Nicumo was first initiated by guitarist Atte Jääskelä in Northern Finland during 2007 and after a few transformations, in 2009 the band found a definitive direction with a new line up and began to use the name NICUMO. Incredibly strong vocals by Hannu Karppinen, lively, heavy rhythm section by Sami Kotila (bass) and Aki Pusa (drums), recognizable emotional guitar melodies with strong riffs by Atte Jääskelä and phenomenally rambling solos by Tapio Anttiroiko provide a musical mixture that is worth hearing.
After two EPs: “Close Our Eyes for Good” (2010) and “Scars & Glassy Eyes” (2011), Nicumo released their debut album “The End of Silence” (2013, Inverse Records). Their appropriately named debut reached 24th place on The Official Finnish Charts during its first week and proved to be a critical success with all positive reviews.
After the End of Silence, Nicumo became well known in the metal underground scene and have played dozens of gigs in six different countries to ever increasing audiences. Touring has increased the band technically and musically and as a band they now have even more to offer.
Finally, after a long creation process, Nicumo released their second album “Storms Arise” (2017, Inverse Records) on 7 July 2017. During its release week “Storms Arise” reached 12th position on Finland’s Top 40 Album chart and the song “Poltergeist” reached 7th place on the “Finnish 50 Most Viral” list on Spotify, proving that the band definitely have something to offer and are growing in strength every day.
Nicumo’s music has its roots in melodic metal, but are also influenced by many other genres and due to the bands home region, north is the strongest unifying element you can hear in their music. The main strength in the band’s music is versatility, from very punchy pop-rock to more progressive and even mesmerizing vibrations and all the way back to straight death metal.
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