torniojaws 14


Espoo FI   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.

For the nice FAWM 2020, I have a clear vision of machine-powered teeth-disturbing industrial metal with themes from grindcore to ambient.

All my FAWM songs (2015 - 2019) 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 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my main band, I have written 100+ published songs (including the almost-ready new album), and about 20 more that are unpublished outtakes.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!


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.

2019 - A bit more electronic-themed metal, along with a bunch of experimental dark ambient inspired by Cthulhu and the vast space.


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  • @ajna1960 Apr 1

    Just letting you know that DD has recorded the Teddy Bears Trip On Acid song πŸ˜€

  • @ajna1960 Mar 1

    I'll have to look up Till Lindemann now !!! Thank you !

  • @hmorg  Mar 1

    Thanks for the comment! Pretty much all I did with the vocals was cut a little low end as there was a weird rumble, add some delay and compressor/limiter. I think I captured the Vargian spirit quite nicely (luckily not his opinions, though).

  • @torniojaws Mar 1

    Ah well, got my 14 πŸ˜€ But man, that experiment with 10 songs at the same time was rough. Probably will not do that next year 😁 Much less stressful and more carefully crafted when you work 1 song at a time.

  • @torniojaws Feb 24

    Oh man, it's a lot of work 😁 Each 10 song now has 4 riffs done. Maybe I'll add 2 more for each and start building the song structures.

  • @torniojaws Feb 22

    Hmm, time do try something really novel - writing 10 songs at the same time!

    The plan is to setup 10 projects, each with a 10 bpm tempo difference (110, 120, 130, 140, etc), and come up with one riff per project, then go to the next project, and repeat until each has one initial riff. Then come up with a suitable next part for project 1 again, and repeat until each 10 are ready 😁

  • @hmorg  Feb 18

    Thanks for the comment, nordic metal man!

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 18

    Love me some Rammstein! I think maybe the vocal just wasn't energetic enough - I recorded demo vocals for like 10 songs yesterday in two hours, so was probably just a bit worn out...

  • @emplate Feb 18

    Hahah, kiitti komsusta! : D Tr00 kvlt sΓΌmmΓΆnnΓ«d!

  • @torniojaws Feb 16

    Meh, what an inopportune moment to get a flu 😝 But getting better now πŸ˜€ At least I was able to lay the groundwork for 3 songs, and now first of them is ready. Will do the other two and publish all three, as it is kind of a trilogy of songs.

  • @torniojaws Feb 9

    Last year had some success with doing songs drums first (completely), so I'll do a couple in that way next and see what happens πŸ˜€ So basically, construct a full song with just drums, and then start adding other instruments to the "ready" song.

  • @deathboy  Feb 7

    Thanks for the review, chief! Gonna dive into your stuff right the fuck now! Have a delicious FAWM!

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 6

    Thanks Mr Jaws πŸ˜€ The vocal sound does sound a little better to my ears this morning than it did yesterday. Might have been a fortuitous experiment.

  • @torniojaws Feb 2

    Got 2 more ready to be arranged πŸ˜€ Will probably post them tomorrow! And hopefully some time to check out some other FAWMers' songs πŸ˜€

  • @beat  Feb 1

    Good morning. Wanna hear ye rockin’

  • @tesla3090  Jan 30

    Welcome back!