Having quite some history with Finnish bands, Lifeforce Records is proud to announce the signing of another outstanding band from the land of the thousand lakes in the form of Vorna from Tampere. Singing in their native language Vorna combine all the great elements fans love from the bands up north. The band's Lifeforce Records debut is set for a fall 2019 release.
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 which will be released in autumn 2019 through their new label Lifeforce Records. The forthcoming album is the most refined and most ambitious Vorna release to date which will redefine the Finnish melancholic metal music for years to come.
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Mighty Music proudly presents the first Japanese band in our roster; Eleanor. The band plays far eastern melancholic gothic metal. Eleanor is influenced by the most of the European bands in the same genre, but adds the unique Japanese ethnic sensitivity and sound - making their version of melancholic gothic metal an inspiring experience.
The band visited Belgium in 2013 and fell in love with the European live scene, making them wanting to come back. With the international release of the new album "Celestial Nocturne" through Mighty Music in early 2018 , the band aims for the stars and it should not be to long before we see them on European soil once again.
"Defying Gravity" is the first single from the new album - watch it right here:-
Pest Records, the new Loud Rage Music chapter, is proud to announce it has recently agreed with the up and coming Finnish Melancholic Post Metal band Atlases for the release of the band’s debut material, a 5 tracks EP titled Penumbra and scheduled for this Autumn.
Atlases was founded by guitarist Ville-Veikko Laaksonen in 2017, after he parted ways with his previous band Oceanwake. The right lineup was found rather quickly. Based in Pori, Finland the band now consists of five musicians, who have influenced in bands like Apea, Filthy Vermin, Oceanwake, Palekastro Plays Kingston Wall, Sammontakojat, Vuoltee & Sotahuuto.
Atlases' music combines metal with atmospheric soundscapes, making the end result sound like Modern Post Metal, as they themselves call it.
Check out a teaser for Penumbra here:
More info to be revealed soon!
Foscor are now premiering the first track taken from their forthcoming fifth full-length. 'Les Irreals Visions' has been slated for release on June 9th.
The Catalan melancholy metal experts are now streaming the song "Ciutat Tràgica" featuring Alan A. Nemtheanga from Primordial exclusively via the official premiere partners listed below.
Rock Hard (DE)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Metal Italia (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Zero Tolerance (UK)
Regarding the song premiere, Foscor comment:
"Our premiere song 'Ciutat Tràgica' translates as 'tragic city' and it was admittedly also our original choice for the new album's opening track and title. In terms of lyrics, this record maps the collective interactions, weaknesses, and individual hopes of human beings in a city as a metaphor - amplifying the myths that we face. Life as such is represented by a maze of places, paths, wefts, and bounds that make us into who we are.
After receiving the translation into photography, which Dutch artist Nona Limmen developed around our concept, for the album artwork, and its cover, we realized the bigger scale and wider connection that everything had with the Modernist Art period. Isolating the experience of hallucination to treat the ventures and misfortunes of the human being in a changing and distressed society, this magical place becomes a dreamlike landscape of extremes where we locate the scene and its reality. The first song premiered perfectly describes the emotional dimension of the nature of our music.
Reminiscent of the 80's monochrome landscapes that we all have in mind, it offers the same intensity and vitality, which has always characterized us and that people hopefully find throughout this whole album. To work only with clean vocals and adding Catalan lyrics clearly mark a changing point for us. Last but not least, having Irish gentleman Alan A. Nemtheanga from Primordial performing vocals on this song makes it an even more special moment."
Finnish group Ghost Brigade have released new details regarding their highly anticipated new album 'IV - One with the Storm', which has been scheduled for release on November 7th.
'IV - One with the Storm' will be released as a Digipak CD with bonus tracks, deluxe clam-shell box with double LP and bonus 7", various colored Gatefold Double-LP formats, regular CD, and merchandising. The bonus tracks on the limited Digipak and the bonus 7" are remixes of "Long Way To The Graves" and "Disembodied Voices" by Jonny Wanha, who previously remixed "In the Woods" (from previous album 'Until Fear No Longer Defines Us') in 2012. All formats are now available for pre-order!
Artwork and track listing of 'IV - One with the Storm' can now be viewed below.
1. Wretched Blues
4. Disembodied Voices
5. Electra Complex
6. Stones and Pillars
8. The Knife
9. Long Way to the Graves
10. Elämä On Tulta
Ghost Brigade have also released a teaser video of 'IV - One with the Storm'. The teaser, featuring music taken from the new album, can be viewed here.
Adding to this, singer Manne Ikonen's hard work on his performance reveals itself remarkably in the enhanced clear vocal passages. "IV - One with the Storm" furthermore comes with a state of the art production by the band and Tuomas Kokko at Electric Fox Studios, Finland.
Manne Ikonen: vocals
Tommi Kiviniemi: guitar
Wille Naukkarinen: guitar
Veli-Matti Suihkonen: drums
Joni Saalamo: bass
Joni Vanhanen: keyboards
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