torniojaws 15


Espoo Finland   Jan 2015  

Artist Bio

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

A musician and software developer from Finnish Lapland, living in Southern Finland. Been playing guitar since 1997 and writing music since 2000.

All my FAWM songs (2015 - 2018) are available on Youtube with a simple video for each:

I have been fortunate enough to never have run into a writer's block, which is quite nice for this kind of a thing 😀 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my main band, I have written 100+ published songs (including the almost-ready new album), and about 20 more that are unpublished outtakes.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!


2015 - My first year in FAWM, where 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!

2016 - A bit more traditional and many of the songs ended up on the 8th full length Vortech album (still unreleased as of Feb 2018, but next in schedule!). There were also some different styles of songs here and there. 319 views on Youtube, where they were added a month after that FAWM ended. I guess the real count is around 1000.

2017 - I did a special themed FAWM where each song was written as a dystopian scifi "series" where each song followed the previous one in the theme and was very much a concept album. So far, a cool 1049 views!

2018 - Already my fourth time around - cool! Got my win and did mostly straightforward industrial metal, with the aim for the songs to be included in my future Vortech album. Also did a bunch of experimental things, like a futuristic film noir piece and some ambient/electronic stuff.


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  • @headfirstonly  Mar 16

    I forgot to thank you for the tip on Necrophorus - I will check them out!

  • @devin  Mar 6

    Good sir, the “critique” thread you started has moved into Beta-testing the entire concept. Details inside the thread, but it appears to be working “old school” while we test it out 😀

  • @blackrose1313 Feb 28

    Thanks for the feedback!

  • @artistunknown Feb 28

    Thanks for the comment! I was definitely going for a 90's feel, so it's good to know I pulled that off. And I'm always up for making things louder, so maybe I'll revisit Okay and do that!

  • @europanmermaid  Feb 26

    Thank you, I've been loving your comments on my songs. You asked if there was chorus on the piano in Little Bird but I don't know how it got that creepy out-of-tune sound. I just placed my phone on the piano and recorded it through the external vocals option in GarageBand. "by a cliffside with heavy thunderous waves crashing in the twilight"-- thank you!

  • @kevinmason  Feb 23

    Thanks for listening to a few of my songs! I appreciate the feedback.

  • @yarimurray  Feb 22

    Thanks for listening and commenting on Married Into The 509. I have listened to some your stuff and the playing and production are stellar! I look forward to listening to more when I get a chance.

  • @mmmmarcus  Feb 2018

    I had to actually look up Zimmer's Hole as I had never heard of them, haha. Thank you very much for the compliments, I'm glad you liked "Sushi Sunday"!

  • @phoenixash Feb 2018

    Thank you so much on the kind comments on my tracks and singing.

  • @blackrose1313 Feb 2018

    Thanks for all the great feedback!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @emplate Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comment on "Like The Night's Claws On The Face Of Creation", I'm glad you enjoyed it! : )

  • @devin  Feb 2018

    Thanks for sitting through my 2018 catalog so far!!

    Regarding "One Riff Two Riff... "
    When I mentioned Phrygian, I meant some of the notes... when you mentioned Yngwie Malmsteen , that would require all the notes. I'm not there yet, LOL!

  • @mikkojuhani Feb 2018

    Rök rök. Thanks for all the listens and comments! Gotta think about saxing things up 😁

  • @ampersandman  Feb 2018

    Thank you for taking time to listen and all your kind (and very helpful) comments. Much appreciated!

  • @nikke88 Feb 2018

    Jean Kinks Loin joined Soljen Annikki & Technics to perform music for Visa Mäkinen production. They create timeless arrangements of old folk tunes for humour cassettes hoho.

  • @sapient  Feb 2018

    Ha, thanks man! In actuall fact, no synths were used in the making of "Sparks...". It's all a telecaster fed thru increasing levels of silliness on my pedalboard!
    And funny you should mention Entombed, given what I'm working on as my next song... 😉

  • @beat  Feb 2018

    Lieber Hals als Bein
    I need my leg to stomp along listening to your music

  • @gromwaf Feb 2018

    Thank you for the comment.. I will definitely write down all the tips and hints I get this year so I may use them later if I work my songs to an album...!

  • @ahjteam Jan 2018

    Industrialit täbölle!

  • @gromwaf Jan 2018

    Glad to see you active this year...

    Stay true...