With clear crisp vocals, grinding rhythms and well executed leads, this band is definitely in a league of their own.

Aittala is a three piece heavy metal / hard rock band hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina USA. The band has combined classic metal, thrash, progressive, hard rock, power and doom elements to create their own sound. This unique sound has set them apart from everyone else. Eric Aittala originally formed the band in 1991, then went on to other ventures, returning once again.

Eric Aittala

From 2009 to 2016 they released four full-length albums: Bed of Thorns (2009), Haunt Your Flesh (2011), Effigy (2014) and American Nightmare (2016). Each album was a step up in song writing and lyrical content while maintaining their core sound.

The group’s fifth album titled False Pretenses is due to be released in September of 2019 via Curtain Call Records. In my opinion, this is by far their best effort. Highlight tracks for me are: “Different Day”, “Black Coffin” and “Debt”. In the metal world, bands can start to sound the same and Aittala steps outside of the box. With clear crisp vocals, grinding rhythms and well executed leads, this band is definitely in a league of their own.

The band is planning some light touring this fall but no definite dates at this time. This is a must see act and I, for one, will be attending depending on location. Check out the music of Aittala, crank up the volume and keep your eyes peeled for False Pretenses! \m/

Aittala - False Pretenses

Aittala are:

Eric Aittala – Guitars/Vocals
Ali Lugo – Bass
Gary ‘Zeus’ Smith – Drums

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