Alase is an atmospheric metal/rock band from Finland. Their music is a melting pot of various genres, but the main focus is on the melody and atmosphere. There are a lot of influences outside metal music as well. Lately Alase has added more and more elements from post rock and progressive metal. Musically, Alase has similarities with bands like Katatonia, Swallow The Sun, A Perfect Circle, The Ocean and Pain Of Salvation, just to name a few. Lyrics have been so far in Finnish except on the new Vastaus album there is one song also in English. Alase's speciality is that they use different vocalists on different songs.

Current line-up:

Live vocals & vocal mixing: Markus Hirvonen
Guitar, backing vocals & composition: Janne Lunnas
Guitars & composition: Mikko Häkälä
Bass: Ari Miettinen
Drums: Markus Majaniemi

Other people involved:

Lyrics: A.Aho
Mixing & mastering: Ari-Pekka Repo
Graphics & lyric videos: Sakke Paavola

Past members:

Drums: Janne Kusmin (Kalmah)
Drums: Juuso Backman (Throes Of Dawn)
Bass & growls: Jukka Marjoniemi

Released songs and vocalists:

Vielä - Vocals: Markus Hirvonen
On jatkettava - Growls: Ari Nieminen (Whorion, Dauntless and Hanging Garden), Clean vocals: Ville Saloranta, Screams: Janne Lunnas
Kidukset – Vocals: Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow The Sun), Backing vocals: Markus Hirvonen
Utopian hellimät – Vocals: Markus Hirvonen
Erehdykseni – Clean vocals: Juha Simola (Owler), Screams: Jouni Koskela (Clock Paradox & Abysmalia)
Sanaton syytös – Vocals: Marko Eskola (Crystalic), Growls: Jukka Marjoniemi


27.12.2019 - Saaristobaari, Turku (with Vorna)
19.10.2019 - Ääniwalli, Helsinki (with Throes Of Dawn & Counting Hours)


Alase Band