If Scandinavia is a land where Metal bands are not rare, it’s also possible to find some excellent ones. This is the case for Kalmah. Founded in 1991 under the name of Ancestor, the band plays Melodic Thrash/Death. Driven by guitar brothers Antti and Pekka Kokko, they switched name for Kalmah in 1998. Pekka sings and plays guitar, while Antti plays lead guitar. In 2001, after a first record, the line-up won’t be long to change, welcoming Timo Lehtinen (ex-Mythos, ex-Catamenia) on bass and Janne Kusmin on drums (who is also Wrathage’s drummer), but it’s only in 2012 that their current keyboardist, Veli-Matti Kananen (also in Vintergata) will replace Marco Sneck’s vacant post (Afterworld, Nothnegal, Stargazery, The Man-Eating Tree, Poisonblack).