Kimmo Jankkari


- Guitar & Growling Vocals -

History (musical):

I started playing guitar at the age of 13 but there was no serious band projects then. At the age of 17 the first band for me was the black metal band Ruthless Death. This band wasn't very long-lived and soon the name of the band changed to Last Breath which played some kind of death metal. The members of the band were almost the same as in Ruthless Death. Both of these bands made one demo record in year 1999. After that the line-up changed a little bit and the band named Ferocity was formed. Ferocity made two demo records: Disown Myself (2000) and Enchained (2003). The line-up changed also between these records. Ferocity came to it's end just before New Year 2005. Then Ruinside was formed in the beginning of the year 2005...

Bands (past):

Ruthless Death (1998-1999)
Last Breath (1999-2000)
Ferocity (2000-2004)

Bands (current):

Kuoleman Galleria
Akustinen Olotila


Guitars: ESP Eclipse, Halla Custom LP
Amp: Krank Revolution Series One BG
Cabinet: Krank Revolution 4x12 BG


It's never too late.

Mainly influenced by (bands etc.):

Foreign bands: Metallica, Megadeth, Testament, Sepultura, Manowar, Slayer, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, Judas Priest, Moonspell, Samael, System of a Down, Hypocrisy, Tiamat, At The Gates, The Haunted, Kamelot, Blind Guardian, Dio, Iced Earth, Gamma Ray, Ozzy Osbourne, Rammstein, Disturbed, Skid Row, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Old Man's Child, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Agathodaimon, King Diamond, Mecyful Fate, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Queensryche, Nirvana, Guns N' Roses...

Finnish bands: Sentenced, Amorphis, Stratovarius, Stone, Stam1na, Mokoma, Diablo, Children of Bodom, Divine Decay, Finntroll, Ensiferum, Turisas, Moonsorrow, Charon, Y.U.P, Kotiteollisuus, Nightwish, Tarot, Barathrum, CMX, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Apocalyptica, Sinergy...

Listens to:

All kind of metal and rock music.

Favourite book(s)/authors(s)?

All good ones :-/

First album bought?

I think it was Ride the Lightning by Metallica or Rust in Peace by Megadeth.

5 favourite albums of all time?

This is a difficult one...maybe this way: Metallica: Master of Puppets, Megadeth: Rust in Peace, Sepultura: Chaos A.D., Moonspell: Irreligious, Sentenced: Down

Best live show you've seen?

Metallica at Hartwall Arena, 2009.

Story in Ruinside:

One of the founder members. First I was in vocals too but then I gave way to real singers and started to play only guitar (and do some backing vocals and growling).

Best in Ruinside:

Good fellows

Favourite drink / smoke?

Fisherman shot and beer. Occasionally the red wine (especially with good beef).

Dream car?

Monster truck

Favourite movie(s) / actor(s)?

Dances with Wolves, Fight Club, The Others, Cube, Cube 2, Lord of The Rings trilogy, Tenacious D - The Pick of Destiny, numerous horror movies etc.

Favourite TV-Series?

Dexter, Lost, Prison Break, Shield, Deadwood, The Simpsons, Friends, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Kummeli.

Favourite computer/console game(s)?

Grand Theft Auto (all of them), Warcraft (all of them), Disc World 1 and 2 and many other adventure and strategy games.

What do you like to do on your freetime?

I don't have much freetime anymore these days...

Personal qualities:

I always try to organize everything...and by that I mean EVERYTHING. I also have much to do because I scrape together all kinds of little things and suddenly I notice that I haven't time enough to do all those things...

Describe yourself with 3 words:

Peaceful and considered but very stubborn.


"Don't try to find a salvation...try to find yourself instead"

Free word!:

You should listen Ruinside all of you mothaf***rs! And listen it good!