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Jyväskylä, Finland (2005 – present)

Ghost Brigade is a five-piece metal band from Jyväskylä, Finland, formed in 2005. They have taken elements from , , , and into their music. Wille Naukkarinen (guitars): “In Ghost Brigade, selling albums is not what it’s about. It’s about the feeling I get when I write a new song, which I only get when I know the song is good enough. The metaphor for that is “the fire”. That explains the title of the album. We are guided by fire.” A quote on their website states (by date of the debut release) “there’s nothing above or below us, no written word wise enough, just notes that carry the silent fire.”

Their album “Guided by Fire”, released in September 2007, consists of dark, intelligent music that hasn’t given up the ghost on being a metal band. Their second album “Isolation Songs”, to be released in August 2009, continues in this line.

For their debut album, Aleksi Munter of Swallow the Sun played keyboards as a session member for the band. Fredrik Nordin of the stoner rock band Dozer also did guest backing vocals on a track for their debut album.

Band members
Manne Ikonen - Vocals, Live Guitar
Tommi Kiviniemi - Guitar
Wille Naukkarinen - Guitar
Janne Julin - Bass
Veli-Matti Suihkonen - Drums

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  • monisiowaty

    really good band

    22 Apr 9:07pm Reply
  • cisnenegro

    No need of guitar solos here. Just saying.

    22 Apr 2:37pm Reply
  • Botaniq_100

    Крутые ребята, залипла на несколько месяцев. Как сделаю загранпаспорт, смотаюсь на концерт в Финляндию с:

    17 Apr 9:53pm Reply
  • horizon80

    i can relate to that. they're so energetic and moving it's almost unreal. all the best for you! let nothing bring you down!

    1 Apr 5:19pm Reply
  • Emotionless666

    I've found this band at the lowest point in my life. I just got dumped and abused by my ex gf's friends and some of them were my closest friends to me, and i lost them all. Just because she was blaming me for things that werent true, i am utterly depressed and devastated .. i truly loved her and among other more personal shit i want to truly die or run away.. i have nobody left.. but this band definitely brings me back to life in a way

    17 Mar 7:17am Reply
  • Metallccoorree

    Случайно наткнулся и - запал в душу сей бэнд! Молодцы парни!

    27 Feb 6:03pm Reply
  • leandrinho0088

    The best band of the planet Earth!

    16 Feb 6:35pm Reply
  • chierules

    Dammit, "Departures" is killing me, what a voice, so melancholy... Always too soon. Always too late.

    22 Jan 5:48am Reply

    Amazing new album :) [2]

    22 Jan 12:34am Reply
  • MarstonD

    Amazing new album :)

    16 Jan 3:42pm Reply
  • Skoga_Helsson

    Please come to Russia ;___;

    15 Jan 11:03pm Reply
  • meolnir

    regarding ghost brigade, I've never felt any lack of guitar soli. I'm sure they would rather be destructive for the atmosphere their music conveys. there's no "progression" needed, they are perfect as they are.

    14 Jan 9:52pm Reply
  • ImSickAndTired

    You don't like when good songs contain good guitar solos? What a stupid cunts.

    12 Jan 11:38am Reply
  • meolnir

    Oh thank god they don't [3]

    12 Jan 2:21am Reply
  • Pheneks

    Oh thank god they don't [2]

    10 Jan 11:39pm Reply
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  • Lumpor

    Oh thank god they don't

    1 Jan 4:04pm Reply
  • ImSickAndTired

    Why don't they play guitar solos?

    1 Jan 11:15am Reply
  • knight_88

    Such a great band.

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • meolnir

    no other metal album has been feeding the melancholic side of myself like "one with the storm" has been doing since its release. thank you, ghost brigade, you are helping me through tough times..

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
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