Rantama is following the footsteps of a wide array of musical heroes, from arena rock giants TOTO and Journey to classic bands and songwriters like Yes, King Crimson, Queen, Pat Metheny, Weather Report and newer ensembles like Radiohead, Mew and Opeth. Of course, knowing where the band has laid its foundation, the sound is fighting its way up from barren land, hardened by the ruthless seasons, echoing endlessly in the vast forests of their native land. At the core of everything there is a sparking guitar trio that instantly ignites the music like wildfire.
Hailing from the lakeside town of Kuopio in eastern Finland, the band was formed in 2014, originally as an instrumental powerhouse trio by three close friends: guitarist Timo Rantama, drummer Iiro Laitinen and bassist Tatu Back. Another friend, singer Taavi Kiiskinen joined the ranks in early 2017, enhancing the sound dramatically and completing the newborn fourpiece in the best possible way. In early 2020, the band is ready to turn the next page with the soaring self-titled album that is sure to chart new territories, and that will grasp towards new heights among the roots and the family tree of its predecessors.