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biography

 

Throat came into flesh in 2009 in the southwest coast city of Turku, Finland. Frustrated by the lack of bands playing the kind of rock that was 20 years past its expiration date, J Mattila and A Juhakoski decided to start a band of their own, recruiting J Laakko and T Lahtinen to complete the line-up.

Throat played their first show only after 2 months of being formed and the first recording in the form of the “Good Times” cassette came in September 2009. Considering how small the crowd in Finland was/is for noise rock, Throat managed to actively play shows and keep a steady pace of short run releases coming. The first release receiving wider attention being the “Licked Inch Fur” 12” mini album in 2011.

Some 7” and split releases later, the debut album “Manhole” was released in 2013, gaining Throat praise and attention in the worldwide noise rock scene. The following year the band did a short UK tour with fellow Finns Hebosagil and in 2015 the bands toured France and Belgium together, coinciding with Throat’s “Short Circuit” 12” mini album release on the legendary U.S. label Reptilian Records.

Late 2016 saw the first line-up change when T Lahtinen left the band. R Rousselle from Hebosagil graciously helped out on bass duties with a bunch of shows late 2016/early 2017 and L Leppänen joined the band in the summer of 2017, when writing for the next album was well under way.

Early 2018 Throat spent a weekend at Tonehaven Studios in Lievestuore to record “Bareback” which was released in August 2018 on Svart Records in connection with the band’s U.S. tour with the NYC band HAAN. “Bareback” received tons of positive reviews and with improved distribution reached more interested ears internationally.

With over 100 shows under their belts, Throat have shared stages with Brainbombs, Torche, Unsane, Big Business, HAAN, Brant Bjork, War Brides, Couch Slut, Church of Misery, Tongue Party, Silent Front, Them Teeth etc.

Throat celebrates their 10-year anniversary in 2019. Send flowers.

Vocals, Guitar / J Mattila
Guitar, Backing Vocals / A Juhakoski
Bass / L Leppänen
Drums / J Laakko

 

