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The Man-Eating Tree

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The Man-Eating Tree Is a Finnish five-piece band, performing atmospheric metal music. The seed of the new band was planted when Vesa Ranta, having taken a break from music after Sentenced, began to overcome his post-Sentenced battle against fatigue and lack of musical motivation. The idea of a new band – or bands – was eventually brainstormed over a period of time between Vesa and his friends, including gentlemen Miika Tenkula, Aaron Rantonen, Janne Markus and Mikko Uusimaa. Plans were made reality in 2009; the outfit was completed by the addition of Tuomas Tuominen (ex-Fall Of The Leafe) as a vocalist and Heidi Määttä (ex-Embraze) as a keyboard player. First demo recordings were made in the spring and summer of 2009. The bulk of compositions are the origin of Janne Markus (Poisonblack), with some contribution also from Aaron Rantonen. Much of the lyrical input is contributed by Tuomas Tuominen.

Debut album “Vine” was released on 2010. After that Century Media records signed the band worldwide. Second album ‘’Harvest’’ came out 2011. Both albums were produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa.

On 1st of January 2013 the band announced on their website that Tuomas Tuominen had quit the band due to musical and also non-musical reasons. No bigger drama was involved.

On 7th of July 2013 the band announced that they had found a new singer, Antti Kumpulainen. Later they also announced that the band had parted ways with Heidi Määttä. For now the band will continue as a quintet.

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  • ShadowAurion

    This is way better than their last two records from a purely songwriting standpoint.

    28 Apr 9:59pm Reply
  • umosay

    I'm the opposite, I'm not a huge fan of Tuomas's vocal style, I think the new album is their best.

    25 Mar 7:16am Reply
  • gislahurst

    To me 'In The Absence Of Light' is a big disappointment! Compared to the first two albums the songwriting is really mediocre and - no offense - Kumpulainen's vocals are fucking horrible! He makes it almost impossible to listen to more than two songs in a row.

    24 Mar 8:51pm Reply
  • umosay

    Yeah new singer pretty sure. Really nice album.

    23 Mar 8:25am Reply
  • FeskarN_89

    Who does the growling on the new album? Is it the new singer aswell? I'm really digging it!

    22 Mar 12:26pm Reply
  • moonsorrow1992

    Wow! Kumpulainen rules! Excellent singer!

    21 Mar 5:22pm Reply
  • M16A4

    I'm glad that they didn't give up. Not sure if Antti Kumpulainen can replace Tuomas Tuominen but I wish him the best. The Plaguewielder is a decent track.

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Yoxxel

    If Tuomas left the band I hope it was made to create something else. And a forthcoming stuff is under the veil of time...

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Tx4

    I was quite expecting the worst after I heard Tuomas will leave the band. But now, after hearing two new songs, especially Plaguewielder, I'm starting to feel really excited about the forthcoming album with the new singer!

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • aphoticapathy

    Very, sad news....

    18 Apr 2014 Reply
  • saYcoZodiac

    Very underrated band. [4]

    24 Feb 2014 Reply
  • M16A4

    Oh well, sad news...

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MelancholyRage

    Well since Tuomas is gone from this band they might as well hang it up. Can't replace his voice.

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Lysyane

    Tuomas is out of the band :( This is so wrong! He is the perfect vocal for the band! I hope that he continue in the music, so that I can keep listening to his voice incredibly beautiful.

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • MrReaper182

    Very kool name for a band.

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • jorgepower

    Armed

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • ManmadeDreams

    oh boy, what an amazing band!!!

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    -king of july- ever (゚ω゚✶)

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Lysyane

    Harvest is an amazing album!!

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Lysyane

    Tuomas voice ♥

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
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