TORTURE KILLER – Steelfest Saturday 20/5 2023

Death metal from Turku, Finland since 2002.
“Formed in the spring of 2002 mostly out of fun and amusement for the band members. Torture Killer’s first-ever set consisted solely of Six Feet Under covers and they derived their name from an SFU song that they had performed that night. Shortly after this show, they decided to start writing original material” – Metal Archives

Heavy stuff and highly enjoyable. Good song writing, crushing live band!
I saw them once before in Stockholm ages ago (Shitty old pics: Kafé 44 w. Facebreaker & Demonical), right after the “Sewers” release. With Juri Sallinen as the vocalist.
They were great already back then but never saw them live again. Before now, that is:) The “new” vocalist (since 2011) Pessi Haltsonen is very convincing. Awesome voice!
Been listening to way too little Death metal lately…

[Live clips below by Gronn Onland, sarvi, saatanan Aslakki,]

Collected notes & links:
– Latest album: Phobia Full-length 2013
– Latest release: Dead Inside EP 2022
– Band: Tuomas Karppinen Guitars Tuomo Latvala Drums Jari Laine Guitars Kim Torniainen Bass Pessi Haltsonen Vocals

Haltsonen is also the vocalist in BLOOD CHALICE
Chris Barnes (Six Feet Under, ex-Cannibal Corpse) joined TK in 2004. No live shows but he is the vocalist on “Swarm” (2006).  Juri Sallinen  performed all live vocals after the album release.

facebook.com/Torture Killer official
open.spotify.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/torturekiller/
https://torturekiller.bandcamp.com/album/dead-inside-2
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