Stam1na released it’s self-titled debut in the spring of 2005, but before that Stam1na was one of the most anticipated unsigned acts in Finland. The second album Uudet kymmenen käskyä was released in May of 2006 and the third album Raja February 2008. Stam1nas 4th album, Viimeinen Atlantis, was released on February 10, 2010. Their 5th album, Nocebo, was released on 8th of February 2012. The first single release from the album was Valtiaan uudet vaateet which had much controversy video with some cruel violence.
Stam1na was signed up by Sakara Records in 2004, the label ran by Mokoma. Their collaboration started when Mokoma saw Stam1na on stage, and asked the youngsters to be the support act on their Finnish tour. Soon Stam1na became the first signing of Sakara, which had previously released only Mokoma’s material.
Stam1na was formed in 1996, when the members were in their teens. Stam1na’s core trio Antti Hyyrynen, Pekka Olkkonen and Teppo Velin has been the same from the start, and they’ve grown up playing together. Kai-Pekka Kangasmäki joined the band in November of 2005 after being their session player the whole year. Emil Lähteenmäki, who has been a band’s session keyboardist on albums and shows since 2006, was literally proposed to be a band’s permanent member in Jurassic Rock 2009. His answer was undoubtedly yes.
Stam1na comes from Lemi, a small rural town in the region of Southern Karelia, in eastern Finland.