HB live at Uusi Alku, Lempäälä, Finland 2010
|Members||Miia Rautkoski Vocal
Antti Niskala Guitar
Markus Malin drums
Tuomas Kannisto bass
Janne Karhunen guitar
HB is a Christian symphonic metal band, formed in Forssa, Finland in 2002. HB is a short from Holy Bible. They recorded a demo, four albums in the Finnish language with English versions for three of them, two singles, and a live DVD filmed at the Festival Maata Näkyvissä (2006).
Concerning the origin and meaning of the initials HB, Johanna 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."
Musically the band is like Nightwish and Within Temptation, symphonic metal in style with powerful sounds of the guitars, bass 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 Christocentric lyrics.
Johanna Altonen left HB in early 2013, the new Vocalist is Miia Rautkoski.
- Current members
- Miia Rautkoski – vocals
- Antti Niskala – guitar
- Tuomas Kannisto – bass
- Markus Malin – drums
- Former members
- Johanna Aaltonen – vocals
- Tuomas Mäki-Kerttula – bass
- Tommi Huuskonen – bass
- Keijo Kauppinen – guitar
- Janne Karhunen – guitar
- Samuel Mäki-Kerttula – drums
- Bob – guitar
- Sofia Ylinen – guitar
|Can You Road?||2006||DVD||Finnish|
|Frozen Inside||2008||Album||English [Enne]|
|Jesus Metal Explosion||2010||Album||English [Piikki lihassa]|
|The Battle of God||2011||Album||English [Uskon puolesta]|
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