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Valkeakoski, Finland (1990 – 1999)

Rippikoulu, a Finnish band, was formed 1990 in Valkeakoski, Finland. Back then Rippikoulu was still a punk metal band, but after a few band member changes Rippikoulu shifted entirely into metal. They played mostly slow paced death metal which lyrical themes consisting of darkness and anti-religion.

Rippikoulu was the first death metal band in the whole world to sing in Finnish! The name, Rippikoulu, is the Finnish word for confirmation class. In their earlier songs all lyrics were in Finnish, but in their later songs lyrics were both in Finnish and English.

The guitarist of the band, Marko Henriksson, died in 1.1.1995, and Rippikoulu had a two year hiatus for the memory of Marko. They tried to do a comeback, but the band wasn’t the same without Marko. The band officially split-up in 1999.

A remastered version of Musta seremonia was issued in February 2010 by Svart Records. It was released as a digipak CD, black vinyl and clear vinyl.

Mutaation Aiheuttama Sisäinen Mätäneminen, demo, 1992
Musta Seremonia, demo, 1993


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  • SerenadeinLead

    Was also skeptical about this new EP, but I heard a song on YouTube and it surprised me. Could anyone who's got the EP upload it and share it? (I could get them from YT even, but there is missing that second song).

    15 May 12:37pm Reply
  • ritualsodomizer

    Ulvaja is pretty good. I was quite skeptical about this comeback but the EP isn't bad at all.

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Covenantt

    Well, the new EP is all right. I could live without it but it's nice that this band finally got chance to work on an official release.

    3 Jul 2014 Reply
  • extrememetal999

    new ep ulvaja is pretty good, infact some moments just kill..pretty much funeral death/doom for the most part's still finnish death/doom, just lots of funeral flavour dominating in it and very different from their old two releases....certainly has a sense of finnish-ness in loads..

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • apcranium

    new Rippikoulu killed my brain!again!

    14 Jun 2014 Reply
  • zombiegrave

    Pre order of repressed stuff and new Mcd is on Svart Records enjoy!

    24 May 2014 Reply
  • Steelvagina

    Rippikoulu: Ulvaja (Official teaser)

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • ritualsodomizer

    I wish they would have re-released the first demo as well instead of just Musta Seremonia. Mutaation Aiheuttama Sisäinen Mätäneminen is good as well.

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ferristbueller

    So proud of this band! They've accomplished more in one demo than most metal bands ever will with a full catalog.

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Mortum_est

    да уж.. очень хотелось бы заценить новый альбом

    25 Jun 2013 Reply
  • OptimusPunx

    fukk yes!! hoping for an MDF appearance 2014 then!!

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • apcranium

    Fantastic News, band is active again and writting new songs! ! Hail RIPPIKOULU.

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
  • missionair


    3 Mar 2013 Reply

    I managed to get a Musta Seremonia shirt (unworn) finally. Costed a fortune but was worth every ounce of it.

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • fetus_goulash

    One of a kind.

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • hyperincest

    does anybody know where to find the official Pimeys Yllä Jumalan Maan video?

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • BeBadBeGlad

    "I will never create such an amazing guitar tone as them." Nobody will.

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • EmptyUniverse

    I will never create such an amazing guitar tone as them. :, l

    8 Oct 2012 Reply
  • apcranium


    26 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ekijii

    Musta seremonia halkoo päitä! \m/ Just ordered this remastered version CD ^ ^

    7 May 2012 Reply
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