Rapture is a band formed in 1997 by a group of musicians from Helsinki, Finland. The members of Rapture have played in several bands, including Barathrum, Diablerie, Ensiferum, Finntroll, Fragile Hollow, The Mist and the Morning Dew, Rain Paint, Shape of Despair and Thy Serpent.
"Rapture paint with bleak shades yet with clarity second to none. The main songwriter Tomi Ullgrenâ€™s soaring guitar leads are tempered with powerful death grunts courtesy of Henri Villberg, a nod to their underground roots perhaps, yet they do not shy away from clearer vocals should the occasion so demand. The beguiling mid-tempo employed is a slow acting poison: you will be hooked before you know it. In a live situation Rapture reproduce their timeless sound with a line-up of eight personnel." -Spinefarm Records
In 1999, Rapture signed a contract from Spikefarm Records, a subsidiary of Spinefarm Records. The band released their debut album, Futile, in early 2000. The album was also licensed to Relapse Records for distribution in the USA. In early 2002, the band recorded their second effort, titled Songs for the Withering. This album sold better tha...