Temple Balls are an energetic hard rock band from Finland. For the past couple of years, Temple Balls has kept busy both in the studio and on the stage. Opening for such bands as Queen, Deep Purple, and Uriah Heep,
the band has proven to be more than capable of handling stages of any size, whether it be a big festival or your local club’s stage. Live, this band will set your friggin’ pants on fire and turn you into a believer.
The band’s first official single, ’Hell andFeelin’ Fine’ was released in September 2016 and got loads of airtime on Finnish Radio Rock. The band’s debut album was recorded at Karma Sound Studios (Thailand) in May 2016 and saw the daylight on February 24, 2017. The album was produced by Tobias Lindell, who is known for his collaborations with Europe, Mustasch, and H.E.A.T. Fall of 2017 started with a sold-out tour across Finland with Battle Beast.
They also played in Japan for the first time and did a five-day tour of Ukraine in late 2017. After their swing through Japan, the readers of the biggest Japanese rock magazine Burrn! voted Temple Balls as ‘the second brightest hope’ and additionally were chosen as ‘The Newcomer of the Year’ on Masa Ito’s Rock TV. The second album, “Untamed” dropped on March 8, 2019, and immediately got fantastic reviews from music media such as Soundi and Burrn! magazines. The band also toured Europe as support for Sonata Arctica, cementing their reputation as a stellar live act. Temple Balls’ third album, “Pyromide” was released via Frontiers Music Srl on April 16, 2021. Pyromide was produced by none other than Jona Tee (H.E.A.T), and it is a stunning punch in the face for all lovers of anthemic and melodic hard rock. Pyromide was extremely well received both by critics and fans alike. The album has gained a great bunch of streams along the way, and the guys are extremely enthusiastic about the reception of the fans and media.
As of now, the band are working on their upcoming fourth album, to be released in the spring of 2023. The first single “Strike Like a Cobra” was released in March of this year and was received brilliantly by the fans and the media. In May, the band did a 3-week tour of Europe with the Swedish melodic metal masters H.E.A.T and has continued gigging in Finland during the festival season.
Temple Balls are:
Arde Teronen – Vocals
Jimi Välikangas – Bass
Jiri Paavonaho – Guitar
Niko Vuorela – Guitar
Antti Hissa – Drums