Thy sinister werewolf cult of Horna was born in 1993 by Shatraug and Moredhel. The hammer of uncreation, Gorthaur, joined in 1994 and the first release "Varjoissa" was created in 1995. Joined by Satanic Warmaster (prior known as Nazgul) in 1996, Horna set out the course lead by "Hiidentorni" all the way upon the grim splendour of "Sudentaival". In 2001 Satanic Warmaster was replaced by Corvus unveiling an entirely new era in our existence. In the summer of 2003 we found our current lead guitarist Saturnus and the unholy trinity of Shatraug-Corvus-Saturnus was born, a revelation that clouded any previous settlements. Even when we saw it necessary to replace Gorthaur our thrice cursed black core kept going on, with strenght anew.HORNA GENRES
Shatraug - guitars
Saturnus - guitars
Infection - bass
Corvus - vocals
Vainaja - drums
Ex-members: Satanic Warmaster (now in his self-titled band), Gorthaur, Moredhel (formed Battlelore), Skratt, Vrasjarn, A.T.Otava, Ravenum.
Lyrically Horna ventures from a past of harsh and primitive devil worship to the occult obscurity of today in an atmospheric and poetic direction - more and more in the veins of our emotions, as reflections of our beliefs and passions. Still captured by the darkness of existence, possessed by an interest in all things of the night...
Many questions have been sent to us about this so it is needed to say that our recording line-up is usually never full. What you see live is what we are. Our living distances make it impossible to have everyone master each new masterpiece.
Another lingering question is the accusations of being a political band. HORNA has never been and never to be a political band nor do any of the band lyrics have such content. We are satanist, heathen, BLACK METAL. What any ex-members might represent is not what we stand for. For once and all, may it be clear.
On the threshold of the Dark Temple. 2006-10-02
HORNA LYRICAL THEMES
Paganism, Satanism, Occult
Finland (Lappeenranta), formed in 1993
HORNA CURRENT RECORD LABEL
HORNA CURRENT LINE-UP
Corvus - Vocals (Korgonthurus, ex-Sear (Fin))
Shatraug - Guitars, Vocals (Battle, Blutschrei, Hoath, ex-Kyprian's Circle (session), Mirkhall, Morbid Savouring, ex-Ravening, Sargeist, Mortualia, Sinisterite, live/session bass in Behexen)
Saturnus - Guitars (Die Pest, Nocti Vagus, Nordlys, Nordwind, Fjell)
Infection - Bass (Alghazanth, Empyrean Bane, Obscurant, Sotajumala, Unveiled (Fin), session vocals for De Lirium's Order)
Vainaja - Drums (Neutron Hammer, Vitsaus)
HORNA PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Nazgul von Armageddon - Vocals (1996-2001) (Satanic Warmaster, Blasphemous Evil, Blutrache (Fin), Gestapo 666, Incriminated, Kyprian's Circle, Mental Terror, Pest (Fin), Shatargat, The True Werwolf, Vomitfago, Warloghe, session for Krieg, Armour)
Moredhel (Jyri Vahvanen) - Guitars (1993-98), Bass (1999-2000) (Battlelore, Khert-Neter)
Thanatos - Bass (1998), Guitars (1999-2000)
A.T. Otava - Guitars (2000-02) (Mirkhall)
Skratt - Bass (1997-98), Keyboards on "Haudankylmyyden Mailla" (Pest (Fin))
Vrasjarn (Anssi Mäkinen) - Bass (2000-01) (Mirkhall, Ymir (Fin), Khert-Neter, Ravening)
Gorthaur - Drums (1994-2005) (Battlelore, Khert-Neter)
Ravenum - Drums (Hammer (Fin), Blutschrei)
Lord Sargofagian (Ossi Mäkinen) - Drums (session) (Black Death Ritual, Calvarium (Fin), Ravine, Satanic Warmaster, Trotzreich, Uncreation's Dawn, Valonsurma, Ymir (Fin))