Profane Omen

"Not from where the fence is the lowest, but where it hurts the most."

Yeah, that’s the motto.

Groovy thrash metal bangers Profane Omen have proved since their inception in 1999 that whatever they may have lacked in finesse in the past, they’ve always made up in willpower. Call it resilience, stubbornness or whatever, it’s been PO against the world right from the start. See, if you keep hitting your head to the wall long enough… no wall can take it forever. This bunch of heads can.

Gone unsigned through seven (!) demos and five line-up changes, the unit finally scored their 1st record deal in 2005. Hindered by the scene gatekeepers only, PO instantly got some serious love from the metal audience who lifted the debut album “Beaten Into Submission” to position #28 on the Finnish Album Chart and voted PO the “Newcomer of the Year” at Finnish Metal Awards 2007. Profane Omen paid back, hitting festival stages at the stalwarts of Finnish metal festivals Tuska Open Air and Jalometalli, and dropping the “Disconnected” EP, which in turn reached #4 on the Finnish Single Chart.

In the start of 2009 the 2nd album “Inherit The Void” cemented Profane Omen as a household name on the Finnish metal and rock scene, ascending to #9 on the Finnish Album Chart and blagging heaps more of critical appraisal. The album tenure not only saw PO play their first ever shows outside Finland, the band also presented their audience with a more laid-back angle to their music, strumming the heartstrings of fans old and new alike with acoustic arrangements of older songs.

2010 saw Lahti bangers switch bass players and join forces with Finland’s premier heavy metal foundry Spinefarm Records. 3rd album “Destroy!” was recorded with the new 4-string slinger Antti Seroff. Not only was the chemistry in the band better than ever, so too was the sound. “Destroy!” debuted at #15 on Album Chart and saw PO play a humungous number of gigs including festivals like Sonisphere and Sauna Open Air, the group’s first ever visit to Japan and tours supporting acts such as Amon Amarth and Ensiferum.

The group's 4th album “Reset” sees the band go for the throat once more. Melodically more diverse than ever, PO still lays waste on the scene like a velvet fist to the throat. Armed to the teeth with the trademark incandescent aggression and energy, now the band sounds sweet to boot!