Vorna is a Finnish melancholic/melodic metal band from Tampere, Finland. The band first started as a melodic black/folk metal band in 2008 but later absorbed lots of influences from symphonic, atmospheric and melodic metal now delivering a very dark and majestic performance sung in Finnish language.
Vorna released their debut full length album ”Ajastaika” in 2013 and received lots of positive feedback both from Finnish and international media. In 2014, the band activated for the very first time in touring and played several shows in Finland during autumn 2014 making first impressions on the domestic audience. In May 2015, the Finnish metal media Kaaoszine listed Vorna in the TOP 10 most promising Finnish rock/metal bands of the time.
In 2015 the band started also working on their second full length album ”Ei valo minua seuraa”.”Ei valo minua seuraa” was mixed by Tuomas Kokko (Swallow the Sun, Ghost Brigade, etc.), mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde (Black Crucifixion, Alghazanth, etc.) and the cover arts were designed by Jarno Lahti (Hypocrisy, Pain, Before the Dawn, etc.). The album was finalized in September 2015 and release date was set to December 2015.
Before the release, Vorna had their signature beer ”Vorna – Taival” crafted and retailed by Panimo Hiisi. The beer was launched to the Finnish markets in October 2015 simultaneously with the beginning of Vorna’s first European tour which included shows in Finland, Germany and the Netherlands. One month later Vorna played two shows in Sweden and two more shows in December after the official release of their 2nd full length album.
”Ei valo minua seuraa” received astonishing reviews: Imperiumi entitled the album as ”the album of the week” and the album got praising reviews from other Finnish metal media outlets also (Inferno 4,5/5; Kaaoszine 8,5/10; Murska-arviot 4/5). The album received positive feedback from foreign medias as well.