Most famous Finnish rock bands honored with a new philatelic issue

September 14th, 2015 hurries to inform that Finnish Post has designed and released a music-themed stamp booklet featuring six internationally successful Finnish rock bands that got to where they are today through a great deal of determination and perseverance.

The philatelic issue was put into circulation on the 11th of September.

The Finnish invasion of the global rock music scene began with Hanoi Rocks back in the 1980s. The other bands featured in the stamps are The Rasmus, HIM, Apocalyptica, Children Of Bodom and Nightwish. "For each stamp, I selected a band photo and a logotype that together resemble a band poster", says Klaus Welp, the graphic artist that designed the Million miles away booklet.
The background of the booklet depicts the green room backstage in the legendary Tavastia rock club, which Welp describes as an archaeological treasure of Finnish rock 'n' roll.

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