The Celesti Alliance Story so far...

The idea or the concept of Celesti Alliance was born at least a decade before it actually saw daylight under the name of Celesti Alliance. There were various songs, melodies and lyrics that had been lying in the drawer for years. In the late Autumn of 2012 Tuukka Nurmi-Aro finally took the first step to create a band that would position somewhere in between power metal and classic hard rock. The first attempt didn't yield results but it wasn't until the spring of 2013 that the second try took place and the first line up was actually born. This lasted until the end of year 2013. The recordings of a promo album started in the spring of 2014 and a 3-song promo CD was released in July. The second line up of Celesti Alliance was created in the autumn of 2014. This lasted a few months only to crash and burn. The recordings of the first official EP started in the early 2015. Celesti has since defined it´s style as a melodic hard rock. The EP was released on 31.8.2015 under the name "Eagle´s Nest". The band started to build a mark 3- line up in the autumn of 2015.

Building a solid line up proved to be a bit more challenging than anticipated at first. Having tried a few musicians and starting to rehearse for the debut live gig with session members, Nurmi-Aro found the singer he had been looking for in Spring 2016. He hooked up with Valtteri Heiskanen (Dystocracy, ex-Crimson Day) from Tampere and the two instantly found a common understanding. During summer 2016, aside from rehearsing for the debut gig, Celesti Alliance recruited drummer Niko Hienonen and bassist Andrea Ferrantelli. Shortly after band’s debut gig in Bar Rock Bear with All Rise, they found the missing piece of the puzzle when guitarist Kalle Pöyskö, also from Tampere, joined the ranks. With this line up, the band made a short tour in Baltia, a few gigs in Finland and released its second EP "Time to Rise" in September 2017. During 2017, both members of the rhythm section, Niko and Andrea, decided to quit Celesti Alliance. Which brings us to the current date...

Immediately after Andrea's departure, Iikka Luhtamäki joined the ranks as the new bass player. And in the beginning of 2018, the right man for the drum throne was finally found in form of Kim Keinonen. After the completion of the line up Celesti Alliance has made a few gigs in Finland. The highlight of these is definitely the support gig for the legendary vocalist Jari Tiura (best known for his work in Michael Schenker Group)! On top of this, Valtteri has been developing his vocal skills in the masterful guidance of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, ex-Gamma Ray) and the band has composed brand new songs which they also have played live. Next step for the Alliance is to release their debut album, perhaps sometime around 2019!