Antony Hämäläinen

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Antony Hämäläinen
Antony Hamalainen performing live in Brussels.jpg
Hämäläinen performing live with Nightrage, Magasin 4 Brussels, Belgium
Background information
Birth name Antony Hämäläinen
Born (1980-08-28) August 28, 1980 (age 34)
Origin Finland
Genres Death metal, black metal, melodic death metal, deathgrind, thrash metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, Bass, Drums
Labels Lifeforce, Century Media, Prosthetic Records
Associated acts Armageddon
Meridian Dawn
Nightrage
Amaranthe
Nervosia
Website Antony Hämäläinen on Twitter, Antony Hämäläinen on Facebook

Antony Hämäläinen (born August 28, 1980, in Hämeenlinna, Finland), is a Finnish musician and composer living in the United States.

Biography[edit]

In the early 1990s, he started playing bass, drums, and singing for multiple bands based both in the USA and Finland. His first notable position was providing vocals for the Arizona death metal band Slaves For Scores which disbanded in late 2006.

In September 2007, Hämäläinen joined the Gothenburg based Melodic Death Metal band Nightrage as their permanent vocalist. He occasionally provides guest vocals for bands ranging in all genres of extreme metal both live, and in studio.

In January of 2015, Armageddon (the Swedish Melodic Death Metal band led by former Arch Enemy guitarist Christopher Amott) announced Hämäläinen as their replacement vocalist for the recently departed Matt Hallquist. [1]

Style[edit]

His voice is reminiscent of the early styles of In Flames's vocalist Anders Fridén. It has also been compared to that of At The Gates vocalist Tomas Lindberg and Dark Tranquillity's Mikael Stanne.

In reference to his work on the Nightrage album Wearing A Martyr's Crown, Sputnikmusic wrote "Hämäläinen, from Finland, who has a lot of vocal similarities to Tomas Lindberg, which brings back a resemblance to their original sound from their first two albums". Added to his clean vocals "he can still maintain a melodic edge, but he only does it every now and again within the album; he only does it for the purpose of giving some of the songs a musical edge so the listener doesn’t fall asleep thinking that the only new addition of style is just a higher use of acoustic guitars."

Recording appearances[edit]

Live session[edit]

Amaranthe - Vocals, Live September 14, 2012 at ProgPower USA XIII, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Compilation[edit]

Discography[edit]

With Slaves For Scores[edit]

  • Hell Inside EP (2003)
  • Inertia (2005)

With Nightrage[edit]

With Nervosia[edit]

  • Apathy's Throne (2011)

With Meridian Dawn[edit]

With Nordjärvi[edit]

  • EP (2015)

References[edit]

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