Stam1na (pronounced [ˈstɑminɑ]) is a Finnish heavy metal musical group native of Lemi, South Karelia, Finland. Their music is arguably best described as thrash metal with some progressive metal, death, alternative and punk influences, and is sung in the Finnish language. The band mainly uses seven-string guitars on all albums, with a few songs composed for eight string guitar on the album Taival.

Stam1na performing at 2013 Rakuunarock festival in Lappeenranta, Finland.
Stam1na performing at 2013 Rakuunarock festival in Lappeenranta, Finland.
Background information
OriginLemi, Finland
GenresProgressive metal
Thrash metal
Years active1996–present
MembersAntti Hyyrynen
Kai-Pekka Kangasmäki
Pekka Olkkonen
Teppo Velin
Emil Lähteenmäki


The band chose to use a '1' in their name to represent the 'I' in the word 'Stamina' to make them more distinct, primarily making the band easier to find in search engines.


The band originally started as a three-piece in 1996, but it was only after several demo recordings that they got signed late in 2004 by Sakara Records, a label founded and headed by the fellow South Karelian band Mokoma.

The founding trio are Antti Hyyrynen on vocals and guitar, Pekka Olkkonen on lead guitar and Teppo Velin on drums. Bassist Kai-Pekka Kangasmäki was added to the lineup in 2005, and keyboardist Emil Lähteenmäki joined in 2009.

Stam1na's self-titled debut album, released on 2 March 2005, reached No. 13 on the Finnish album charts. Their second album, Uudet kymmenen käskyä, was released on 10 May 2006 and did even better on the charts, reaching No. 3 on its first week.

Claiming critical acclaim by heavy touring and winning several awards in Finland, and making their debut in Germany by touring with Apocalyptica in the autumn of 2007, they proceeded to release their third album Raja in February, 2008, which went straight to No. 1 on the Finnish album chart in the first week. 10 February 2010, Stam1na released their fourth album titled Viimeinen Atlantis, which translates as "The Last Atlantis", which also went straight to first place on the Finnish album chart, topping among others HIM's new release, and was certified gold by ÄKT in its first week of sales.

In 2012 Stam1na released their fifth album entitled Nocebo, produced by Joe Barresi. Nocebo topped the Finnish album chart and was certified gold on the day of its release. Their sixth album, SLK, was released in February 2014. Stam1na made a historical series of performances in summer 2015 by playing the Provinssirock festival on four consecutive days, playing a different album from their discography in its entirety on each day.

Their seventh studio album Elokuutio was released on 16 March 2016. Since then, they have been gradually touring outside of Finland, appearing on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise in 2017 and as part of the "Arctic Circle Alliance" with Skálmöld and Omnium Gatherum (2017-2018).

Stam1na released their eighth studio album Taival in 2018.




Year Album Translation of title Peak positions Certification
2005 Stam1na 13
2006 Uudet kymmenen käskyä The New 10 Commandments 3
2008 Raja Limit or Border 1
2010 Viimeinen Atlantis The Last Atlantis 1
2012 Nocebo A reference to the Nocebo effect 1
2014 SLK[2] SLK =Salli Luonnollinen Kuolema (translated literally as "Allow Natural Death") 1
2016 Elokuutio Eloquence or Living Cube 1
2018 Taival Journey 1
2020 VA10 (Viimeinen Atlantis 10th Anniversary Remastered) 13
2021 Novus Ordo Mundi New world order (in Latin language)

Compilation albums

Year Album Translation of title Peak positions Certification
2010 Vanhaa paskaa Some old shit 2


Year Single Translation of title Peak positions Album
2005 "Kadonneet kolme sanaa" The Three Lost Words 17 Stam1na
"Paha arkkitehti" An Evil Architect 4
2006 "Edessäni" In Front of Me  – Uudet kymmenen käskyä
"Likainen parketti" Dirty Parquet 1
2008 "Lääke" Medicine  – Raja
2010 "Pakkolasku" Forced Landing/ A Mandatory Bill (pun)  – Viimeinen Atlantis
2012 "Valtiaan uudet vaateet" Ruler's New Demands 17 Nocebo
2012 "Puolikas ihminen" Half a Man  – Nocebo
2014 "Panzerfaust" Iron Fist  – SLK
2014 "Dynamo"  – SLK
2014 "Vapaa on sana" Free Is a Word  –  –
2016 "Kuudet raamit" Six Frames  – Elokuutio
2016 "Verisateenkaari" Blood Rainbow  –  –
2018 "Elämänlanka" Life's Thread  – Taival
2018 "Enkelinmurskain" Angel Crusher  – Taival
2018 "Gaian lapsi" (feat. Anna Eriksson) Child of Gaia  – Taival
2021 "Sirkkeli" Circular Saw  – Novus Ordo Mundi
2021 "Betelgeuse"  – Novus Ordo Mundi
Joint singles Mokoma / Rytmihäiriö / Stam1na
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Nosturi (FIN #7)
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Työnkulma (FIN #8)
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Rytmikorjaamo (FIN #9)
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Tivoli (FIN #11)
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Teatria (FIN #12)
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Lutakko (FIN #14)
  • 2007: Sakara Tour 2006 Sibeliustalo (FIN #16)

Music videosEdit

  • Erilaisen rakkauden todistaja (Witness of a Different Kind of Love) (2003)
  • Kadonneet kolme sanaa (The Lost Three Words) (2005)
  • Ristiriita (Conflict/Cross Argument) (2005)
  • Paha arkkitehti (An Evil Architect) (2005)
  • Edessäni (In Front of Me) (2006)
  • Likainen parketti (Dirty Parquet) (2006)
  • Lääke (Medicine) (2008)
  • Muistipalapelit (Memorypuzzles) (2008)
  • Pakkolasku (Emergency landing/A Must-pay Bill) (2010)
  • Rikkipää (Sulfur Head / Brokenhead) (2010)
  • Yhdeksän tien päät (The Ends of Nine Roads) (2010)
  • Valtiaan uudet vaateet (Ruler's New Demands) (2012)
  • Puolikas ihminen (Half a Man) (2012)
  • Panzerfaust (Iron Fist) (2014)
  • Kuoliaaksi ruoskitut hevoset (Flogging Dead Horses) (2014)
  • Vapaa on sana (Free Is a Word) (2014)
  • Kuudet raamit (Six Frames) (2016)
  • Elokuutio (Eloquence/The Living Cube) (2016)
  • Enkelinmurskain (Angelcrusher) (2018)
  • Kannoin sinut läpi hiljaisen huoneen (2020)



  1. ^ a b c "Stam1na discography". Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Stam1na to release new album SLK in February". Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Suomen Virallinen Lista". Retrieved 16 October 2020.

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