It seems like gothic metal became the national music for Finland – and among the leading acts you’ll find TO/DIE/FOR.
TO/DIE/FOR was founded in the middle of the 90’s. They soon released some mini-albums on their own and their first album “All Eternity” followed in 1999, released through Spinefarm Records (Finland)/Nuclear Blast (Europe). Soon the band became well known within the gothic scene, not at last because of the excellent cover version of the 80’s classic “In The Heat Of The Night” (originally by Sandra). A tour with in Flames and Sentenced followed and proved that TO/DIE/FOR is more than an overnight sensation.
When their second album “Epilogue” was released in 2001, the single “Hollow Heart” reached a top position at the Finnish single charts in advance. A tour with Lacrimosa followed, another successful step in the history of this outstanding Gothic Metal act.
After the band focused on the songwriting and took a small break, their third record “Jaded” was released in 2003. Once again a rocking gothic metal album, featuring those typical, melancholic and dark vocals of Jape Parätalo, which is one of the trademarks of the band. The fourth studio album “IV” (2005) followed and “Wounds Wide Open”, the fifth studio album, was released in October 2006. In autumn 2007 the band decided to take a break.
After many years of absence one of the pioneering gothic rock/metal bands is back with their new album “Samsara“, which will be released in summer 2012!
Jape TDF – Vocals
Juppe Sutela – Guitar
Antza Talala – Guitar
Eza Viren – Bass
Matti Huopainen – Drums
Juska Salminen – Keyboards