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Seinäjoki, Finland (1998 – present)


Celesty was formed 1998 in town called Seinäjoki, Finland. First line-up was totally different than today, only bassist Ari Katajamäki (b. 1979) and drummer Jere Luokkamäki (b. 1979) are left from those days. In the year 1999 Tapani Kangas (b. 1980) joined the band as a guitar player and Celesty made their first demo in summer 1999, which was recorded only for themselves and wasn’t released or sent anywhere. In a short time after that Ari, Jere and Tapani noticed the potential of the band, but knew that something had to be done, so they decided to sign off some members and they started to replaced them with new ones.


Jere LuokkamäkiIn the year 2000 Tapani and Ari went to army and Celesty were still looking for functional and first- rate line-up. At spring 2000 Tapani found young and talented guitarist J-P Alanen and he decided to join Celesty. J-P already knew vocalist Kimmo Perämäki, and band asked him to join Celesty also. Kimmo joined and finally at autumn 2000 they booked studio for their first real demo. “Warrior of ice” demo was released at spring 2001 and soon after the release Juha Mäenpää (b. 1981) joined Celesty to play keyboards. After the first demo release, some very good reviews and a few gigs in Finland, Celesty began to sound familiar in people’s ears. At march 2002 Celesty went to record their second demo to the Fantom Studios. “Times before the ice” demo got even better reviews everywhere, and record companies also started to contact Celesty.


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  • LanGusta36

    Fckin badass band :D

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Karaouq16

    I love vendetta too its amazing

    21 Aug 2014 Reply
  • RagnarokStein

    If you liked Kimmo's vocals in Reign of Elements, check out his new band ''Masquerage''. I really loved it.

    5 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Karaouq16

    i like their moral mind creation a lot

    19 May 2014 Reply
  • orangexlemon

    Only the last album was symphonic . I'm saying when you see a lot of those bands shared the same fate just a few were good enough

    4 Feb 2014 Reply
  • darkjavier

    Stop complaining about copying. It's symphonic metal. It already existed. So what? It's the fucking best genre of metal. They take it to awesome new limits! Vendetta is a fucking masterpiece.

    20 Jan 2014 Reply
  • orangexlemon

    In fact all these bands were trying to be Stratovarius

    19 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Colony666

    if you're gonna copy someone, copy the best

    13 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Azraghol

    wannabe Sonata Arctica -_-

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Jason_Kountou

    @ ikd-sj, mattimek: Yes, you can spell song names. What about them?

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • mattimek

    + Empty Room +

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    "back in time" Cool (҉˘▽˘)~҉

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • IgorDetoni

    Sincerely, their first album is their very-best work. The other albums don't even reach it's feet. I don't know what it its, it just has a charm that was lost in the ones that came after it.

    4 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ClauVille

    Celesty Forever!

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Jason_Kountou

    There's a hidden charm in their debut album that makes me keep coming back. I dunno what it is, the inexperienced singer, the abundance of keyboards, the drums being all over the place, the extreme generic-ness? Whatever it is, I LOVE THIS BAND.

    2 Jan 2013 Reply
  • AvalancheMM

    Lisää volyymiasi verkossa! Avalanche tarjoaa online-markkinointipalveluita artisteille, bändeille ja musiikkialan yrityksille. Luomme asiakkaillemme yksilöllisen markkinointisuunnitelman, jonka pohjalta toteutamme 12 viikon mittaisen online-kampanjan. Täytä hakemus osoitteessa

    8 Nov 2012 Reply
  • doublecross256

    Figures ... I always thought they'd hit a downhill slope as soon as Antti Railio left the band. His voice made Celesty for me.

    1 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Sharp-Ton

    One of the best from Finland.

    16 May 2012 Reply
  • otyget

    I'm going to miss them.

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • emppu95

    Like Warriors sounds a bit like False News Travel Fast from Sonata Arctica. Great band!

    5 Feb 2012 Reply
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