 
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UPCOMING SHOWS

22 March 2019
6. Linja, Helsinki w/ Lydia Lunch’s Big Sexy Noise (USA)

PAST SHOWS

5 January 2019
Klubi, Tampere w/ Callisto, Pelagos, Atomikylä

4 January 2019
Ääniwalli, Helsinki w/ Callisto, Pelagos, Atomikylä, Kaukolampi

8 December 2018
TVO, Turku w/ Hebosagil, The Feral Young

7 December 2018
Torvi, Lahti w/ Hebosagil, The Feral Young

6 October 2018
6. Linja, Helsinki w/ The Reality Show, Väistä!

22 September 2018
Dog's Home, Tampere w/ Remissions, Coughdust

25 August 2018
Cellarmen's Brewery, Detroit, MI (USA) w/ HAAN, Them Teeth, Those Hounds

24 August 2018
Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI (USA) w/ Dead is Dead, Them Teeth, HAAN, Knaaves

23 August 2018
Burlington Bar, Chicago, IL (USA) w/ HAAN, Salvation, War Brides

22 August 2018
Hexagon Bar, Minneapolis, MN (USA) w/ McVicker, HAAN, Tongue Party

21 August 2018
The Art Inn, Madison, WI (USA) w/ Coordinated Suicides, HAAN, Fireheads

20 August 2018
The Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH (USA) w/ SAP, HAAN

19 August 2018
Ottobar, Baltimore, MD (USA) w/ Birth (Defects), Gloop, HAAN

18 August 2018
The Barbary, Philadelphia, PA (USA) w/ HAAN, Faking, Body Spray

17 August 2018
Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY (USA) w/ HAAN, Couch Slut, Netherlands

4 August 2018
Ranchfest 8, Hollola w/ This is Sirius, Kaleidobolt

19 May 2018
Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Sokea Piste, Raptus, Hopeajärvi

5 May 2018
TVO, Turku w/ Fun, Can Can Heads, The Girlfriends

30 March 2018
Elmun baari, Helsinki w/ Hebosagil, Overdose Support

29 March 2018
TVO, Turku w/ Hebosagil, Overdose Support, The Feral Young


13 December 2017
Klubi, Tampere w/ Dark Buddha Rising, Sum of R (SWI)

11 November 2017
TVO, Turku w/ Stolen Kidneys, Kantamus, Sense of Nonsense

10 November 2017
Varjobaari, Tampere w/ Stolen Kidneys, Kantamus

11 February 2017
TVO, Turku w/ Sink, Below the Graves, Hexhammer

7 January 2017
Bar 15, Seinäjoki w/ Overdose Support

6 January 2017
Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Overdose Support, Sink


10 December 2016
Varjobaari, Tampere w/ Overdose Support, Atomikylä

9 December 2016
Katse, Jyväskylä w/ Overdose Support, Atomikylä

8 October 2016
Tukikohta, Oulu w/ Baxter Stockman, Stolen Kidneys, Vanhala, Lonely Grave (SWE)

1 July 2016
Vastavirta, Tampere w/ Sink, Garden of Worm

26 March 2016
Kultuuriklubi Kelm, Tallinn (EST) w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman

25 March 2016
Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman

24 March 2016
TVO, Turku w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman


15 November 2015
Kuudes Linja, Helsinki w/ Torche (USA), Seremonia

6 June 2015
Le Terminus, Rennes (FRA) w/ Hebosagil

5 June 2015
L'Art Scène, Razac-sur-l'Isle (FRA) w/ Hebosagil

4 June 2015
Localypso, Pau (FRA) w/ Hebosagil

2 June 2015
Black Sheep, Montpellier (FRA) w/ Hebosagil

1 June 2015
Les Passagers Du Zinc, Besançon (FRA) w/ Hebosagil

31 May 2015
Magasin 4, Bruxelles (BEL) w/ Hebosagil, Evillookingbird (BEL)

30 May 2015
Espace Turenne, Reims (FRA) w/ Hebosagil, Silent Front (UK), Krokodil (Fra)

29 May 2015
Les Instants Chavirés, Paris (FRA) w/ Hebosagil, No.On (Fra)

4 April 2015
Varjobaari, Tampere w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman

3 April 2015
Rekisteri, Turku w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman

2 April 2015
Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman

21 March 2015
Ääniwalli, Helsinki w/ Brainbombs (Swe), Sokea Piste


29 November 2014
Varjobaari, Tampere w/ Pain Nail, Stolen Kidneys, Jaakko Vanhala

28 November 2014
Rekisteri, Turku w/ Pain Nail, Stolen Kidneys, Jaakko Vanhala

21 November 2014
Suisto-Klubi, Hämeenlinna w/ Can Can Heads, Dead in the Water, Saarnastuoli

6 September 2014
Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Fleshpress, Woodrue, Caskets Open

9 August 2014
Rekisteri, Turku w/ Kovaa Rasvaa, Dredged

14 June 2014
Stuck on a Name Studios, Nottingham (UK) w/ Hebosagil, Perspex Flesh, Mob Rules, Guilty Parents etc.

13 June 2014
The Crypt, Bristol (UK) w/ Hebosagil, Nadir, Honey Ride Me a Goat, Hysterical Injury

12 June 2014
The Unicorn, London (UK) w/ Hebosagil, Sky:Lark, Screen Wives

11 June 2014
The Packhorse, Leeds (UK) w/ Hebosagil, Drawn from Ichor

17 May 2014
Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ The Reality Show, Death Toll 80k

4 April 2014
Torvi, Lahti w/ Death Hawks, This is Sirius, Usko

15 February 2014
Kulmabaari, Turku w/ Agasia


7 December 2013
Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Woodrue, Chestburster, Solar Horn

6 December 2013
