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Hämäläinen performing live with Nightrage, Magasin 4 Brussels, Belgium
|Birth name||Antony Hämäläinen|
|Born||August 28, 1980|
|Genres||Death metal, black metal, melodic death metal, deathgrind, thrash metal|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, drums|
|Labels||Listenable Records, Lifeforce, Century Media, Prosthetic Records|
|Website||Antony Hämäläinen on Instagram, Antony Hämäläinen on Facebook|
In the early 1990s, he started playing bass, drums, and singing for multiple bands based both in the USA and Finland.
It was announced on the 12th of May 2017 that Antony was now also apart of the new project consisting of members from Stratovarius, Into The Moat, and Circus Maximus called Nordjärvi. The band is said to be a blend of atmospheric metal and death metal.
He occasionally provides guest vocals for bands ranging in all genres of extreme metal both live, and in studio.
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."
Guest Recording Appearances
- Rusted Eyes Awake (2008) by Landmine Marathon - guest vocals on "Bled To Oblivion"
- The Essence of Decay (2009) by Rising Pain - guest vocals on "Feel Less Alive" and "Am I Awake"
- Self Destruct Syndrome (2011) by Neverborne - guest vocals on "Mechanical Ruin"
- Of Unsound Minds (2012) by AfterBlood (feat. Tom Angelripper) - guest vocals on "The More I Lie"
- The Darkest Of Angels (2016) by Dead By Wednesday - Vocals on "Defining Fire"
- The Outsider (2016) by The Outsider[disambiguation needed] - Vocals on "The Race That Failed"
- Holier Than Thou by Nightrage for Metal Hammer Magazine Greece "And Coverz for All - A Greek Tribute to Metallica" - Vocals
- Apathy's Throne (2011)
With Meridian Dawn
- The Mixtape EP (2014)
- Lakewind Whispers EP (2017)
- "CHRISTOPHER AMOTT's ARMAGEDDON Taps Ex-NIGHTRAGE Singer ANTONY HÄMÄLÄINEN For U.S. Tour". Retrieved 2014-11-22.
- http://www.metalsucks.net/2017/05/12/track-premiere-nordjarvi-keep-the-death-melo-on-crepuscule-of-fall/. Retrieved 2017-05-12. Missing or empty
- "The Outsider". Retrieved 2016-07-14.