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Finnish melodic death metal band Kalmah
live at Jalometalli 2008 in Oulu.
Background information
OreiginOulu, Finland
GenresMelodic daith metal, Pouer metal
Years active1998–present
LabelsSpinefarm, Century Media
Associate actsEternal Tears of Sorrow, For My Pain...,
Catamenia, Nothnegal,
End of You, Poisonblack
MembersPekka Kokko
Antti Kokko
Timo Lehtinen
Janne Kusmin
Past membersAltti 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 nor 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]

Baund members[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Sweeney, Brian (19 Apryle 2008). "Antti Kokko of Kalmah". Metal Review. Archived frae the original on 13 Juin 2010. Retrieved 5 Januar 2010.
  2. a b Renner, Christian (3 November 2001). "Interview with guitarist Antti Kokko". The Metal Crypt. Retrieved 5 Januar 2010.
  3. "Band biography". Tartarean Desire. Archived frae the original on 18 Apryle 2009. Retrieved 5 Januar 2010.
  4. Pigeon, Tim (22 Februar 2006). ""The Black Waltz" Album Review". Metal Review. Archived frae the original on 20 August 2008. Retrieved 5 Januar 2010.
  5. Metal Underground
  6. "Kalmah Biography". Archived frae the original on 6 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  7. "Kalmah – For the Revolution (Advance)". Releaselog. 28 Apryle 2008. Archived frae the original on 16 December 2009. Retrieved 5 Januar 2010.
  8. "Kalmah – One of Fail". Last.fm. Retrieved 23 Februar 2010. [deid airtin]
  9. "Kalmah – Web Gauge (studio diary)". Kalmah.com. Archived frae the original on 13 Julie 2011. Retrieved 16 Februar 2010.
  10. "Recorded and Mastered". Archived frae the original on 27 Apryle 2006. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  11. "Soundi Magazine 2-CD tracklist". Archived frae the original on 16 September 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  12. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 23 Mey 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. Kalmahik's Channel's channel on YouTube
  14. "Antti-Matti "Antza" Talala Biography". Metal from Finland. Archived frae the original on 14 Januar 2010. Retrieved 2 Februar 2010.

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