Ever since the 1980 privately pressed EP "Khomeini Rock", Rattus have been a driving force in the Finnish punk scene and largely responsible - along with Kaaos and Terveet Kadet - for bringing some international renown to their particular sub-genre. After spending the nineties in oblivion the band reformed in 2003 and released a self-titled album in 2005, which, even though the band had released a notable amount of material on 12 and 7 inch wax in their heyday, was actually their first proper album. The year 2013 sees the band back in full swing, with new vocalist Jopo Rantanen injecting some fresh blood into the hardcore power trio. The band have recently completed long tours in North and South America and spent the summer recording their new LP. The album is called "Turta" (Numb). Svart Records, who recently reissued the band's classic 12 inch EPs "WC rajahtaa" and "Uskonto on vaara", continue working with the band and bring the new 14-track platter to the world on December 5th. The LP's striking cover art was created by Irish artist Sean Fitzgerald.