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Kalmah
Kalmah - Jalometalli 2008 - 01.jpg
Finnish melodic death metal band Kalmah
live at Jalometalli 2008 in Oulu.
Background information
Origin Oulu, Finland
Genres Melodic daith metal, Pouer metal
Years active 1998–present
Labels Spinefarm, Century Media
Associatit acts Eternal Tears of Sorrow, For My Pain...,
Catamenia, Nothnegal,
End of You, Poisonblack
Wabsteid www.kalmah.com
Members Pekka Kokko
Antti Kokko
Timo Lehtinen
Janne Kusmin
Past members Altti Veteläinen
Petri Sankala
Pasi Hiltula
Anssi Seppänen
Marco Sneck

Kalmah is a melodic daith metal[1][2] baund frae Oulu,[3][4][5] Finland that formit in 1998.[6][7] In less than a year efter its formation, Kalmah wis signed bi Spinefarm Records. The wird "kalmah" is Karelie an coud be translatit as "tae the grave" or "tae the daith."[2]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1991, Pekka Kokko and Petri Sankala founded the metal band Ancestor. After Ancestor had recorded twa demos, Antti Kokko joined the baund as their lead guitarist. In 1998, efter five demos, Ancestor disbaundit. Later in the same year, Kalmah wis formit. The new baund consistit o Pekka Kokko performin vocals an guitar, Antti Kokko on lead guitar, Pasi Hiltula on keybuirds, Altti Veteläinen on bass, an Petri Sankala on drums.

Kalmah began tae write sangs for a promotional CD entitled Svieri Obraza. Wi this demo, they acquired a recordin contract wi Spinefarm Records an heidit tae Tico-Tico Studios tae record their debut album, Swamplord.

By November 2001, they returned tae Tico-Tico Studios tae record their seicont studio album, They Will Return. Bi this time, Veteläinen an Sankala wur replacit bi Timo Lehtinen on bass an Janne Kusmin on drums, respectively. In 2002, Kalmah played shows in Finland an at Wacken Open Air. In Februar 2003, they recordit their third studio album, Swampsong. In 2004, keybuirdist Pasi Hiltula left an wis replacit bi Marco Sneck. The baund released The Black Waltz in 2006 an For the Revolution in 2008. Kalmah toured in Canadae an Finland tae promote the latter album.

12 Gauge[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kalmah's saxth studio album wis released in Japan on 24 Februar 2010, Canadae on 2 Mairch Europe on 3 Mairch an North Americae on 6 Aprile.[8]

Recordin an mixin teuk place frae Mey tae August at Tico-Tico Studios in Finland,[9] an masterin for the disc teuk place at the Cutting Room in Swaden.[10]

The track Bullets Are Blind wis released in December 2009 on a 2-CD collection includit wi the 35t anniversary issue o Soundi magazine.[11]

In Mairch 2010, 12 Gauge became the first Kalmah album tae be released on vinyl. The album wis mastered for vinyl bi Joona Lukala, Noise for Fiction, an released bi Svart Records in a limitit run o 500 copies.[12]

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Studio albums
Demos and EPs
As Ancestor
  • Ethereal Devotion (1992)
  • Material World God (1993)
  • With No Strings Attached (1996)
  • Tomorrow (1997)
  • Under the Burbot's Nest (1998)
As Kalmah
  • Svieri Obraza (1999) − promo
  • Demo 2004 (2004) − unreleased
Videos
  • Withering Away (2000)
  • The Groan of Wind (2006)
  • 12 Gauge studio diary in seiven pairts (2009)[13]
  • 12 Gauge (2010) (music video)

Baund members[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current members
Umwhile members
  • Altti Veteläinen – bass guitar (1998–2001)
  • Antti-Matti Talala – keybuirds (1999)[14]
  • Pasi Hiltula – keybuirds (1999–2004)
  • Marco Sneck - keybuirds (2004-2011)
  • Petri Sankala – drums (1998–2001)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Sweeney, Brian (April 19, 2008). "Antti Kokko of Kalmah". Metal Review. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Renner, Christian (November 3, 2001). "Interview with guitarist Antti Kokko". The Metal Crypt. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  3. "Band biography". Tartarean Desire. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  4. Pigeon, Tim (February 22, 2006). ""The Black Waltz" Album Review". Metal Review. Retrieved 2010-01-05. [deid airtin]
  5. Metal Underground
  6. Kalmah Biography
  7. "Kalmah – For the Revolution (Advance)". Releaselog. April 28, 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  8. "Kalmah – One of Fail". Last.fm. Retrieved 23 February 2010. [deid airtin]
  9. "Kalmah – Web Gauge (studio diary)". Kalmah.com. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  10. Recorded and Mastered
  11. Soundi Magazine 2-CD tracklist
  12. http://www.svartrecords.com/shoppe/product.php?id_product=76
  13. Kalmahik's Channel's channel on YouTube
  14. "Antti-Matti "Antza" Talala Biography". Metal from Finland. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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