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There are two bands with the name HB.

1) One is a Christian band from Forssa, Finland. Formed in 2002, they started playing rock but have since developed a more massive, heavy metal sound, with orchestral/symphonic backgrounds, and have always had a female lead vocalist. HB has grown to be one of the most popular Christian groups in Finland, and with their first English album Frozen Inside released in 2008, they’ve also had some attention from abroad.

Current line-up:

Johanna Aaltonen - vocals
Antti Niskala - keys, vocals
Samuel Mäki-Kerttula - drums
Tuomas Kannisto- bass
Sofia Ylinen - guitar
Bob - guitar

Official website: www.hbmusic.net
Official MySpace: www.myspace.com/hbmetal

3) The other band called HB (Hard Black) is a Japanese instrumental post-rock band that was formed in December 2004 in Tokyo. They have released one mini-album called Hard Black on the 8th August 2007 with Zankyo records.

The bands consists of three members (all female):
Maki999 - drums & glockenspiel
Muupy - didgeridoo, percussion & glockenspiel
Tucchie - upright bass

Their music features complex rhythm with bass and glockenspiel loops on top of ‘polyrhythm’ constructed by drums and percussion. Their live performance has been attracting a great deal of attention with a jam-based development fusing electronica, dub and minimalism, which is always thrilling and spontaneous. Their attempt to ‘rhythm’ never stops!!

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  • Tarjever

    Johanna has returned, hooray! ^__^

    25 Jun 8:23am Reply
  • velvetpancake

    This is not the Japanese HB.

    1 Feb 12:57am Reply
  • ron1979

    I just recently found HB man I'm glad I did I love them. music that sounds really christian, Johannas voice is awesome, favorite songs are supermies and it is time. I'm interested to hear miia now, keep up the good music Hb.

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Tarjever

    (Guess whom I mean this time... XD)

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Tarjever

    Happy Birthday to Johanna Aaltonen! You're great, and THEY are true Evil themselves! ;)

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • lorcannnn

    Last.fm should really fix the problem of bands with the same name having one page between them. They could differentiate artists using song titles. The japanese HB are amazing btw.

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • atum_brazil

    great band!

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • SaberX

    V : I'm sad, so very sad now. Not that it's very bad, it's just not very good anymore...

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MRPercival

    Here's a new song they just released https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ICRnexkRRv4

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Verbum-Lux

    I saw the video with Miia singing Battle of God too. To be honest, I didn't think there was much of a difference. I don't care much for that song though, regardless of who sings it. Not one of their stronger works, and not one that's notable for vocals. I'll be interested to hear how she handles some of their other material.

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Christoph7K

    Johanna has a really awesome voice and it's really sad that she left the band. I heard Miia singing the song "Battle of God" and her voice just doesn't fit, even when I also like her:(

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • skoro1975

    ALL FEMALE METAL BAND: - DRACENA - (black thrash death metal band from Sweden) listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qggMLKiQ9ss

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Verbum-Lux

    http://untombed.com/archives/7702 So Johanna is no longer with the band. It's a shame because I loved her singing. I think Miia Rautkoski will do a good job as the new singer though. Also, they're making an English version of Pääkallonpaikka, which is awesome news.

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • karla_lintu8

    This band is great.

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Emerson_Olaf

    Free Download CYBER10 Metal Storm - Female Fronted Metal

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • vcat83

    HB ist die beste Band, I Love you

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Verbum-Lux

    Apparently the next album is going to being acoustic and will deal with "painful subjects" I was hoping they'd do an English Pääkallonpaikka first, but hey, sounds interesting.

    16 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Halfstreatk

    ♥ HB – Herralle Kiitos II

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • rege_

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Verbum-Lux

    Since there's been no sign of an English version of Pääkallonpaikka being forthcoming, I finally broke down and bough it. It's FANTASTIC! By far the best thing they've done, and it's fast becoming one of my favorite albums ever. I really hope it gets translated some day.

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
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