There are two known bands called Avarus 1. Avarus was formed in Tampere (Finland) year 2001 by a bunch of people from Tampere. They are considered to be the most important group of the finnish free-folk scene. Most of them were members of bands Anaksimandros and Pylon. After that our group has gotten larger and looser, but the spirit is still the same. People have come from other groups like Kiila, Munuaissymposium 1960 and Kemialliset Ystävät.