NORTHTALE is an international five-piece Power Metal band that was formed in 2017 by guitarist Bill Hudson, who was initially writing songs for a solo album. Former vocalist Christian Eriksson, drummer Patrick Johansson, keyboardist Jimmy Pitts, and bassist Mikael Planefeldt joined during the demo stages when a decision was made to turn the project into a full-time band. The group’s debut album, “Welcome To Paradise” was released in August 2019 via Nuclear Blast to very high international acclaim and great reviews on the specialized media worldwide.

After performing at the SABATON OPEN AIR Festival (Falun, Sweden) and two sold-out nights at EVOKEN Festival (Tokyo, Japan), the band amicably parted ways with vocalist Christian Eriksson, and set itself on a worldwide search that lasted almost an entire year.

In the Summer of 2020, the band chose its new vocalist, Guilherme Hirose, after a worldwide search that included 40 candidates from 11 different countries.

NORTHTALE is currently in the studio with producer Dennis Ward (HELLOWEEN, UNISONIC, ANGRA) recording its second album, with a tentative release for the summer of 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records.


Guilherme Hirose: Vocals
Bill Hudson: Guitars
Mikael Planefeldt: Bass
Patrick Johansson: Drums
Jimmy Pitts: Keyboards