Biography

Dull of Down (also called D.O.D.) are an Finnish rock band formed in Lappeenranta in 2020 by old friends Lasse Hyytinen and Marko Heikkilä. Heidi Saarelainen joined the band at the same time as a bassist. Their music has been variously described as hard rock, blues rock and grunge rock, but the band themselves call it simply “rock and roll”. The composition and lyrics of the D.O.D. songs come from Lasse Hyytinen’s pen.

Prior to Dull of Down, the members of the band have a long experience of making and performing rock, hard rock, metal and different types of rhythmic music as musicians. The members of the band are united not only by a long-lasting friendship, but also by a love of 70’s and 80’s rock music and sounds of that time.

Early 2020 Hyytinen sent demo versions of the material to a well-known person on the record company, Jarmo Kähkönen, who was excited and wanted to collaborate. In 2020, the band signed an international release and distribution agreement with Pilfink Records.

The band’s first double single release, High Heels (7/2020), received extensive radio coverage in Europe and especially in South America. Released three months later, the second double single Beauty and The Beast continued the same line and also received extensive radio play time.

Band`s third double single was released on 19.4.2021. And again, the single received good reviews and moderate radio play globally.

In the fall of 2021, the rhythm group and the couple Marko and Heidi decided they no longer had time for D.O.D. for the band. So they left the band due to lack of time. Lasse continues to make D.O.D. songs and is currently looking for a committed drummer and bassist to the ranks of Dull of Down.

To be continued…

Lasse Hyytinen
Vocal & guitar & songwriting

Lasse Hyytinen

Not permanent
Bass guitar

Not permanent
Drums