RA Featuring 13-Year-Old Boys: Debut Due In Early 2009

RA, a new Finnish metal band consisting of three 13-year-old boys, has inked a deal with EMI Finland.

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RA, a new Finnish metal band consisting of three 13-year-old boys, has inked a deal with EMI Finland. The group's debut album, "Punainen Virta", will feature a lyrical theme based around Egyptian mythology and is tentatively due in early 2009. RA's first single, "Painajainen", was released earlier in the year. Finnish TV footage of RA performing at the Elm Lapselle charity fundraising concert in September 2008 can be viewed here. RA is: Jaanis - Vocals, Bass Tomi - Vocals, Guitar Jesse - Drums For more information (in Finnish), visit MySpace.com. Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    Mootallica
    randymeeks81 wrote: this band proves that god exists. and that he is really pissed off at us for some reason, and they're our punishment.
    Oh god I lol'ed
    tom1thomas1
    metal or pop? You're not meant to start when you 13, you practice and get better so that when they are old enough they can play proper music
    randymeeks81
    this band proves that god exists. and that he is really pissed off at us for some reason, and they're our punishment.
    Ace5gt
    Let the lawsuit begin! The real Ra is a good band. Their new CD Black Sun is solid.
    AndAfterAll
    i hate any young acts -.- that may be a narrow minded view but still im 16 and cant do shit yet so...they suck!
    Silas S Thompso
    I'm their age and I'm in a thrash band. Our music is way ****ing better. This **** is ****ing ****ing shit. It like ****ing jonas ****ing brothers and ****ing (instert poser band) combined into the ****ing worst ****ing shit on earth.
    m0o
    [/b]brandizz:[/b] there ****ed when their singer hits puberty...
    hahahahaha!
    flintazra
    Why are there three girls on that big a stage covering 80's metal...wait...those are boys?... Hansen for metal.
    Sfifer
    Azeteck wrote: Don't you have to be 14 to have a myspace?
    lol i believe u do to. Now so far they are gonna have a lawsuit against there name and lieing about there age.
    harryberg1
    They are metal...pfff Never herd such crap in my life.... I think Green day is more complex
    dudebud
    man, i'm really open to accept this kind of stuff usually but i just listened to these kids and i gotta say that they are less than mediocre. totally cool that they are so young and are tight on the recordings but let's be serious, not at all a noteworthy band. not at all.
    bullet_esp \m/
    Mootallica : Is it me, or does this kid seem like he's an Alexi Laiho wanna-be? I mean, he's constantly flicking his hair back exactly as Alexi does, it makes me want to bash his head in with an axe.
    I completely agree with you. I bet this kid thinks hes gonna be huge just because of that.
    ThunderPX
    fireoptic wrote: Spartan16 wrote: Umm...there's already a band called Ra. Yes there is! hahah
    Hell, I think there are several bands called Ra.
    Mootallica
    Is it me, or does this kid seem like he's an Alexi Laiho wanna-be? I mean, he's constantly flicking his hair back exactly as Alexi does, it makes me want to bash his head in with an axe.
    raymo39
    no guitar solos, they sound like a karaoke band singing black sabbath... not very impressed for a band signed to a major
    Blas3
    We need good rock groups... not this kind of music-making dolls that little girls love. They're like tokio hotel with a metal influence.
    Smiter
    Am I the only on who expected these kids to be amazing when I read that they were Finnish? lol they're still better than I was at that age but I was prepared to be blown away.
    Mgllpz09
    of sh*t they suck. they repeat the same sh*t over and over and just cause they have distortion on it doesnt make it metal.
    fireoptic
    Honestly I expected something a bit more from Finland. These are the Jonas boys of metal?
    James_Het_Rules
    Mootallica wrote: Is it me, or does this kid seem like he's an Alexi Laiho wanna-be? I mean, he's constantly flicking his hair back exactly as Alexi does, it makes me want to bash his head in with an axe.
    I second that. What makes this more sad is that they will probably be successful because of all the god damned pop star craving kids out there. Sad day in music. Fortunately i for one could care less about major record companies cause half of them have no ****ing idea what they're doing anymore lol.
    fireoptic
    Spartan16 wrote: Umm...there's already a band called Ra.
    Yes there is! hahah
    ready2breakdown
    Expect their name to be changed ASAP. There's already a signed band named Ra that's been out since the early 2000s(possibly 90s). Another 13-young-old gimmick band. I think I'll pass. I understand it's cool and their talented, but there really are only a few things that need to be postponed until they get a little older. Let the kids get some more maturity and exposure under their belt instead of trying to cash on a few quick bucks.
    Shor-T Zero
    agreed with a lot of the people about them not being very good. But at least they are not like the Jon*****s. Still, there is a band that is called Ra already...that's some sueable copyright shit. And the Ra that's still around is not too bad either. Pretty good music.