TVO, Turku w/ Fleshpress, Chestburster, Solar Horn

30 August 2013
Saikku, Pori w/ Fun, Magneto (Fra)

25 May 2013
Rytmi-Katti, Kouvola w/ Fleshpress, Chestburster, Renate/Cordate

24 May 2013
Torvi, Lahti w/ Fleshpress, Chestburster, Renate/Cordate

30 March 2013
Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman, Sokea Piste

29 March 2013
TVO, Turku w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman, Sokea Piste

23 February 2013
Saikku, Pori w/ Fun, Frivolvol, Umpio

22 February 2013
Klubi, Turku w/ Fun, Frivolvol, Umpio


20 October 2012
Nuclear Nightclub, Oulu w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman, Circle, Death Trip

18 October 2012
Vastavirta, Tampere w/ Woodrue, Tombstoned

7 September 2012
Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Fleshpress, Woodrue

24 August 2012
Vastavirta, Tampere w/ Woodrue, Sixpackgods, Tombstoned

7 July 2012
Hässäkkäpäivät, Oulu w/ Kovaa Rasvaa, Sokea Piste, Terveet Kädet etc...

30 June 2012
Klubi, Turku w/ Seksihullut, Lebakko, Hot Visions

10 June 2012
Kuudes Linja, Helsinki w/ Unsane (USA), Big Business (USA)

14 April 2012
Sir Oliver, Helsinki w/ Hebosagil, Sokea Piste

24 March 2012
Torvi, Lahti w/ Fleshpress, Unkind

23 March 2012
Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Fun, Baxter Stockman, Umpio


9 December 2011
TVO, Turku w/ Hautaus, Famine Year

5 November 2011
Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Fleshpress, Chestburster, Baxter Stockman

4 November 2011
Rytmi-Katti, Kouvola w/ Fleshpress, Chestburster

22 October 2011
S-Osis, Turku w/ Fleshpress, Dead in the Water, Fun, Solar Horn

15 October 2011
TVO, Turku w/ You Can't Keep Me Down

23 September 2011
Hasse's Pub, Turku w/ Death Toll 80k, Saarnaus, Hisko Detria

10 September 2011
Nuclear Nightclub, Oulu w/ Fleshpress, Hebosagil

9 September 2011
The Rock Pub, Kokkola w/ Fleshpress, Spawn from Deceit

27 August 2011
Kalasataman konttiaukio, Helsinki w/ Kuolema, Palace Beautiful, Creepy Crawlie, Night on Earth

30 June 2011
Torvi, Lahti w/ Chest

28 April 2011
Klubi (Ilta), Turku w/ Ritual (Ger), Ills, Get Stitches

23 April 2011
Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman, Viisikko

22 April 2011
Vastavirta, Tampere w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman, Viisikko

11 March 2011
Vastavirta, Tampere w/ Sink, Ward, Petturin Palkka

19 February 2011
S-Osis, Turku w/ While I'm Alive, Vinokäyrä


30 December 2010
Klubi (Live), Turku w/ Betrayal at Bespin, Lighthouse Project, Viva Clarity

11 December 2010
Lepakkomies, Helsinki w/ Ääriö, Semtex

9 October 2010
Nuclear Nightclub, Oulu w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman

25 September 2010
English Pub, Kokkola w/ Hebosagil, Total Vomit Experience

24 September 2010
Vastavirta, Tampere w/ Fleshpress, Hebosagil, Ward

21 August 2010
Klubi (Ilta), Turku w/ Molly Grows Up, Telenovelas

7 August 2010
private, Lahti w/ Grunt, Ride for Revenge

5 June 2010
Torvi, Lahti w/ Hebosagil, The Fallthrough (UK), Part Time Killer

29 April 2010
Klubi (Ilta), Turku w/ Brant Bjork (USA), Reactor

4 April 2010
Bar Zoom, Hyvinkää w/ Hebosagil, Temples

3 April 2010
Darkside Club, Helsinki w/ Hebosagil, Fleshpress

2 April 2010
TVO, Turku w/ Hebosagil, Baxter Stockman, Umpio

27 March 2010
S-Osis, Turku w/ Church of Misery (Jpn), Fleshpress

27 February 2010
Torvi, Lahti w/ Urban Unrest, Part Time Killer, Laineen Kasperi, Abduktio

31 October 2009
Kantis, Helsinki w/ Exo, Umpio & Keränen

17 October 2009
TVO, Turku w/ Ocean Chief (Swe), Dark Buddha Rising, Sink

19 September 2009
Ykän Pub, Oulu w/ Fleshpress, Hebosagil

23 July 2009
TVO, Turku w/ Born to Hate (Spa), Ill Omen

25 June 2009
Darkside Club, Helsinki w/ Semtex, Hatefury

9 May 2009
S-Osis, Turku w/ Vitamin X (Hol), Onnenpäivät, Selfish, Ratface

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ALBUMS

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BAREBACK

  1. Safe Unsound

  2. No Hard Shoulder

  3. Recut

  4. Bone Strike

  5. Shortage (Version)

  6. Born Old

  7. Rat Domain

  8. Maritime

Recorded by Tom Brooke at Tonehaven Recording Studio, Lievestuore. Mixed by Andrew Schneider at Acre, New York. Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering, Chicago. Art and layout by Bureau of Print Research and Design. Band photography by Hilja Mustonen Photography.

Svart Records 2018

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MANHOLE

  1. Gift Gas

  2. Asbestos

  3. Katoye

  4. Holey

  5. Soft White Walls

  6. New Pest

  7. Perfect Teeth

  8. Euthanasia Coaster

  9. Bad Heat

Recorded by Ilpo Heikkinen at Saippua-Center, Turku. Mixed and mastered by Ilpo Heikkinen. Photography by J Laakko and Jane Doe.

