Vorum is a finnish death metal trio from the Aland
islands (Ahvenanmaa) located between Finland & Sweden in the Baltic
sea. The band was established during slushy weather conditions in the
winter of 2006 and withholds to this present date the same line up as
in the early hours of the bands existence wich is Jonatan Johansson,
Matti Jalava and Mikko Josefsson. With eager "The three" rehearsed and
began writing songs about death, darkness, evil and destruction wich
ended up in a seven (7) track demo, recorded in the basement of lord
thunder & doom's brother; His Hogness The Feral God-Pig of Antioch.
It was a mixture of thrash metal and death, but it sounded far from
what the band would later sound like. This recording was never released
unofficially/officially. Not much happened, a few demos were sent
around but without any aftermath and they played a few gigs at the only
local kvlt place called Pub Bastun in the town of Mariehamn. Under this
time the band went under the moniker of "Haudankaivaja" wich means
"Gravedigger" in finnish. A little while and fistful of new songs
later, it was time to make a new demo. The second demo was recorded in
Helsinki at Panu Posti mansion and took about a week of nerve testing
and resulted in a eight (8) track long death strike. This demo, now
released as an MCD and titled "GRIM DEATH AWAITS", came to gather
attention in webzines such as imperiumi.net and in demo review columns
in magazines like Miasma and even some radio plays in the Ylex
Metalliliitto radio show. Most special to be mentioned is that Vorum
could be seen on the cover of Scandinavias biggest metal/rock magazine
"INFERNO" this year being the first unsigned band ever to be featured
in the magazine as a coverstory without having any official release.
Eventually all this lead to a record deal with WOODCUT RECORDS known
for it's excellent black metal and other extreme metal releases. The
MCD "GRIM DEATH AWAITS" is the first official release of Vorum and was
released in Scandinavia the 8th of April and worldwide the 24th of
April by Woodcut Records. Vorum is now slowly but steady writing new
songs for their debut full-lenght album wich will occur on a date TBA!
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