|Also known as||The Grinder, Dr. K.H., Caer Hallam Generis, K|
|Born||31 December 1973|
|Genres||Melodic death metal, folk rock, power metal, grindcore|
|Associated acts||Nightwish, Wintersun, Darkwoods My Betrothed, Rotten Sound, Arthemesia, Max on the Rox, Swallow The Sun, Kai Hahto Band|
Kai Hahto (born 31 December 1973 in Vaasa, Finland) is a Finnish musician and drummer.
Hahto was a member of the grindcore band Rotten Sound.
Hahto then recorded with the band Wintersun as a session drummer before joining them as a band member.
Hahto has an endorsement relationship with Meinl cymbals, Pearl drums and hardware, Balbex drumsticks, Roland V-Drums and Finfonic earphones.
On 6 August 2014, it was announced that Hahto will be playing drums on the forthcoming Nightwish album, replacing Jukka Nevalainen, who went on hiatus from the band due to insomnia, and Hahto performed on all live shows since that date. On July 15, 2019, Hahto became Nightwish's permanent drummer following Nevalainen's decision not to return to the band.
In December 2020, it was announced that Hahto would be the drummer for the new lineup in Finnish black metal band Darkwoods My Betrothed, who had become active again.
|Band||Year of release||Title||Label|
|Cartilage||1992||Split album w/ Altar||Drowned Productions|
|Vomiturition||1995||A Leftover||Invasion Records|
|Rotten Sound||1995||Sick Bastard||Genet Records|
|Rotten Sound||1995||Psychotic Veterinarian||S.O.A. Records|
|Rotten Sound||1996||Loosin' Face||Anomie Records|
|Enochian Crescent||1997||Telocvovim||Woodcut Records|
|Rotten Sound||1997||Spitted Alive||I.D.S. Records|
|Rotten Sound||1997||Under Pressure||Repulse Records|
|Rotten Sound||1998||Drain||Repulse Records|
|Rotten Sound||2000||Still Psycho||Necropolis Records|
|Max on the Rox||2000||Voodoo||Kråklund Records|
|Rotten Sound||2001||8 Hours of Lobotomy||M.C.R. Records|
|Rotten Sound||2002||Murderworks||Necropolis Records|
|Max on the Rox||2002||Rox II||Kråklund Records|
|Rotten Sound||2003||Seeds of Hate||Cudgel Agency|
|Rotten Sound||2003||From Crust 'Til Grind||Century Media Records|
|Max on the Rox||2004||Rhythmic Songs from a Mysterious Red House||Kråklund Records|
|Rotten Sound||2005||Exit||Spinefarm Records|
|Swallow the Sun||2009||New Moon||Spinefarm Records|
|Swallow the Sun||2012||Emerald Forest and the Blackbird||Spinefarm Records|
|Wintersun||2012||Time I||Nuclear Blast|
|Nightwish||2015||Endless Forms Most Beautiful||Nuclear Blast|
|Trees of Eternity||2016||Hour of the Nightingale||Svart Records|
|Nightwish||2020||Human. :II: Nature.||Nuclear Blast|
|Auri||2021||II – Those We Don't Speak Of||Nuclear Blast|
|Darkwoods My Betrothed||Angel of Carnage Unleashed||Napalm Records|