These Hard-Rocking, Heavy Metal Dinosaurs Are A Hit In Finland

What do you call a dinosaur that moonlights as a hard rocker? Hevisaurus.

A band of that same name has been successfully entertaining children in Finland since 2009, and they’re quickly gaining a cult fan base outside of the Nordic country.

The group of dinos – made up of Herra Hevisaurus, Milli Pilli, Komppi Momppi, Riffi Raffi and Muffi Puffi – often sing about positive messages like staying in school, eating healthy and drinking milk.

The content hardly detracts from their hardcore rep. Hevisaurus’ heavy metal anthems are impressive, so much so that they’ve spawned tribute bands worldwide and have racked up millions of views over countless videos uploaded on their official YouTube channel.

The most interesting part about the self-described “bloodthirsty warrior beasts” is that they make legitimately catchy music. As of 2015, they have sold over 170,000 albums in Finland and enjoy well-attended concerts throughout the country.

According to Noisey, the band’s origin story began when they hatched from 65-million year old eggs in 2009, which were “unearthed on a mountain by lightning bolts and a witch's spell.”

Take a listen to their “Jurassic metal” below: