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Hometown: Lahti, Finland Current Label: Spinefarm Records Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Mika Tauriainen - Vocals
Tom Mikkola - Guitar
Jaani Kähkönen - Guitar
Joni Miettinen - Bass
Aksu Hanttu - Drums

Entwine Bio:

This Finnish gothic metal supergroup Entwine have travelled a long way from their death metal-ish roots. Founded by Aksu Hanttu (drums), Tom Mikkola (guitar, also vocals at the time) and T.Taipale (bass) in 1995, it did not take long for them to get bored with the limitations the death metal genre imposed on their creativity. In 1999 Spikefarm Records offered Entwine a recording deal, and in September the same year Entwine's debut album "The Treasures within Hearts" was released. Soon after "Treasures" release singer Willman and bass player Taipale left the band. Then it was decided to add the new bassist Joni Miettinen to the line up, and to introduce a new singer, Mika Tauriainen to the band.A new guitar player, Jaani Kähkönen, joined the band in 2001 as a live session guitarist but pretty soon found his place as a permanent member of Entwine.The debut's follow-up album, "Gone", was released in April of 2002, immediately receiving glowing reviews and praise world-wide; not only was "Gone" named Album Of The Month in Germany's Hammer, but their single "New Dawn" was a permanent resident in German clubs too. In early 2002 they hit Finnish Astia Studios with producer Anssi Kippo to record their third full-length album, "Time Of Despair". Released in the Spring of 2002, Time of Despair was followed by a world tour with Theatre of Tragedy and Ram-Zet. Entwine's fourth album "DiEversity" (2004) was recorded at the famed Finnish Astia Studios as well, and the album was followed by "Sliver" EP (2005) which included the captivating hit track "Break Me". "Fatal Design" was recorded at Petrax and Groveland studios by Entwine's very own drummer Aksu Hanttu and produced by Janne Joutsenniemi (known to many from the ranks of legendary Finnish metal band Stone and latterly from the line up of Sub Urban Tribe). The tracks were then mixed in subtle care of Finnvox's Mikko Karmila (who is highly appreciated for his work with Nightwish, Children of Bodom, and many others) and mastered at Stockholm's Cutting Room.

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