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Negative is a Finnish glam rock band founded at the end of 1997. Already at the early stages of its career Negative gained a reputation as an intensive live band which provides the audience with catchy melodies and guitar riffs. Members of Negative cite musical influence such as Guns N’ Roses, Queen, and Hanoi Rocks… The band itself labels the music as ”emotional rock’n roll”. Negative has become one of Finland’s most internationally popular bands in recent years.

Jonne Aaron Liimatainen - Lead vocals
Larry Love - Guitar
Antti Anatomy - Bass
Mr Snack/Nakki - Keyboard, vocals
Jay Slammer - Drums

Previous members
Sir Christus - Guitar, vocals
Gary - Guitar
Venais Sham - Drums

Related Bands
Jonne Aaron’s younger brother, Ville Liimatainen, is the lead singer of the Finnish rock band, Flinch, who are managed by Hype Productions, the same label as Negative. He contributed backing vocals to Negative’s cover of Queen’s “Too Much Love Will Kill You” alongside Jussi Selo from Uniklubi (who also contributed to backing vocals on some Negative tracks), in which Jonne shared the limelight with Jann Wilde from Jann Wilde and Rose Avenue, and Christian from Dead By Gun. Sir Christus (guitar) previously played bass in his younger brother’s band, Bloodpit. Antti Anatomy (bass) made a guest appearance as a vengeful brother in 2007’s “Wise Men Don’t Cry”, released as a single from Bloodpit’s second album, “Off The Hook”. Negative has toured with Jann Wilde and Rose Avenue before that band broke up (as they shared Tommi Liimatainen’s management, who is Jonne’s older brother.) as well as a triple team-up with The Rasmus and HIM in 2005. Teemu Rajamäki, bassist for Uniklubi, has also appeared as guest musician on some concerts.

The band is working on new material that could come in mid or late 2010.

“After All” (2003 - FIN #4)
“The Moment of Our Love” (2003 - FIN #1)
“Still Alive” (2004 - FIN #4)
“Frozen to Lose it All” (2004 - FIN #1)
“In My Heaven” (2004 - FIN #1)
“My My, Hey Hey” (2005 - FIN #1)
“Dark Side (Until You’re Mine)” (2005 - FIN #2)
“Bright Side (About My Sorrow)” (2005 - FIN #2)
“The Moment Of Our Love (New Version)” (2005 - FIN/GER #1)
“Planet of the Sun” (2006 - FIN #1)
“Sinners Night / Misty Morning” (2006 - FIN #2)
“Fading Yourself” (2007 - FIN #1)
“Won’t Let Go” (2008)
“Giving Up!” (2008)

War Of Love
Released: March 23, 2003
Peak chart position: FIN #5

Sweet & Deceitful
Released: September 1, 2004
Peak chart position: FIN #1

Released: September 27, 2006
Peak chart position: FIN #1

Karma Killer
Released: May 7, 2008
Peak chart position: FIN #3

God Likes Your Style (B-sides)
Released: June 17, 2009

Edited by NDBlonde on 29 Jun 2009, 14:12

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Negative official website, Wikipedia, Negative MySpace Page.

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