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Widescreen Mode was formed in Riihimäki in 2003 by drummer Janne Aaltonen, singer Samu Brusila, guitar player Janne Lahtinen and bass player Janne Stenroos. The name of the band represents the things you can’t see on the screen. Eyes wide open to the world.

The debut album, “Until The End” was released in Finland on November 2007 through Dark Sentiments and Playground Music Scandinavia. It was produced and recorded by Jani Loikas (also the “Hello World” and “Another Day” EPs), mixed by Anssi Kippo (Children of Bodom, Stam1na, etc.) and mastered by Thomas Eberger (The 69 Eyes, Opeth, etc.).

“Until The End” debuted on the Finnish Top 40 album chart at the end of 2007. The first single “Everlasting Bomb” stayed No. 1 for several weeks on the official Finnish download chart and has received massive airplay on the national Finnish radio stations. The second single “Dead Inside” shot to No. 1 on official Finnish Top 40 singles chart in January 2008.

“We just wanted to make the album that we always dreamed about”, says singer Samu Brusila. Adds drummer Janne Aaltonen: “We wanted the album to be pure, organic, and real”. Mission accomplished. With electrifying riffs, compelling melodies and a classic metal attitude, Until The End is a collection of everything that makes Widescreen Mode one of the most unique new artists in heavy rock: pure, uncompromising metal that refuses to stick to any single formula.

Not that the natives sons of Finland are new to this game. Actually, they’ve been playing separate or together in various outfits for years. At 15, Janne Aaltonen (drums) shared a band with then-16-year-old Janne Lahtinen (guitars) called Aggessive Influence.


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  • MachineAnimal

    Fallen From The Sky album seems to be a pretty good return to form after disappointing The Hanging Man.

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Harmaa_Griffin

    Мой вердикт краток - безыдейная хрень. Хотя парни симпатишные х)

    21 Sep 2011 Reply
  • KillerCage666

    If you guys like this you should check out Paradise Lost's self titled album. they are similar in pretty strong way

    8 Aug 2011 Reply
  • irishman20

    I totally forgot about this band. They added me on myspace years ago. Everlasting Bomb just came on. Masterpiece.

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • widescreenmode

    New "If Tomorrow Comes" single now available on iTunes! I hope you enjoy!

    7 Dec 2010 Reply
  • ice_storm

    Serotonin has a killer chorus! pure genius!

    5 May 2010 Reply
  • jaciels


    28 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Tomboi

    Am i the only one who likes The Robots song?

    20 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Neitsyt

    I think Until The End is better than The Hanging Man. [2]

    19 Nov 2009 Reply
  • mrfajita

    I think Until The End is better than The Hanging Man.

    21 Jul 2009 Reply
  • zeroleft

    Blink Of An Eye and Serotonin, best songs from the new album. :)

    29 Apr 2009 Reply
  • DeaDOaS

    blink of an eye = best song from the new album ftw!

    22 Apr 2009 Reply
  • JoeButcher

    Это не хэви :)

    21 Apr 2009 Reply
  • TheDucChick

    Pretty good. I notice that someone went to the James Hetfield school of vocals. Funny.

    1 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Cowgirl90

    YouTubessa on paljon parempi versio tästä..muuten tykkään toosi paljon ;)

    16 May 2008 Reply
  • Lionheartattack

    Tuli nähtyy livenä äsken. Jees meininki, joskin hiukka itseään toistavaa on materiaali, joka sentään juontaa juurensa jostain 80-luvulta mutta silti kuulostaa ihan Widescreen Modelta. Ja laulaja on tosiaan vähän niin ja näin... Eikä ollu mikään supliikkimieskään. :D Muistakaa, että keskiviikko on pikkuperjantai...

    9 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Mar_Sexx_669

    WM on paras!

    29 Mar 2008 Reply
  • FeLiPe_SC

    Dead Inside and Everlasting Bomb are fu**in great

    15 Mar 2008 Reply
  • ClosetFnD

    Guess can't get anymore. When Until the End wasn't released, u could download 'em from their site. for example this song, it says now: Another Day | Not available for download anymore! |

    3 Mar 2008 Reply
  • antoni01

    were can you get the oder stuff? can you send me a message.

    18 Feb 2008 Reply
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