Biography

The crusaders of epic heathen metal, Moonsorrow was founded in 1995 with the goal of creating metal art with a good touch of national romanticism and a distinctively pagan approach.

Between 1996 and 2001 Moonsorrow released 4 demos and an album before signing with Spinefarm. The 2nd album, Voimasta ja kunniasta was released in 2001 and its follow-up Kivenkantaja (2003) already hit the Finnish album charts at #16. It also took the band to their first shows abroad in 2004. Verisäkeet (2005) reached the charts as well, and saw Moonsorrow play their 1st show on the other side of the Atlantic and join Primordial for the band’s 1st full European tour, both in 2006.

Their 5th album, Viides luku - Hävitetty included just two songs, both of them checking in at around the 30 minute mark, paving way to new heights of epic pagan art, continued on the 68-minute long “EP” Tulimyrsky with another 30-minute song.

2011 sees the release of the most majestic album of the year, Varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa (As Shadows We Walk In The Land Of The Dead). Varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa is a full-fledged concept album about a world after annihilation.

An all-immersing cinematic experience, which with liner lyrics and photographer Juha Arvid Helminen’s illustration complete a story about a world where stars no more shine. A world where the end is same with the beginning. A world where there is nothing but devastation, despair and death.

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MOONSORROW ARE

Ville Sorvali - bass/vocals
Henri Sorvali - guitars/keyboards
Marko Tarvonen - drums
Mitja Harvilahti - guitars
Markus Eurén - keyboards
Janne Perttilä - guitars

Discography

Official Album Releases

  • Media

    1. Tähdetön
    2. Hävitetty
    3. Muinaiset
    4. Nälkä, väsymys ja epätoivo
    5. Huuto
    6. Kuolleille
    7. Kuolleiden Maa

  • Spikefarm 2008
    Media

    1. Tulimyrsky
    2. For Whom the Bell Tolls
    3. Taistelu Pohjolasta
    4. Hvergelmir
    5. Back to North

  • Spikefarm 2007
    Media

    1. Jäästa Syntynyt / Varjojen Virta
    2. Tuulen Ajettu Maa

  • Spikefarm 2005
    Media

    1. Karhunkynsi
    2. Haaska
    3. Pimeä
    4. Jotunheim
    5. Kaiku

  • Spikefarm 2003
    Media

    1. Raunioilla
    2. Unohduksen lapsi
    3. Jumalten kaupunki incl. Tuhatvuotinen perintö
    4. Kivenkantaja
    5. Tuulen tytär incl. Soturin tie
    6. Matkan lopussa

  • Spikefarm 2001
    Media

    1. Tyven
    2. Sankarihauta
    3. Kylän päässä
    4. Hiidenpelto incl. Häpeän hiljaiset vedet
    5. Aurinko ja kuu
    6. Sankaritarina

  • Plasmatica 2001 (Sold out), Spikefarm 2003
    Media

    1. Ukkosenjumalan poika
    2. Köyliönjärven jäällä (Pakanavedet II)
    3. Kuin ikuinen
    4. Tuulen koti, aaltojen koti
    5. Pakanajuhla
    6. 1065: Aika
    7. Suden uni

    The Spikefarm release comes with a bonus track "Tulkaapa äijät" and a bonus DVD

Demo Releases

  • Recorded 1998 - Sold out. Reissued by Sagitarius Productions 2001 - Sold out
    Media

    1. Taistelu Pohjolasta
    2. Vihreällä valtaistuimella
    3. Talvi
    4. Luopion veri
    5. Kuun Suru

  • Recorded 1997 - Sold out. Reissued in the Internet 2002 - Unavailable
    Media

    1. Jo pimeys saa
    2. Fimbulvetr frost
    3. Hvergelmir
    4. Elivagar (Pakanavedet)

  • Promo

    Recorded 1997 - Unreleased
    Media

    1. Battlehymn
    2. Outro

  • Thorns Of Ice

    Recorded 1996 - Unreleased
    Media

    1. Raven (A Sculpture of Stone)
    2. Forgotten Woods of Sorrow
    3. Thorns of Ice