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Sentenced

Sentenced


Sentenced was a Finnish metal band, formed in 1989 and disbanded in 2005. Sentenced was originally formed in 1989 in the town of Muhos, Finland as a death metal band. The band produced their first album "Shadows Of The Past" in 1991 with singer/guitarist Miika Tenkula. The next two albums "North From Here" and "Amok" and the following EP "Love & Death" had bassist Taneli Jarva as singer, but in 1995 Taneli decided to take a few years off to rest before starting a new band, The Black League. Read more on Last.fm
Sentenced was a Finnish metal band, formed in 1989 and disbanded in 2005. Sentenced was originally formed in 1989 in the town of Muhos, Finland as a death metal band. The band produced their first album "Shadows Of The Past" in 1991 with singer/guitarist Miika Tenkula. The next two albums "North From Here" and "Amok" and the following EP "Love & Death" had bassist Taneli Jarva as singer, but in 1995 Taneli decided to take a few years off to rest before starting a new band, The Black League. Sentenced recruited Ville Laihiala in 1996 and put out the album "Down".

Taneli's deep rumbling voice was replaced by Ville's warm and clear delivery. The dark-maned Finn immediately put his own touch to the new, melancholic and pain-ridden songs. The band put out an album almost every 2 years. Following "Down" in 1996 came "Frozen", "Crimson" and "The Cold White Light". Sentenced decided to lay the band to rest with the final album "The Funeral Album" in 2005, at the peak of their career.

It gives a taste of all eras of the career of Sentenced. The band's only DVD "Buried Alive" came out in November 2006 (in most European countries). The DVD includes the final show in Club Teatria, all videos (including an upcoming video of "Despair-Ridden Hearts") and some extra material of all those years. Their guitarist Miika Tenkula was found dead in his home on February 18th 2009. He was 34 years old. Vesa Ranta (drummer) said: "Miika had a serious drinking problem for many years which escalated after Sentenced was buried. They don't call it King Alcohol for nothing..." An autopsy revealed that he had suffered from a genetic heart condition, and suffered a heart attack at his home on February 18, 2009. Discography When Death Join Us Demo, 1990 Chronology of Death Split, 1991 Rotting Ways to Misery Demo, 1991 Shadows of the Past Full-length, 1991 Journey to Pohjola Demo, 1992 North From Here Full-length, 1993 Demo 1994 Demo, 1994 The Trooper EP, 1994 Amok Full-length, 1995 Love and Death EP, 1995 Down Full-length, 1996 Story: A Recollection Best of/Compilation, 1997 Frozen Full-length, 1998 Killing Me Killing You Single, 1999 Crimson Full-length, 2000 No One There Single, 2002 The Cold White Light Full-length, 2002 Routasydän Single, 2003 promo split MCD Split, 2005 Ever-Frost Single, 2005 The Funeral Album Full-length, 2005 Buried Alive DVD, 2006 Buried Alive Live album, 2006 Buried Alive (Box) Boxed set, 2006 The Glow of 1000 Suns / Amok Run EP, 2008 Read more on Last.fm.

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