Temple Balls is a hard rock band from Oulu, Finland.
In the time-tested tradition of everyone from Aerosmith to Van Halen, it is the driving, hard hitting drum beats, the massive wall of bass, incandescently blazing fretboard wizardry and the melodic guitar licks that lay the foundation for the band’s brazen classic rock sound. What truly sets these youngsters apart from their peers is their sovereignty in things that really matter: memorable refrains, melodic hooks, heartfelt lyrics and the vocalist’s uniquely tinted yet classic singing style.
For the past couple of years Temple Balls has kept busy, both in the studio and on the stage. Opening for such bands like Queen, Deep Purple and Uriah Heep, the band has proven to be more than able to handle big stages as well. Whether it be a big festival or your local club’s stage, the band will set your friggin’ pants on fire.
The first official single ’ Hell And Feelin’ Fine ’ was released on September 1st 2016 and got loads of airtime on Finnish Radio Rock. The debut album was recorded at Karma Sound Studios (Thailand) on May 2016, and saw the daylight on February 24th 2017. ’Traded Dreams’ was released via Finnish record label Ranka Kustannus whose captain is the founder of Spinefarm Records – the label behind such acts like Nightwish, Children of Bodom etc.
After the release in Finland the album was put out in Germany on May 5th via SoulFood Music and December 15th in Japan via Ward records. The album was produced by Tobias Lindell, who is known for his collaborations with such bands like Europe, Mustasch and H.E.A.T.
The fall of 2017 started with a sold-out tour across Finland with a big heavy metal magnet Battle Beast. The band also played in Japan for the first time and did a 5-day tour of Ukraine in late 2017. In April 2018 the guys did a two week tour across the Baltics and Eastern-Europe. During the fall of 2018 the 5-piece hard rockers will release new singles from the upcoming second album starting by the release of a single ‘ Kill the Voice ’.
Temple Balls are:
Arde Teronen – Vocals
Jimi Välikangas – Bass
Jiri Paavonaho – Guitar
Niko Vuorela – Guitar
Antti Hissa – Drums