About Embraze: Embraze history 1994 â€“ Lauri Tuohimaa, Ilkka LeskelÃ¤, Petri Henell and Mikko Aaltonen founded Embrace 1995 â€“ Mikko Aaltonen is out, welcome Juha RytkÃ¶nen. First gig in â€Against Drugs â€“ eventâ€ supporting Generators. Recorded first demo â€œAllotriaâ€. Heidi MÃ¤Ã¤ttÃ¤ added to the roster. 1996 â€“ Second demo â€œ96â€ saw the daylight and gained some interest from record labels. That was pretty soon followed by third demo recorded in band's rehearsal facilities with amobile studio equipment. The band achieved a 1 st place in a local rock talent contest.