Convincing both the public and the judges, Random Eyes quickly became a hot topic through word of mouth and media coverage of the event. After their victory however, it would prove that bassist Koponen felt that Random Eyes just wasn´t his calling, leaving the band in the process. New bassist Timo Mäki-Marttunen filled the gap in quick order and a third guitarist came into the Ramdom Eyes line-up in the form of Samuel Hoisko, who was a fantastic lead player. Random Eyes continued to gig around Finland, adding to their fanbase and making a name for themselves among the melodic metal fans around the country. The band compiled a set of songs and headed to the studio in the autumn of 2002. Along with producer Arttu Sarvanne of the acclaimed Studio Watercastle in Jyväskylä, Finland, Random Eyes recorded their debut album "Eyes Ablaze", which was released in February 2003.
Playing alongside Swedish neo-classical metallers Narnia in Keuruu, Finland, the album release gig was a massive success, witnessed by hundreds of fans. Random Eyes is music for the new generation, melodic metal for the masses! Finnish metallic rock has a new face, burning with Eyes Ablaze! RANDOM EYES is most definitely a LIVE band, exuding strong charisma and energy from the stage, in addition to killer attitude. RANDOM EYES are on a mission to bring hope and light to a world caught in disarray and chaos. Current Band Lineup: Voitto Rintala - Bass Rolf Pilve - Drums Sami Rönkkö - Guitars Karim Elbanna - Guitars Christian Palin - Vocals Ex-members Jorma Rantalainen - Bass Jukka Kopponen - Bass Timo Mäki-Marttunen - Bass Markus Niemispelto - Drums Timo Peltokangas - Drums Mikko Tuliniemi - Guitars Heikki Paananen - Guitars Timo Kuusjärvi - Guitars Samuel Hoisko - Guitars Olli Tanttu - Guitars Katja Palin - Vocals Session Musicians: Mikko Harkin - Keyboards on 2008 Album Invisible 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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