Origin: Finland  
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Kalmah

Kalmah was formed in 1992, originally as Ancestor, and changed named to Kalmah in 1998 shortly before their first demo, followed by two albums. Musically, any Finnish band who fuses classically influenced keyboard-laced power metal with harsh vocals invites comparisons to Children Of Bodom, and true enough that's the best reference point for Kalmah. They are certainly not a COB clone, rather a band in the same ballpark stylistically speaking. The musicianship and arrangements here are top-notch, while Pekka Kokko's vocals are venomous enough if not particularly distinctive (many Swedish and Finnish bands have similar vocal styles these days). This is a band on the rise, and one that is quite recommended.

Current Members

Pekka Kokko

guitars/vocals

Antti Kokko

guitars (ex-Eternal Tears Of Sorrow)

Timo Lehtinen

bass (ex-Catamenia)

Veli-Matti Kananen

keyboards

Janne Kusmin

drums (ex-Catamenia)

Former Members/Guests

Altti Veteläinen

bass (Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, ex-For My Pain ...)

Pasi Hiltula

keyboards (ex-Burning Point, ex-Eternal Tears Of Sorrow)

Marco Sneck

keyboards (Poisonblack)

Petri Sankala

drums (ex-Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, ex-For My Pain ...)



Discography


Swamplord  
2001 Spikefarm
  1. Evil In You
  2. Withering Away
  3. Heritance of Berija
  4. The Black Roija
  5. Dance of the Water
  6. Hades
  7. Alteration
  8. Using the Word
  • Pekka Kokko
  • Antti Kokko
  • Altti Veteläinen
  • Pasi Hiltula
  • Petri Sankala



They Will Return  
2002 Spikefarm
  1. Hollow Heart
  2. Swamphell
  3. Principle Hero
  4. Human Fates
  5. They Will Return
  6. Kill the Idealist
  7. The Blind Leader
  8. My Nation
  9. Skin O' My Teeth
  • Pekka Kokko
  • Antti Kokko
  • Timo Lehtinen
  • Pasi Hiltula
  • Janne Kusmin
2002 Readers' Album #77




Swampsong  
2003 Century Media
  1. Heroes to Us
  2. Burbot`s Revenge
  3. Cloned Insanity
  4. The Third, The Magical
  5. Bird of Ill Omen
  6. Doubtful about it All
  7. Tordah
  8. Man with Mystery
  9. Moon of My Nights
  • Pekka Kokko
  • Antti Kokko
  • Timo Lehtinen
  • Pasi Hiltula
  • Janne Kusmin
2003 Readers' Album #59




The Black Waltz  
2006 Spinefarm
  1. Defeat
  2. Bitter Metallic Side
  3. Time Takes Us All
  4. To The Gallows
  5. Svieri Doroga
  6. The Black Waltz
  7. With Terminal Intensity
  8. Man Of The King
  9. The Groan Of Wind
  10. Mindrust
  11. One From The Stands
  • Pekka Kokko
  • Antti Kokko
  • Timo Lehtinen
  • Marco Sneck
  • Janne Kusmin
2006 Readers' Album #48




For The Revolution  
2008 Spinefarm
  1. For the Revolution
  2. Dead Man's Shadow
  3. Holy Symphony of War
  4. Wings of Blackening
  5. Ready for Salvation
  6. Towards the Sky
  7. Outremer
  8. Coward
  9. Like a Slave
  • Pekka Kokko
  • Antti Kokko
  • Timo Lehtinen
  • Marco Sneck
  • Janne Kusmin
2008 Readers' Album #70




12 Gauge  
2010 Spinefarm
  1. Rust Never Sleeps
  2. One Of Fail
  3. Bullets Are Blind
  4. Swampwar
  5. Better Not To Tell
  6. Hook The Monster
  7. Godeye
  8. 12 Gauge
  9. Sacramentum
  • Pekka Kokko
  • Antti Kokko
  • Timo Lehtinen
  • Marco Sneck
  • Janne Kusmin



Seventh Swamphony  
2013 Spinefarm
  1. Seventh Swamphony
  2. Deadfall
  3. Pikemaster
  4. Hollo
  5. Windlake Tale
  6. Wolves on the Throne
  7. Black Marten's Trace
  8. The Trapper
  • Pekka Kokko
  • Antti Kokko
  • Timo Lehtinen
  • Veli-Matti Kananen
  • Janne Kusmin



Palo  
2018 Spinefarm
  1. Blood Ran Cold
  2. The Evil Kin
  3. The World Of Rage
  4. Into The Black Marsh
  5. Take Me Away
  6. Paystreak
  7. Waiting In The Wings
  8. Through The Shallow Waters
  9. Erase And Diverge
  10. The Stalker
  • Pekka Kokko
  • Antti Kokko
  • Timo Lehtinen
  • Veli-Matti Kananen
  • Janne Kusmin




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