Riistetyt - originally called Cadgers - was formed 1981 being one of the very first hardcore punk bands coming from Finland. The first "Cadgers" line-up did only one split 7"ep with Kaaos, both bands being pioneers of hardcore in Tampere.
Soon the band name was changed to Riistetyt and the next release was "Laki ja järjestys" 7"ep, also released by P.Tuotanto 1982. It was followed by Valtion vankina 12"lp ("As a Prisoners of State") and Skitsofrenia 12" on Propaganda Records. "As Prisoners of State" and the next release "Raiskattu tulevaisuus" ("Raped Future") were also pressed in Germany by not-so-reputable Rock-o-Rama Records (The band had nothing to do with that as it was a deal with Propaganda Records and Rock-o-Rama).
Years 1981-1983 the band did a lot of shows around Finland and ended up on US tour 1984 At that time the line-up and the style had faced a radical change (They also had a rock band Pyhät Nuket "Holy Dolls" those days). After the US tour the band had no other solution than have a break since 1985.
1999 there was a funeral of a classic squatted house "Lepakko" in Helsinki. Riistetyt was sharing the stage with many other old bands from 80's like Kaaos, Terveet Kädet, Appendix etc. After that they recorded a new 7"ep with new line-up. That line-up didn't last too long.
After few line-up changes there was a team that managed to play together around five years releasing a 12"lp, 10" and a 7"ep and tour in Europe, Brazil and USA.
This line-up was playing 2008-2010. The latest lp "Kuolonhymnejä" was released 2009 on vinyl and cd.
In the end of 2010 Jukkeli quit playing drums. Perttu re-joined drumming and the nightmare continues!
|Members: (new and old)