Kaos Kontrol/At War with False Noise/Rejuvenation Records/Made in Kansas 2013

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MINI-ALBUMS

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short circuit

  1. Roast

  2. Polio Stance

  3. Dog Wrestle Dog

  4. Houston Soup

  5. Roman Inn

  6. Unjoy

Recorded by James Vuohi at Saippua-Center, Turku. Mixed by James Vuohi. Mastered by Kyle Spence. Artwork and layout by Younganimals.

Kaos Kontrol/Reptilian Records 2015

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LICKED INCH FUR

  1. Stampede

  2. Wake Down

  3. Piggie

  4. Poolpisser

Recorded by Ilpo Heikkinen at Saippua-Center, Turku. Mixed and mastered by Pentti Dassum. Band photography by Ilpo Heikkinen.

Kaos Kontrol/Verdura Records/At War with False Noise/Made in Kansas 2011

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SINGLES, SPLITS & TAPES

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THROAT / GREAT FALLS
Split 7”

  1. Great Falls: Theodicies

  2. Throat: House Broken

Recorded by Throat at Saippua-Center, Turku. Mixed and mastered by James Vuohi.

Corpse Flower Records 2018

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BAXTER STOCKMAN / HEBOSAGIL / THROAT
Split Tape

  1. Baxter Stockman: Nukkumassa?

  2. Hebosagil: Vankila

  3. Throat: Shortage

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Throat at Saippua-Center, Turku.

Kaos Kontrol 2016

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THROAT / HEBOSAGIL
Split 7”

  1. Hebosagil: Salaisuudet

  2. Throat: Hammer & Thumb

Recorded by James Vuohi at Saippua-Center, Turku. Mixed by James Vuohi. Mastered by Kyle Spence.

Kult of Nihilow 2016

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BAXTER STOCKMAN / HEBOSAGIL / THROAT
SPLIT TAPE

  1. Baxter Stockman: Sandals

  2. Throat: Mustard Mouth

  3. Hebosagil: Ohikiitävä liha

  4. Throat: Halogen

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Throat at Saippua-Center, Turku.

Kaos Kontrol 2015

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BLACK SUN / THROAT
SPLIT 7”

  1. Black Sun: Crawling Like a Leech

  2. Throat: Anal Paranoid

Recorded by Ilpo Heikkinen at Saippua-Center, Turku. Mixed and mastered by Ilpo Heikkinen.

Hell Comes Home 2012

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PEE 7”

  1. Prison Shower

  2. Pet Peeves

Recorded by Ilpo Heikkinen at Saippua-Center, Turku. Mixed and mastered by Ilpo Heikkinen.

Kaos Kontrol 2011

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FLESHPRESS / THROAT
SPLIT 7”

  1. Fleshpress: Untitled

  2. Throat: Untitled

Recorded by Ilpo Heikkinen at Saippua-Center, Turku. Mixed and mastered by Ilpo Heikkinen.

Kult of Nihilow/Kaos Kontrol 2011

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THROAT / HEBOSAGIL
MIND REALITY SPLIT TAPE

  1. Throat: Big Sun

  2. Hebosagil: Soft Rogue

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Throat at Saippua-Center, Turku.

No label 2011

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ADULT SITUATIONS 7”

  1. Soft Rogue

  2. Adult Situations

Recorded by Throat at Saippua-Center, Turku. Mixed and mastered by Pentti Dassum.

Kult of Nihilow 2010

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GOOD TIMES TAPE

  1. Good Eye

  2. Patty Hitler

  3. Said So

  4. Ringwear

  5. Leather

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Throat at Saippua-Center, Turku.

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COMPILATIONS

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ALL MANGLED AND DEFORMED - A HAMMERHEAD TRIBUTE LP

7. Throat: Once Again, With Feeling

Recorded by Throat at Saippua-Center, Turku. Mixed by James Vuohi. Mastered by Manuel Veniani.

Kaos Kontrol/Speakerphone Recordings/Rundgång Rekords 2018

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SHATTERED, FLATTERED & COVERED - A TRIBUTE TO UNSANE 2LP+2CD

3. Throat: Get Away

Recorded by Throat at Saippua-Center, Turku. Mixed by James Vuohi. Mastered by Manuel Veniani.

Antena Krzyku 2017

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(WE’VE GOT) FIENDS IN LOW PLACES - HEAVY VIBES INTERNATIONALE TAPE

4. Throat: Clean Cleaner

Recorded by James Vuohi at Saippua-Center, Turku. Mixed by James Vuohi. Mastered by Foster Mastering.

Eolian Empire 2015

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