Finnish pagan metal band Vorna will release their second full length album Ei valo minua seuraa (Eng. No Light Follows Me) on 4th December 2015. The album will be released through Inverse Records and you can listen to the first single from the album, Jälkemme, and check out the album artwork below.
The album has been mixed by Tuomas Kokko from Electric Fox Studios (Swallow the Sun, Ghost Brigade) and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde from Virtalähde Mastering (Black Crucifixion, Alghazanth, Ghost Brigade). The album cover artworks have been designed by Jarno Lahti from Kaamos Illustration & Design (e.g. Pain, Hypocrisy, Before the Dawn).
Lead vocalist Vesa Salovaara shared a few words about the album recordings and about the actual album:
“This year has most certainly been Vorna’s busiest one to date and the whole album making process was quite intensive experience as well. The song material was constantly evolving from the earliest demo sessions in April all the way to the mixing which took place in July. As a result we think we’re holding our most mature, diverse and also, in a way, darkest album yet. Still, neither risks nor untamed intuitive ideas were avoided and we believe that one might find even somewhat surprising shades from it’s depths. Lyrically ”Ei valo minua seuraa” is dealing with quite universal and timeless themes. The story is fundamentally about a journey towards mental or spiritual equilibrium which is being torned by contradictive identities and generally estranged world.
”Jälkemme” represents the more straightforward approach of the album and that’s one of the reasons we chose it to be the first single. It’s quite a beast of a song and we believe it has a lot to offer in live environment. Come to our show and witness it yourself!”
1. Harmaudesta (Away from Grey)
2. Jälkemme (Heritage)
3. Itsetön (Soul Shriven)
4. Sieluni varjossa (In the Nightside of Self)
5. Vaipunut (Of Life Descended)
6. Yksin (Alone)
7. Hiljaiset rauniot (Silent Ruins)
Vorna will also be heading out for a European tour in October. The shows in October are co-headlined with the German black metal titans Thyrgrim and the two shows in Sweden in November with the Swedish folk/viking metal band Grimner. Below you may find all tour dates:
1.10.2015 – FI – Semifinal, Helsinki
2.10.2015 – FI – Katse, Jyväskylä + Thyrgrim (DE) & Enthring (FI)
3.10.2015 – FI – Varjobaari, Tampere + Thyrgrim (DE) & Nation Despair (FI)
9.10.2015 – DE – Helvete, Oberhausen + Thyrgrim (DE), Firtan (DE) & Kapala (DE)
10.10.2015 – DE – From Hell, Erfurt + Thyrgrim (DE), Heimdalls Wacht (DE) & Pestnebel (DE)
16.10.2015 – NL – dB’s, Utrecht + Thyrgrim (DE) & Nefast (NL)
17.10.2015 – NL – Boelie’s Pub, Winschoten + Thyrgrim (DE), Hemelbestormer (BE), Anasarca (DE) & Miscall (NL)
13.11.2015 – SWE – Palatset, Linköping + Grimner (SWE) & King of Asgard (SWE)
14.11.2015 – SWE – PSB, Stockholm + Grimner (SWE) & Apocalypse Orchestra (SWE)
21.11.2015 – FI – Dog’s Home, Tampere + Kivimetsän Druidi