RUST was a Finnish rock band from Helsinki formed in 2001. The band's first album, Softly, was released in Finland in August 2004 and reached Top 50 on the national album chart with promising reviews in music papers, magazines and web magazines in Europe. Finland's top nationwide rock radio network YleX chose Softly as the album of the week in August 2004.[1] The singer and bass guitarist, Mikko Herranen, has produced all of the band's recordings, including three full-length albums, two EPs and five singles.

OriginHelsinki, Finland
GenresPost-grunge, heavy metal, hard rock, street punk
Years active2001–2011
LabelsTCM, Edel, 92dawn
MembersMikko Herranen
Arto "Zenko" Kuronen
Kimmo "kN" Nissinen
Rainer "Raikku" Tuomikanto

In spring 2011, RUST decided to disband. The final performance was in Helsinki on 25 May 2011.


  • Mikko Herranen – bass, vocals
  • Arto "Zenko" Kuronen – guitar, vocals
  • Kimmo "kN" Nissinen – guitar, vocals
  • Rainer "Raikku" Tuomikanto – drums

Former members

  • Atte Sarkima – drums
  • Antti Leminen – drums
  • Risto Niinikoski – drums
  • Mikko Kaakkurinniemi – drums
  • Jura Sarlin – bass guitar


Title Release Date Label
The Black EP 8 July 2003 RUST/TCM
"Miss You" -single 26 January 2004 TCM
"Ordinary World" -single 7 May 2004 TCM
Softly 13 August 2004 TCM
Addiction (Levottomat 3) movie soundtrack compilation 16 January 2004 Poko
"Pray" -single 3 September 2004 Edel Records
"Slave" -single 27 July 2005 TCM
"Away" -single 8 June 2006 92dawn
Songs of Suffocation 30 August 2006 92dawn
Scars -EP 4 June 2007 92dawn
Dark Deep Times 17 July 2010 RUST


  • I Don't Belong – Tuuliajolla 2006
  • Ordinary World 2004
  • Hate Me – live at Nosturi 2004
  • Down 2003