of Desecration
  3. Uranus Falls
  4. Aspirations (Part I : Reflections Of Eternity)
  5. Aspirations (Part I : First Sunbeams Of The New Beginning)
  6. Above The Horizon
  7. Importance Of The Dimensionless Mirage
  8. Until I Reach The Unattainable
  9. There`s Only One Sun
  10. Written into The Sky
  • Janitor Muurinen
  • Olli Nurminen
  • Vesa Litti
  • Teppo Pulli



Yeah  
1991
  1. Why Am I I?
  2. On The Hill Of Desecration
  3. Uranus Falls
  4. Aspirations a) Reflections Of Eternity
  5. Aspirations b) First Sunbeams Of The New Beginning
  6. No Name
  7. Above The Horizon
  8. Importance Of The Dimensionless Mirage
  9. Until I Reach The Unattainable
  10. There's Only One Sun
  11. Written Into The Sky
  12. CCPT 2
  • Janitor Muurinen
  • Olli Nurminen
  • Vesa Litti
  • Teppo Pulli



First & Magical  
1993
  1. One More Time
  2. Souls Are Stolen
  3. Uranus Falls Again
  4. Turning
  5. You Can Call Everything In A Question
  6. My Wind Like A Heron
  7. Clouds Give Me Consolation
  8. Can't Imagine Your Death
  9. Symbol
  10. It's My Sound
  • Janitor Muurinen
  • Olli Nurminen
  • Toni Stranius
  • Kalle Taivainen
  • Teppo Pulli



Deluxe  
1994
  1. I Feel Like Lou Reed
  2. Hard Without Tenderness
  3. Nice Pale
  4. Need
  5. Green Gas Station Jacket
  6. Le Mans 66
  7. So Divine
  8. Getting Emotional
  9. Head Off
  10. So Divine (Reprise)
  11. Viewmaster
  • Janitor Muurinen
  • Olli Nurminen
  • Toni Stranius
  • Kalle Taivainen
  • Teppo Pulli



Lotto  
1996
  1. Shortest Route
  2. We Just Came Inside
  3. Do'n'do
  4. New Gel In Town
  5. Aquanaut
  6. Shoes
  7. One Hell Of A Man
  8. The Tram
  9. Millionaire
  10. Bravado
  • Janitor Muurinen
  • Olli Nurminen
  • Toni Stranius
  • Kalle Taivainen
  • Teppo Pulli



Singles  EP
1997
  1. Honest Love
  2. King
  3. Sure About You
  4. Can`t Take My Eyes Off You
  5. I Can`t Stand It
  6. Drive My Car
  7. Sure About You (Original-version)
  • Janitor Muurinen
  • Olli Nurminen
  • Toni Stranius
  • Kalle Taivainen
  • Teppo Pulli



Girl On The Beach  
1998
  1. Fit
  2. I Saw Them Kissing
  3. Lamborghini
  4. Star
  5. Penniless
  6. Girl on the Beach
  7. Three Basic Things
  8. Dennis & Charlie
  9. Life in the Sea
  10. It`s About Time
  11. I`m Not Ready to Dance
  • Janitor Muurinen
  • Olli Nurminen
  • Toni Stranius
  • Kalle Taivainen
  • Teppo Pulli



Yeah! / First & Magical  COMPILATION
2004 Spinefarm




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