Discography: “Dreams of Endless War” (2002), “Mirror of Madness” (2003), “Death Unlimited” (2004), “Till Death Unites Us” (2006), “N” (2008)
Norther is a melodic death metal band with power metal influences. Formed in 1996 under the name Requiem, Norther released a demo (Warlord) and was quickly signed to Spikefarm Records later signing to current label, Century Media. In 2009 Norther announced that they had let go of vocalist Petri Lindroos (Ensiferium) who was replace by Aleksi S (ex-Imperanon). Norther’s current line up is:
Aleksi Sihvonen- vocals
Kristian Ranta- guitar, clean vocals
Heikki Saari- drums
Jukka Koskinen- bass
Tuomas Planman- keyboards, synth
Boasting members from such acts as, Ensiferum, Imperanon, and Wintersun, Norther are legendary. Their power influenced, hate inspired, melodic death blend is the sound so many bands attempt to, but never quite succeed, to imitate. Though various line up changes to the point none of the founding members of the band remain, the spirit is still alive. I don’t know about the rest of you readers but I am really excited to see what new vocalist, Aleksi brings to the table. Norther will surely appeal to fans of, Imperanon, Children of Bodom, and Kalmah.