The current line-up was formed in 1999, when Jussi Hämäläinen, Mari Jämbäck and Ilpo Paasela were joined by Kimmo Tukiainen from Diablerie . At the same time Markus Forsström and Roope Sivén joined the band.
Before signing the contract with Shadow World Records The Chant recorded four demos. The first two helped shaping the band’s sound but the latter two gained a lot of positive feedback. Sighs
(2005) was named Demo of the Month in Inferno (the largest metal magazine in the Nordic Countries) and Imperiumi.net (the leading Finnish metal portal). After Sighs it all got slightly bigger. With Breakdown (2006) the band won Radio YleX’s demo contest, and was granted nationwide airplay. Even before its release, Ghostlines was already noticed throughout Finland, due to the single Ode to the End which is currently on the main playlists of the most significant radio stations.
In 2008, The Chant's debut album “Ghostlines”, 54 minutes of melancholic music full of beautiful melodies and harmonies, was released by Shadow World Records.
The second studio album “This is The World We Know” (2010) contains nine tracks of atmospheric rock with gothic and progressive influences. At times there are metal elements contrasting the soothing melodies.