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Photos of Viikate performing at Kuopio Rock Cock 2012 provided courtesy of TJ Fowler of Fowler Photography

Viikate (in English, Scythe) is a Finnish metal band from Kouvola, formed in 1996. The band is known for its melancholic lyrics, drawing inspiration from Finnish romance movies of the 1950s and Finnish singers of the era, including Reino Helismaa. Their style has been variously described as “Helismaa-metal,” “wire metal,” and “death schlagers.” The band