Genre: Melodic Death/Black Metal
Soulfallen are a melodic dark metal band from the black-blooded, crestfallen heart of Finland.
The band was founded in 2003 and the first demos were recorded at Studio Watercastle by Arttu Sarvanne in 2004 and 2006. Both demos were received well in the media but especially the latter, Death Of The Tyrant (2006), received excellent reviews and praise in all the major music magazines and internet medias in Finland (including Soundi, Inferno, Imperiumi, and Miasma to name a few.
Soulfallen were voted one of the best unsigned bands of 2006 by the readers of Noise.fi. The band had shaped their soundscape to a league of its own and this was also seen in its growing underground popularity.
Followed by intensive live shows and excellent reviews in the beginning of 2007 the band inked a record deal with Off Records Finland and began the recordings of their debut album in spring 2007. The album was recorded in April/May 2007 at Studio Watercastle, Jyväskylä, by Arttu Sarvanne and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album, entitled World Expiration, was released in Finland on September 19th, 2007 by Off Records Finland and distributed by Firebox Records.
With World Expiration, the band took another great leap forward in forming a perfect balance between aggression and darkly flavoured melodies and orchestrations; their debut album received excellent reviews and attention both in the Finnish media and abroad. Soulfallen also received praise in several annual votes as one of the best newcomers of 2007.
The band spent most of 2008 doing live shows and writing material for their sophomore album. During 2008 the band also did their first shows abroad, in Russia, and filmed their first music video for the song "Death Of The Tyrant".
In November 2008 the band returned to Studio Watercastle to begin the recordings of their second album. The new album, entitled Grave New World, was recorded in three weeks during November/December 2008 and was once again mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussila in January 2009. Grave New World continues the dark path started by World Expiration, but also presents a band that has expanded its expression to a whole new level.
In 2011 the band set out to record their third album, The Promise Of Hell, which they completed in August 2011 at Studio Watercastle. Again, the album was mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussila.
- World Expiration (2007)
- Grave New World (2009)
- The Promise of Hell (2012)
- Dark Remains (2004)
- Death of the Tyrant (2006)
Kai Leikola - Bass (2003-2010), Vocals (2003-present)
Aapeli Kivimäki - Guitars (2004-present)
Matti Auerkallio - Drums (2009-2011), Bass (2014-present)
Aaro Lappalainen - Drums (2012-present)
Aki Hartikainen - Guitars (2012-present)
Jimmy Salmi - Drums (2003-2008)
Marko Cieslak - Guitars (2003-2007)
Mikko Luontama - Guitars (2003-2004)
Tuomas Ekholm - Keyboards (2003-2006)
Simo Rahikainen - Guitars (2007-2011)
Antti Simonen - Keyboards (2009-2011)
Jarno Laittinen - Bass (2010-2014)