Deuteronomium is a Christian death metal band formed in 1993, Jyväskylä, Finland. Deuteronomium had a notable role in creating the Finnish Christian metal scene as they were one of the earliest and most influential groups pioneering in that genre.
Deuteronomium are together with Immortal Souls the only remaining bands of the first wave of Finnish Christian extreme metal that are currently active. Their first EP Tribal Eagle is, according to Ristillinen magazine, the first Finnish Christian metal CD. Tribal Eagle and debut album Street Corner Queen are also noted as pieces of Christian metal history. Bassist Manu Lehtinen and guitarist/vocalist Miika Partala - also known for the bands Stoner Kings, Icon Clan, No Man's Band and Feiled, established the record label Little Rose Productions that would remarkably help developing the Finnish Christian metal scene by importing Christian metal albums to Finland and signing bands such as Immortal Souls. During the peak of their career before the band split up for six years in 2001, Deuteronomium became an internationally known group: at one point they headlined foreign festivals such as Seaside festival in Norway with Narnia and Newsboys as support acts. It is also notable that Deuteronomium was previously sponsored by Dr Pepper. Deuteronomium began influencing later bands such as the Ukrainian folk metallers Holy Blood. In June 2006 the band played a comeback concert as the headliner at the biggest non-alcoholic Mid Summer festival in Finland, OHM-Fest. Deuteronomium shot a DVD of the comeback concert. In December 2006 the band officially reformed and soon headlined the biggest Christian metal festival in Finland, Immortal Metal Fest.
The band themselves dub their style as 'death and roll' – a bizarre combination of death metal, black metal, classic rock, punk rock, jazz and funk metal. Deuteronomium became known for their unusual song material on the albums Street Corner Queen and Here to Stay. Deuteronomium toured regularly and eventually many knew the band in the metal scene. Their reputation became so extraordinary that nowadays some cite Deuteronomium as a 'metal legend'. Some of the best known Deuteronomium songs are "Spell of Hell", "Northern Praise" and "Crosshope