Characters is a rock band from Malta. The band originally formed in the UK back in the mid-80's but reached it's peak popularity during the 90's with the release of 4 albums. The current band line-up consists of founder members Ray Mercieca (vocals & guitars) and Gino Micallef (bass) as well as Tony 'Gaggu'Griscti (drums), Antoine Faure (keyboards) and Adam Bonello (guitars & backing vocals). 3. Characters is a new explosive formation in the modern metal scene with former members from the media acclaimed modern metal band One Without.
All started out as a studio project of Joonas Niskanen, in Gothenburg/Sweden in September 2012. Joni Kaartinen/bass decided after the split up of OW, to join the project alongside with the former original drummer of OW Olle Töpel ( Thoughts of A Secluded mind, Sweet Relief ) he quickly became the drummer of what became to be the foundation of Characters.After weeks of auditioning at Studio JN, the band found the second guitarist and voice that fitted perfectly for the sound that the band was after and Ludvig Haby was recruited, and the first single "Save The Fallen" was recorded. In April 2013 the band welcomes new member Marcus Bäckström, as the new main vocals/screams, and moves into a new studio facility in gothenburg/Sweden to begin the recording of their debut album "Once They Bleed" with release date set to 25th of September. Members: Joonas Niskanen - Guitars / Programming Marcus Bäckström - Vocals / Screams Joni Kaartinen - Bass Olle Töpel - Drums Ludvig Haby - Guitars Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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