|Genres||Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Hard Rock|
Juha Pekka Alanen
|Past members||Marko Pukkila
Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen
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In January 2008, the band decided to part ways with their record label Metal Heaven for undisclosed reasons. In the same month, bass player Marko Pukkila parted ways with the band after an argument concerning the split with Metal Heaven, and was replaced by Ex-Terrorwheel bass player, and current Altaria vocalist, Marco Luponero. This means that the only original member still active with Altaria is Tony Smedjebacka.
Towards the later part of 2008 the band announced on their website that they were in the process of writing songs for their fifth (fourth full) studio album. In March 2009, they stated that they had finished recording 12 tracks for their upcoming release. The title had yet to be confirmed, but one track had already been completed, entitled "Pride and Desire". Altaria's fifth studio album, Unholy, was released in May 2009.
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- Current members
- Tony Smedjebacka – drums (2000–2016)
- Juha Pekka Alanen – guitar (2005–2016)
- Marco Luponero - lead vocals (2006-2016), bass (2008–2016)
- Petri Aho – guitar (2006-2016; live member: 2004)
- Former members
- Marko Pukkila – bass (2000–2008)
- Jani Liimatainen – guitars, keyboards (2000–2005)
- Johan Mattjus – lead vocals (2000–2001)
- Jouni Nikula – lead vocals (2002–2003)
- Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen – guitars (2002–2004)
- Taage Laiho – lead vocals (2003–2006)
- Sleeping Visions (2001 demo)
- Feed the Fire (2002 demo)
- Invitation (Metal Heaven, 2003)
- Divinity (Metal Heaven, 2004)
- The Fallen Empire (Metal Heaven, 2006)
- Divine Invitation (2007)
- Unholy (Escape Music, 2009)
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