Finnish folk metallers Vetten Äpärät have just released their debut single “Sydäntalven Viha“. Surfacing from Helsinki, Vetten Äpärät is a six member folk metal band founded in 2006. They consider themselves to be the second generation of Finnish folk metal, as they were influenced by the Finnish pioneer bands that came before them. Wanting to take the genre to the next level, Vetten Äpärät are currently creating a folk metal lifestyle that goes beyond just playing and recording music. Their sound is built on the strong base of Nordic melodic metal ranging from skull crushing low tuned sounds to traditional folk melodies. The vocals bring the message of the harsh but beautiful life in the realm of north. Visually their goal is to create an authentic theater-like concept. The band has found their style from the flora and fauna of the creatures and elements in folklore, like dryads.
In 2011 and 2012 Vetten Äpärät recorded two demos (Demo 2011 and Taru 2012) as a five piece unit. After their original bassist left in the spring of 2013, the band went through changes in their concept. By the end of the year the band got a new bass player and recruited a completely new member for lead guitars which changed Sami’s role in the band to just vocals and flutes. With the new line-up, Vetten Äpärät recorded and released their debut single “Sydäntalven Viha” in 2014. This still unsigned band is looking for a label and heads forward to the summer with heavy online promotion.
Sami Ferm – vocals, flutes
Aleksi Kulmala – lead guitars
Leo Lemmetty – rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Jarmo Luopa – bass, backing vocals
Irene Penttonen – keyboards
Anton Nisonen – drums