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Kristian Ranta

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Kristian Ranta
Background information
Forby kent asKride
Born (1981-05-13) 13 Mey 1981 (age 43)
Helsinki, Finland
OreiginVihti, Finland
GenresMelodic daith metal
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active2000–present
LabelsCentury Media
Associate actsNorther
WabsteidNorther's Wabsteid

Kristian Ranta, kent an aw as Kride, is the guitarist o the Finnish melodic daith metal baund Norther - best kent for their single Released, which entered the Finnish "Top 5". Ranta haes played the guitar on the baund's fower full length albums, the maist recent being N (album) (2008) an the No Way Back EP (2007), an contributit clean vocals tae the Solution 7 EP, Till Death Unites Us, the No Way Back EP an N. He haes formed an experimental side project named Gashouse Garden wi Children of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainen.

Kristian haes an aa been actin in a Finnish film cawed Vares 2. Norther / Kristian composed a title track for this film cawed Frozen Angel.

Kristian is an aa a co-foonder o a Finnish diabetes technology company cawed Mendor.(ref. PRNewswire )

Personal information[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Name: Kristian 'Kride' Ranta
  • Date o Birth: 13 May, 1981
  • Place o Birth: Helsinki, Finland
  • Instruments Played: Guitar (since 1996) an Piano (since aroond 1987)
  • Practices: At least an oor a day, sometimes mair.
  • Idols/Influences:

Guitarists: Paul Gilbert, Nuno Bettencourt, Roope Latvala, Eddie Van Halen, Michael Romeo, Zakk Wylde, Marty Friedman.

Bands: Waltari, Children of Bodom, Arch Enemy, Emperor, Sentenced, King Diamond, Stone, Eppu Normaali, Van Halen, Lost Horizon, Slayer, Pantera, Skid Row, Stratovarius, Amorphis, Opeth, In Flames.

Equipment[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Kristian alang wi the rest o Norther is currently sponsored bi Jackson Guitars an Guild Guitar Company.
  • Amfisound Custom. This guitar wis creatit durin the short time Norther wis endorsed bi Amfisound.
  • Jackson RR Custom (24 frets, Skull and Crossbones inlays, EMG-81 bridge an EMG-85 neck pickups) uised prior tae gettin Amfisoond custom.
  • Jackson KV2, Snow white wi black bevels.
  • Guild GAD-30PCE
  • Black Jim Dunlop Jazz III Picks
  • Marshall EL34 50/50 Power Amp an Digitech GSP 1101 pre-amp / multieffect
  • DR 11-52 set strings in D tunin
  • Kristian uises Steinberg Cubase for recordin

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Norther[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gashouse Garden[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Untitled 3-track Demo

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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