HARMAJA — the Finnish acoustic project featuring vocalist Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto (CHARON, NORTHERN KINGS, ex-POISONBLACK) — will enter Petrax Studios on July 11 with producer Mara Salminen to begin recording its third album for a tentative late 2011 release.
In other news, HARMAJA has parted ways with bassist Matti Tulinen, who has retired after a musical career of well over four decades. He has since been replaced by Milla Heinonen.
Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto – Vocals, Guitar
Simo Vuorela – Guitar
Sami Lauttanen – Guitar
Milla Heinonen – Bass
Paula Präktig – Piano, Vocals
Riku Kovalainen – Drums
HARMAJA‘s sophomore album, “Lento”, entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 13. The CD was released in April 2010 through Wiima Music.
HARMAJA sings in Finnish and is said to be influenced by the likes of NICK CAVE THE BAD SEEDS and MORRISEY.
HARMAJA‘s self-titled debut album entered the national chart in the band’s home country at position No. 14. The CD was released in February 2009 via Wiima Music, distributed by Playground Music Scandinavia.
For more information, visit www.harmajaraahe.fi.
(Thanks: fireangel / Night Elves)