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Omaha NE, United States (2002 – present)

Omaha, Nebraska act Cellador was initially forged under the title Apostate in late 2002 by founding guitarist Chris Petersen and vocalist / bassist Josh Krohn. The group underwent various line-up changes, including tenures for singer Michael Gremio, singer Warren Curry, and drummers Albert Kurniawan and and bassist Valentin Rakhmanov. Guitarist Sam Chatham was enrolled in May of 2004 with drummer Dave Dahir being inducted in June. Singer Warren Curry was replaced by Michael Gremio in December 2005. Mika Horiuchi replaced Rakhmanov as bassist in 2007.

Cellador, announcing they were on the search for a new guitarist and keyboard player, signed to Metal Blade Records in August 2005. In November 2005 the band auditioned and inducted The Supremacy guitarist Bill Hudson and the following month entered Mana Studios in Florida with producer Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal to craft their first album, Enter Deception. Enter Deception was released on June 27, 2006 to massive acclaim from the metal press.

After a set of delays and formalities forced the band to go on hiatus for 3 years, the band has reformed under the helm of primary songwriter Chris Petersen . Now based out of Colorado, the band’s new lineup includes drummer Nick Mccallister, bassist James Pickett, guitarist Caleb Delaet, and keyboardist Diego Valadez. In 2011 Cellador released the 4 track EP “Honor Forth.”


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  • Rawzrubinzz

    Vocals can be hard to replace. But I think Chris is doing just fine. Mikey is one of my favorite singers, and an all around great guy. Id really like to hear him in a band again. I got excited when he formed Desire To Destroy, more excited when he formed Defender, and I practically lost my shit when he joined White Wizzard but still no full length with him yet. I hope he gets a new gig soon.

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Glamaster

    All band members are replaceable. As long as the main songwriter is in the band, you can expect the same style. (2)

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
  • TheOnlyMAD

    I think A Sign Far Beyond is their worst song. It sounds like so many power metal songs. Especially the chorus.

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • TheOnlyMAD

    Sucks that Michael Kiske 2 (that's a compliment) left the band. :(

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • TheOnlyMAD

    They dont sound like DragonFarce since the singer can actually sing, the songs dont all sound the same and they dont have wet dreams about Pac-Man noises. I quite like Cellador and despise DragonFarce so they cant be similar :P. I'd love to hear the singer cover an old Helloween song lol [2]

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • TheOnlyMAD

    Come on, they're WAAAAY better than Dragonforce!

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • muslouse

    Там Фред Дёрст на фотке слева?

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Ulugbek_K

    неожиданно хорошо, тем более от американцев.

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
  • LaserLobotomy

    But the lineup was so perfect... nothing needed replacing. the vocals were amazing, the drumming was amazing and so were the guitars..

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • huskerfan8765

    There's no place like Nebraska.

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Raptorg

    All band members are replaceable. As long as the main songwriter is in the band, you can expect the same style.

    2 Oct 2011 Reply
  • LaserLobotomy

    Anybody here whos hoping for a follow up to Enter Deception i wouldn't get your hopes up. the band has gone through serious changes. i believe the vocalist and durmmer are gone.

    19 Sep 2011 Reply
  • J4kee94

    Fucking amazing

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • LaserLobotomy

    they really need a new album the debut is a modern power metal classic.

    23 Aug 2011 Reply
  • M1xu-boy

    Hell yeah they are amazing!

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Darmer_91

    when new album??!??!?!?!?!

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
  • voodooturkey

    Just heard the new song Honor Forth on - so glad these guys are coming back!!

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Lionheartattack

    Enter Deception is actually a great album! o.O

    7 Oct 2010 Reply
  • patty7999

    Awesome Music!!!

    16 Sep 2010 Reply
  • kylethestyle

    So great. Brings back so many memories of the summer after graduating high school. Good times, man. Good times. Singing along to "Releasing the Shadow" drunk as fuck at 2AM.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
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