A new singer has been found! - Posted on July 16th, 2013

Vesa Ranta: “For the last six months we’ve been looking for a new singer to join our troops of doom. We were contacted by dozens of interested singers, from Finland and abroad. Vocal samples were thoroughly listened, and we really wanted to take our time and dig into it. We were taken by surprise that eventually the suitable singer was found from our home town Oulu. Our new singer Antti Kumpulainen has a long history as a singer in various groups. His personal sound, sense for melodies and the ability to create good lyrics impressed us.

Being in a band means you have to be able to work together and that there has to be a certain chemistry on a personal level. We used a lot of time to be absolutely sure that we were making the right decision. We wanted a singer who is ready to work hard and most importantly has the passion for whatever is needed.

Replacing the lead singer is always a huge thing for the band and we’re aware that getting used to this kind of a change will take some time. Nevertheless, we are absolutely sure that this is the right path we’re taking. We’ve already composed all material for our third album and it looks like we’re going to studio in the next months. More news coming soon.”

Janne Markus: “I’ve known Antti for a really long time and we actually have made some music before. Anttis’ personality and singing style are really a perfect match with The Man-Eating Tree-sound, which in fact is becoming heavier in many ways. You can definitely recognize the same old TMET-sound, but we’re reinventing ourselves so our sound is getting some new shape too. It seems that the most obvious choice can sometimes be found closer than one might think.”

Antti Kumpulainen: “Hello there. First of all, I must say that it’s a pleasure to join The Man-Eating Tree. These past few months I’ve spent with these happy fellows have already shown a glimpse of some great, exciting things to come. For me, it was easy to start working with the band in such an open and inspiring atmosphere and not least because I’ve felt truly welcome from the very beginning.

The songwriting has been relaxed and natural, where everybody feels free to express their thoughts about the songs. All I can say about the vocals is that my singing will differ a bit from what has been heard on the last The Man-Eating Tree records. I’m not trying to copy anything that has been already done, just adding a new element to our sound. I’m sure this all natural progression will be reflected as a truly honest and emotional ride. Expect nothing less.
Simply put, I can only say that I feel extremely happy to be a part of The Man-Eating Tree.”


Search for the new vocalist has ended - Posted on March 26th, 2013

First of all: Thanks to everyone who applied! We got many contacts from Finland and abroad as well. We have already contacted personally all interesting parties about further actions. More details about selection will be announced later.

The Man-Eating Tree is looking for a singer - Posted on January 2nd, 2013

The Man-Eating Tree, which has existed since 2009 and released two albums worldwide, is looking for a new singer into its ranks.

If you expect to have a suitable sound and you enjoy traveling in a tour bus, feel free to contact us with a vocal sample.
Band has been working hard on new material and recordings are due to start in the summer of 2013.


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A change in the lineup - Posted on January 1st, 2013

Unfortunately we have to inform that Tuomas does not continue any longer in our band as a vocalist. Various musical and also non-musical aspects led us to this conclusion.

There is no bigger drama or so in our side and we don’t want to discuss further about the reasons behind the decision, so please don’t send us any questions concerning the issue.

Quitting the band was not an option in any case and we will return with a new singer when the time is right.

Now it is time to gather some energy and even if the new material has been already written and practiced, the new album is not coming out in the near future.

We would like to thank Tuomas from unforgettable times and great work without forgetting the kilometers of joy and tears we shared together. We wish you all the best in your life!

The Man-Eating Tree
Janne, Vesa, Heidi, Mikko and Antti


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