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Timo Rautiainen


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Timo Rautiainen (b. January 25, 1963, in Sulkava, Finland) is a Finnish heavy metal singer, guitarist and songwriter. He is best known as the vocalist-guitarist of heavy metal band Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus. He has also played and sung in the bands Lyijykomppania and Aku Ankkuli and is also known as a teacher and a host of a culture-oriented talk show, K-Rappu.

After Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus announced in fall 2004 they would be going on a hiatus, Timo Rautiainen started to make plans for a solo album. After he had written some songs with his friend Jarkko Martikainen (from the finnish prog band, YUP), who had written and produced some songs for Trio Niskalaukaus, he gathered a band from his friends and top-of-the-line Finnish musicians.

This band included Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) from Nightwish, Nils Ursin (bass) from Trio Niskalaukaus, Jussi Lampi (drums) - though this towering man is better known as an actor, ex-Children of Bodom Alexander Kuoppala and a session guitarist Peter Engberg (guitars). The main difference between Trio Niskalaukaus and Rautiainen’s solo is that Niskalaukaus’ sound is very slow and heavy, driven with downtuned guitars and is almost devoid of guitar solos whereas his solo project’s soundscape is much lighter, sometimes even sounding positive, and features in many songs very unorthodox instruments in metal music - mandolin and bouzouki. Some long and complex guitar solos can be heard too.


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  • finnbar

    Yhdellä sanalla, kaunista! :)

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    =Bacchuksen tiella= YEAH!!!!!!! ( ´∀`)

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Yoknapatawpha1

    Loppuun Ajettu !\m/!

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • samiko867

    uus biisi on aika tykki kansan omanen :D

    11 Jun 2010 Reply
  • JuHiZ-

    uus biisi on aivan järjettömän hyvä!

    2 Jun 2010 Reply
  • SirHeineken

    Hey, where can one buy the song Pohjoisen Taivaan Alla ?

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • debetcan

    Hey, please visit : Nordic Hearts

    23 Feb 2010 Reply
  • SirHeineken

    Rehellistä suomalaista musiikkia,

    9 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Lemminkainenf

    Pohjoisen Taivaan Alla <3 great song

    6 Mar 2009 Reply
  • realskullzero

    awesome stuff!!

    13 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Nackenschuss

    Jumalauta että on kova musiikkialan mies tämä Timo

    19 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Romevil

    She? :D Nice spam

    29 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Legioona

    Foreigners looking for Rautiainen should turn to RecordshopX, I think they ship worldwide.

    19 Jun 2008 Reply
  • jannexorzlol

    Hieno uusi levy. Timo kokeillut vähän laajempaa tyylimaailmaa löytyy räbää ja folkki tyyliä, pirun kova lätty ja jälleen täynnä asiaa.

    22 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Quispiam

    Hiljaisen Talven Lapsi is awesome <3

    3 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Henull

    Niskalaukauksen ajoilta parhaat biisit, uusista valitettavasti paras Viimeistä viedään :/ Ensin meinas vituttaa se räpätys mut sit totes että aaawsome lyriikat :)

    19 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Punainen_atlas

    Sarvivuori on todella hyvä levy, lähes kiitettävä, mutta Loppuun ajettu on vähän laimee. Nimibiisi, Kansalaispoliisi, Outolintu, Veriside - ei oikein muita hyviä biisejä sillä levyllä..

    1 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Tomaattisose

    kansalaispoliisi o kovin koskaan

    30 Nov 2007 Reply
  • CaptDirtyJack

    Does anyone know where I can buy copies of Loppuun Ajettu and Sarvivuori shipped to the USA for a reasonable price? I REALLY want these albums, but can't find them anywhere!

    7 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Lichi87

    New album is good, but song Viimeistä viedään is terrible shit. Fucking rap-song.

    6 Jul 2007 Reply
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