Cigarette Crossfire is a four-piece punk band formed in 2010 in Helsinki, Finland. The band plays guitar-driven, politically charged, rough yet catchy punk rock in the vein of Hot Water Music, Leatherface and Finland's own Manifesto Jukebox. Continuing the legacy of the hard-working bands on Combat Rock Industry, Cigarette Crossfire started touring internationally right after their first seven-inch. Since the early days the band has toured mainland Europe twice, released a full-length album, toured USA and played the Fest in Gainesville FL, released another seven-inch and toured some more. Being constantly in motion, the year 2013 brought no change to the schedule as the band was ready to do some more touring and start recording a follow-up to 2011's "In Between The Cure And The Disease".
2013 also brought the group's first line-up change when Jere chose to leave the band. It can be hard for bands to continue after losing a front man, but this band were in luck and found a replacement quickly. In a matter of only few weeks the band was back playing shows and writing songs again with the Handsome new front man Matti.
In 2014 the band finally finished their second self titled full length which was record in 5 days in February of that year.
In july 2014... Read More|
... the band was hit with the most devastating news anyone could ever receive, stating that the original drummer, dear and loved friend Henkka had passed away in an skateboarding accident. After some serious thought, and knowing that Henkka would have wanted the band to continue and go onto more records and more shows, the decision to keep going was unanymous. The band quickly recruited an old friend Santtu behind the skins and is now ready to start playing shows and do tour with the new album. Another 7” is planned for near future as well.