Pasi Koskinen (born 1972) is a Finnish metal vocalist and musician, currently the vocalist and guitarist of the band Datura Nemesis (2013–), but he is perhaps best known as the vocalist of the band Amorphis (1995-2004).[1]

Pasi Koskinen
Also known asHerr Arschstein, I. Ruoja Suruntuoja
Helsinki, Finland
GenresThrash metal, Black metal, Deathgrind, Progressive metal, Stoner metal
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active1992–present
LabelsRelapse Records (with Amorphis), Spinefarm Records
Associated actsAjattara, Amorphis, Mannhai, Shape of Despair, St. Mucus, To Separate the Flesh from the Bones

Koskinen was also the vocalist of the bands St. Mucus, (a band he created under that name and also was the guitarist) from 1992 to 1994, Ajattara (under the alias I. Ruoja Suruntuoja and was also the guitarist plus did some keyboards) from 1998 to 2012, Shape of Despair from 2001 to 2010, To Separate the Flesh from the Bones (under the alias Herr Arschstein and was also the guitarist) from 2004 to 2006 & Mannhai from 2005 to 2009.

Koskinen did co-vocal production on Zero Nexus by Shade Empire, guest vocals on the songs "Vapahtaja" on the album Vuoroveri by Saattue and "Asmodee" on the album Womb of Lilithu by Necrophobic.


St. MucusEdit

  • Evacuate the Bowels


  • Elegy
  • My Kantele
  • Divinity / Northern Lights
  • Tuonela - composition
  • Story - 10th Anniversary
  • Alone
  • Am Universum - lyrics
  • Day of Your Beliefs - Lyrics
  • Far from the Sun - lyrics
  • Evil Inside - lyrics
  • Chapters
  • Forging the Land of Thousand Lakes - some lyrics
  • Magic & Mayhem: Tales From The Early Years - some lyrics


Shape of DespairEdit

  • Angels of Distress - (as "P.K.")
  • Illusion's Play
  • Written in My Scars - lyrics

To Separate the Flesh from the BonesEdit


  • Spaceball
  • Hellroad Caravan - lyrics (track 1-5, 7-10) (as "Pasi")
  • Under the Sign of the Wolf - (as "Pasi")


  1. ^ Hill, Gary. "Biography: Amorphis". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 March 2010.