Noumena is a melodic death metal band founded in Ähtäri, Finland in the spring of 1998. In 1999, after two demo tapes and several concerts, the band was given a record deal with a Singaporean record label. Their debut album was recorded later that year at Astia Studio; however, the record label went bankrupt before the album was released. It wasn’t until late 2001 that an Australian label, Catharsis Records, agreed to release the album, given the title Pride/Fall. The following years were unproductive, until, in January 2004, the band released a four-track promo. This was moderately successful and led to a deal with Spikefarm Records. The band spent the next October and November making their second album, Absence, which was released April 13, 2005.

The band’s name comes from the word noumenon, a philosophical term used by Immanuel Kant. The roots of Noumena’s music may be found in the Scandinavian death metal tradition and 1980s heavy metal.

Other Information

  • Origin: Ähtäri, Finland
  • Genres: Melodic death metal
  • Years active: 1998-present
  • Labels: Spikefarm Records, Catharsis Records
  • Associated acts: Inferion
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Antti Haapanen – vocals
  2. Tuukka Tuomela – guitar, backing vocals
  3. Ville Lamminaho – guitar, backing vocals
  4. Hannu Savolainen – bass
  5. Ilkka Unnbom – drums



  • Aeons (1998) – Demo
  • For the Fragile One (1999) – Demo
  • Promo 2000 (2000) – Demo
  • Sala (2001) – Demo
  • Pride/Fall (2002)
  • The Tempter – Promo 2004 (2004) – Demo
  • Absence (2005)
  • Triumph and Loss (2006) – EP
  • Anatomy of Life (2006)



~ by molco on November 7, 2009.

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