KALMAH Announces New Keyboardist, Continues Work On Next Album

Finnish metallers KALMAH have announced the addition of keyboardist Veli-Matti Kananen (ONE MORNING LEFT) to the group's ranks. The band states, "Velski has already played session gigs with us in Russia and Switzerland so we knew his skills and most of all his state of mindlessness."

In other news, KALMAH has commenced the songwriting sessions for its seventh full-length album album, which the band hopes to begin recording at the end of the year. The group states, "So far we have four songs on the way — fast and warped. [A] new video will be shot next summer with mosquitos and Finnish swamp soil. [The] song for the video has already been chosen."

Keyboardist Marco Sneck left KALMAH last summer after seven years and three albums with the band.

KALMAH's sixth album, "12 Gauge", entered the official chart in the Finland at position No. 15. The CD was recorded between June and August 2009 at Tico Tico studio in Kemi, Finland and was mastered at the Cutting Room in Sweden.

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