Immortal Souls

Immortal Souls is a Christian melodic death metal band from Kokkola, Finland, formed in 1991. For years they were quite unknown because their first label Little Rose did not have enough resources to promote Immortal Souls properly. It was not until 2002 that they begun achieving world wide attention with the help of Dutch label Fear Dark which released their second album. After several years of touring in Central Europe they created a solid fan base that made it possible for them to play bigger festivals such as Tuska Open Air Metal Festival. Their album Wintereich was released in Europe on June 1, 2007 through Dark Balance and in the USA on August 21, 2007 through Facedown Records.

Their musical style is characterized by their use of melodic guitar riffs and singing which shifts between growls and shouting. Their music has been called winter metal since Immortal Souls utilizes frosty metaphors in their lyrics and usually creates a cold, wintry atmosphere. The texts of Immortal Souls deal experiences and motives of the Christian faith, and the visual language is based on the Nordic winter nature and sometimes on Finnish folklore.

Other Information

  • Origin: Kokkola, Finland
  • Genres: Melodic death metal, Christian metal
  • Years active: 1991-present
  • Labels: Dark Balance, Facedown Records
  • Website: http://www.immortalsouls.com
  • Members:
  1. Aki Särkioja – vocals, bass
  2. Esa Särkioja – guitar
  3. Pete Loisa – guitar
  4. Juha Kronqvist – drums

Albums

  • Turn or Burn (1995) – Split
  • Immortal Souls (1995) – Demo
  • Reflections of Doom (1997) – Demo
  • Divine Wintertime / Through the Woods, Towards the Dawn (1998) – Split
  • Divine Wintertime (1999) – EP
  • The Cleansing (2000) – EP
  • Under the Northern Sky (2001)
  • Ice Upon the Night (2003)
  • Once Upon a Time in the North (2005) – Compilation
  • Wintereich (2007)

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~ by molco on November 13, 2009.

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