Horna

Horna
STYLE: ORIGIN: FinlandFORMED: 1993LABEL: World Terror Committee
  • MEMBERS:
  • Spellgoth-Vocals
  • Shatraug-Guitars
  • Infection-Guitars
  • VnoM-Bass
  • LRH-Drums
BIOGRAPHY

Horna (formerly known as Shadowed) is a Finnish black metal band that formed in 1993. The band has appeared on over thirty releases including splits, demos, EPs and albums since 1995, which have been released through numerous record labels.

Horna formed in late 1993 under the name Shadowed, formed by vocalist and guitarist Shatraug and guitarist Moredhel.  The name was changed to Horna when drummer Gorthaur joined the band in 1994.  Horna did not start recording until early 1995. The first demo, Varjoissa, was released in September that year and sold out. In 1996, Nazgul von Armageddon took over vocal duties and the band recorded their first full-length album Hiidentorni in January 1997, resulting in a deal with the Greek label Solistitium Records. The band continued to release albums under this label through June 1998, when Moredhel and bassist Skratt left the band. Bassist Thanatos replaced Skratt soon afterwards, and Moredhel re-joined that August. In 1999, the band signed to Norwegian label Oskorei Productions for a vinyl-only release of the band’s third album, Haudankylmyyden Mailla, and the band released a series of limited vinyl-only EPs and split albums through most of the early 2000s, with full-length studio albums coming out in the latter half of the decade. In 2002, Nazgul von Armageddon left the band, leaving vocal duties to Corvus. In July 2003, it was announced that guitarist Aarni T. Otava had left the group. Horna cited the loss of “dedication” as the reason behind his departure, and revealed that Horna’s performance at 2003’s Tuska Open Air Metal Festival would be their last with Otava handling guitar duties. In 2008 Horna embarked on an American tour. They played their first American show on Halloween 2008 at “The Black Castle” courtesy of underground promoter Chris “Hate War” Wood. 

The name “Horna” is Finnish for “abyss” or “hell”. It was chosen because, to Shatraug, it sounded harsh and powerful.

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DISCOGRAPHY

Hengen Tulet / 2015

Horna-Hengen Tulet
  • Album Info
  • 2015
  • World Terror Committee

1. Amadriada
2. Ajan Päättyessä
3. Nekromantia
4. Tämä Maailma Odottaa
5. Saatanalle
6. Puhdas
7. Ikuisuuden Kynnyksellä
8. Sodan Roihu
9. Hurmos
10. Profeettasi

Hengen Tulet is the ninth full-length album by Finnish black metal band Horna, released in 2015 on World Terror Committee Records.

Askel Lähempänä Saatanaa / 2013

Horna-Askel Lähempänä Saatanaa
  • Album Info
  • 2013
  • World Terror Committee

1. Alku
2. Askel Lähempänä Saatanaa
3. Kunnia Herralle, Kuninkaalle
4. Kuolema Kuoleman Jälkeen
5. Yhdeksäs Portti
6. Ei Aikaa Kyyneleille
7. Kärsimyksin Vuoltu Hänen Valittuna äänenään
8. Aamutähden Pyhimys
9. Pala Tai Palvele
10. Ota Omaksesi, Luoksesi

Askel lähempänä Saatanaa (Finnish for “a step closer to Satan”) is the eighth studio album by the Finnish black metal band Horna. It was released on February 23, 2013. It’s the band’s first full-length studio album to feature Spellgoth on vocals, having replaced Corvus.

Sanojesi äärelle / 2008

Horna-Sanojesi äärelle
  • Album Info
  • 2008
  • Debemur Morti Productions

Disc 1
1. Muinaisten Alttarilta
2. Verilehto
3. Mustan Kirkkauden Sarastus
4. Katseet
5. Askeesi
6. Sanojesi äärelle
7. Orjaroihu
8. Risti Ja Ruoska
9. Wikinger (Die Pest cover)
10. Merkuriana

Disc 2
1. Liekki Ja Voima
2. Ruumisalttari
3. Musta Rukous
4. Baphometin Siunaus

Sanojesi Äärelle (roughly Finnish for “towards your words”) is the seventh studio album by the Finnish black metal band Horna. It was published by Debemur Morti Productions on September 29, 2008. The Digi-CD-version was released via Moribund Records. while the vinyl version was handled through Deviant Records by being limited to 666 copies – 150 of them in coloured vinyl, that meant first ones in green vinyl, second ones of them in clear vinyl. Each record comes in separate single cover sleeve, with lyric sheet and a flyer. A tape version was publicized and bounded to 15 copies. It’s the last Horna album to feature Corvus on vocals.

