torniojaws 14

@torniojaws

Espoo Finland   Jan 2015

www.vortechmusic.com  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly, Emperor, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Arcana, Dead Can Dance, sci-fi and futuristic movies

A musician from Finnish Lapland, living in the south of Finland. Been playing guitar since 1997, and writing music since 2000.

FAWM 2017 will be my third year! I might start a bit slow due to real life hindering the fun :q but I will definitely do 14 songs again. At least in the second half of the month. I'm kind of thinking to do a full concept as a soundtrack to a scifi "movie".

All my FAWM songs (2015 - 2017) are available on Youtube with a simple video for each: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyfw...

My first year in FAWM was 2015, and I created 14 songs of crazy genre combinations and some songs in genres I've never tried before. I've been lucky to have 965 plays of the songs to date! Thanks all!

The year 2016 was a bit more traditional and many of the songs will be on my next full length Vortech album. There were also some different styles of songs here and there.

I have been fortunate enough to never have run into a writer's block, which is quite nice for this kind of a thing πŸ˜€ For my main band, I have written 100+ published songs (including the almost-ready new album), and about 20 more that are unpublished outtakes. Songwriting has always been my passion and it's always just as exciting to surprise even oneself!

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  • @tuomoh Mar 7

    Thanks a lot for your comments on "Ruins", "Pray For Nothing", and "Lost At Sea", much appreciated! Sentenced, eh? I did listen to them around Down era so any similarities are purely coincidental and subconscious! 😁

  • @hmorg Mar 5

    Thanks for your comments! Oh man, Drive, I'd almost forgotten about them. I saw them live a few times some 16 years ago and even have their demo EP with both their vocalists' autographs. Never heard the full-length they put out some years later, though. And as for the intensity of Harjailija at the practice space, we'll find out tomorrow.

  • @emplate Mar 5

    Thanks for your comment on "The Gift"!

  • @yam655  Mar 3

    (With the end-of-FAWM rush, I've been a little late.)
    Congratulations on hitting Century Club! πŸ˜€

  • @js6  Feb 24

    Thanks for the comment on Vastarannalla! Original Diablo soundtrack? That's a compliment! 😁

  • @piney  Feb 23

    Thanks for the comment!

  • @mikkojuhani Feb 23

    Thanks for the comment on "Petrol". "The happiness of the end" is actually a very fitting term, there is that kind of an idea behind the shift in mood. Too bad I'm so slow at writing lyrics.

  • @footprintsonthemoon Feb 22

    Thx for comments on Explorer 49. Much appreciated! I will check out your songs later. Busy now these last days.

  • @everythingben Feb 22

    Lovin' this soundtrack idea and well executed. Have long wanted to do something similar myself

  • @devin  Feb 22

    Thanks or your comments on my songs... I will be back to listen to more of your fine stuff!

  • @emplate Feb 21

    Thanks for your comment on "With Spears And Arrows"! I'm really flattered to be compared to DΓΈdheimsgard, such a huge compliment! Although "happy" wasn't really the adjective I was going for, haha!

  • @gromwaf Feb 14

    Fuxk! I've contradicted myself... Thanks for noticing! πŸ˜‰

  • @froley Feb 14

    Thanks for the feedback! Glad to see a fellow metalhead around 😁

  • @cblack  Feb 14

    Thanks for the feedback! Yeah, I didn't really pay any attention to scales when I put that together... Yet another thing to work on. πŸ˜€

  • @arice11 Feb 13

    Thanks for the comment bro I really like Nile a lot you might say that something I strive to be everyday. You have some awesome songs here too good to see someone with metal influences here

  • @alphanerg Feb 13

    Ah yeah i understand, i have a channel on youtube too, but it takes me a long time to make a video. I might have to try your method. This is one of my songs from last years FAWM, check it out if you want: https://youtu.be/xrhazsEk73M

  • @alphanerg Feb 12

    Thank you for the comments the the feedback!

  • @radicalmguy  Feb 12

    Thanks for the feedback! Cool to see you're from Finland, I visited Kotka two summers ago and it was really nice

  • @nancyrost  Feb 12

    Thank you so much for the Queen comparison on The Universe Dances! My late co-writer Hoops adored Queen, and though I wasn't consciously trying to emulate them, I'm sure I was influenced by all the records Hoops shared with me. Science fiction for sure. Thanks again. πŸ˜€

  • @ampersandman  Feb 12

    Thanks for listening and commenting! Will return the favor soon!

  • @gromwaf Feb 6

    Part 2 song sounds actually a decent I idea! Thanks!

  • @colinssun Feb 5

    Wow thanks for such generous compliment! The apocalyptic vibe is definitely there for sure. It makes me feel lost in the woods.
    But actually, there's no synth! Just guitar and bass, and a SHITLOAD of reverb! πŸ˜‰

  • @emplate Feb 5

    Thanks a lot for your comment on "Mouth of Perdition"! And thanks for the tip, as well. I put some reverb and delay on leads and clean guitars, but I guess I could've tried to make them pop out even more.

  • @chriddof  Feb 5

    Cheers for the comment! Now you mention it does seem like a good album ender - I'll have to bear that in mind.

  • @mrmule Feb 5

    Minimalism is kinda my thing. πŸ˜€

  • @tesla3090  Jan 30

    Hey! Glad to see you're back this year.