- Vesa Salovaara - Vocals
- Arttu Järvisalo - Lead Guitars
- Niilo Könönen - Bass
- Henri Lammintausta - Guitars
- Mikael Vanninen - Drums
- Saku Myyryläinen - Keyboards
Vorna are a melancholic metal band from Tampere, Finland founded back in 2008. The six-piece band started first as a melodic black/folk metal but later absorbed various influences from symphonic, atmospheric and melodic metal – now delivering a dark and majestic performance sung in the beautiful Finnish language.
After publishing a few unofficial demos, Vorna finally released their debut full-length album “Ajastaika” in 2013 which received lots of positive feedback and reactions both from the Finnish and international media. In 2014, the band started active touring and played several shows in Finland making their first impressions in live environment.
One year later, the biggest Finnish metal media outlet Kaaoszine ranked Vorna as one of most promising, upcoming rock/metal bands from Finland. The year of 2015 would also stand for their busiest year so far as their signature beer “Taival” was launched in the Finnish markets in autumn, followed by a European tour through Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden culminating to the release of their highly acclaimed second full-length album “Ei valo minua seuraa” in December.
“Ei valo minua seuraa” received astonishing reviews, praises and honorary mentions both among the fans and media. This album made absolutely clear that Vorna had now become a well-known act in the underground metal scene and it opened many doors for the future: in January 2016 Vorna were signed to Nem Agency, one of the biggest independent booking agencies and live promoters in Finland, and half a year later played their first festival appearance at SaariHelvetti together with such acts as Shining (SWE), Turmion Kätilöt and many more.
In autumn 2016 Vorna recorded two to-be-self-released singles: “Aalloista” which was released in September and was followed by a Finnish tour with Whispered, and “Tie varjoista” in January 2017 which was then followed by another Finnish tour with Thyrfing and Kalmah aside with Vorna’s appearance at JKL Metal Festival in Jyväskylä. After playing numerous club shows in spring 2017, Vorna were invited to one of the biggest Finnish summer metal festivals, Nummirock, accompanying such acts as Rhapsody, DevilDriver, Raised Fist, Wintersun, Insomnium and many more. Only a few months later Vorna left for a touring break in order to focus on their upcoming third full-length album.
In 2019 Vorna are coming back with full force. Now with over 10 years of experience under their belt and still going strong with the original line-up, the six-piece are bringing their anticipated and carefully crafted third full-length album “Sateet palata saavat” which will be released in autumn 2019 through their new label Lifeforce Records. “Sateet palata saavat” is the most refined and most ambitious Vorna release to date which will redefine the Finnish melancholic metal music for years to come.
Sateet Palata Saavat / 2019
1. Ylle kaartuvat
4. Sydäntalven puut
5. Maa martona makaa
8. Tyhjyys on tyyni
Sateet Palata Saavat is the third studio album from Vorna, set to release September 27th 2019. “Maa Martona Makaa” and “Sateet” have been released as singles with lyric videos.
Ei Valo Minua Seuraa / 2015
01 – Harmaudesta
02 – Jälkemme
03 – Itsetön
04 – Sieluni varjossa
05 – Vaipunut
06 – Yksin
07 – Hiljaiset rauniot
Ei Valo Minua Seuraa is the second studio album by Vorna. A music video was released for the song “Yksin”
All instruments and vocals recorded by Vorna between May and July 2015, except
drums and percussions recorded and engineered by Tuomas Kokko in May 2015.
Mixed by Tuomas Kokko at Electric Fox Studios in July 2015.
Mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde at Virtalähde Mastering in August 2015.
Artwork by Jarno Lahti / KAAMOS Illustration & Design Studio.
Band photo by Valtteri Piira.
Mia Lahti – Backing Vocals (Itsetön, Vaipunut, Hiljaiset rauniot)
Lila Arha – Viola (Yksin, Hiljaiset rauniot)
Katriina Salminen – Cello (Sieluni varjossa, Yksin)
Release date: December 4th 2015
Ajastaika / 2013
01 – Taakse jää
02 – Hiiden taival
03 – Ukkonen
04 – Harhan liekki
05 – Kaivatun uni
06 – Lehväin varjoon
07 – Pakanaveri
08 – Ensilumi
09 – Ikuiseen iltaan
10 – Kuolevan maan kulkija
11 – Muisto
Ajastaika is Vorna’s first studio album.
All instruments and vocals recorded between November 2012 and February 2013
by Vorna, except drums recorded by Jarno Hänninen at D-studio October 2012.
Mixed by Jarno Hänninen at D-studio February 2013.
Mastered by Jykä Ahola at Dreamhouse studio April 2013.
Artwork by Jussi Leppänen / Tulimyrsky Design and Arttu Järvisalo
Marleena Rosengren – Violin (Hiiden taival, Kaivatun uni)
Release dates: August 16th 2013 (Finland) / September 20th 2013 (worldwide)
REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
Report and photos by Serena Solomon A few days of relief from the monotonous, gigless summer. Saarihelvetti 2020 was one of few festivals that luckily were able to stay strongSeptember 7, 2020 by Serena