Karelian Warcry is Finnish band playing Black\Death Metal. 2001: Pre-History of Karelian Warcry Pre-history of the band dates back to the year 2001. Sami Ukkonen, Henrik Järvinen, Jarkko S., Matti Mikkonen and Anttipekka Heiskanen started to play together at Kuusankoski, Finland. First songs were covers from bands like Mayhem, Impaled Nazarene and Immortal. Sami had already composed couple of songs himself, but it was more fun to play songs like ”Deathcrush” or ”Blashyrkh” twentyfour times and then head to the local gas station at 4. Read more on Last.fm.