Hella (musician)

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Hella
Lordi - Musichall Geiselwind - 04-04-2013.jpg
Hella on stage in 2013.
Background information
Birth nameHenna-Riikka Paakkola
Also known asHella, Plastic Chick, Scarbie, HellToy, Burned'n'Buried, Forsaken Doll, Sindie
Born (1985-01-02) 2 January 1985 (age 34)
Finland
GenresHeavy metal, power metal, hard rock
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards
Years active2012–present
Associated actsLordi

Henna-Riikka Paakkola (born 2 January 1985, Finland) is a Finnish keyboardist and singer. She is best known by her stage name Hella and is the current keyboardist of Finnish metal band Lordi. Hella uses Korg keyboards.[1] She claims to be a big melodic metal fan, and her favorite bands include Behemoth and Children of Bodom. In January 2014, Hella recorded a song with a Finnish band called Postikortteja Helvetistä.[2]

In early 2015, Hella announced that she was pregnant. The band's guitarist, Amen, later confirmed that Hella would be replaced for the summer festivals. In summer 2015, Hella's temporary replacement, Nalle, was seen for the first time at Rovaniemi.

Character[edit]

Hella and her Scarbie -box on stage.

Hella's monster character in Lordi is a mix of human and doll, Scarbie. She has created her character along with the costume-maker Mr. Lordi.[3] Her character has been described as "Living Doll", "Burned´n´Buried" and "Plastic Chick". [4]

Discography (as Hella)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hella (keyboards)". LORDI Army. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Hella will be featured in Postikortteja Helvetista's new song!". LORDI Army. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  3. ^ Sami Snallstrom. "Interviews with Hella". Lordiarmy.com. Retrieved 2015-12-17.
  4. ^ "Hella | Lordi". Lordi.fi. Retrieved 2015-12-17.

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