Sky Of Forever
Music that takes your breath away.
Sky Of Forever (™) is a Helsinki based melodic hardrock group. Their music is influenced by 1980`s hardrock and the masters of film music. The group is led by singer and songwriter Lauri Hannola.
Line-up filled with talent
Lauri Hannola, singer and songwriter
Roni Seppänen, guitars and co-producing
Rolf Pilve, drums
Tuomas Yli-Jaskari, sound engineering, co-producing, additional bass
Risto Kupiainen, orchestrations, piano
Melodic, magical, magnificent.
Sky Of Forever is touching melodies, great choruses, magical moments of music.
“I was born in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. I was a little kid when I heard Michael Jackson`s “Black Or White” single. My mom remembers that I would stand next to the tape player and listen to that song all day long. I also saw the music video and even tried to copy some of his dance moves. I was fascinated.
My parents bought me my first guitar when I was six years old. I really didn`t know how to play, but played it anyway. After some anti-playing their ears couldn`t take it anymore, so my mom almost forced me to take some guitar lessons. I had heard Metallica`s music, so “Unforgiven” was one of the first songs I began to practice once I was familiar with the basic chords and so on. As time moved on, I soon realized that I was more into melodic music.
Junior high school was the era of musical awakening: we had our first real band and played some gigs. At first I was too afraid to sing, but later on got over the stage fright. We also made our first demo back then.
I had played guitar as a main instrument for several years when my music teachers encouraged me to sing. I started singing when I was about 17 years old. I got a lot of influences from melodic metal, 80`s stuff and film music. As a guitar player I had been practicing shredding, so it was natural for me to start singing the same stuff. I started to find my unique voice.
Sky Of Forever`s debut album came out 14/10/2016 in Europe and USA and 14/12/2016 in Japan (as I`m writing this, it hasn`t come out yet).
As a songwriter, composing is always an adventure to me. I love great melodies, big chords and smooth dynamics.”
-Lauri, singer-songwriter / Sky Of Forever