Amoth, completely unique band from Helsinki, Finland combines elements from heavy-metal, thrash, jazz, progressive rock and classical in a way never heard before!
-"...the playing is spectacular. Spiraling solos and delicious riffs come together to give Amoth a unique flavor that has the power metal nerd in me freaking out and falling in love with the very primal magic of a band who aren't afraid to push boundaries. Amoth are aware of their own bombast - and at their best they capitalize to create a high powered and over the top listening experience." Matt Bacon / Two Guys Metal Reviews
Has started playing guitar somewhere around 1993. Self taught player to about ´98-99 when he started taking guitar lessons. Did some serious practice during his year in music school at Kauhajoki City. Since then has been studying music in various music schools, institutes and conservatories. Also went to the course of music business and music technology at Sibelius Academy. Has played in numerous bands including everything from rock, heavy-metal, blues, jazz, pop to big bands. Is working as a guitar teacher at the moment in the Helsinki metropolitan area and is the main songwriter for Amoth. (photo: Kalle Kervinen)
Montin begun his career as a musician at the end of the 90's. During the beginning of 2000 he studied music and got to know Tomi Ihanamäki during that time. They played together 2001-2003 in a band called Withered, that can be seen as a pre-form of Amoth. Later Montin sang in several groups, performing both covers and own music. He also finished his studies with singing in Palmgren Conservatory in Pori. Montin is currently best known as a clean singer and keyboardist of Ensiferum. Montin joined Amoth in the year 2018. He will be singing and playing keyboards in the upcoming album. (photo: ScarletMemory Photography)
Started her musical career by singing classical music. Then moved to classical and electric guitar and later found her true calling in the form of electric bass. Has played in various bands during her time in different music schools and at the Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory. Has also studied music theory, music history, solfege and whatnot. Is living in Helsinki City and is currently working at printing house and of course a bassist for Amoth.
(photo: Nina Ihanamäki)
Mikael has been playing guitar since high school and started with blues and rock n' roll. After discovering Dream Theater's music around year 2000, progressive metal became his passion and main influence. Mikael has played mostly in cover bands and miscellanious projects.
He now plays the second guitar in Amoth.
(photo: Kalle Kervinen)
Around 1994-95 Oskari found interest in music when watching his brother's VHS tapes (mainly AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Metallica). The "trash can beating" neared it's end in 1996 when Oskari got his first real drum kit. First it was all about learning the basics but then he got carried away to more advanced stuff.
2003-2004 brought forth the first band sessions and even more serious training.
(photo: Kalle Kervinen)