Absoluuttinen Nollapiste (Finnish for absolute zero) is a pop/rock band originating from Rovaniemi, Finland. It is somewhat famous for combining catchy melodies and solid, slightly progressive songwriting with Tommi Liimatta's eccentric lyrics.
Tommi Liimatta has numerous side projects with some of the bands current members, some ex members and others. They publish their music under their own label Diu Dau Tapes. The most famous project is Ahkerat simpanssit, who published the album Tervehdys, Maan asukit in 2003.
Absoluuttinen Nollapiste started in June 1991, when Tommi Liimatta was on his confirmation camp in Nuasjärvi, Sotkamo. There he had an idea of putting together a rock band. The members of the upcoming band all lived in the same neighborhood in Rovaniemi. Tommi Liimatta (born in Kemi, 1976, vocals and wind instruments), Tomi Krutsin (born in Rovaniemi, 1976, drums) and Aki Lääkkölä (born in Rovaniemi, 1976, guitar and keyboards) had other groups before. The band's first bassist, Matti Kettunen was replaced in November 1991 with Aake Otsala (born in Kuopio, 1976), and a year later, the second guitarist, Jukka Leinonen left the band. They played in this line-up for about 7 years. Sometime in 1999, Teemu Eskelinen joined the band as a backup vocalist.
Tommi Liimatta (guitar, vocals, wind instruments),
Aki Lääkkölä (guitar, keyboards),
Aake Otsala (bass),
Tomi Krutsin (drums),
Janne Hast (keyboards) (2003 - 2011),
Teemu Eskelinen (percussion, background vocals) (September 1999 - December 2001),
Jukka Leinonen (guitar) (June 1991 - November 1992),
Matti Kettunen (bass) (June 1991 - November 1991)
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