PURTENANCE is a Finnish band born in Nokia, under the initial name of Purtenance Avulsion in 1989, the name under which they recorded their self-titled debut demo in the year 1990, and right after the demo, they decided to shorten their name into PURTENANCE.
PURTENANCE started in late 2014 to write and record new material. In October 2015 came out their third full-length, called …to Spread the Flame of Ancients. This release was more focused than the other new releases and flashed some echoes from the past, with twists from all the current members. Again, PURTENANCE headed to play more and more live shows.
At the end of 2015, Ville Nokelainen left the group and two new members stepped in as Ville Koskela started to focus only on vocals, Simo Rouvinen (Blackvenom from Flame) and Tero Aalto begun to handle the duties of second guitar and bass. As 2016 ended, PURTENANCE inked a new deal with XTREEM MUSIC to release more new material, booked more and more shows (Steelfest Open Air 2017, Obscene Extreme 2017), and recorded new music (coming EP Paradox of Existence).
Members: Juha – Guitars, Harri – Drums, Ville K – Vox, Simo – Guitars, Tero – Bass