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Biography

Alase is an atmospheric metal/rock band from Finland. Our music is a melting pot of various genres, but our main focus is on the melody and atmosphere. There are a lot of influences outside metal music as well. Musically, Alase has similarities with bands like Katatonia, Swallow The Sun, Tool, The Ocean and Pain Of Salvation just to name a few. Our lyrics have been so far in Finnish. Alase's speciality has been that we use many different vocalists on our songs and we have been releasing one song at a time. But at the moment Alase is working on the debut album "Vastaus" (The Answer). Our band members live across Finland and almost everything is done remotely, mostly in DIY style.

Album recordings are ongoing at the moment but the estimate for everything to be ready to be offered for record labels / possible publishers is during the fall 2018. Alase does not have a drummer currently in their line-up so we did the Vastaus studio session with professional drummer Toni Paananen. On the album there are 8 songs of which 2 are instrumentals and the rest have 6 different vocalists who we will announce a bit later. On Vastaus Alase reveals their new musical directions and there is also one song in English.

Current line-up:

Guitar, backing vocals & composition: Janne Lunnas
Guitars & composition: Mikko Häkälä
Bass: Ari Miettinen

Other people involved:

Lyrics: A.Aho
Live vocals & vocal mixing: Markus Hirvonen
Mixing & mastering: Ari-Pekka Repo
Graphics & lyric videos: Sakke Paavola

Past members:

Drums: Janne Kusmin (Kalmah)
Drums: Juuso Backman (Throes Of Dawn)
Bass & growls: Jukka Marjoniemi

Released songs and vocalists:

Vielä - Vocals: Markus Hirvonen
On jatkettava - Growls: Ari Nieminen (Whorion, Dauntless and Hanging Garden), Clean vocals: Ville Saloranta, Screams: Janne Lunnas
Kidukset – Vocals: Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow The Sun), Backing vocals: Markus Hirvonen
Utopian hellimät – Vocals: Markus Hirvonen
Erehdykseni – Clean vocals: Juha Simola (Owler), Screams: Jouni Koskela (Clock Paradox & Abysmalia)
Sanaton syytös – Vocals: Marko Eskola (Crystalic), Growls: Jukka Marjoniemi

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