Mannhai is a Finnish stoner rock / stoner metal band from Helsinki. The band was formed in the end of 1999 by bass player Olli-Pekka "Oppu" Laine and guitarist Ilkka "Ile" Laaksomaa. Soon they were accompanied by a young drummer Mikko "Junior" Pietinen and the following year by lead singer Jani "Joãnitor" Muurinen.
In 2004 singer Jani Muurinen left the band after three albums. In 2005 Mannhai got Pasi Koskinen persuated to replace Muurinen as a vocalist. Koskinen is best known for being the lead singer of Amorphis during the years 1996–2004.
Band's name Mannhai comes from an Indian belief. In the countrysite of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, people in villages thought an evil disguised spirit called "the Mannhai" snatched their children when night falls.
Olli-Pekka Laine, Ilkka Laaksomaa and Mikko Pietinen recorded three instrumental songs for a starters. With this demo tape they tried and luredЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- The Sons of Yesterday's Black Grouse [08.07.2001, альбом]
- Spiritraiser [10.02.2003, сингл]
- Evil Under the Sun [25.03.2003, альбом]
- Rock to the Top [11.03.2004, сингл]
- The Exploder [01.04.2004, альбом]
- Spaceball [18.01.2006, сингл]
- Hellroad Caravan [15.02.2006, альбом]
- Under the Sign of the Wolf [04.11.2006, сингл]
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