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Altaria (band)

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Years active  2000–2016
Website  Altaria
Labels  Metal Heaven
Origin  Jakobstad, Finland (2000)
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Past members  Marko Pukkila Jani Liimatainen Johan Mattjus Jouni Nikula Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen Taage Laiho
Members  Emppu Vuorinen, Jani Liimatainen, Marko Pukkila, Taage Laiho, Jouni Nikula, Tony Smedjebacka, Petri Aho
Genres  Heavy metal, Speed metal, Hard rock
Albums  The Fallen Empire, Invitation, Divinity, Unholy, Divine Invitation

Altaria was a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band from Jakobstad, Finland, who have released four albums on the record label Metal Heaven and a fifth on Escape Music.


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In January 2008, the band decided to part ways with their record label Metal Heaven for undisclosed reasons. In the same month, bass player Marko Pukkila parted ways with the band after an argument concerning the split with Metal Heaven, and was replaced by Ex-Terrorwheel bass player, and current Altaria vocalist, Marco Luponero. This means that the only original member still active with Altaria is Tony Smedjebacka.

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Towards the later part of 2008 the band announced on their website that they were in the process of writing songs for their fifth (fourth full) studio album. In March 2009, they stated that they had finished recording 12 tracks for their upcoming release. The title had yet to be confirmed, but one track had already been completed, entitled "Pride and Desire". Altaria's fifth studio album, Unholy, was released in May 2009.

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After nearly 5 years of inactivity, the band, together with former bass player Marko Pukkila got together for Altaria's final concert at Nummirock 2016 on June 23.


Final lineup
  • Tony Smedjebacka – drums (2000–2016)
  • Juha Pekka Alanen – guitar (2005–2016)
  • Marco Luponero - lead vocals (2006-2016), bass (2008–2016)
  • Petri Aho – guitar (2006-2016; live member: 2004)
  • Former members
  • Marko Pukkila – bass (2000–2008)
  • Jani Liimatainen – guitars, keyboards (2000–2005)
  • Johan Mattjus – lead vocals (2000–2001)
  • Jouni Nikula – lead vocals (2002–2003)
  • Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen – guitars (2002–2004)
  • Taage Laiho – lead vocals (2003–2006)
  • Discography

  • Sleeping Visions (2001 demo)
  • Feed the Fire (2002 demo)
  • Invitation (Metal Heaven, 2003)
  • Divinity (Metal Heaven, 2004)
  • The Fallen Empire (Metal Heaven, 2006)
  • Divine Invitation (2007)
  • Unholy (Escape Music, 2009)

  • Altaria (band)


    Unchain The RainDivinity · 2004
    Frozen HeartsThe Fallen Empire · 2006
    Never Wonder WhyUnholy · 2009


    Altaria (band) Wikipedia

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