Hiili Hiilesmaa

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Hiili Hiilesmaa
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Hiilesmaa performing with KYPCK
Background information
Birth name Kai Hiilesmaa
Born December 1966
Origin Helsinki, Finland
Genres Hard rock, gothic rock, progressive metal, death-doom, melodic death metal, folk metal, shock rock, industrial metal, alternative metal, black metal, doom metal, sludge metal
Occupation(s) Musician, Producer, Mixer, Engineer
Instruments Vocals, drums, keyboards
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts HIM, Sentenced, Amorphis, Apocalyptica, Lordi, Moonspell, KYPCK
Website www.hiilihiilesmaa.com

Kai "Hiili" Hiilesmaa (born 1966) is the vocalist of the rock band The Skreppers, former drummer of doom metal band KYPCK, former keyboardist of rock band Daniel Lioneye, as well as a respected producer from Finland. He has worked with several internationally recognized rock groups, including his near 20-year association with Finnish band HIM[1][2][3]

Hiilesmaa began producing music professionally in 1995, recording with such bands as HIM, Amorphis, and Apocalyptica. His trademarks include heavy, overdriven guitar sounds and experimental synthesiser programming. In 2013 Hiilesmaa addressed his preference for analog recording, "I prefer analog these days. Not only the sound, it asks more attitude to work with analog. Also you must make up your mind faster. There is no 'undo' in analog, which is often good." [4]

Partial discography[edit]

The 69 Eyes



  • Chasing Shadows (2009)



  • Precious Moment (2005)
  • Fusion (2007)






Samantha Scarlette



  1. ^ Discogs - Hiili Hiilesmaa
  2. ^ MusicMight - HIM
  3. ^ MusicMight - Sentenced
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]