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Viikate (meaning "Scythe" in English) is a heavy metal rock band, formed in 1996 in Kouvola, Finland. It is known for its melancholy lyrics, drawing inspiration from Finnish romance movies of the 1950s and Finnish singers of the era, including Reino Helismaa. Their style has been variously described as "Helismaa-metal", "wire-metal" and "death schlager".

The band began with Kaarle Viikate and Simeoni Viikate who remained the only members of the band until 2005, when Arvo and Ervo, the band's long-time… read more

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  • Avatar for DrMosse
    Ei hyvää päivää, uusi levy yllätti ihan puskista ja niin vitun hyvä!!!!
  • Avatar for JuanHaughm
    good songs... Kiito, Viikate
  • Avatar for eevaiida_
    Viikate = parhautta! Kuutamo, kaiho ja katkeruus.. \\,,/
  • Avatar for haadeus
    vuoden synkintä juhlaa, itse kullekin tahollaan.
  • Avatar for pavlontey
    Viikate - Panosvyo - 2014 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Avatar for Ozz1_M
    Uus levy on kyllä viime vuoden parhaita. Parasta Viikatetta sitten Marraskuun Laulujen, hoi!
  • Avatar for VilliKettu
    I had to dig it a bit more than previous albums, too. But in the end, I think I appreciate it as much as the others, it still has the very essence of Viikate.
  • Avatar for TheSuiciderr
    Uusi levy on ihan perus V:tä ja toimii, muttei kuitenkaan toimi samalla tavalla kun pari edellistä. Olen pettynyt, voi toisaalta vaatia enemmän kuuntelua ja avautua sitä kautta paremmin.
  • Avatar for VilliKettu
    For non-finnish speakers : New album is called KYMIJOEN LAUTTURIT and will be out on 6th of September!
  • Avatar for IgorB
    http://www.alwari.org/viikate/index.html English translations of Viikate lyrics. A Soujelusenkeli is still missing, unfortunately. Soujelus translates as "guardian angel".

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