|The Man-Eating Tree Is a Finnish six-piece band, performing atmospheric metal music.
The seed of the new band was planted when Vesa Ranta, having taken a break from music after Sentenced, began to overcome his post-Sentenced battle fatigue and lack of musical motivation. The idea of a new band - or bands - was eventually brainstormed over a period of time between Vesa and his friends, including gentlemen Miika Tenkula, Aaron Rantonen, Janne Markus and Mikko Uusimaa. Plans were made reality in 2009; the outfit was completed by the addition of Tuomas Tuominen as a vocalist and Heidi MÃ¤Ã¤ttÃ¤ as a keyboard player. First demo recordings were made in the spring and summer of 2009.
The bulk of compositions are the origin of Janne Markus, with some contribution also from Aaron Rantonen. Much of the lyrical input is contributed by Tuomas Tuominen.
The Fall of 2009 sees The Man-Eating Tree in writing mode, finishing up the last songs for the recording of a debut album. Release is scheduled for the later half of 2010.