- Jani Ikonen - vocals
- Jussi Heikkilä - guitars
- Janne Niva - guitars
- Sami Knuutinen - bass
- Jussi Sauvola - keyboards
- Aleksi Heiskanen - drums
The story of VERIKALPA began in the year 2006 when Jani Ikonen and Sami Knuutinen began dreaming of a band project that would be centered on folk/troll influenced metal music and the songs would be sang in Finnish and with the accent of Oulu.
The guys loved the material so much that they decided not to leave it to a project stage and started hunting for players around the band and Jussi Heikkilä would be the first addition as a guitar player. At this stage Jani also wanted to concentrate on vocals and skip the guitar playing so Janne Niva was added as a second guitarist.
The second step for the band was to start releasing material yet the music needed keyboards to give the songs more folk/troll spice. Jussi Sauvola from Catamenia was asked to play a few songs to the songs but he liked the material so much that he wanted to become a permanent member of the band. VERIKALPA didn’t yet have a drummer and had to resort to programmed drums, but session drummer Aleksi Heiskanen also chose to become a permanent member.
In the autumn of 2015, VERIKALPA played a first live show in Hevimesta (Oulu). In December 2016, the band started recording the debut album.
Finnish troll/folk metal band Verikalpa released their anticipated debut album ‘Taistelutahto‘ today via Inverse Records. The band earlier released two singles Pahan Laulu & Tyrmä which both got stunning feedback from both […]
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