Sotahuuto / 2007

Horna-Sotahuuto
  • Album Info
  • 2007
  • Grievantee Productions

1. Lähtölaukaus
2. Vapise, Vapahtaja
3. Verimalja
4. Tuhontuoja
5. Sodanjano
6. Ukkosmarssi
7. Sotahuuto
8. Vihanlietsoja
9. Tulikäsky

Sotahuuto (Finnish for “battle cry” or “war cry”) is the sixth studio album by the Finnish black metal band Horna. It was released on November 6, 2007 by Grievantee Productions on CD, by Deviant Records on vinyl, which were limited to 500 copies, and by Moribund Records. The album was a tribute to Bathory and was written in spring 2004.

Ääniä Yössä / 2007

Horna-Ääniä Yössä
  • Album Info
  • 2007
  • Debemur Morti Productions

1. Raiskattu Saastaisessa Valossa
2. Noutajan Kutsu
3. Mustan Surman Rukous
4. Ääni Yössä

Ääniä Yössä (Finnish for “sounds (or voices) in the night”) is the fifth full-length studio album by the black metal band Horna. It was released on Debemur Morti Productions in 2006.

Envaatnags Eflos Solf Esgantaavne / 2005

Horna-Envaatnags Eflos Solf Esgantaavne
  • Album Info
  • 2005
  • Woodcut Records

1. Vihan Tie
2. Musta Temppeli
3. Vala Pedolle
4. Kirous Ja Malja
5. Saastainen Kaste
6. Kuoleva Lupaus
7. Zythifer
8. Kuilunhenki

Envaatnags Eflos Solf Esgantaavne is the fourth full-length studio album released by the black metal band Horna. It was released in 2005 on Woodcut records.

Sudentaival / 2001

Horna-Sudentaival
  • Album Info
  • 2001
  • Woodcut Records

1. Synkän Muiston äärellä
2. Sudentaival
3. Black Metal Sodomy
4. Talventuoja
5. Haudanusva
6. Skaldiriimu
7. Kun Synkkä Ikuisuus Avautuu
8. Hautajaisyö
9. Noidanloitsu
10. Vihasta Ja Arvista

Sudentaival is the third full-length studio album by the black metal band Horna. Roughly translated, Sudentaival means “The Wolf’s Path.” It was released in 2001 on Woodcut Records. An LP version was later released by Sombre Records and was limited to 350 copies. The South American version includes two bonus tracks, “Koston Talvi” and “Voitonmalja”. These were the very first tracks done with Corvus.

Haudankylmyyden Mailla / 1999

Horna-Haudankylmyyden Mailla
  • Album Info
  • 1999
  • Solistitium Records

1. Prologi
2. Yhdeksän Yö
3. …Jeesuksen Verestä
4. Ylle Kuihtuneen Ajan Ajatusten
5. Kun Jumalan Sydän On Murskattu
6. (Kaiken) Kristityn Kuolema
7. Viimeinen Sielu Jumalan Valosta
8. Haudankylmyyden Maille
9. Hymni Tuomiopäivänä
10. Peikkomaille
11. Epilogi
12. Kunnia Saatanalle

Haudankylmyyden Mailla (Finnish for “in the lands of the coldness of graves”) is the second full-length studio album by the black metal band Horna. It was released on Solistitium Records in 1999 and was limited to 1,500 copies. It was then re-released by Omvina Records in 2005, and again on Blut & Eisen Productions in 2007. Both re-released versions have some type of alteration from the original version.

Kohti Yhdeksän Nousua / 1998

Horna-Kohti Yhdeksän Nousua
  • Album Info
  • 1998
  • Solistitium Records

1. Örkkivuorilta
2. Imperial Devastation
3. Sword of Darkness
4. White Aura Buried in Ashes
5. Sormus ja silmä
6. Outro

Kohti Yhdeksän Nousua (Finnish for “Towards the Rise of the Nine”) is the first full-length studio album by the black metal band Horna. It was released on Solistitium Records in 1998 and was limited to 1500 copies. It was re-released on vinyl under Blut & Eisen Productions in December 2006, with modified artwork, 5 additional tracks recorded in 2000 and the title appended with (Sis. Ordo Regnum Sathanas). It was limited to 666 copies, with the first 100 of which being printed on grey and black vinyl. The cover bears resemblance to Darkthrone’s A Blaze in the Northern Sky.

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