Horna

Horna

Infobox musical artist
Name = Horna


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Background = group_or_band
Alias = Shadowed
Origin = Lappeenranta, Finlandcite web | url = http://www.tartareandesire.com/bands/Horna/794/ | title = Horna - Black metal | publisher = Tartarean Desire | date = 2007-06-03 | accessdate = 2008-06-01]
Genre = Black metal
Years_active = 1993–present
Label = End All Life
Woodcut
Debemur Morti
Associated_acts =
URL = [http://www.legion-horna.com legion-horna.com]
Current_members = Corvus
Shatraug
Saturnus
Infection
Ravenum
Past_members = Nazgul von Armageddon
Moredhel
Thanatos
A. T. Otava
Skratt
Vrasjarn
Gorthaur
Lord Sargofagian

Horna, formerly known as Shadowed, is a Finnish black metal band, formed in 1993 (see 1993 in music). The band has appeared on over thirty releases including splits, demos, EPs, and albums since 1995, using almost as many record labels.

History

Horna formed in late 1993 under the name Shadowed, formed by vocalist and guitarist Shatraug and guitarist Moredhel.cite web|title=Horna (Fin) - Interview|author=Torsten|publisher=FinalWar|date=2003-07-03|url=http://finalw.fi.funpic.de/main.php?cmd=interviews&datei=horna|accessdate=2008-06-02] The name was changed to Horna when drummer Gorthaur joined the band in 1994. Horna did not start recording until early 1995. The first demo, "Varjoissa", was released in September that year and sold out. In 1996, Nazgul von Armageddon took over vocal duties and the band recorded their first full-length album "Hiidentorni" in January of 1997, resulting in a deal with the Greek label Solistitium Records. The band continued to release albums under this label through June 1998, when Moredhel and bassist Skratt left the band. Bassist Thanatos replaced Skratt soon afterwards, and Moredhel re-joined that August. In 1999, the band signed to Norwegian label Oskorei Productions for a vinyl-only release of the band's third album, "Haudankylmyyden Mailla", and the band released a series of limited vinyl-only EPs and split albums through most of the early 2000s, with full-length studio albums coming out in the latter half of the decade. In 2002, Nazgul von Armageddon left the band, leaving vocal duties to Corvus. In July 2003, it was announced that guitarist Aarni T. Otava had left the group. Horna cited the loss of "dedication" as the reason behind his departure, and revealed that Horna's performance at 2003's Tuska Open Air Metal Festival would be their last with Otava handling guitar duties.cite web|title=HORNA Part Ways With Guitarist|author=|publisher=Blabbermouth|date=2003-07-11|url=http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=13490|accessdate=2008-06-02]

The name "Horna" is Finnish for "abyss" or "hell". It was chosen because, to Shatraug, it sounded harsh and powerful.

Members

Current members

*Corvus – vocals
*Shatraug – guitar, vocals
*Infection (Mynni Luukkainen) – bass guitar
*Vainaja – drums

Former members

*Nazgul von Armageddon – vocals (1996-2001)
*Moredhel (Jyri Vahvanen) – guitar (1993-98), bass guitar (1999-2000)
*Thanatos – bass guitar (1998), guitar (1999-2000)
*Aarni T. Otava – guitar (2000-02)
*Skratt – bass guitar (1997-98), keyboards on "Haudankylmyyden Mailla"
*Vrasjarn (Anssi Mäkinen) – bass guitar (2000-01)
*Saturnus – guitar
*Gorthaur – drums (1994-2005)
*Ravenum – drums
*Lord Sargofagian (Ossi Mäkinen) – session drums

Discography

tudio albums

*"Kohti Yhdeksän Nousua" (1998), Solistitium Records
*"Haudankylmyyden Mailla" (1999), Solistitium Records
*"Sudentaival" (2001), Woodcut Records
*"Envaatnags Eflos Solf Esgantaavne" (2005), Woodcut Records
*"Ääniä Yössä" (2006), Moribund Records
*"Kohti Yhdeksän Nousua (Sis. Ordo Regnum Sathanas)" (2007), Blut & Eisen Productions
*"Sotahuuto" (2007), Moribund Records

EPs

*"Perimä Vihassa Ja Verikostossa" (1999), Oskorei Productions
*"Sota" (1999), Sinister Productions
*"Korpin Hetki" (2002), Apocalyptic Empire Records
*"Risti ja Ruoska" (2002), Ledo Takas Records
*"Viha ja Viikate" (2003), Woodcut Records
*"Talismaani" (2004), Static Supernova
*"Vuohipaimen" (2004), Obscure Abhorrence Records
*"Pimeyden Hehku" (2007), Debemur Morti Productions

plits

*"Whispered Myths" with Fog (1999), Dark Horizon
*first split with Musta Surma (2000), End All Life Productions
*second split with Musta Surma (2002), Blut Und Eisen Records
*split with Desolation Triumphalis (2003), D.U.K.E. Records
*split with Ouroboros (2003), lookinglassblack
*split with Woods of Infinity (2004), Klaxon Productions
*split with Behexen (2004), Grievantee Productions
*"Goatfucking Gent/Vivicomburium" with Kerberos (2005), Obscure Abhorrence Productions
*"Unohdetut Kasvot, Unohdettu Ääni/Un Sogno Oscuro" with Tenebrae in Perpetuum (2005), Debemur Morti Productions
*split with Blackdeath (2005), From Beyond Productions
*"Ilman Arvoa ja Arkkua/Kinaidos" with Legion of Doom (2006), Zyklon-B Records
*split with Sacrificia Mortuorum (2006), Debemur Morti/Grievantee
*split with Peste Noire (2007), Debemur Morti Productions

Compilations

*"Hiidentorni / Perimä Vihassa Ja Verikostossa" (2000), Woodcut Records
*"Ordo Regnum Sathanas" (2004), Adversary Productions
*"Vihan Vuodet" (2005), Grievantee Productions

Demos

*"Varjoissa " (1995), self-produced
*"Hiidentorni" (1997), Solistitium Records
*"Kun Synkkä Ikuisuus Avautuu" (2006), Northern Sky Productions

References

External links

* [http://www.legion-horna.com Official Horna website]


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