The Rasmus is a Finnish rock band from Helsinki. It made its debut in 1994, when its members were 16 years old. It was then composed of Lauri Ylönen (vocals), Pauli Rantasalmi (guitar), Eero Heinonen (bass) and Janne Heiskanen (drums), who left the group in 1998. He will be replaced by Aki Hakala (battery). In 1996, they released their first album Peep, then the following year it was Playboy's turn. The Rasmus' music is more funk oriented. In 1998, the album Hell of a Tester appeared and funk gave way to melodious rock. Their best-of Hell of a Collection was released the following year. Before even making it to Finland, the group was called Antalla. Before the release of their fourth album in 2001 (Into), the band was called Rasmus, but they changed to avoid being confused with a Swedish DJ. In 2003, they hit the nail on the head with their album Dead Letters and their hit song In the Shadows, which made them known around the world.