January 18, 2022

Finnish sleaze rockers RECKLESS LOVE return with their fifth studio album, Turborider. Following a 4-year hiatus and recently receiving gold awards for their first three albums in Finland, singer Olli Herman and his band are now gearing up for their next move: Turborider is high-energy, synth wave-infused rock with an undeniable ’80s touch. Fun? Check! Uplifting? Check! Turborider will make you forget the world around you and its infectious hooks will make you sing along all day.

Switching to a more serious gear, RECKLESS LOVE now (re)visit the 80s game worlds. At the center of the sounds are ’80s themes and the modern dark-speaking world of synth wave. The band dived deep into to the game world and the movie moods of the genre and era. 

Outrun was the first song we wrote for the Turborider album, so I think it makes perfect sense that it’s also the first single cut from the album. Somehow, this catchy little tune managed to encapsulate all of the stuff that is built into the genetics of every kid that grew up during the era of arcade games, long haired metal bands and explosive action movies. The lyrics are filled with themes and entertaining wordplays, that put supercharged motor racing and hormone rich competitions, side by side. In the sound department, the ’80s-esque pop metal roars loud and clear, however, it’s also strongly colored with a modern synth wave flavor, whipping up an interesting cocktail”, says Reckless Love vocalist Olli.

Founded in 2001, RECKLESS LOVE has released four albums, Reckless Love (2010), Animal Attraction (2011), Spirit (2013) and Invader (2016). The band’s previous long play has been released more than five years ago, so we can talk about a return of the band.

“We had a long break from recording and as the break got longer, the higher the threshold became to start working on new music, let alone publish it. Although it was clear that we always had the desire to continue our career, it felt like we needed to find a new perspective for our creative expression. We had to write Outrun to be reborn – and we did. This song showed us the way to write the new album. Outrun is a beacon on our way to reincarnation”, Olli continues.

Another exciting song on the Turborider album is its second single, Eyes Of A Manaiac, which offers an interesting perspective. “I rarely write about the scarier or darker stuff that happens to me in life“, comments Olli. “The vast majority of Reckless Love’s songs tend to be more on the sunny side of the road, but I decided to make an exception this time. This song is all about the monster that you can not run away from. The one that keeps following you in every mirror, no matter where
you go.”

RECKLESS LOVE’s fifth studio album Turborider will be released in February 25th 2022 – and besides Digipak and colored Vinyl, the band is offering something very special to their fans: The limited box set will include the Digipak CD, an autograph card and a handheld videogame!

Turborider was produced by Jonas Parkkonen (Apocalyptica, Lost Society) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Lordi, Volbeat).


  1. Turborider
  2. Eyes Of A Maniac
  3. Outrun
  4. Kids Of The Arcade
  5. Bark At The Moon
  6. Prelude (Flight Of The Cobra)
  7. Like A Cobra
  8. For The Love Of Good Times
  9. ’89 Sparkle
  10. Future Lover Boy
  11. Prodigal Sons


Olli Herman: Vocals

Pepe: Guitars

Jalle Verne: Bass

Hessu Max: Drums