BAND NAME : Whispered
STYLE : Melodic death metal, japanese folk, progressive rockâ¦
Jouni Valjakka - Guitars & Vocals [also composing, web-masteringâ¦ etc.]
Mika Karjalainen - Keyboards
Pepe Ruponen - Guitars
Jaakko Nylund - Drums
Valtteri Arvaja - Bass
WHISPERED IN THE NET :
Whispered was formed in 2001 when Jouni wanted to rock.
He heard a distant sound of the shakuhachi calling and ended up following it.
Mika and Kopone joined him on the same path. The first incarnation of the band
was called Zealot. After some more noble warriors, Pepe Ruponen and
Atte Pesonen joined the party, the creation of the first musical epic and
playing in public took place. The first demo Bloodthroned was recorded in
2003-2004. As the result wasn't as good as the band would have expected,
the bricks of foundation were still layed in place and the general feedback
was good. The optimistic band leader thus didn't have a reason for harakiri
and whipped his slaves even harder in order to reach the eternal gardens of
cherry blossoms. Some warriors had a different calling and weren't ready to part from the
skin on their spine, so new flesh was needed. After several candidates were
tested, two of them were found decent to follow the way of the Sword.
Most recent members of Whispered are Toni PÃ¶llÃ¤nen and Valtteri Arvaja,
who have proven the spirit of a true samurai dwells in their minds.
With the new line-up Whispered took the listeners on a new oriental joyride,
releasing a demo called Wrath of Heaven in 2007 with hugely
positive reactions from the public. As the group has proven itself worthy
also on the battlefield, it might be the sun rises from the East from now on also.
The great shoguns in the clan Redhouse Finland Music Publishing were conviced by our skills
so Whispered gained a record deal in July 2008.
Whispered's compositions are carefully pushed to the limits and band marches to studio
to record their very first album Thousand Swords. As for the result, just listen.
The journey has just begunâ¦