Origin: Seinäjoki, Finland
Genres: Power Metal
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Celesty  


This Finnish band formed in 1998 and went the usual route of recording demos before releasing their first album in 2002, with their most recent album as of this writing being Vendetta, released in 2010. Celesty has pulled all the stops here, with choirs and an orchestra accompanying their symphonic power metal base. From swirling keyboards to double-bass drumming to rather cheesy lyrics, Vendetta has it all -- the most frequently mentioned soundalike are fellow Finns Sonata Arctica, alongside other leaders of the genre such as Stratovarius or Rhapsody Of Fire. Truth be told, they're not re-inventing the wheel here, but based on sheer execution and majesty, these guys are well above the curve. A trivia note: their current vocalist, Tony Turunen, is the brother of former Nightwish soprano Tarja Turunen.

As of January 2012 the band is on indefinite hiatus.

Current Members

Tony Turunen

vocals

Teemu Koskela

guitars

Ari Katajamäki

bass

Juha Mäenpää

keyboards

Jere Luokkamäki

drums

Former Members/Guests

Kimmo Perämäki

vocals

Antti Railio

vocals

Juha-Pekka Alanen

guitars

Tapani Kangas

guitars


Discography



Reign Of Elements 
2002 Arise
  1. Intro
  2. Charge
  3. Revenge
  4. Sword of salvation
  5. Reign of elements
  6. Lost in deliverance
  7. The sword and the shield
  8. Battle of oblivion
  9. Kingdom
  10. The Journey (Japan Bonus)
  11. Power of the stones (Korea and U.S.A Bonus)
  • Kimmo Perämäki
  • Juha-Pekka Alanen
  • Tapani Kangas
  • Ari Katajamäki
  • Juha Mäenpää
  • Jere Luokkamäki

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Legacy Of Hate 
2004 Arise
  1. Intro
  2. Unbreakable
  3. Dream
  4. Breed from the land unknown
  5. Army of the universe
  6. Settlement
  7. Shelter
  8. Legacy of hate Part I
  9. Legacy of hate Part II
  10. Wickedness act (Japan Bonus)
  • Antti Railio
  • Juha-Pekka Alanen
  • Tapani Kangas
  • Ari Katajamäki
  • Juha Mäenpää
  • Jere Luokkamäki

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Mortal Mind Creation 
2006 Dockyard 1
  1. Lord of mortals
  2. Unreality
  3. Demon inside
  4. War creations
  5. Empty room
  6. Among the dreams
  7. Back in time
  8. Arrival
  9. Last sacrifice
  10. Final pray (Japan Bonus)
  • Antti Railio
  • Teemu Koskela
  • Tapani Kangas
  • Ari Katajamäki
  • Juha Mäenpää
  • Jere Luokkamäki

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Vendetta 
2009 Spinefarm
  1. Prelude for Vendetta
  2. Euphoric dream
  3. Greed & Vanity
  4. Like warriors
  5. Autumn leaves
  6. Feared by dawn
  7. Lord (of this kingdom)
  8. New sin
  9. Dark emotions
  10. Fading away
  11. Legacy of hate part III
  12. Gates of tomorrow (Japan Bonus)
  • Antti Railio
  • Teemu Koskela
  • Tapani Kangas
  • Ari Katajamäki
  • Juha Mäenpää
  • Jere Luokkamäki

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

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