Finnish metal outfit Norther has announced Aleksi Sihvonen (Medicated, ex-Imperanon) as replacement for ex-vocalist Petri Lindroos, who had left the band recently due to his commitments to Ensiferum. Norther states:

"After a hard search for a new vocalist we are honoured to announce Aleksi Sihvonen as our new lead singer. He's a creative and diverse vocalist with loads of experience. He will surely add new input to the band with his talent and variable singing styles, and most importantly: his personality fits to the band perfectly.

Besides this we have recruited, our old friend, Daniel Freyberg [Naildown] as live guitarist to complete our team. We also want to thank all of you worldwide who applied for the new vocalist spot!

We hereby welcome our great new guys, Aleksi and Daniel, to the band and we will present you the fresh Norther line-up live soon!"


Aleksi Sihvonen adds:
"Sometimes life can take you to places you wouldn't even imagine going to. So, here I am and I'm very grateful and humbly honoured to be part of the Norther family.

I feel I've met the band I've always wanted to be in. Like every musician I want to make the very effort to improve my skills as much as possible and push myself to the limits and in Norther I feel that I'm able to use my voice as full and diverse as I've always wanted to.
I'm very excited on working on new material, practicing and playing shows everywhere possible!! See you all soon!!"


A version of the song "Frozen Angel" (taken from Norther's current album "N") featuring Aleksi's vocals can be downloaded at this location.


Source: www2.centurymedia.com
Band profile: Norther
 
Posted: 14.04.2009 by Promonex



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Vitriolic Hate - 14.04.2009 at 19:02  
Fuck! they didn't choose me , Aleksi Sihvonen is great indeed, let's hope for something good!
The Thrasher - 14.04.2009 at 19:04  
Wow he is amazing!
metal2000 - 14.04.2009 at 19:41  
Cool, but why different lyrics
Thorhalla - 14.04.2009 at 19:57  
Hm...lets hope that he will be good like petri...but i doubt...:nono:
tulkas - 14.04.2009 at 20:12  
Cool. aleksi was very good in imperanon, hopefully he'll be the sme here, or even better!
Janne - 14.04.2009 at 20:25  
Great news! I liked the new version much better than the original one. The clean vocals were awful in N but this time it's okay.
Ellrohir - 14.04.2009 at 21:38  
So far, so good...so what?
DreamingDesire - 14.04.2009 at 21:43  
Written by metal2000 on 14.04.2009 at 19:41

Cool, but why different lyrics


i agree, dammit - the lyrics were fine as they were :<
Infurnace - 14.04.2009 at 22:03  
He's pretty good IMO. Nice replacement for Petri.
metal2000 - 14.04.2009 at 22:04  
Written by Infurnace on 14.04.2009 at 22:03

He's pretty good IMO. Nice replacement for Petri.



he is really good singer, but why he changed the lyrics
Galar - 14.04.2009 at 22:33  
Hahaha Norther without Petri.
Infurnace - 14.04.2009 at 23:02  
Written by metal2000 on 14.04.2009 at 22:04

Written by Infurnace on 14.04.2009 at 22:03

He's pretty good IMO. Nice replacement for Petri.



he is really good singer, but why he changed the lyrics


I have no clue why they changed the lyrics. The original lyrics were good, if you ask me.
iMorphball - 15.04.2009 at 01:25  
I prefer it... I actually prefer it. I love his aggression.
Mugthulhu - 15.04.2009 at 01:48  
I auditioned for the part just for fun, so i never had any serious expectations, but i was like "shit" when i saw it wasn't my name. But this guy seems to be exactly what Norther needs. A real man with some beard. I just hope they don't put girly make-up on him as with the other members.
=maD.Doc:. - 15.04.2009 at 01:52  
Man, after listening to that clip, it just sounds like Petri isn't gone. Almost sounds the same (almost). That's what I'd like to call a great replacement! And Imperanon was a great band when they still were around! So welcome Aleksi! Hope this will result in some great stuff! And if Norther want's to keep up releasing new stuff every year, they gotta hurry write an EP right NOW!!! We want real, original stuff with Aleksi on vocals! Give us someting EPIC!
Warman - 15.04.2009 at 01:57  
Damn! I had totally forgot about him! He's a great replacement!
Hellme666 - 15.04.2009 at 01:59  
Hum....Aleksi himself isn't that bad honestly. Never heard is stuff from Imperanon though, but beside the weird scream at the start of the song which I find kinda...well, as I said, weird, the rest of the song is good.

Though, I ask myself the same question as all of you...why the heck changing the lyrics? The original ones were PERFECT, from the first version, to the ones on "N". But now...what the hell?
Fhuesc - 15.04.2009 at 02:03  
Maybe im a little deaf, but to me he sound almost like Petri, except on the "clean" parts that Ranta used to sing.
METAL! - 15.04.2009 at 02:53  
Hahaha his name is Aleksi.

COB 2.0
iMorphball - 15.04.2009 at 05:42  
Written by METAL! on 15.04.2009 at 02:53

Hahaha his name is Aleksi.

