Velmu ry presents: Kalmah (special old school set), Khiral & Blackedge
Valentine’s Day has never been this sweet, as Kalmah, one of Finland’s most legendary melodic death metal bands stomp their muddy boots on the stage of Vernissa. They will be accompanied by Khiral, a rising death/thrash metal band from Helsinki and Blackedge, a fierce dark metal band from Vantaa.
In Vernissa Kalmah will play a very special Old School set that will consist of songs from 3 first albums.
Sallittu/K-18 – all ages allowed
Tickets from Liveto.io: 16€
Tickets from door 18€
Cloakroom fee 2€
The story of Kalmah begun in 1991 when Pekka Kokko(v, g) and Petri Sankala founded Ancestor. After 2 demos Antti Kokko joined the band to handle the position of lead guitarist. In 1998 after all in all 5 melodic trash/speed/death metal demos and 5 different bass players it was time to clear the table. Acenstor was buried and refounded as Kalmah. The Line-up was completed by keyboard player Pasi Hiltula.
With new enthusiasm Kalmah started to write new songs for the praised promo CD. With raging melodic death/trash/speed/black metal promo ‘Svieri Obraza’ the band had finally done the breakthrough and reached a contract with Spikefarm Records. The band wasted no time and headed to Tico-Tico studios with line-up Pekka Kokko(v, g), Antti Kokko(g), Petri Sankala(d), Pasi Hiltula(k) and Altti Veteläinen(b). The story of Swamplord begun.
Khiral is a death/thrash/black influenced metal band from Helsinki, Finland. The foundations were built already in 2008, but this stew required some years of slow cooking and a few lineup changes until 2016 when Khiral released their first singles Orphanage and UltravioleNt, followed by several live shows. Up to that period Khiral’s style had evolved from dark hardcore-inspired rock to a unique mixture of death, thrash and even some black metal elements, still leaning hard on catchy rhythms.
Year 2017 was a real step forward, as Khiral made their way to Emergenza band competition’s Finnish final, thus being able to introduce themselves to larger audiences. The band made their first two appearances abroad in Germany and on top of all, recorded their first album ‘Chained’ (released on Jan/2018). ‘Chained’ received nice reviews from around the world and set the base stone for things to develop. Khiral has since played many gigs and a few festivals across southern Finland gaining more and more listeners along the way.
The band had a major line-up change around the turn of 2018-19 as both guitarists had to move on with their lives and were replaced. Along with new players the sound of Khiral is reaching more heavily to the direction of dark thrash metal, still keeping the elements of death metal and hints of black metal in the package.
Khiral’s album nr. 2 called ‘Shards’ will be recorded in the beginning of 2020. Some of the new songs have been played on the gigs already.
2010 perustettu vantaalainen Blackedge soittaa monipuolista B vireistä tappomusiikkia. Yhtyeen tyylilajisopassa keitetään death ja black metallia kaikilla omilla mausteilla.