The Black League

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The Black League
Origin Oulu, Finland
Genres Heavy metal
Years active 1998-2014
Labels Spinefarm, Wolfgang
Associated acts Sentenced
Members Taneli Jarva
Heavy Hiltunen
Maike Valanne
Ilkka Tanska
Rale Tilainen
Past members Alexi Ranta
Mikko "Florida" Laurila
Kimmo "Sir" Luttinen

The Black League was a metal band from Finland. They were formed in 1998 by Taneli Jarva, three years after his departure from Finnish metal heavyweights Sentenced. The Black League's first two full-lengths carry on the spirit from Taneli's work with his former band, seasoning their metal with elements of traditional rock 'n' roll. On their third release, Man's Ruin Revisited, these influences take an even more prominent role in their sound.[1][2][3][4] In October 2014, Taneli Jarva pronounced of his decision to call the band the quits due to "lack of personal inspiration".[5]

Band members (May 2005- October 2014)[edit]

Previous members[edit]

  • Alexi Ranta - lead guitar (1998 - 2005)
  • Mikko Laurila (aka Florida) - bass guitar (1998 - 2005)
  • Kimmo Luttinen (aka Sir Luttinen) - drums (1998 - 2005)

Session members[edit]

  • Lene Leinonen - bass guitar (live 2004)

Discography[edit]

Demos[edit]

  • Demo 98 (1998)

Singles[edit]

EPs[edit]

Albums[edit]

Videography[edit]

  • Winter Winds Sing (2000)
  • Rex Talionis (2002)
  • Same Ol' Fuckery (2005)
  • The Pusher (2007)
  • The Beast Is a Riddle (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Black League". metal-archives.com. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Black League". spirit-of-metal.com. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Black League". last.fm. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Black League". sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Black League". Retrieved 6 October 2014.