COB 2.0


Haha, they're very similar in many ways.
Black Conundrum - 15.04.2009 at 06:26  
Aleksi Sihvonen has large shoes to fill, and so does Daniel Freyberg, since they're replacing the sole musician of Norther that was in the band back in its formation days. I hope hey do well.
kayla - 15.04.2009 at 07:43  
I was really disappointed when I heard Petri left Norther but luckily Aleksi is very good; definitely a good replacement. However the original version of fallen angel is much better than this (clean vocals)...
Mr.Tugboat ;) - 15.04.2009 at 09:29  
Alexi is much better then Petri, Alexi was going to be my guitar teacher in helsinki ast year but i did not have enoghe time
kaoskrew - 15.04.2009 at 11:07  
That's great news for Aleksi and I've seen him back in the Imperanon days and I'm sure he's up for a good challenge.
FeskarN - 15.04.2009 at 12:16  
Great replacement! Love the vocals he done with Imperanon. Looking forward to hear new material with Alexi.
Vitriolic Hate - 15.04.2009 at 14:13  
Written by Mr.Tugboat ;) on 15.04.2009 at 09:29

Alexi is much better then Petri, Alexi was going to be my guitar teacher in helsinki ast year but i did not have enoghe time

no Petri is better,Aleksi is a good replacement of course but he don't have the potentials of Petri!
Dark Blood - 15.04.2009 at 18:15  
To be honest I prefer the old vocalist. This one looks more fit for Metalcore or Nu Metal bands... like Vitriolic says, it's a good replacement but... well, it's better than nothing lol.
Thorhalla - 15.04.2009 at 18:54  
Vitriolic Hate - Today at 14:13 Quote

Written by Rozz™ on Today at 09:29

Alexi is much better then Petri, Alexi was going to be my guitar teacher in helsinki ast year but i did not have enoghe time


no Petri is better lol,Aleksi is a good replacement of course but he don't have the potentials of Petri!!







i agree
DarkMoor99 - 16.04.2009 at 12:19  
Petri is better but Aleksi is greatttttttttt.
Mr.Tugboat ;) - 17.04.2009 at 02:47  
Written by Vitriolic Hate on 15.04.2009 at 14:13

Written by Mr.Tugboat ;) on 15.04.2009 at 09:29

Alexi is much better then Petri, Alexi was going to be my guitar teacher in helsinki ast year but i did not have enoghe time

no Petri is better lol,Aleksi is a good replacement of course but he don't have the potentials of Petri!!

listen to imperanon, alexsi does it good there and he is alot better then petri in my mind. Alexi is one of the talents of Finland thats unnoticed, now it's his time to shine!
Vitriolic Hate - 17.04.2009 at 03:29  
Written by Mr.Tugboat ;) on 17.04.2009 at 02:47

Written by Vitriolic Hate on 15.04.2009 at 14:13

Written by Mr.Tugboat ;) on 15.04.2009 at 09:29

Alexi is much better then Petri, Alexi was going to be my guitar teacher in helsinki ast year but i did not have enoghe time

no Petri is better lol,Aleksi is a good replacement of course but he don't have the potentials of Petri!!

listen to imperanon, alexsi does it good there and he is alot better then petri in my mind. Alexi is one of the talents of Finland thats unnoticed, now it's his time to shine!

yeah he's great but now he uses more metalcore-ish screams,Petri is still the fucking guy!
Thorion_Covenant - 17.04.2009 at 06:49  
I love me some Petri, but this guy is almost a dead replica. He's got a really good growl to him

I, however, don't like the singing at all. I'm not sure if that was ALL him, but some of the clean vocals sounded almost like female vocals.

Why the change in lyrics? Was that part of the audition? The lyrics were WAY better the way the were before. Or perhaps Petri took the lyrics with him. I have no idea.

But the guy is a good replacement, I'm very impressed.
Daggon - 18.04.2009 at 10:20  
Well this is a good news, yeah maybe he can do it, in Imperanon he did a great work, there is a song on that album which I love, "Shadowsouls" and well it is the same style used in all this kind of bands, but still I think he is going to do an acceptable job.
Mr.Tugboat ;) - 20.04.2009 at 08:18  
Written by Vitriolic Hate on 17.04.2009 at 03:29

Written by Mr.Tugboat ;) on 17.04.2009 at 02:47

Written by Vitriolic Hate on 15.04.2009 at 14:13

Written by Mr.Tugboat ;) on 15.04.2009 at 09:29

Alexi is much better then Petri, Alexi was going to be my guitar teacher in helsinki ast year but i did not have enoghe time

no Petri is better lol,Aleksi is a good replacement of course but he don't have the potentials of Petri!!

listen to imperanon, alexsi does it good there and he is alot better then petri in my mind. Alexi is one of the talents of Finland thats unnoticed, now it's his time to shine!

yeah he's great but now he uses more metalcore-ish screams,Petri is still the fucking guy!!! lml

tasos, medicated is a metalcore band, it's not like Alexsi will make norther metalcore
Vitriolic Hate - 20.04.2009 at 15:00  
Written by Mr.Tugboat ;) on 20.04.2009 at 08:18

Written by Vitriolic Hate on 17.04.2009 at 03:29

Written by Mr.Tugboat ;) on 17.04.2009 at 02:47

Written by Vitriolic Hate on 15.04.2009 at 14:13

Written by Mr.Tugboat ;) on 15.04.2009 at 09:29

Alexi is much better then Petri, Alexi was going to be my guitar teacher in helsinki ast year but i did not have enoghe time

no Petri is better lol,Aleksi is a good replacement of course but he don't have the potentials of Petri!!

listen to imperanon, alexsi does it good there and he is alot better then petri in my mind. Alexi is one of the talents of Finland thats unnoticed, now it's his time to shine!

yeah he's great but now he uses more metalcore-ish screams,Petri is still the fucking guy!!! lml

tasos, medicated is a metalcore band, it's not like Alexsi will make norther metalcore

ok rowan we will see !!!
psycho yan - 23.04.2009 at 00:37  
I just hope that will be another inspiration to the band because I think that norther go was going in a bad way but that should be eradicate with these two new guy who surly give a good influence...in hope that the next CD will be awsome:banger:

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