HB (band)

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HB
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HB live at Uusi Alku, Lempäälä, Finland 2010
Background information
Origin Forssa, Finland
Genres Christian metal, symphonic metal, power metal
Years active 2002–present
Labels Data Universum
Website www.hbmusic.net
Members
  • Johanna Kultalahti (Aaltonen)
  • Antti Niskala
  • Markus Malin
  • Tuomas Kannisto

HB is a Christian symphonic metal band, formed in Forssa, Finland in 2002. They recorded a demo, four albums in Finnish with English versions for three of them, two singles, and a live DVD filmed at the Maata Näkyvissä Festival (2006).

Concerning the origin and meaning of the initials HB, Johanna Kultalahti (Aaltonen) said at the official website of the band: "Actually the initials H and B don't really stand for anything. We once had a competition on our webpage, where people could suggest different meanings for the two letters. Holy Bible was one of the suggestions."[1]

Musically the band performs symphonic metal with powerful sounds of the electric guitars, bass guitar and drums, fused with characteristic instruments of classical music, choir and even a few verses of lyric singing. The band is also characterized by the strong spiritual content in their Christ-centred lyrics.

Johanna Kultalahti (Aaltonen), the original lead vocalist, left in early 2013, to be replaced by Miia Rautkoski,[2] who in turn announced her departure from the band in March 2014.[citation needed] On May 3, 2014 the band announced Johanna Aaltonen was back with HB.[3]

Members[edit]

Current members
  • Johanna Kultalahti (Aaltonen) – vocals
  • Antti Niskala – guitar
  • Tuomas Kannisto – bass
  • Markus Malin – drums
Former members
  • Miia Rautkoski– vocals (2013-2014)
  • Tuomas Mäki-Kerttula – bass
  • Tommi Huuskonen – bass
  • Keijo Kauppinen – guitar
  • Janne Karhunen – guitar
  • Samuel Mäki-Kerttula – drums
  • Bob – guitar
  • Sofia Ylinen – guitar

Discography[edit]

Finnish-language version English-language version
Title Year Format Title Year
Demo 2002
Uskon Puolesta 2004 album The Battle of God[4] 2011
Turhaa Tärinää? 2004 EP
Enne 2005 album Frozen Inside[4] 2008
Can You Road? 2006 DVD
Piikki lihassa 2008 album Jesus Metal Explosion[4] 2010
Perkeleitä 2010 EP
Pääkallonpaikka 2010 album

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entry nº1951 on the bands official forum". September 6, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ New Lead Singer and New Album for HB
  3. ^ HB
  4. ^ a b c "HB". Retrieved November 11, 2011. 

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