Vorna are a melancholic metal band from Tampere, Finland founded back in 2008. The six-piece started first as a melodic black/folk metal band 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 a live environment. One year later the biggest Finnish metal media outlet Kaaoszine ranked Vorna as one of the 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, RaisedFist, 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 came back with full force. With over 10 years of experience under their belt and with the original line-up, the six-piece brought their anticipated and carefully crafted third full-length album “Sateet palata saavat” which was released on September 27th 2019 through their new label Lifeforce Records. “Sateet palata saavat” was the most refined and most ambitious Vorna release to date which would redefine the Finnish melancholic metal music for years to come. “Sateet palata saavat” received praising reviews and “Album of the Year” -nominations from all over the world and the album also debuted on the Finnish album charts TOP50 on position #35 (on position #6 in physical sales).
At the beginning of the year 2020 Vorna announced another Finnish tour and a Baltic weekender tour which were supposed to kick off the coming spring and end in a three-week European tour with the Romanian act Bucovina in early 2021. However the Covid pandemic broke loose and all touring plans were ceased. Although the band managed to perform a few live shows during the pandemic (e.g. live stream show in Helsinki, SaariHelvetti in 2021, Nummirock in 2022 and support shows for Harakiri for the Sky's Finnish tour in spring 2022), the band fell into touring hibernation and started to focus on the album #4.
Now in the year 2023 Vorna have awoken from their slumber and are returning with the long awaited new album "Aamunkoi", which will be released on April 21st through Lifeforce Records. "Aamunkoi" portrays a more diverse yet hungrier Vorna than ever before still presenting the signature melancholic atmosphere and Finnish language the band has been known for for a decade.
"As the smoke clears, I witness the break of dawn."