RETALIATORY MEASURES from Finland was founded in early 2009 by Kalle Hahtamo (Guitar), Pessi Haltsonen (Vocals) and Janne Halima (Guitar). Soon Iiro Aittokoski (Drums) and Teemu Heurlin (Bass) joined the band. Teemu left the band about a year later and was repleaced by Marko Mäkipanula.
They released their first demo in late 2009, which gained good feedback from the music media in Finland.
A second promo CD entitled “MMX” followed a year later.
RETALIATORY MEASURES have been hitting the stages since the beginning of the band and played with bands such as Omnium Gatherum, Insomniumm, Rotten Sound or Napoleon Skullfukk.
Being asked about the lyrical themes of their songs, Iiro said in an interview with The Core Of Brutality:
“(Our songs deal with) death, accepting death, tattoo artists and Mel Gibson.”
RETALIATORY MEASURES‘ debut album “Withdrawal Syndromes” is going to be released on October 26, 2012 via Massacre Records!
RETALIATORY MEASURES are:
Kalle Hahtamo – Guitar
Marko Mäkipanula – Bass
Iiro Aittokoski – Drums
Janne Halima – Guitar
Pessi Haltsonen – Vocals