- Read MorePsykedeelisiä Joutsenlauluja (2003)
Released in 2003 by Mellow Records. This was the first full length album by the band, that at the time consisted of Jani Timoniemi (guitar), Eini Pesälä (violin), and Panu Koskela (drums). Jani played most of the bass parts on this album, although Jukka Jokikokko was also featured on a couple of tracks. Also as a guest musician, Anni Pesälä played the flute parts on this album.
- Read MoreValheista Kaunein (2006)
Released in 2006 by Musea Records. The second album was also fully instrumental (in Finnish). Jani Timoniemi was joined by a second guitarist Sami Hiltunen, Jukka Jokikokko (man)handled the bass with Jere Nivukoski beating the drums. Erja Lahtinen was the regular violinist, and the album also featured two guest flautists, Juha Sutela and Essi Suikkanen.
- Read MoreNever Since (2013) - Latest Album Release
Released in 2013. The first full length non-instrumental album, featuring singer Mari Vuoritie. Regular band members at the time were Jani Timoniemi (guitar), Sami Hiltunen (guitar), Erja Pätsi (violin), Jere Nivukoski (drums) and Janne Tuovinen (bass). Additional musicians contributing to this album were Pekka Elsilä on flute and Pasi Hiltula on keyboards
Jukka Nummi - VOCALS
Armed with his strong Dio-esque voice, he is also responsible for the lyrics of the band'a
new songs. Also the lead vocalist of Myon and numerous classic heavy rock cover bands in
the Oulu area.
Jani Timoniemi - GUITAR
The master mind behind Scarlet Thread's music.
Sami Hiltunen - GUITAR
Assisting guitar player and composer.
Jukka Mikkonen - BASS
Hits the home bass every time.
Jere Hartikainen - KEYBOARDS
A KEY player in the band, with intended pun.
Jyrki Huttunen - DRUMS
He can beat the hell out of the other band members if he likes.
'Never Since' is finally out, and will be available world-wide on April 2nd. More info on how to get yours will follow!
New website launched today! Stay tuned, info about our latest album 'Never Since' coming up.
- 'Never Since' out now! 8.4.2013
The Band Bio
Scarlet Thread was "founded" by Jani Timoniemi in 1995, when he used the name for some demo recordings he made mostly by himself. The first actual line-up was formed between 1999 and 2000, when Scarlet Thread participated the 'Tuonen Tytär: A Tribute To Finnish Progressive' (Mellow Records MMP385) compilation CD which was put together by the Finnish Colossus Ry. The band made a version of Sahti's song 'Säikkyvä'.
The next publication was again a compilation composed by Colossus Ry, called 'Kalevala: A Finnish Progressive Rock Epic' (Musea FGBG 4463.AR, 2003). The song was called 'Pimeästä Pohjolasta', which was taken from the band's first album 'Psykedeelisiä Joutsenlauluja' (2003, Mellow Records MMP448). This album was the groups first one to be released worldwide, and got some quite nice reviews.
After the recording of 'Psykedeelisiä Joutsenlauluja', the band quickly disformed. Jani didn't quit, though. He managed to lure in his childhood friend Sami Hiltunen. Together they hooked up with drummer, Ile Harjula, and two violin players, Erja Lahtinen and Nelli Rönkä. In December of 2003, they recorded some new songs, one of which was 'Haarasilta'. It was Erja's composition, and it ended up on a local folk club's CD 'Oulu Folk 2004' (Oulu Folk R.Y. OFCD-101, 2004).
During 2004, the line-up changed again. Nelli left, and Jukka re-joined the band. Ile was replaced by Jere Nivukoski. In 2006, this group recorded 'Valheista Kaunein' (Musea FGBG 4670 AR, 2006), for which they already had a release deal with Musea Records, based on the recordings they had made in 2004. The album was still purely instrumental.
Singer Mari Vuoritie was taken in the band after a two-minute audition backstage after a gig in 2006. After a while, Jukka decided to quit, and was replaced by Janne Tuovinen. This was the line-up that recorded 'Never since'.