Simulacrum: Genesis-2021.

Simulacrum is a progressive metal band from Turku, Finland. It originally started off as a high school band founded 12 years ago by the composer/keyboard player Christian ”Chrism” Pulkkinen. The original line-up had already 3 members of the current one; Chrism, his little brother Nicholas Pulkkinen (guitar) and Olli Hakala (bass). The name Simulacrum was adopted a few years after and the band found a singer, Niklas Broman to tackle the complex material at hand. On the album the drums were played by Markus Wallasvaara, who played in the band between 2003-2011. Since then, the band has found a young virtuoso Samuel Hildén to manage the drum set. Simulacrum’s music is progressive metal with an distinct sound and atmosphere. Even though some musical influences are audible here and there, the originality is unchallenged by many in the same genre.


Demo 2004Demo2004 
The Master and the SimulacrumSingle2007 
Promo 2010Demo2011 
The Master and the SimulacrumFull-length2012
Sky DividedFull-length2015 
Olli Hakala
Chapman Stick, Bass (2000-present)
See also: ex-Chrism, Crash Course Highway
Petri Mäkilä
Guitars (2000-present)
See also: ex-Chrism, ex-Araneum
Christian Pulkkinen
Keyboards (2000-present)
See also: AdamantraEden’s Curse, ex-Chrism, ex-Epicrenel, ex-Iron Sphere, True Cult Club
Niklas Broman
Vocals (lead) (2004-present)
Erik Kraemer
Vocals (2016-present)
See also: ex-Stereopolis, Circus of Rock, ex-Timo Tolkki’s Infinite Visions
Tatu Turunen
Drums (2017-present)
See also: Autere

Past Members:

Sauli MannevaaraDrums
Jesse HarrisonDrums
Sami JuusolaGuitars (2000-?)
Markus WallasvaaraDrums (2003-2011, 2012-?)
See also: ex-Chrism

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