The Man-Eating Tree

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The Man-Eating Tree
Origin Oulu, Finland
Genres Atmospheric Gothic Metal
Years active 2009–present
Labels Century Media, COBRA METAL
Associated acts Poisonblack, Sentenced, Fall of the Leafe
Members Vesa Ranta
Janne Markus
Antti Kumpulainen
Altti Veteläinen
Jami Heikkala
Marco Sneck
Past members Mikko Uusimaa
Aaron Rantonen
Heidi Määttä
Tuomas Tuominen
Antti Karhu

The Man-Eating Tree is a Finnish Atmospheric Gothic Metal band. The band formed in 2009, in the city of Oulu, Finland.


Vine (2009–2010)[edit]

The band started in 2009 when Vesa and Miika planned to make a new band after the break of Sentenced. They were looking for a new and different vocalist but Miika's life came to a sudden end in February 2009. One surprise and turn took place only days after Miika's funeral. Vesa Ranta found the vocalist of the band - Tuomas Tuominen. The final line-up was ready: Tuomas Tuominen, Janne Markus, Antti Karhu, Mikko Uusimaa, Heidi Määttä. First demo recordings were made in the spring and summer of 2009. In 2010 the first album Vine was made a reality. Producer was Hiili Hiilesmaa. The band kicked of with a No. 3 on the Finnish charts for their first single "Out Of The Wind". After releasing their debut album Vine (2010) outside of Finland, Century Media Records signed The Man-Eating Tree worldwide. They made an extensive Finnish tour supporting bands such as Bullet For My Valentine, Katatonia, KYPCK and after that joined Tarot for a big Europe tour.

Harvest (2010-2011)[edit]

The band returned soon to studio to record their second album "Harvest" again with Hiili Hiilesmaa as a producer. This time the crew is strengthened by Antti Karhu. Now the band is on a tour with Amorphis and Leprous. Now they are going to be on a tour with Swallow The Sun in Finland.

In the Absence of Light (2015)[edit]

After four years the band released their third album on March 20, 2015. This album featured vocals from the band's new vocalist Antti Kumpulainen.

Band members[edit]


Studio albums[edit]

  • "Vine" (2010)
  • "Harvest" (2011)
  • "In the Absence of Light" (2015)


  • The Making Of "Harvest"


  • "Out Of The Wind" (2010)
  • "Vultures" (2010)


  • "Out Of The Wind" (2010)
  • "This Longitude of Sleep " (2010)
  • "Amended" (2010)
  • "Of Birth for Passing" (2011)
  • "Armed" (2011)
  • "Code of Surrender" (2012)
  • "Incendere" (2012)

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