Kick The Giant is set to release their debut album later in July – check out the first single

Author Benedetta Baldin - 3.4.2024

Finnish progressive rock/metal band Kick The Giant is set to release their debut album ‘Presence’ on July 5th 2024 via Inverse Records. The first single ‘Out of Time‘ is released and the music video made by Vesa Ilkka can be seen HERE

Tony Hentilä comments:
“It feels almost surreal to finally see this album coming together. We’ve been working on it for such a long time and we’ve had many delays and obstacles along the way. Just to mention a few of those i battled with cancer for the most part of 2022 – 2023 and lost my father at the end of the year. He was a huge influence for me and i loved him deeply. After all of this it just feels so awesome to stand victorious as a survivor with the album done and just watching the music video of Out Of Time finally in it’s full glory send shivers down my spine. I love music and this band” 

LISTEN “Out of Time” single on streaming services: 


It was the summer of 2013 when Oskar Ketola and Tony Hentilä got together with an idea to form a band. Tony and Oskar had already played together in several bands and therefore the core idea for the band materialised easily. Oskars’ and Tonys’ mutual friend, Riku Rahm, joined the band soon after as their first drummer. The band performed as a trio for a while with a session bass player Kai Ketola. 

Several lineup changes later bass player Lauri Aho and drummer Emilio Jones joined the band and fulfilled the final lineup.

In 2014 Kick The Giant released their first single and music video “Skip!?!” which was followed by “No Boundaries” – EP in 2015. The music video for “Space Adventure Pt. 1 Pineapple” got some media attention back when the band was featured in a Finnish music magazine “Soundi”. In the article, Teppo Vapaus writes that the band’s music is progressive, light-hearted, and fun with some serious chops behind it.

The EP was followed by the 2016 single and music video “Freedom” and in 2017 single “Sonja” which are the best-known songs of the band.

For the past few years, Kick The Giant has been working on their debut album which will be named “Presence”.

Tony Hentilä – Guitar & Vocals
Oskar Ketola – Keyboards & Vocals
Lauri Aho – Bass & Backing Vocals
Emilio Jones – Drums, Percussions & Backing Vocals